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2014-10-22 12:30:10

Partners HealthCare has increased patient assignments for nurses in the hospital's ICUs in direct violation of a new state law requiring one-on-one attention to ensure patient safety BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, held a press conference today to alert the public about deteriorating patient care conditions and illegal...

2014-10-22 12:30:05

It's your body - make it Your Choice to immunize WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies and little kids rotate in and out of pediatricans' offices for years to complete their scheduled immunizations. On the other end of the age range, grandmas and grandpas are sure to immunize as recommended to boost their waning immune systems. But, when it comes to older teens and 20-somethings, proactively calling a provider or stopping at a clinic to see if any immunizations...

2014-10-22 12:29:41

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProgenyHealth, the market leader in evidence-based care management solutions for premature and medically complex newborns, announced today it will be exhibiting at Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) from October 26-28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. MHPA is the leading national organization solely dedicated to representing health plans participating in Medicaid managed care. In addition to...

2014-10-22 12:29:40

WHITBY, ON, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) has received the prestigious HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 award. Ontario Shores is the first hospital in Canada and the first mental health hospital in the world to receive this prestigious recognition. This designation is awarded to healthcare organizations for having a completely paperless health information system which advances the use of patient data to ultimately improve process and...

2014-10-22 12:29:36

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ALS ACT, The ALS Association, and the Translational Research Advancing Therapy ALS (TREAT ALS(TM)) Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) clinical trials network are pleased to announce a call for phase II clinical trial applications for novel, high-potential treatments in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The call for clinical study proposals is directed toward academic-industry partnerships, including pharmaceutical,...

2014-10-22 12:29:35

Company Committed to Delivering Clinical Workflow Efficiencies and Improving Patient Care Through Smart Pharmacy Solutions SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PipelineRx, a leading medication management services company focused on clinical telepharmacy, today announced the availability of its TPIS platform offering to further address the needs of today's efficient pharmacy. Since being announced last year, 31 hospitals are currently using the TPIS SaaS platform to bring...

2014-10-22 12:29:33

Innovative Formula Developed by Nurse January O'Connor Uses Common Sense Ingredients & Effervescent Formula SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With cough, cold and flu season here once again, sore throats will impact more than 15 million people who will visit doctors for relief. Gargling can provide fast relief for throats, but the taste and inconvenience of saltwater gargling stops many from using this generations-old remedy. Arizona nurse, January O'Connor, along with husband...

2014-10-22 12:29:25

HealthMap software spotted the Ebola epidemic 9 days before the WHO announced it WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mHealth Summit today announced that John Brownstein, PhD, Director, Computational Epidemiology Group, Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Co-Founder of HealthMap, will deliver a keynote address at the 6(th) annual Summit on December 10. The mHealth Summit is the largest global conference and...

2014-10-22 12:29:23

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Connected Health today announced a co-development agreement with Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. to create a mobile app to serve as a coaching platform for patients with atrial fibrillation who have been prescribed oral anticoagulation therapy. The goal of this mobile app will be to support patients living with atrial fibrillation by helping improve patient adherence and compliance to medication, as well as fostering feedback loops...

2014-10-22 12:29:19

Boston, MA - Hynes Convention Center, November 7 - 11, 2014 ALEXANDRIA, Va. and BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Liver Meeting® is the premier Annual Meeting in the science and practice of hepatology, including the latest findings on new drugs, novel treatments, and the results from pilot and multicenter studies. Approximately 10 percent of Americans have some form of liver disease, but fortunately, the research community has made great strides in recent years in developing new...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.