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2014-04-16 08:33:08

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles dental implant expert, Dr. Kevin Sands, offers both full and mini dental implants to patients seeking a permanent solution to lost teeth. With either of these options, patients can restore their appearance and safeguard their oral health long into the future. Both options offer advantages over other tooth replacements because they are anchored in the jaw bone, preventing jaw bone loss that can disfigure the face and cause other...

2014-04-16 08:33:06

Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Lead Rankings in New Digital Rating Report ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of America's top-ranked "best hospitals" lag in extending their healthcare expertise beyond the walls of the hospital and into the online world where patients are increasingly seeking information, according to an analysis released today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/74397 The first-of-its-kind report, "The Digital Health of Today's Best Hospitals,"...

2014-04-16 08:32:37

6.9 million people have a bleeding disorder. 75 percent of them don't know it. MONTREAL, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year on April 17, World Hemophilia Day is observed around the world to increase awareness of hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. In 2014, World Hemophilia Day's theme will encourage the younger generation of the global bleeding disorders community to "Speak out. Create change." "World Hemophilia Day is part of our critical effort to aid in...

2014-04-16 08:32:35

Partnership to Offer Exclusive CMS-Sponsored Bundling Payment Program CLEVELAND, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COMS Interactive, LLC (Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS) is partnering with Remedy Partners, Inc. (Remedy) to provide Skilled Nursing Facilities the opportunity to participate in an exclusive value-based program. The purpose of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program is to allow customers and partners to share in the cost savings derived from...

2014-04-16 08:32:33

MANCHESTER, N.H., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia President Heather Lavoie will present at Thursday's Business and Industry of New Hampshire Innovations in Health Care: Emerging Efforts to Deliver Quality, Affordable Care luncheon event at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. Lavoie will be joined by Dr. Rick Phelps, President & COO, Elliot Health System, and Dr. Sarah Pletcher, Medical Director of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Center for Telehealth. "The advent of accountable...

2014-04-16 08:32:18

Advocate Health Care senior vice president of information systems and CIO brings decades of experience in evolving care delivery MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced the appointment of Bruce D. Smith, senior vice president of information systems and CIO for Advocate Health Care, to its board of directors. With more than 25 years of health IT experience, Mr. Smith brings a unique understanding of the technology challenges facing...

2014-04-16 08:32:13

Series of RARE Disease Toolkits Enable Advocates, Patients and Caregivers to Empower Themselves and Inspire Others ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With 1 in 10 Americans living with rare diseases, the need for access to powerful, actionable information has never been greater. Global Genes(TM) is proud to launch RARE Toolkits, a platform of resources designed to educate, empower and engage the rare disease community. These free resources, available at...

2014-04-16 08:30:41

Catamaran reports lower overall trend, record-setting generic dispensing rate and greater cost controls SCHAUMBURG, IL, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catamaran Corp. (NASDAQ: CTRX) (TSX: CCT), a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and technology, released its 2014 Informed Trends(TM) report this morning. The report reveals a decrease in overall drug trend, from 2.6 percent (2012) to 2.4 percent (2013), a record-setting generic dispensing rate of 83.6...

2014-04-16 08:30:38

Love of Medicine and Patients is Skin Deep for Some Physician Specialties NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today released its annual Medscape Physician Compensation Report for 2014, which provides an in-depth look at how compensation influences physician career considerations and practice. Medscape surveyed 24,000 physicians across 25 specialties about issues related to compensation and found significant...

2014-04-16 08:28:08

SAN MARCOS, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- www.csupalliativecare.org, Wednesday, April 16(th) is National Healthcare Decisions Day and the California State University Institute for Palliative Care (Institute) in conjunction with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Aging & Independence Services, and Caregiver Coalition of San Diego are making the Caregiver's Handbook available at no charge on the Institute's website. This 35-page booklet is designed to...


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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