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2015-03-05 12:30:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller and Acting Health Secretary Karen Murphy outlined their departments' intent to enforce key

2015-03-05 12:29:54

- Between March 5 and May 31, 2015, for every purchase of K9 Advantix® II flea and tick preventive, Bayer will donate $1 per package to K9s for Warriors -- up to $150,000[1] SHAWNEE, Kan.

2015-03-05 12:29:48

PEKIN, Ill., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When the 2015 iaedp Symposium officially opens on March 19 in Phoenix, it will begin with the traditional Presentation of the Colors by the Luke Air

2015-03-05 12:29:44

LONDON, ON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Dr.

2015-03-05 12:29:42

VA Secretary McDonald Addressed American Osteopathic Association Representatives,Outlined Plans for 1,500 New VA Residency Slots at DO Day March 5 WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-03-05 12:29:32

Nova specializes in work injury care, physical therapy, physicals, treatment, drug & alcohol testing, vaccines and more SAVANNAH, Ga., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Occupational medicine

2015-03-05 12:29:26

Collaboration to determine which tests are most useful in patient outcomes DETROIT, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan

2015-03-05 12:29:17

NORCROSS, Ga., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PruittHealth announces that seventeen of its five-star skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers were named to the U.S.

2015-03-05 12:27:57

NEW YORK, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Best-selling author Faith tells a compelling story of love and redemption as it collides with the plight of PTSD.


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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.