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2014-04-18 23:01:13

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. This book is about stroke and recovery and is an inspiring journey which has already helped countless others deal with their stroke recovery. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Did you have a stroke? Or did your family or friend have a stroke? Then you understand how the world suddenly changes for stroke survivors and their family and friends. Stroke happens quickly. Once it happens, it lasts. It changes the stroke survivor's life. It also...

2014-04-18 23:00:53

Free Event Will Educate and Empower Those with Chronic Lung Disease and Their Families Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 On May 8, the American Lung Association in Hawaii will host a Respiratory Rally patient education event at Hawaii Kai Independent and Assisted Living Community, 428 Kawaihae Street in Honolulu, from 9:00am-2:30pm. The day will feature educational sessions, inspirational messages, and exhibits. Workshop topics will include Lung Health 101, vog and lung health, asthma...

2014-04-18 23:00:51

Eileen Crimmins, PhD, presents data at Western University of Health Sciences event showing that life expectancy is relatively low and declining compared to the world's other wealthy nations. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Life expectancy in the United States, once firmly in the middle of the pack compared to most of the other major developed nations in the world, is relatively low and declining, a nationally recognized gerontology expert told Western University of Health Sciences...

2014-04-18 23:00:49

There is now a solution to the embarrassment of loose, slipping dentures. Dr. Todd Shatkin is now offering the most innovative dental implants in the great Buffalo, NY area. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Dr. Todd Shatkin of Aesthetic Associates Centre is now providing a full range of dental implants. What exactly are dental implants? Dental implants are placed into the jaw to act as a replacement for the root of the tooth. They are placed there for missing teeth or to create a...

2014-04-18 23:00:43

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is donating funds to the Obesity Prevention Center for Children and Youth, a highly effective organization that offers diverse programs to teach healthy habits to the young people of Brockton, Massachusetts. The donation will help purchase a new software program to track the weight loss, fitness level, and life style changes of participating youth. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The state of Massachusetts has one of the...

2014-04-18 23:00:41

Dr. Kaz Zymantas announces the availability of dental implants in Naperville, IL to gum disease patients after treatment with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP®.. Gum disease symptoms can affect the success of dental implants, and tooth loss and gum disease are similar in that many Americans are suffering from these issues and have not yet taken corrective action. Naperville, IL (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Dr. Kaz Zymantas announces the availability of treatment for...

2014-04-18 23:00:24

Get Rid Of Herpes book, created by Sarah Wilcox, is a comprehensive treatment that offers readers a lot of useful tips to eliminate herpes. The site Vkool.com released the entire Get Rid Of Herpes book review, telling people whether or not this treatment is efficient. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Herpes is a very common skin issue. Many people in the world want to eliminate this disease naturally. Get Rid Of Herpes book is a revolutionary treatment, providing sufferers with many...

2014-04-18 20:21:07

ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Defense today awarded Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) administration of the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, Fourth Generation (TPharm4) contract serving approximately 10 million beneficiaries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO "Express Scripts is proud to continue providing world-class service and specialized pharmacy care to our men and women in uniform, along with their dependents and also...

2014-04-18 16:23:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who purchased raw milk from Greenfield Dairy, 1450 Tittle Road, Middleburg, should discard it immediately due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today said raw milk collected during required routine sampling by a commercial laboratory on April 8 tested positive for the bacteria. Greenfield Dairy owned by Paul Weaver, sells directly to consumers at an...

2014-04-18 16:22:48

OAK PARK, Ill., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to shipping Specialty Medications, providers need to ensure that the "Last Mile isn't also the Longest," according to Bill Bailey, R.Ph, Chief Operations Officer of Citizens, Rx LLC. Mr. Bailey, one of the nation's foremost experts on Specialty and Mail order Operations, will be presenting "Specialty Pharmacy Shipping: Improving Your Brand and Improving Profitability through Best Practices in Last Mile Shipping" at the 10th...


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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