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2014-10-21 12:36:46

Pong's latest line of cases significantly reduce cellphone radiation exposure - up to 90% below FCC limits ENCINITAS, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pong Research Corporation, the creator of mobile device cases with "intelligent antenna technology," announced today the availability of Pong cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at PongCase.com. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153318 A smartphone user's head and body absorb 50% or more of the device's...

2014-10-21 12:32:43

Dr. James Glauber will provide medical leadership delivering guidance and oversight in the health plan's mission of serving the underserved SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community health plan serving over 125,000 San Francisco residents, announced today, that James Glauber, MD, MPH, will serve as the plan's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Glauber brings over 20 years of clinical experience and administrative guidance to SFHP. Most...

2014-10-21 12:32:40

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Bijan Afar, is advising all individuals to take advantage of the 2015 open enrollment period to select the form of insurance that best serves their dental needs. Patients have from November 15, 2014, until February 15, 2015, to choose their type of dental insurance and add or remove dependents from their coverage. A variety of advantages are available to patients when they choose PPO insurance for 2015. In particular,...

2014-10-21 12:32:36

Veterinary experts available to share tips on managing arthritis in pets SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's normal for our dogs and cats to slow down a bit as they age. But when they begin having difficulty walking or even lowering their heads to eat, they may be exhibiting signs of arthritis, a disease that can be debilitating--but one that can also be managed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153431 In the latest video from the American...

2014-10-21 12:32:23

Implanted Lens System is a Novel Solution for Dry AMD Symptoms CHICAGO, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- London Eye Hospital Pharma, a London based medical device and pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has initiated US discussions to gain clinical data for its iolAMD lens system (http://www.iolAMD.com ). iolAMD is a novel intraocular lens system designed to restore lost vision and provide an independent lifestyle for patients with early, intermediate and advanced...

2014-10-21 12:32:10

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 6(th) consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente's mail-order pharmacy was ranked highest in customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power and Associates 2014 U.S. Pharmacy Study(SM)(.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The J.D. Power study measures customer pharmacy satisfaction based on responses from nearly 14,000 customers who filled new prescriptions or refilled current prescriptions in the three months prior to...

2014-10-21 12:32:07

Bipartisan Congressional Briefing Highlights Research into the Difficulties of Supporting Dual Eligible Populations WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, will preview new research into the dual eligible population at a bipartisan Congressional briefing sponsored by the Special Need Plan (SNP) Alliance. Inovalon will share findings from the...

2014-10-21 12:32:03

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- UDI:It Won't Wait Until You Are Ready **Presented by FDAnews and Ombu Enterprises** Nov. 11, 2014 - Chicago, IL Nov. 13, 2014 - Waltham, MA www.fdanews.com/UDIWorkshopILMA Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153319 One Unique Device Identification (UDI) deadline has come and gone. Other deadlines loom in the coming months. Don't risk a 483, warning letter or unhappy customers. The first UDI deadline for Class 3 device...

2014-10-21 12:32:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), Vicki and Fred Modell renewed a multi-million dollar commitment to screen every baby born in every state for this life threatening condition, often referred to as "Bubble Boy" disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153192 Four million newborns in the United States are routinely screened annually for a variety of...

2014-10-21 12:31:49

DENVER, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CORHIO, a nonprofit organization assisting health care providers with the implementation of information technology systems designed to improve health care quality, announced today the confirmation of four new members to the organization's board of directors. The new directors elected to the board are: -- Patrick Gillies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- Jason Greer of the Colorado Community Managed Care Network --...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.