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2014-09-12 08:24:48

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sepsis is a life threatening, debilitating disease that impacts millions of people worldwide. Education and awareness are fundamental to improving Sepsis diagnosis and care. September marks Sepsis Awareness Month and September 13(th) is World Sepsis Day. According to the Sepsis Alliance, "Sepsis, the body's toxic reaction to infection, kills over 258,000 people in the US every year, and thousands more are left with life-altering...

2014-09-12 08:23:35

Grant will fund financial assistance programs for families living with MS MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harding's Hope announced today the organization will grant the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter $83,000 to help fund direct financial assistance programs for families affected by MS. Living with MS can mean unexpected and ongoing financial challenges. On average, the disease costs approximately $70,000 per year in health-care...

fat shaming backfires
2014-09-12 06:48:40

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Contrary to popular belief, “fat shaming” does not encourage people to eat less and lose weight – in fact, it could have the opposite effect, researchers from the University College London (UCL) Health Behavior Research Centre report Thursday in the journal Obesity. The study, which was funded by Cancer Research UK, looked at data of 2,944 adults over the course of four years and found that those who reported being discriminated...

2014-09-12 04:20:47

Introducing Single Use Lenses and Laser Probes LONDON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantel Medical today announced the introduction of two new disposable product ranges. The latest additions to their portfolio will be showcased at the annual congresses of the European Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The launches include Vitra(TM) Probes, a next-generation range of laser probes, compatible with Quantel Supra and Vitra(TM) laser...

2014-09-11 23:13:48

Providing an inexpensive alternative to existing in-home healthcare companies. Bluffton, South Carolina (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Care Solutions Home Healthcare celebrates the opening of its new branch in Bluffton! With a mission to change the established standards of in-home senior care, Care Solutions Home Healthcare is bringing a much-needed option to Lowcountry families who are forced to deal with the high costs and rigid structure of current home healthcare agencies. Our clients...

2014-09-11 23:13:45

One natural health care facility decided not to wait until the turkeys gobbled to help stock the local food pantry Rochester, In (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Every year AlignLife clinics across the nation conduct a campaign called Thanksgiving in July. The patients and new patients of the AlignLife of Rochester, Ind., a Chiropractic and Natural Health Care Center, donated more than 150 food items in Rochester. “Oftentimes we think of those in need around the holidays,” Dr. Mark Heal...

2014-09-11 23:13:44

An early Thanksgiving brings food to those in need thanks to a natural health care center. Lafayette, In (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 A local health care facility decided not to wait until the holidays to help stock the local food pantry. The patients and new patients of the AlignLife Natural Health Care Center donated more than 150 food items to the Lafayette Urban Ministry Food Pantry “Oftentimes we think of those in need around the holidays,” Dr. Taylor Clifford said. “When, in...

2014-09-11 23:13:21

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Joins New Academy Canoga Park to Kick-Off an Innovative, Inclusive Reading Experience for Students Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 WHAT: United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) aligns with New Academy Canoga Park (NACP) to create an inclusive, true-to-life school-wide literary experience for students reading Susan Draper’s best-selling novel "Out of My...

2014-09-11 23:13:18

Health Advocates and Rash Curtis & Associates recently entered into a co-marketing Agreement to combine and expand their complementary services which focus on the recovery of uncollected revenue for health care providers and act as a patient liaison to screen and assist the patient with financial resources and options to enhance the patient’s overall experience. Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Health Advocates identifies all options for 3rd party coverage for unfunded...

2014-09-11 23:12:34

Skin M.D. is the first exclusive retail store and Cosmetic Medical Practice with a full service facial bar/esthetician and exclusive physician medical grade skincare products. Medical grade are the only proven products to change your skin issues and improve skin quality because unlike products at department stores the medical grade products are allowed to have over 2% active ingredients unlike the less than 1% active ingredients in expensive brand name department store and online products...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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