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2014-08-19 23:01:26

Peter J. Drews, D.D.S., of Drews Dental Services, was recently sworn in as the new vice president of the MDA. Lewiston, ME (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Drews Dental Services is proud to announce the recent election of Peter J. Drews, D.D.S., to vice president of the Maine Dental Association (MDA). After serving on the Executive Board of the MDA for three years, Dr. Drews has now been sworn in to his new position. Dr. Drews is looking forward to serving his term as vice president and being a...

2014-08-19 23:01:19

Dr. Mehrdad Karimianpour's practice, Accident and Injury Center, based in Garden Grove, comes highly recommended by Power Liens, the largest directory of physicians working on lien and letter of protection. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Accident and Injury Center, a Leading Chiropractor on Lien, Receives the Coveted “Preferred Provider” Designation from Power Liens Dr. Mehrdad Karimianpour's practice, Accident and Injury Center, based in Garden Grove, comes...

2014-08-19 20:24:25

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to news of Blue Shield's new $2.5 - $8 million luxury skybox at the 49ers' new stadium, Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris asking for an investigation of "Blue Shield's abuse of its non-profit status" and for immediate steps to "block any additional wasteful spending that robs taxpayers and average California patients of their financial health." November ballot...

2014-08-19 20:22:52

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical malpractice and health insurance companies have given $45 million, or 77%, of the $58 million to the campaign against Proposition 46 as they rake in profits at the expense of doctor and patient policyholders, said Consumer Watchdog Campaign today. The No on 46 campaign released its first ads this week, claiming Prop 46's legal protections for victims of medical negligence will raise doctors' malpractice insurance...

2014-08-19 16:29:34

State announces KP's integrated care, coverage available for state employees ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States today announced that the integrated health care provider has been named a health plan option for Maryland state employees, available for employees effective January 1, 2015. "We are proud to be a health plan option for Maryland state employees, bringing our award-winning care and top doctors to 200,000...

2014-08-19 16:29:32

PatientLINC Technology to Drive Enhanced Patient Care NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincor Inc. today announced an agreement to provide its patient experience technology to New Jersey-based healthcare system CarePoint Health. Under the five-year agreement, CarePoint Health will deploy Lincor's PatientLINC technology across its three-hospital network of Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical Center. Lincor's LINC OS platform offers a...

2014-08-19 16:29:18

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovita Health Science - the makers of ENU(TM), an innovative ready-to-drink, complete nutritional shake - has been named a Division Finalist in the 10(th) Annual Minnesota Cup business competition. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140819/137503 ENU is a naturally enhanced, complete nutritional shake that is remarkably flavorful, with more protein and less sugar than established brands. ENU is made with non-GMO ingredients,...

2014-08-19 16:29:08

Funding To Increase Manufacturing Capacity for Ramp-Up of Programs BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that the $17.5 million convertible note offering announced last Thursday, August 14, 2014, has closed. The three-year notes have a 5% interest rate and are convertible at $7.30 per share of common stock. The...

2014-08-19 16:29:04

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with asthma and food allergies are vulnerable to bullying at school and online, often by classmates who tease or harass them because they're "different." It may be an age-old problem, but it must be addressed if we expect kids to be able to focus on their studies. Stopping confrontations before they start creates an environment where all children feel protected. "The keys to preventing bullying are self-confidence and...

2014-08-19 16:29:01

Company strives to provide most effective nutrition and personal care products possible for gluten intolerant at the speed of mobile. BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- mShopper®, a world-leading mobile commerce platform provider, today announced that Gluten Free Therapeutics(TM) will be offering a mobile channel for the rapid relief of gluten sufferers. Designed for ordering high quality supplements at any time and from any mobile device, Gluten Free Therapeutics will be...


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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