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2014-10-24 16:25:39

Today's series covers Dr. Melvin Gurney - Impaired-At-Work Physician Ingested An Average Of 10,000 Pills Per Year SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2008, two of Dr. Gurney's employees reported that he was ordering large quantities of multiple controlled substances, on a regular basis, that were not used for patient care. They also reported that Dr. Gurney was practicing "all the time" while under the influence. The Medical Board reported that one of his...

2014-10-24 16:25:34

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Change Healthcare, the market leader in consumer engagement and cost transparency, has been ranked the 56th overall best place to work in healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. The industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news presented the ranking of its 2014 "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" at an awards gala in Chicago last night. "At Change Healthcare, our people are the difference. The passion,...

2014-10-24 16:25:33

STONY BROOK, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Softheon, Inc., Softheon today announced that 16 new Health Insurance Carriers, its largest number of new clients, have selected Softheon Marketplace Connector Cloud (MC2) as their ACA integration and implementation platform, within the last 90 days. The company has doubled the number of regional and state based Health Insurance Carriers that represent its Softheon Marketplace Connector Cloud (MC2) client base, compared to the total...

2014-10-24 16:25:23

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMetrix Research president Alan Mittermaier reports that marginal changes occurred among Medicare Advantage plans after evaluating the new 2015 plan benefits along with the recently-issued Star performance ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). When overlaying the 2015 CostShare Report findings on plan benefits with the CMS Star performance ratings, HealthMetrix Research found plans boasting both top...

2014-10-24 16:25:14

Of the 104 Study Participants, NYU Langone Is Only Academic Medical Center in New York to Receive Award NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, NYU Langone Medical Center, which includes Tisch Hospital and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD), scored number one for overall patient safety and quality among 104 leading academic medical centers (AMCs) across the nation that were included in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) 2014...

2014-10-24 12:27:02

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles gum disease treatment dentist, Dr. Carlos Setti, now offers comprehensive treatments for gum disease. Gum disease is a serious chronic infection that affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. Without treatment, it can extend deep inside the oral cavity and lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and general health problems ranging from pregnancy loss to dementia. The right treatments can help reduce the risk of these complications...

2014-10-24 12:26:54

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tools for Meeting Life's Challenges (Tools MLC), today announced that it will host a free seminar on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm at the Sheet Metal Workers Local #19 Union Hall at 1301 South Columbus Blvd. in Philadelphia for families and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities. At a time when health care service delivery is changing rapidly, parents and caregivers need to...

2014-10-24 12:26:38

Six family physicians honored for outstanding contributions to Family Medicine WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards this week at its annual meeting. Six family physicians from across the nation were recognized for their outstanding contributions to family medicine and the health of the public. Each of these awards recognize family physicians who have made exceptional advances in...

2014-10-24 12:26:35

Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr., MD, earns prestigious national award for dedication to patients and community WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr., MD, the national 2015 Family Physician of the Year at its annual Assembly. The award honors one outstanding American family physician who provides patients with compassionate, comprehensive care, and serves as a role model in his or her community, to other...

2014-10-24 12:25:52

Breakthrough Soft Chews Help Maintain Healthy Teeth and Support a Balanced Oral pH ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortek Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that BasicBites(TM) are the official oral care product of the New York Islanders professional hockey club. BasicBites are breakthrough chocolate flavored sugar-free soft chews that help maintain healthy teeth and support a balanced oral pH. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141024/154256 Today's...


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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