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2014-10-20 12:30:34

Advocate Health Care and Abbott Will Conduct Study on 3,000 Adult Patients to Quantify the Effectiveness of Nutrition Care in Hospital Settings ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve patient outcomes, Advocate Health Care -- one of the nation's leading health systems -- is embarking on a major research program with Abbott (NYSE: ABT) to demonstrate how nutrition protocols can reduce both patients' readmission...

2014-10-20 12:30:31

Canadian golf icon and ALEVE(®) spokesperson encourages Canadians to break free from their pain TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Eight-time PGA Tour winner Mike Weir was in Toronto today to talk about breaking free from the pain of arthritis. In partnership with ALEVE and The Arthritis Society, Weir shared his own story that took him from the top of his game to one of the most challenging periods of his life. After a 2011 golfing accident led to an elbow injury that later...

2014-10-20 12:30:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) technology is quickly emerging as one of the preeminent means to quickly and effectively disinfect hospital settings, including settings in which the patient is being treated for the Ebola virus. Hospital Acquired Infections or HAIs are a fast growing problem for health care facilities. The CDC says that "about 1 in 20 patients have an infection while receiving health care treatment in U.S. hospitals."...

2014-10-20 12:30:19

Osteoporosis is responsible for nearly two million broken bones every year, but continues to be ignored by the public and neglected by doctors WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey findings released by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for World Osteoporosis Day show that on average, 93 percent of nearly 1,200 adults surveyed are unaware how common osteoporotic fractures are in men. With one in five men age 50 or older affected by osteoporosis, the data...

2014-10-20 12:30:16

DALLAS, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds Gouty Arthritis (Gout) - Pipeline Review, H2 2014 market research report as well as EpiCast Report: Gout - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023 to the pharmaceuticals segment of its online library. The Gouty Arthritis (Gout) - Pipeline Review, H2 2014 [http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/311359-gouty-arthritis-gout-pipeline-review-h2-2014.html ] market research report provides comprehensive information on...

2014-10-20 12:30:14

Next Generation Solution, Santrax Care Embrace(TM), Connects Providers, Participants and Payers to see care happen PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandata Technologies, LLC, a leading national provider of information technology solutions to the home care industry, announces the release of its ground-breaking combined Electronic Visit Verification(TM) and Remote Care Management solution, Santrax Care Embrace(TM). Santrax Care Embrace(TM) empowers caregivers to...

2014-10-20 12:29:46

Medically-diagnosed as obese, weight loss clinic surgeon Dr. Sheih was able to successfully perform bariatric surgery on the teenagers. FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Fort Myers teenage sisters, medically diagnosed as severely overweight, have successfully undergone adolescent bariatric surgery at Surgical Healing Arts Center in Ft. Myers. Moses K. Shieh, D.O., founder and one of two bariatric surgeons at the weight-loss clinic and bariatric surgery center,...

2014-10-20 12:29:44

The Parkinson Alliance Reports Findings Pertaining to Autonomic Dysfunction in Parkinson's KINGSTON, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from The Parkinson Alliance (PA) survey entitled "Autonomic Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease With and Without Deep Brain Stimulation" show that autonomic dysfunction was highly prevalent in Parkinson's disease (PD), regardless of age and disease duration. The autonomic nervous system controls a number of functions in the...

2014-10-20 12:27:28

PHILADELPHIA, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New reference series provides latest knowledge on highly prevalent medical conditions Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of Clinics Collections, the first of a new series of multidisciplinary, general medical reference digests targeted to a wide...

2014-10-20 12:26:44

Film, TV, and Music Celebrities Commit to an AIDS-free Generation LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) celebrated its 25(th) annual A Time for Heroes family festival Sunday, Oct. 19 at the BookBindery in Culver City. The event, which honored pediatrician Peter Waldstein, M.D. for his longtime commitment to A Time for Heroes and advancing the work of EGPAF, raised funds and awareness for the effort to achieve an...


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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