Quantcast

Latest Health Stories

2014-10-01 16:27:29

More than 150 Physicians in Attendance MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX) today reported a strong physician presence and reception at this year's joint congress of the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA) and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) meeting in London. Among its activities at the event, IRIDEX hosted a workshop on its MicroPulse Laser Therapy to a standing room only auditorium - over...

2014-10-01 16:27:12

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar examining the myths and realities of grieving styles in Real Men Don't Cry on Tuesday, October 14 from noon--1:30pm ET. Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, and Terry Martin, PhD, will focus on the different patterns or styles of grief, emphasizing that each of these patterns has distinct advantages and disadvantages. "Many people believe that if a grieving person does not...

2014-10-01 16:27:10

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Riordan Clinic is hosting its 4th Riordan IVC and Cancer Symposium on October 3rd and 4th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency, Wichita KS. The symposium will explore the metabolic roots of cancer and the use of high dose intravenous vitamin C (IVC) as a therapy. Over 120 medical professionals and research scientists from around the world will attend the conference and take a collaborative look at the root causes of cancer and the use of IVC...

2014-10-01 16:26:55

Medical, Development and Legal Leadership Named RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative transdermal cannabinoid treatments, today named three seasoned pharmaceutical executives to its management team. Donna Gutterman, PharmD, is a consultant who will serve in the role of vice president, medical affairs; Carol O'Neill will serve as vice president, development; and Suzanne...

2014-10-01 16:26:51

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Oct. 1. 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For Immediate Release... CareClix Telemedicine, a Washington, DC-based mobile health and comprehensive telemedicine solutions technology, proudly announces an extension of its Electronic Medical Record and Telemedicine Services for Howard County, Maryland. Engaging in an unprecedented implementation of telemedicine technology, CareClix is placing its CareClix e-Clinic Telemedicine Stations in multiple public...

2014-10-01 16:26:49

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 1 , 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning October 15 of this year, Medicare-eligible, Pima County residents will have the option to enroll with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage (BCBSAZ Advantage). The expansion of BCBSAZ Advantage into Pima County gives residents the chance to explore more choice and value in their Medicare options. Currently, more than 20,000 Maricopa County members enjoy the benefits of BCBSAZ Advantage, including enhanced healthcare...

2014-10-01 16:26:46

Baltimore Company to Donate More Than $20,000 to Breast Cancer Awareness Through Sales of Clothing Line BALTIMORE, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore-based Buck Wear, Inc., the leading manufacturer of casual sportswear for the outdoorsman, will donate more than $20,000 to www.Breastcancer.org. The "Hunt for a Cure" is on! Most everyone knows or loves someone who has been affected by this disease. Buck Wear introduced a product-based campaign to raise awareness for and donate to...

2014-10-01 16:26:39

Partnership Yields Improved Member Experience and an 8% Point Reduction in Medical Expense Ratio TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Integrated, Inc., a recognized innovator in data-enabled care management services, has helped drive an 8% point reduction in Medical Expense Ratio (MER) for Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) while improving member experience through their total care management solution. Health Integrated's scalable solution, which uniquely leverages...

2014-10-01 16:26:37

Axxess is committed to improving access to quality health care through technology DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council's (NRC) workshop, "The Future of Home Health Project" being held September 30 and October 1, in Washington, DC. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141001/149754 "The Institute of Medicine and the...

2014-10-01 16:26:31

Don't let over-the-counter eye accessories turn Halloween into a nightmare, ophthalmologists warn SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story - going blind because of a costume accessory - the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. These illegally sold cosmetic lenses may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of morphing a fun...


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...

More Articles (19 articles) »
Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
Related