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2014-08-21 12:29:36

Despite Cost and Coverage Constraints, Physicians Manage to Prescribe LABA and LAMA Regimens in Combination for COPD, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, for the treatment of COPD, physicians in Brazil and Mexico manage to follow clinical guidelines and commonly prescribe long-acting beta-agonist (LABA)- and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA)- containing regimens, although they do so...

2014-08-21 12:29:34

Indicators of Public Health are Steadily Improving MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's infant mortality rate has decreased from 111 in 1994 to 65 per one thousand in 2011, said the country's Health Secretary of State, Maria del Carmen Andeme Ela. She also reported that the percentage of pregnant women receiving prenatal care from skilled health personnel has increase from 61% in 2000 to 91.3% this year. Secretary of State Andeme...

2014-08-21 12:29:13

Project Seeks to Provide Better Post-Fracture Care and Reduce the Two Million Broken Bones Caused By Osteoporosis Each Year PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CECity.com, Inc. (CECity), National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), and National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) - the Bone Health Collaborative - announced today the selection of several key organizations for the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Demonstration Project. These organizations include three leading academic medical...

2014-08-21 12:26:45

TOS Provides New Printed Resource for Obesity Professionals Seeking Evidence-Based Solutions SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obesity Society (TOS) took the next step to advance the treatment of obesity by publishing an unprecedented level of obesity research, in print and online, as a supplement to its July and August issues of the Obesity journal: Guidelines (2013) for Managing Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Full Report. Now, the print version of the...

2014-08-21 12:26:12

New National Functional Fitness Program Developed for The Goodman Group Managed Communities Holds Weeklong Pedal Challenge CHASKA, Minn., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of The Goodman Group managed senior living & health care communities are pedaling toward fitness during Active Aging Week! The International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) is challenging organizations throughout North America to come up with ways to motivate older adults to stay active and benefit from healthier...

2014-08-21 08:35:12

Windows Phone and TracFone services will connect data, devices and people to drive better patient engagement and health outcomes in a HIPAA-enabled environment. REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. and TracFone Wireless on Thursday announced a collaboration that will bring the benefits of smartphone technology and services to underserved and high-risk populations through a new mobile health management solution offered through providers and insurers. This...

2014-08-21 08:31:11

Eating almonds improved participants' serum fatty acid profiles and reduced their estimated 10-year heart disease risk score MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that participants who ate almonds as part of a heart-healthy diet significantly improved certain factors associated with heart disease risk.[i] Researchers estimated that for every 30 grams increase (approximately 1 ounce) of almonds consumed daily...

2014-08-21 08:29:10

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armada Health Care (Armada), the nation's largest specialty pharmacy group purchasing organization (GPO), is pleased to announce an agreement with Aurora Health Care (Aurora) to collaborate on a host of innovative specialty pharmacy patient program offerings. The new relationship will help Aurora deliver enhanced therapy management services to specialty patients via Armada's proprietary ReachRx Online Therapy Management (OTM) system....

2014-08-21 08:28:59

Company Reported a 3.214% Annual Three-Year Growth Rate - Ranked 17th Among Top Health Companies RESTON, Va., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- hCentive, the leader in ACA health insurance exchange technology, announced today it placed 117(th) on the influential 2014 Inc. 500, an annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. In addition, hCentive also ranks as the #7 company in Virginia and #17 in Top Health Companies. hCentive offers a range of technology...

2014-08-21 08:28:55

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare organizations seeking help with ICD-10 preparation, can find the necessary expertise with HFS Consultants' (HFS) highly regarded AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS trainers. HFS, a management, financial, operational, regulatory, and strategic planning healthcare consulting company, offers extensive ICD-10 industry knowledge and has participated in the development of ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation plans for several providers. HFS's AHIMA...


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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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