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2014-10-24 00:21:09

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC named Barnes-Jewish Hospital the 2014 recipient of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas. The award recognizes significant improvements in ranking in UHC's annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, and equity of care. "As the recipient of the UHC Rising Star Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital exhibits the ethos of...

2014-10-24 00:21:07

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC announced today the top-performing academic medical centers that have won the 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance in delivering high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered, and equitable care. The 2014 winners are: -- NYU Langone Medical Center -- Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester -- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center...

2014-10-23 23:12:51

To combat post-Halloween sugar shock, CogniDiet™ is offering a four-week Sugar Detox Program to help participants get back on track to healthy eating. Princeton, N.J. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Chocolate bars, chewy caramels, candy corn, cool mints, hard candies, fruit chews, licorice, toffee, peanut butter goodies, fluffy marshmallow treats and more. Yes, Halloween is almost here, and sugar overload is not far behind. For even those with unshakable willpower, Halloween presents a...

2014-10-23 23:12:40

Licensed Naturopathic Physician and founder of the premier award-winning integrative health and wellness center, Cutler Integrative Medicine, Dr. Cutler shares best practices for breast cancer prevention tips in acknowledgement of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 To help raise awareness about women’s breast health, leading Detroit health and wellness center, Cutler Integrative Medicine, is detailing several tips in recognition of National...

2014-10-23 23:12:12

Zion Health announces New Anti-Itch cream formulated to relieve itching from skin rash, bug bites, and irritated skin-Now available at Berkeley Bowl Health Food store in CA. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Zion Health announces Berkeley Bowl, a much-loved local supermarket in the East Bay, will now be carrying a new natural remedy for irritated skin; Ancient Clay Repair cream. This natural skin rash cream is the latest organic body care product offered by San Francisco-based...

2014-10-23 23:11:20

Colorado-based company 5280 Prosthetics has announced that they have released a new product to improve lives of amputees everywhere, the SmartPuck™. The industry's first smart prosthetic socket system will work with the user’s smart device to provide them with customized comfort and support. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Colorado Company 5280 Prosthetics understood that when it came to socket systems used by amputees, not much had changed in the last 20 years....

2014-10-23 23:11:18

Groups expand current integrated health care work to address needs of people in mental health crises. Monroe, LA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA) announced today additional work with University Health Conway to further impact the treatment of people who experience a mental health crisis. “Because there are not enough psychiatric inpatient beds to treat all of the people who need help in our region, people with mental health issues...

2014-10-23 23:10:59

East Jefferson General Hospital is one of only eighteen Louisiana hospitals to have reduced the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to meet March of Dimes criteria for hospital recognition. This will give more babies a healthy start in life, the March of Dimes says. Metairie, LA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 East Jefferson General Hospital is one of only eighteen Louisiana hospitals to have reduced the number of elective...

2014-10-23 23:10:53

Dr. Ronald Receveur, a New Albany dentist who provides All on Four dental implants, has launched an “All In One Place” campaign for patients who need extensive dental work and would like to receive treatment at one state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Receveur’s New Albany dental practice provides general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, rehabilitation dentistry and sedation dentistry all under one roof. NEW ALBANY, IN (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Dr. Ronald Receveur, a New...

2014-10-23 23:10:48

Easter Seals Southern Georgia Board of Directors host a dinner to honor individuals. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Members of the Camilla Easter Seals Southern Georgia board of directors hosted an appreciation dinner at Debbie’s Main Street Restaurant in Camilla. The event honored staff, group home residents and community supporters of the organization. Executive Director, Beth English welcomed those attending and provided information on the economic impact of Easter Seals in Mitchell...


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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  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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