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2014-07-28 23:08:12

Individuals struggling with chronic illnesses may find a valuable resource in an article recently released by Community Health Center of Snohomish County. The article explains the purpose and strategies of chronic disease management. (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC), a non-profit provider of primary medical, dental, and pharmacy services, has released an article designed to educate patients about the opportunity for chronic disease management....

2014-07-28 23:07:38

Japanese researchers report good results with a new, more sensitive test for a key mesothelioma biomarker. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Scientists in Japan have completed initial tests of what they say is an improved blood test for the asbestos cancer mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Researchers in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Tokyo’s Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine say a new...

2014-07-28 23:06:57

Glidewell Laboratories thanks dentists for helping BruxZir become the most recognized brand of monolithic zirconia. Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Glidewell Laboratories announced today that BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crowns and bridges have successfully passed the five-year mark in clinical usage, and have reached this important milestone with over 5 million units prescribed by US dentists. Even as BruxZir Solid Zirconia passed the one-year and two-year marks with good...

2014-07-28 23:06:38

The efficiency of the ETS-UV system makes it ideal for water reuse applications. Coventry, RI (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Neptune Benson has announced that its closed vessel ETS-UV system has received conditional acceptance from the California State Water Resources Control Board. The unit approved is an 800-watt, low pressure, high output, closed vessel UV system designed for high level reuse water disinfection. The family of ETS-UV systems was rigorously third party tested at a wastewater...

2014-07-28 23:05:57

As the federal government works on creating a solution that minimizes over-prescribing of prescription drugs, Novus works to support victims of drug abuse with comprehensive rehabilitation. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Termed by the Michigan Osteopathic Association as “a silent killer,” prescription drug abuse causes more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined, and takes more than 16,500 lives a year. (1) Those who are particularly vulnerable to succumbing to...

2014-07-28 23:05:55

Northridge dentist, Dr. Ariz, is currently offering new patients a $100 coupon to use toward dental treatments. Northridge, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Top Northridge dentist, Dr. Farshid Ariz, is now offering a $100 coupon for new patients. Finding a new dentist can be an intimidating experience. Many people struggle with dental anxiety or dental issues that have gone untreated and worry about how they will connect with a new dental care provider. Dr. Ariz specializes in patients with...

2014-07-28 23:05:15

Company Recognized for Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection Solution Torrance, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, is pleased to announce its selection as the winner of the Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection Solution category in Government Security News (GSN) magazine’s 2014 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards. Rapiscan was also a finalist in the Best Cargo, Vehicle or Persons Screening category. The GSN Airport,...

2014-07-28 23:03:45

Qualis Health implements a hand hygiene huddle to engage patients, families and frontline staff. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Qualis Health, one of the nation's leading healthcare consulting and care management organizations, has published a complimentary, online toolkit that provides hospitals a practical, low-cost approach to engaging patients and families in infection control. Tested and refined in real-world environments at multiple hospitals, the toolkit provides a...

2014-07-28 23:02:12

Issue Brief from WEDI’s HPID Workgroup simplifies definitions and usage of terms according to the HPID Final Rule. Reston, VA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced today its Health Plan Identifier (HPID) Workgroup has developed an issue brief titled, “What is the Difference Between a Health Plan and Payer?” The...

2014-07-28 23:02:09

First of Its Kind Virtual Autism Community Full of Easy to Find Resources and Information for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum New Jersey (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Children’s Specialized Hospital and Kohl’s Cares announces the launch of “The Kohl’s Autism Awareness community hub” the first web platform giving families access to resources regarding autism spectrum disorder and community life. This virtual town will provide its visitors a new way to explore the many...


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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