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2014-09-19 12:25:52

DALLAS, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report "Physiotherapy Equipment Market by Equipment (Cryotherapy, Heat, therapy, Hydrotherapy), Accessories (Posture Mirror, Exercise Ball), Applications (Pediatric, Musculoskeletal) & End Users (Hospitals), Advanced technologies - Global Forecast to 2019" published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Physiotherapy Equipment Market is poised to reach $19,786.3 Million by 2019 from $14,240.0 Million in...

2014-09-19 12:25:49

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For Cloud Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a therapeutics company focused on cloud-based drug design and development, partnering is an integral part of its business strategy. The company's mission is to design new drugs and identify early stage, preclinical, IND, and Phase 1 and 2 partners to further their development. The company also partners with funds to enhance its portfolio investments. To support this business model, Cloud...

2014-09-19 12:25:36

Culinary Expert Visits San Diego County on September 20 to Help Educate At-Risk Population About Ingredients for Successful Blood Sugar Management WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, is teaming with celebrity chef and cookbook author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas, an educational program encouraging Hispanics with type 2 diabetes to achieve better...

2014-09-19 12:25:34

Legislation to repeal unprecedented 14 percent cuts to Medicare home health recognized as responsive to the needs of American women who are at greatest risk as a result of home health cuts WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a leading coalition of skilled home healthcare providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home health for our nation's senior - today declared that increased support...

2014-09-19 12:25:30

CEO Deborah Weymouth's Refusal Follows the Delivery of Petition Signed by 90 Percent of the Nurses on Staff Warning that the Cuts Will Jeopardize Care for All Patients at the Facility LEOMINSTER, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nurses at UMass Memorial/Health Alliance Leominster Hospital were alarmed to learn this week that their CEO Deborah Weymouth has refused to meet with them to hear their serious concerns about the impact of a plan her management team has...

2014-09-19 12:25:26

Most and Least Expensive Medicare Plans Identified Across US SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPocket analyzed today's release of 2015 Medicare insurance data from the government. The average premium across all Medicare Advantage health insurance plans for 2015 is $62.69. The 2015 average premium is only 2% higher than the 2014 average premium of $61.69. This amount is also 94% higher than the average of $32.26 that the government reported since the...

2014-09-19 12:25:12

Locations Inside Select CVS/pharmacy stores in Five Locations WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics are opening inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Memphis metropolitan area. Three clinics opened in Memphis and Cordova earlier this month. A fourth clinic will be added in Springfield on September 24 and a fifth clinic in Bartlett is expected to open October 22. MinuteClinic is the largest and fastest growing provider of walk-in medical...

2014-09-19 12:25:03

Hospice provisions added to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) will create increased transparency within the hospice community. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), legislation which includes hospice integrity provisions that are backed by the hospice community. The National...

2014-09-19 12:24:59

Address to also highlight innovations aimed at reducing epidemic of chronic disease in America and delivering better health outcomes for consumers WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), will speak before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. today. Merlo will discuss the company's recent move to stop selling tobacco products and its leadership in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of...

2014-09-19 08:26:21

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, issued the following statement today in support of President Barack Obama's Executive Order Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. "As the global leader in rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, we commend the President for establishing a national strategy to address the serious threat of antibiotic resistance. We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration...


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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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