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2014-10-01 16:22:49

Pioneering Program Tackles High Stakes Electronic Health Records Incentives BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Proxsys Rx has deployed proprietary cloud-based technology that enhances the patient experience for its health system partners while supporting up to seventy percent of hospitals' efforts in their Meaningful Use-Stage 2 endeavors. The technology enables the Proxsys Rx pharmacist to provide the patient with face -to -face counseling bedside, via digital app. The...

2014-10-01 16:22:40

Wins Major Contract to Work in 15 Countries BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on Abt Associates' work to eradicate and reduce the burden of malaria across Africa, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Abt Associates a three-year, $268 million contract to continue work on the President's Malaria Initiative-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project. The AIRS 2 contract builds on Abt's current work on the AIRS project,...

2014-10-01 15:02:38

Families and individuals often find themselves questioning where they should be living, in the city or in the country. The question of whether urban living is better or worse than rural living involves a number of issues and factors, but the bottom line is choosing a place to live that provides the best quality of life for that family or individual. When considering whether to live in an urban or rural area, health and wellness is always a top concern. It is a medical fact that living in...

2014-10-01 12:33:40

MILLS RIVER, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardenne Farm, a new prepackaged line of premium, gluten free baking mixes, was named the winner of The Gluten Free New Product Showcase award at the 2014 Natural Products Expo East (NPEE). The Gluten Free New Product Showcase Award is presented to the company with the most inventive gluten free products created in the past year. Ardenne Farm, based in Mills River, N.C., was selected by a vote of Expo East attendees. Ardenne Farm...

2014-10-01 12:31:51

--- CCPME is a fund jointly set up by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec ("CDPQ") and by Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins ("CRCD") --- MONTREAL, Oct. 1(st) 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - JSS Medical Research Inc., a Montreal based Contract Research Organization (CRO), conducting Phase I - IV Clinical Trials, Post Marketing Observational Studies as well as Epidemiological and Health Economics Research for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Device companies, announced today...

2014-10-01 12:31:49

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) today announced the launch of its new Advancing Wellness grants program designed to promote equity through advocacy and access. The grantmaking will focus on three interconnected portfolios: Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care; Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods; and Expanding Education and Employment Pathways. The grants program also includes the Opportunity Fund to...

2014-10-01 12:31:46

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that, effective Sept. 30, it has acquired all the outstanding stock of BioLumix, Inc., an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based manufacturer and marketer of automated systems for the detection of microbial contaminants. The BioLumix business will be consolidated with Neogen's closely related Soleris(®) technology, which is widely used for the detection of spoilage organisms in several food industries, as...

2014-10-01 12:31:42

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today that Otezla (apremilast) has been granted expanded approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Otezla® is an oral small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4, or PDE4, specific for cyclic adenosine monophosphate. Diplomat is a member of a limited panel of specialty pharmacies able to dispense...

2014-10-01 12:31:40

- Award-Winning Fitness Franchise Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To show its support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Orangetheory(®) Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, is turning pink this October. Known for its signature Orange Gear, the company created a line of limited edition Orange goes Pink retail items that are now available for purchase online or in studio. A portion...

2014-10-01 12:31:36

VANCOUVER, Oct. 1, 2014 The First Nations Health Authority, British Columbia Ministry of Health, and Health Canada are pleased to mark the one-year anniversary of the historic transfer of health services for BC First Nations previously administered and delivered by Health Canada to the new First Nations Health Authority on October 1. The First Nations Health Authority is the health and wellness partner to First Nations in BC and supports community-based health service delivery for 203...


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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