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2014-07-25 23:07:04

Kathleen Novicki, PT, PRPC works with Dr. Greg Owens to treat patients who can benefit from Physical Therapy instead of surgery. In many cases, this is the first line of treatment, and for many women, can be the only treatment needed. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 After many years of treating women with pelvic issues like bulging organs, urinary incontinence, fallen uterus and bladder, or pelvic floor disorders, Dr. Greg Owens has partnered with Kathleen Novicki, an expert in the...

2014-07-25 23:06:52

India Network Health Insurance offers a customized health insurance program for visiting parents of all ages, including pre-existing condition coverage. India Network health insurance is designed to offer benefits that are truly payable with no exceptions. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 India Network Foundation has been helping thousands of Asian Indian families in the United States with visitor health insurance for more than two decades. During that time, the Foundation's plans...

2014-07-25 23:06:36

Supplemental plant protein use is wildly popular these days. In fact, eating plants versus animal-sourced food, in general, has numerous health advantages and is becoming increasingly popular. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 In a recent interview, Dr T Colin Campbell stated, "The high-protein, high-fat diet that is customarily consumed by the average American promotes inflammatory reaction; there is no question about that. You see a lot of stuff changing in the immune system [with this diet]...

2014-07-25 23:06:31

Florida-based nursing home Regents Park Boca Raton earned top honors for its on-going commitment to helping reduce the stress and anxiety of family member caregivers. It was one of only three nursing homes nationwide to receive the distinction. Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 In recognition of its aggressive commitment to ease the burden on family caregivers with loved ones at Regents Park Boca Raton, the facility received the national Today’s Caregiver Magazine’s 2014...

2014-07-25 23:06:16

In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, participants will find out what steps should be taken to avoid both safety and regulatory problems related to access to pharmaceuticals among Medicare plan members. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 CMS recently has imposed a series of stiff sanctions against some health plans for providing inadequate access to prescription drugs. Agency audits are uncovering violations that pose serious threats to the health and safety of...

2014-07-25 23:05:50

New graduates of Cuba's Latin American Medical School include 879 international students from 28 countries. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 MEDICC announced diplomas went to 1,382 new MDs in Havana on July 23 at the Medical University of Havana’s graduation ceremonies that also included graduates of the Latin American Medical School (ELAM). Of the 879 international graduates from 28 countries, 20 were US students completing six-year ELAM scholarships. Professors and hundreds of...

2014-07-25 23:05:39

A new study by French researchers indicates that refractory ceramic fiber may compound the risk of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Researchers at the University of Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France have just released the results of a study indicating that a man-made material used in high-heat insulation may increase the risk of developing mesothelioma among workers exposed to asbestos. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new study....

2014-07-25 23:05:37

Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is weighing in on the recent announcement that the federal government will be supporting senior-led projects in Alberta through their New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of non-medical,...

2014-07-25 23:04:57

Affordable Occupational Medicine Services Now Available for Employees and Employers at the La Mirada Clinic La Mirada (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Healthpointe is proud to announce that their La Mirada clinic is offering Occupational Medicine services to the community. The La Mirada Medical Center is happily accepting referrals and workers’ compensation cases. The Occupational Medicine services at the La Mirada clinic include wound care treatment management, return-to-work and wellness...

2014-07-25 23:04:46

Metamason 3D Prints Custom Fit Medical Products on Demand Pasedena, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As millions of Americans with Obstructive Sleep Apnea struggle to get a good night’s sleep, one company has harnessed 3D technology to revolutionize CPAP therapy. As the go-to resource for 3D printing news 3ders.org reported today, “Metamason is working on custom CPAP masks for sleep apnea patients via 3D scanning, smart geometry, and 3D printing.” (Read the full article here.) “We’re...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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