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2014-09-17 08:30:06

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbeam Health Solutions announced today an agreement with Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization (Physician Direct ACO) to deploy the Lightbeam population health platform to help their physicians in providing better care while reducing costs. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/146569 Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization is the ACO operating entity of Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS). The OPNS mission...

2014-09-17 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Mesothelioma Victims Center is expanding their state specific initiative that is designed to ensure diagnosed victims in Florida, or their family members really do have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers; as opposed to the alternative of hiring the wrong attorney, with the net result being the victim loses out on hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars in compensation. For more...

2014-09-17 08:29:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is convinced the majority of US Navy Veterans, industrial, construction, or manufacturing workers who will be diagnosed with mesothelioma this year will shortchanged when it comes to financial compensation for this very rare form of cancer because they hired the wrong lawyer or law firm to advance a compensation claim. If diagnosed victims or their family members are concerned about the best possible compensation for...

2014-09-17 08:29:54

Data shows recent plateau and drop in therapy utilization, but experts suggest new surge upon pending approval of new regimens WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis done by the CVS Health Research Institute provides insights regarding patients taking Sovaldi® (sofosbuvir), a new and expensive treatment for Hepatitis C introduced in December. The data shows that over the last several months (May through August 2014) there has been a plateau and actual...

2014-09-17 08:29:46

- Data indicate 58% non-adherence to second-line treatments in T2D patients, significantly higher than patients report and prescribers perceive VIENNA, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the presentation of compelling, quantitative data from a study of the cost and predictability of non-adherence in type 2 diabetes therapies at the 50(th) Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). In a poster session today, Christian...

2014-09-17 08:29:34

SHELTON, Connecticut, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical imaging IT company Sectra [http://www.sectra.com ] (STO: SECT B) and its local distributor, Answer Medical Solutions, have successfully sold Sectra technology into three healthcare organizations in Puerto Rico. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/537255 ) "The Puerto Rican market provides great growth opportunities for innovative IT products and services. Our partner,...

2014-09-17 08:29:28

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced the expansion of its global presence with the addition of key executives to leadership positions in PTC's global commercial team and the establishment of its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Significant pre-launch activities are well underway as PTC prepares for the commercial launch of Translarna(TM) (ataluren) in the European Union. In August of this year,...

2014-09-17 08:29:26

- Phase 2 Clinical Results Show Positive Trends in Slowing Advancement of Disease - PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that promising efficacy results of the Company's Phase 2 clinical program of NP001 for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease) are being highlighted today in an oral presentation at the inaugural Summit of the ALS Research Group, being held in Bloomington,...

2014-09-17 08:29:14

Consumer food safety educators convene in Arlington, Va. to strengthen foodborne illness prevention ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) today announced it will host the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia, December 4-5. Through the conference, PFSE will bring public and private sector leaders together to discuss collaborative approaches for promoting food safety at home as fundamental to...

2014-09-17 08:29:05

DUBLIN, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Hepatitis C Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by infection due to hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C infection predominantly affects the liver; however, other parts of the body are also affected such as the brain and the digestive system. Hepatitis C virus is an RNA virus belonging to the family...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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