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2014-10-15 12:32:50

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Magnolia Becker makes certain that every child receives optimal dental care at Medical Center Dental Care LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents today have a lot to worry about - particularly while their children are still young. Allergy tests, vaccines, and many more medical needs all must be met on a set schedule to ensure each child is fully protected. With so much to consider, it's understandable that many parents assume dental care in a secondary concern...

2014-10-15 12:32:40

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare Advantage plans in 85 cities will be recognized for exceptional value in the design of their medical and Part D prescription drug benefits available for 2015 Medicare plan enrollees. The 2015 Senior Choice Gold Award recipients were selected from Medicare Advantage plans across 47 states based on independent cost-sharing comparisons conducted by HealthMetrix Research Inc. and MedicareNewsWatch.com. The 2015 Senior Choice Gold...

2014-10-15 12:32:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1654 into law at an event in the Capitol today, expanding newborn screening requirements to assist in early detection measures that will help to improve care for children diagnosed with certain rare disorders. Corbett was joined by prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia); other members of the General Assembly; Secretary of Health Michael Wolf; and Physician General...

2014-10-15 12:32:10

Proven leader brings three decades of demonstrated success to new role OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente today announced that Julie Miller-Phipps has been named president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Miller-Phipps has been with Kaiser Permanente for more than 30 years and has a track record of demonstrated success throughout her career. She has served most recently as the senior...

2014-10-15 12:32:08

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) has announced the appointment of Julie Frantsve-Hawley, RDH, PhD as their new Executive Director. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141015/152350 Dr. Hawley received her PhD from Harvard University's Biological and Biomedical Sciences program, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She also attended the...

2014-10-15 12:31:29

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandata Technologies, LLC, an industry leader in technology solutions for home and community-based care, today announced it released a case study outlining the benefits of implementing Sandata's Santrax® Electronic Visit Verification(TM) Solution (EVV(TM)) for Quality Care Services, Inc. Quality Care Services is a home health company founded in 1996 and has five locations in Texas. The study details the challenges facing...

2014-10-15 12:31:26

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brothers Danny and Larry Williamson, who operate one BBQ restaurant each in Marietta, Douglasville and Canton, Georgia, have the appreciation of their employee Leslie Sneed, who has breast cancer. For years, Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q has sponsored a breast cancer awareness campaign as its way of giving back to the communities in which it works. Then, in 2013, while working on the annual campaign run by the business, Sneed was diagnosed with...

2014-10-15 12:31:19

Axxess committed to industry excellence through its support and technology solutions DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software, proudly announces it is a platinum sponsor of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice's (NAHC's) "2014 Annual Meeting - Conference & Exposition" being held October 19-22 in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will be attended by health care providers in home health, hospice, nursing...

2014-10-15 12:31:06

OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising Canadians that Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC has begun a voluntary recall of certain lots of its Mylan-Nitro Sublingual Spray 0.4 mg Per Metered Dose to the retail level. The recall is a result of the product potentially missing the "dip tube," which is part of the pump component. A missing "dip tube" could pose a problem with the delivery of nitroglycerin to the patient. Health Canada had previously informed Canadians about this...

2014-10-15 12:30:53

Georgia's First Academic Medical Center and Addiction Treatment Facility AUGUSTA, Ga., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's opening of the premier luxury inpatient addiction facility on the East Coast, The Bluff Plantation marks a unique new partnership for alcohol and drug rehabilitation treatment as a progressive, chronic, relapsing and potentially fatal disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141015/152216 "The Bluff Plantation sets a new standard for addiction...


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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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