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2014-09-12 16:23:55

Providers are selected to participate based on a commitment to providing high-quality care SEATTLE, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A coalition of the Puget Sound region's leading hospitals, clinics and physician groups announced today that they have formed a new health care network that provides high-quality, cost-effective and comprehensive care at a reduced cost to employers. Puget Sound High-Value Network (PSHVN) unites premier health care organizations throughout the region,...

2014-09-12 16:23:50

CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MEDcare Urgent Care Centers, a physician-directed urgent care provider in South Carolina, hosted U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson this morning at the MEDcare Urgent Care center in North Charleston. "We were honored to have Representative Wilson visit our North Charleston clinic, and see firsthand our awesome team members who strive every day to make healthcare easy," said Dr. Radwan Hallaba, CEO of MEDcare Urgent Care. "It is a...

2014-09-12 16:23:47

Achievement Centers for Children's Intensive Therapy Clinic marks its 6th anniversary CLEVELAND, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For children and young adults with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders affecting their movement, strength, balance and coordination, daily activities can be a challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 1 in 303 8-year-old children in the United States are affected by cerebral palsy, the most common motor...

2014-09-12 16:23:36

DUBLIN, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Diclofenac Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global Diclofenac Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global diclofenac industry . The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The...

2014-09-12 16:23:10

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Addressing the need for healthcare providers to better serve patients who are busy or out of town during the week or experience a weekend sports injury, Coordinated Health today announced that it will start elective orthopedic surgeries on Saturdays. Coordinated Health is the only healthcare provider in its eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey region to offer this service....

2014-09-12 12:25:38

Oral Health America Gathers Oral Health Leaders to Discuss Importance of Oral Health for All Americans CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of oral health leaders gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to shine a light on the disparities that exist when it comes to oral healthcare in the United States. Hosted by Oral Health America (OHA) and Oral Healthcare Can't Wait, an initiative of the Dental Trade Alliance, "Communities Matter: Does Your Neighborhood Determine...

2014-09-12 12:25:28

Laser Approved for Treatment of PCV, CSR CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantel Medical today announced CE Mark approval for its Vitra(TM) PDT photodynamic therapy laser platform, for the treatment of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and central serous retinopathy (CSR). Quantel, the sole manufacturer of this laser technology, plans to begin commercializing the laser platform immediately in countries requiring CE registration. PCV, a disease of the...

2014-09-12 12:25:27

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Certified nursing assistants (CENAs) at Cherrywood Nursing & Living Center in Sterling Heights, voted overwhelmingly for union representation yesterday, and gained the right to negotiate staffing levels, health care, hourly wage, and other conditions of employment with the nursing home administration. CENAs voted 60-12 in favor of union representation, a 5:1 margin. The vote certified the United Food and...

2014-09-12 12:25:23

1st in GA, Only 2nd in Country to Offer Innovative Procedure MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WellStar Paulding Hospital is the first hospital in Georgia and became the second in the U.S. to offer a new, innovative procedure to address sleep apnea. As part of WellStar Health System, Paulding Hospital is on the cutting edge of medical technology, continually offering the latest treatments and solutions. Inspire Therapy offers relief for moderate to severe obstructive...

2014-09-12 12:25:19

Partnership with Brain Canada boosts innovative research to advance knowledge on neurological and mental illnesses. TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO of Brain Canada, today announced 32 projects being funded under the Canada Brain Research Fund. The projects announced today will accelerate innovative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'