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2014-10-21 12:31:49

DENVER, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CORHIO, a nonprofit organization assisting health care providers with the implementation of information technology systems designed to improve health care quality, announced today the confirmation of four new members to the organization's board of directors. The new directors elected to the board are: -- Patrick Gillies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- Jason Greer of the Colorado Community Managed Care Network --...

2014-10-21 12:31:47

Portal for patients to enter health history opens doors for better understanding of human genome DANVILLE, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded resource dedicated to analyzing data from thousands of clinical genetics tests each year, announced the launch of a new patient portal, GenomeConnect (www.genomeconnect.org). GenomeConnect was developed by a team of Geisinger Health System...

2014-10-21 12:31:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Nurses United today welcomed the call in the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "rigorous and repeated training" for nurses and other health workers responding to the Ebola virus as NNU has been urging for two months, but said some substantial questions and concerns remain. "It is clear from the abrupt change in position of the CDC in some areas that the registered nurses have moved the country...

2014-10-21 12:31:37

Partners HealthCare has increased patient assignments for nurses in the hospital's ICUs in direct violation of a new state law requiring one-on-one-attention to ensure patient safety BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH), who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, will hold a press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 22 to alert the public about deteriorating patient care...

2014-10-21 12:31:34

Hand hygiene company joins APIC to spread awareness about the importance of increased hospital patient safety through improved hand hygiene and other infection prevention measures CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the importance of infection prevention to patient safety, DebMed® is joining the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as a Champion for International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 19-25....

2014-10-21 12:29:37

Thousands will take part in the 18th annual Walk for Hope at City of Hope DUARTE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The walkers vary by team, but not by mission. On Nov. 2, thousands of people (and hundreds of teams) will gather for City of Hope's Walk for Hope to raise money for, and awareness of, women's cancers. Among them will be a team of family members celebrating a personal triumph over cancer, a team of siblings paying tribute to their mother, a team called...

2014-10-21 12:29:11

Water Filtration Brand Builds a City Of Sugar Cubes in Television Ad, Launches Public Exhibit to Dramatize Impact of Beverage Choices OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverage companies are required to label how much sugar is in each can. But that doesn't mean people understand how quickly those numbers add up. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153411 The Brita water filtration brand decided to clarify things a bit. As part of a new advertising...

2014-10-21 08:41:52

With expanded corporate data billing capabilities and enhanced carrier relationships, Good is poised to usher in new era of BYOD simplification SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good Technology(TM), the leader in secure mobility, today announced its acquisition of Macheen, Inc., a privately held, mobile cloud application service provider based in Austin, Texas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120125/AQ41496LOGO-b Building...

2014-10-21 08:35:47

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB:GNBT) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com), has issued a white paper outlining the advantages of its Ii-Key technology in the development of an effective Ebola vaccine. Antigen Express has a proprietary technology platform focused on specific activation of critical components of the immune system. As purely...

2014-10-21 08:35:45

PDI Prevantics® Device Swab is the only 3.15% Chlorhexidine Gluconate/70% alcohol solution to receive market authorization by the FDA ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical investigators recently released results from the first and only randomized, cross-over, prospective, comparative effectiveness clinical study evaluating the benefits of a 3.15% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) and 70% Isopropyl Alcohol over 70% Isopropyl Alcohol alone in disinfecting needleless...


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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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin