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2014-04-23 08:32:55

Program provides a blend of online and on-campus courses DALLAS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recent projections of a national nursing shortage, Argosy University, Dallas is pleased to announce a new nursing program that will address this growing demand with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. Designed for licensed registered nurses (RNs) who have earned either a diploma or an associate's degree in nursing, the university's new bachelor's degree...

2014-04-23 08:32:54

Resource Will Provide Comprehensive Overview of the Science for Prevention Therapies NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced today the launch of Cognitive Vitality, a new online resource developed to provide a comprehensive and credible overview and analysis of the science for specific strategies to prevent Alzheimer's and related dementias. The resource showcases the strength of the science for and against...

2014-04-23 08:32:52

SAN ANTONIO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategy acceleration firm Compass Intelligence is proud to announce it has released its "mHealth Market Analysis: Opportunities & Evolving Ecosystem" report. The report provides a deep dive into the mHealth market, the ecosystem, and the growth opportunities for vendors and service providers. The report is part of Compass Intelligence's M2M, IoT & Connected Devices Research Track. The report assesses market opportunities with data...

2014-04-23 08:32:28

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 7, 2014 global experts on malignant pleural mesothelioma will convene in Santa Monica, CA at the 4th Annual International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that results from exposure to asbestos and commonly affects the pleura - the lining of the chest. The event is co-hosted by UCLA and the Pacific Meso Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung and Blood Institute...

2014-04-23 08:32:26

The partnership announces the launch of first blended-learning Certified Eden at Home Associate Training for home care industry GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Homewatch CareGivers International and The Eden Alternative are announcing the launch of a co-developed online version of The Eden Alternative's Certified Eden at Home Associate Training. The interactive e-learning platform aims to improve the quality of life for thousands of older adults and...

2014-04-23 08:32:21

Fort Lauderdale-based event to provide stomach cancer patients and their families unparalleled access to hear from eight world-renowned experts in the field of stomach cancer FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF), a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for stomach cancer, is proud to host its fourth annual "Stomach Cancer Education Symposium & Webinar." The live event and webinar will be held...

2014-04-23 08:32:18

Dermatologist and His Son Develop Revolutionary Healing Balm, FixMySkin, to Combat Chapped Lips, Cracked Skin and Psoriasis Caused by Harsh Nebraska Winters OMAHA, Neb., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- So what does a brutal Nebraska winter have to do with the development of healing balm for winter's nasty effects such as dry and cracked lips and fingers? Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140422/77271 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140422/77270 Middle-school...

2014-04-23 08:32:15

ATLANTA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As a certified Health IT Quality Solution, Liaison Healthcare's EMR-Link solution has been recognized by Quest Diagnostics as meeting or exceeding advanced industry standards for health IT quality and for providing a streamlined, interoperable solution that enables secure clinical laboratory ordering and results reporting through Quest Diagnostics connectivity solutions. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140423/77464 Quest...

2014-04-23 08:32:13

National organizations push for 'more thorough approach' to drug abuse epidemic. WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) sent a letter to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin urging him to use concerns over Zohydro ER, a new opioid pain medication, "as a lightning rod for change." The American Academy of Pain Management and National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association co-signed the letter asking the governor and...

2014-04-23 08:32:06

Group of nationally recognized healthcare IT and policy leaders to provide strategic guidance BOSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QPID Health, an innovative provider of clinical intelligence software solutions, today announced the formation of the Company's first industry Advisory Board, which will provide insights on the concerns of healthcare leaders and guidance on corporate and product strategy. In the last year, the company has rolled out new products and expanded its...


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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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