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2014-07-30 20:23:02

Dr. Michael Farzam's House Call Doctor Los Angeles is part of highly cost effective cost-effective healthcare model LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For those who aren't comfortable with the crowds and impersonal, rushed medical care found at the average walk in clinic in Los Angeles, Dr. Michael Farzam and his team at House Call Doctor Los Angeles offer a welcome alternative that's also saving patients money in numerous ways. As CEO and founder of the one-of-a-kind practice, Dr....

2014-07-30 16:30:15

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The medical malpractice insurance industry and hospitals are the biggest force bankrolling the campaign against a patient safety initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot, pumping in more than two-thirds of the $41 million war chest amassed by Proposition 46 foes, according to campaign finance disclosure documents. After profiting wildly for years from unreasonably costly rates, medical malpractice insurers have contributed nearly half of...

2014-07-30 16:29:54

New Offerings Enhance Company's Suite of Services in the Skincare Aesthetics Category FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Laser Skincare announced today that it is introducing a full assortment of Envy Medical products and treatments to clinics in North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin. The additions to the portfolio include the SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® System, Lumixyl® Brightening System, and ClarityMD(TM) Acne Solution. These products and treatments are...

2014-07-30 16:29:52

New Offerings Enhance Company's Suite of Services in the Skincare Aesthetics Category FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Laser Skincare announced today that it is introducing a full assortment of Envy Medical products and treatments to clinics in five major California-based markets, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno and Santa Barbara. The additions to the portfolio include the SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® System, Lumixyl®...

2014-07-30 16:29:33

LEXINGTON, Mass., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synageva BioPharma Corp. ("Synageva") (NASDAQ: GEVA), a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, today reported second quarter 2014 financial results, and provided other business updates. Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results For the quarter ended June 30, 2014, Synageva reported a net loss of $50.2 million compared to a net loss of $22.1 million for the corresponding quarter of the prior year....

2014-07-30 16:29:12

AMCP was one of ten national pharmacy groups that developed document ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) last evening expressed support for the "Pharmacists' Patient Care Process" recently developed by the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP). As a JCPP member, AMCP worked with other member organizations over a two-year period to develop a scalable, viable and consistent patient...

2014-07-30 16:29:10

For Accelerated Approval of Therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the 106,782 signatures collected through TheRacetoYes.Org petition urging the "FDA to Say Yes to Accelerated Approval for safe, effective therapies for children with Duchenne" muscular dystrophy, the White House issued a statement yesterday by Janet Woodcock, Director, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The Race to Yes organizers expressed...

2014-07-30 16:28:55

-- JDRF Calls for CGM Medicare Coverage to Help Improve Health Outcomes Among Seniors with T1D and Advance an Artificial Pancreas -- WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, introduced legislation to ensure that seniors with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are Medicare eligible have access to continuous glucose monitors (CGM) as prescribed by their physicians. The...

2014-07-30 16:28:52

NAPLES, Fla., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Fallon and Fedor Steer, AKA CareFit, announce their first Open Enrollment in search of the best caregivers in Collier and Lee counties to join their e-portfolio caregiving program. The details for Open Enrollment are: Where: Strand Executive Center, 5621 Strand Blvd., Ste. 104, Naples Day: Saturday, August 9 Time: 9 AM - NOON RSVP: Call (239) 213-8545 or email mfallon@carefitnaples.com Homecare professionals...

2014-07-30 16:28:50

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telligen, Inc., a leader in population health management solutions, has been awarded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract for the states of Iowa, Illinois and Colorado. Charged with overseeing quality improvement efforts in these states, Telligen will support CMS' new approach to improving care for beneficiaries, families and caregivers. "This...


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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