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2014-10-23 08:33:55

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ndd Medical Technologies, a leader in innovative, mobile pulmonary function testing (PFT) technology is donating EasyOne Plus® devices for an October 27 free screening during Austin Lung Health Day. Nearly one in ten Austin, Texas residents have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the same number may be undiagnosed, based on national averages. COPD is the 3(rd) leading cause of death in the U.S. The...

2014-10-23 08:32:03

Appointment reinforces organization's commitment to the development of a sustainable, open health data ecosystem WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Data Consortium (HDC) announced today the appointment of Christopher Boone, Ph.D., as its new executive director effective November 3. Dr. Boone is a recognized expert in health systems design, health informatics, health IT policy, and the use of health data to improve health outcomes. Throughout his career, he has applied...

2014-10-23 08:31:11

Oakstone's Personal Best® wellness publications take home awards in recognition of excellence in promoting consumer health BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakstone, one of the foremost providers of unbiased multimedia educational programs for healthcare providers as well as corporate health and wellness communication tools, announced that two of its Personal Best® publications were honored for excellence by the National Health Information Awards. In NHIA's Health...

2014-10-22 23:14:46

Skilled Care Pharmacy and Assurex Health announced a new strategic partnership in which Skilled Care Pharmacy’s consultant pharmacists will be able to provide important clinical information to its healthcare customers across the Midwest with the Assurex Health GeneSight® genetic test. Mason, Ohio (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Skilled Care Pharmacy, a medical dispensing and pharmaceutical consulting company, and Assurex Health, the leader in neuropsychiatric pharmacogenomics, today...

2014-10-22 23:14:32

Livermore, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Darcio Lira Martial Arts has announced an upcoming autism awareness event, Tap Out Autism. The event will be part of the new facility’s grand opening, and the day will include a celebration of martial arts with proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. Tap Out Autism will feature some of today’s world leaders in martial arts, including UFC’s Michael McDonald and former UFC fighter Carlos Rocha. Admission is free, and guests will be able to visit...

2014-10-22 23:14:31

All Botanical’s brand offers multiple health benefits from nature’s nutritional powerhouse Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Your workout can now get an extra edge thanks to hemp, a trusted nutritional supplement. Hemp is prominently featured in Green Magic’s line of fitness products, which are now available for purchase on Amazon.com, the world’s largest online marketplace. "When you make hemp products, the idea is to combine all the best elements of the plant and the...

2014-10-22 23:14:20

Food start-up launching Kickstarter campaign to make bars free of corn, wheat, dairy, soy, and low in FODMAPs. FODMAPs are carbohydrates found in common foods, shown to trigger GI symptoms for many people with IBS. Camano Island, WA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 “Love Your Guts.” That’s the slogan of Nicer Foods, a new company that creates food products for people with sensitive digestive systems. Founded by Kate and Jesse Watson, the company’s first product is a unique protein bar...

2014-10-22 23:14:06

HHS selects BloodHub to provide infrastructure and technical capabilities for real time, end-to-end blood inventory visibility. Goals include demonstrating the feasibility of real time blood inventory on a regional basis for disaster preparedness and response. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently selected BloodHub to develop the infrastructure needed to capture, calculate, and communicate real time blood and blood...

2014-10-22 23:13:59

MassageTherapyOnline.com, the first e-learning platform specifically designed for entry- level massage therapy education, is announcing the launch of its fully hosted online massage therapy courses for proprietary schools, community colleges and universities. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 MassageTherapyOnline.com's online entry-level massage therapy courses for aspiring massage therapists are now available for schools nationwide. The programs are designed to help schools...

2014-10-22 23:12:48

Non-profit program offers a birth keepsake and conscious parenting tool as a hospital take-home gift for new mothers. Welcome to the World is designed to encourage parents to nurture the gifts in their children and help build their self worth. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The Twelve Gifts of Birth Foundation has announced a Welcome to the World project that provides a birth keepsake and conscious parenting tool as a hospital take-home gift for new mothers. “The first...


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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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin