Quantcast

Latest Health Stories

2014-08-15 23:04:32

2nd.MD announces its partnership with The Flippen Group to create 1stMD and offer an unparalleled suite of video and phone based health care solutions. 2nd.MD will now offer it's revolutionary expert second opinion service alongside 1stMD, a primary care telemedicine service, resulting in access to millions, eliminating wasted health care spending, and providing seamless integration for two key services under one umbrella. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 2nd.MD CEO Clinton...

2014-08-15 23:01:56

Dr. Kelch at AlignLife in North Peoria, will be opening appointments on August 20th for no charge chiropractic evaluations for children in the Peoria area. Peoria, IL (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Hyperactivity, ear infections, sight problems, allergies, and a slew of other childhood concerns have been linked to nerve obstruction in the spine. As many of the Peoria surrounding area schools are heading back into session, one area chiropractor has offered to check your child's spine to ensure...

2014-08-15 23:01:24

Faith Leader luncheon provides an opportunity for attendees to be introduced to hospice and other health care services available to their respective congregations and communities. Oakland, California (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Pathways Home Health, & Hospice and 102.9 KBLX Radio hosted an appreciation luncheon for Oakland Faith Leaders earlier this month. The first of several luncheons to be held throughout the year, this particular luncheon focused on the critical connection and care...

2014-08-15 23:01:07

The Only Urgent Care in Arizona Specializing in Hand Injury Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 The Fitzmaurice Hand Institute is now offering emergency hand care services to its patients. This same-day service eliminates the need for the emergency room and long hours spent waiting for care. Emergency hand care at The Fitzmaurice Hand Institute includes treatment for the following injuries: Fractures Lacerations and cuts Tendon damage Numbness or tenderness after a fall Sprains Ligament...

2014-08-15 23:00:42

The global home healthcare software market is estimated to reach $6.4 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 13.4% between 2013 and 2018. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/home-health-software-market-818.html (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 The “Home Healthcare Software - Product & Service Market - Application (Clinical, Non - Clinical), Usage (Laptop, Smartphone), Product (Agency, Clinical Management System, Tele-health, Hospice), Delivery (Web - Based, On - Premises, Cloud), End User...

2014-08-15 20:21:50

CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Having a bucket of ice water dumped on your head may not seem dignified, but it is certainly helping MDA and other ALS-fighting organizations raise awareness and funds as the viral social media craze continues to sweep across America. Today, Steven M. Derks, President and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, joined the ranks of tens of thousands of people willing to get chilled in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Derks accepted the...

2014-08-15 20:21:45

Dr. Michael Feiz discusses the potentially debilitating issue of clinical depression and its link to obesity LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The physical side effects of obesity have been extensively documented and are well known, but its impact on mental and emotional health is less frequently discussed. A significantly increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes is reason enough to take obesity seriously and adapt a healthier lifestyle to take action against it....

2014-08-15 16:25:06

DALLAS, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) will webcast its participation in the 2014 Barclays Back-to-School Consumer Conference from 8:45 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, September 3. Mark Buthman, Senior Vice President and CFO, will make a presentation about the company's strategies for growing its global consumer and professional businesses and will subsequently answer questions from conference attendees. A link to the broadcast and related...

2014-08-15 16:24:13

- Our SALUD Urges Seller To Select Responsible Buyer TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Demanding the Daughters of Charity Healthcare System stand true to their mission, Our SALUD, a grassroots healthcare watchdog organization, called on the Daughters today to select a responsible buyer for their hospitals, one that will be beneficial to patients and employees, as well as the sick and the poor. Community activists Elba Romo and Bell corruption scandal whistleblower...

2014-08-15 16:24:10

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a potentially precedent-setting ruling, the Washington State Supreme Court determined last week that psychiatric boarding -- the process by which patients are admitted to a hospital, but remain in the emergency department for hours, even days, until psychiatric beds become available -- is unconstitutional and violates the state's Involuntary Treatment Act. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d Responding to this...


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...

More Articles (19 articles) »
Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.