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2014-09-16 12:31:21

DementiaWise Seminar to Provide Valuable Tips to Families with Loved Ones Suffering From Dementia CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Alzheimer's Association, by the time 1 in 3 seniors pass away, they will have been afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Dementia, a term used to describe a number of cognitive diseases which impair mental functions, can be debilitating for sufferers and heartbreaking for their loved ones. On...

2014-09-16 12:31:12

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams. NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams with a nationwide physician network, today announced that David Abrams M.D. in Tarzana, CA has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through David Abrams M.D., EHE members in the Tarzana region now have...

2014-09-16 12:31:09

Free public service leadership conference to be held November 6-7, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute's 21st Annual Conference on the Use of Evidence in Policy and Practice will take status on how America's healthcare system is changing to care for complex patients; how this care is being financed; and how and where this care takes place....

2014-09-16 12:31:01

Study finds HIV medication specialist improved care, lowered costs ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from Kaiser Permanente's Mid-Atlantic Region found that the introduction of an HIV clinical pharmacist improved medication adherence, resulting in better health outcomes and lower costs for HIV positive patients. The study states that non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been associated with...

2014-09-16 12:30:56

The "Holy Grail" of claims and payment systems has potential to save billions CLEVELAND, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High Deductible Health Plans with a Health Savings Account are here to stay. They save money ($21 million or more for every 10,000 employees). Current implementation of these plans is poor. Point of Service adjudication and payment is needed. Thomson Reuters, Bob Kelley says we can save $700 Billion annually in claims, administrative costs and fraud....

2014-09-16 12:30:53

The Company's Growth Necessitates Additional Space and Staff to Facilitate Product Development and Service Customers Nationwide BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QPID Health, a leader in clinical intelligence software, today announced a move to new headquarters in Boston and their first West Coast location in San Diego. The new headquarters will be at 175 Franklin Street in Boston, and will house product development, engineering, operations and marketing teams. QPID Health's...

2014-09-16 12:30:47

HAIFA, Israel and NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're not making regular trips to the vet for your kitty these days, you may not know that cats can get AIDS too. The feline virus FIV that causes the disease in cats looks a lot like HIV, a fact that Technion scientists say could inspire new anti-HIV drugs. How can a cat help the fight against AIDS? Both FIV and HIV rely on a protein called integrase that inserts the virus' DNA into an infected cell's DNA....

2014-09-16 12:30:45

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams. NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams with a nationwide physician network, today announced that Diamond Family Medicine in Rapid City, SD has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Diamond Family Medicine, EHE members in the Rapid...

2014-09-16 12:30:44

SCHAUMBURG, IL, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catamaran Corp. (NASDAQ: CTRX) (TSX: CCT), a leading provider of technology and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, announces that Tony Perkins, Investor Relations, will present at the Cantor Fitzgerald Canada 3(rd) Annual Technology Conference in Toronto, Ontario. Catamaran's presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. ET. About Catamaran Catamaran, the industry's fastest-growing pharmacy...

2014-09-16 12:30:41

Rheumatologists Report that the Vast Majority of RA Patients Who are Candidates for Biologic Treatment Receive a Biologic, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the percentage of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with a biologic agent by rheumatologists has remained relatively constant since 2012 in the major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom)....


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'