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2015-04-17 23:07:36

One of New York’s catastrophic and long-term care agencies announces a new educational campaign that champions the concern of professional athletes and their risk of injuries. New

2015-04-17 23:06:54

A video released by healthcare staffing company Aureus Medical provides insight on the steps to beginning healthcare careers in travel nursing, travel therapy and mobile medical careers in other

2015-04-17 23:06:47

According to the new report from BCC Research,the global stroke management market was valued at $19.2 billion in 2013 and nearly $20.2 billion in 2014.

2015-04-17 23:06:36

National healthcare consulting firm PYA has published a comprehensive chronic care management (CCM) manual that offers providers detailed guidance and insights for implementing an efficient and

2015-04-17 23:06:18

Advanced Patient Advocacy, LLC announced today that, from the beginning of the recent healthcare open enrollment period through the current Tax Season Special Enrollment Period (SEP), certified

2015-04-17 23:05:22

DeepResearchReports.com adds “2015 Market Research Report on Global Hepatitis B Vaccine Industry” and “2015 Market Research Report on Global Hepatitis A Vaccine Industry” market research

2015-04-17 23:04:51

Free Telehealth App Makes Doctor Appointments Possible on Virtually Any Smartphone Through Secure Video Calls Between Patients and Their Own Doctors DURHAM,

2015-04-17 23:04:28

Designers Insurance Agency is raising awareness about autism and funds for The Autism Society of Northern Virginia to help them improve the lives of everyone affected by autism through information

2015-04-17 23:04:25

120-Bed Skilled Nursing Facility Earns 5-Star Rating for Third Consecutive Year Raytown, Missouri (PRWEB) April 17, 2015

2015-04-17 23:02:57

Dr. Taj Haynes of Modern Family Dental Care is extending his practice to serve the Davis Lake and North Lake neighborhoods of Charlotte, NC.


Latest Health Reference Libraries

Chinese cinnamon
2014-02-10 07:07:51

Cinnamomum cassia is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon. C. cassia is a member of the family Lauraceae. It is indigenous to southern China; however the plant is widely cultivated for its aromatic bark that is turned into the common spice “cinnamon”. The plant is nurtured and grown most abundant in Asia, specifically in India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Cinnamomum cassia plants...

Indonesian Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmannii
2014-02-07 09:31:00

Cinnamomum burmannii is a flowering tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Indonesian Cinnamon, Padang Cassia or Korintje. C. burmannii belongs to the Lauraceae family. The plant is most commonly known for its spice; the household spice cinnamon is made from the tree’s bark. The species is found growing naturally in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, specifically in the West Sumatra and Western Jambi provinces. It prefers tropical climates, requiring wet environments....

Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Schistosoma mansoni
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Schistosoma mansoni is a species of parasitic worm, classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum, which affects an estimated 83.31 million throughout the world. This species is the most populous of all members of its genus, occurring in fifty-four countries including areas like Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. This species causes intestinal schistosomiasis in humans. The mapped genome of Schistosoma mansoni and S. japonicum were published in 2009. The associated...

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Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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