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2014-09-29 12:30:24

2nd Annual Tower Lighting Ceremony at 6:45pm #NationsCapitalPINK WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's capital will be lit PINK by EBeauty Community and Georgetown Visitation's "Think Pink Society" on the eve of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Tuesday, September 30(th), at 6:45pm, the tower at 1625 I Street, located a block in front of the White House and one of the highest building elevations in the city, will be awash in pink lighting. It will stay...

2014-09-29 12:30:12

WINNIPEG, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Enteroviruses cause a wide range of illness; most are associated with the common cold, but others are associated with lower respiratory tract, skin and mucous membrane, and central nervous system diseases. Enterovirus- D68 (EV-D68) is a previously rare enterovirus that can cause mild to severe illness. EV-D68 is unusual in that it is more often associated with lower respiratory illness. The virus is spread person-to-person through contact with the...

2014-09-29 12:30:08

Report highlights impact of $1.9 billion investment in community benefit OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has recently released our annual Community Benefit Snapshot, a report detailing the organization's commitment to transforming how the world thinks about and delivers on health, and making health services accessible to all. The report highlights Kaiser Permanente's $1.9 billion investment in 2013, and how the organization supports people, health,...

2014-09-29 12:30:00

Historic First Annual Lighting Ceremony at 6:45pm #LightTimesSquarePink NEW YORK, Sept 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The billboards and electronic signs of New York's iconic Times Square will turn pink together for the first time on Wednesday, October 1(st), to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Culminating a day of events hosted by EBeauty.Com, a nonprofit wig exchange program for women undergoing cancer treatment, participating businesses will simultaneously showcase pink...

2014-09-29 12:29:41

DETROIT, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a two-year succession plan, Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, announced today that she will retire in December 2016 and the appointment of a new president for the health system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/148925 Wright L. Lassiter, III, currently CEO at Alameda Health System in Oakland, California, will begin his new role as president of Henry Ford Health System on Dec. 15. "It is very important...

2014-09-29 12:29:39

ATHOL, Mass., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an election held among the 47 registered nurses at Athol Hospital on Friday, RNs voted to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the state's largest union of RNs and health care professionals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO Athol Hospital RNs greeted the election results with cheers and hugs after the vote was tallied on Friday evening. The election was conducted at the...

2014-09-29 12:29:25

The foundation gift will enhance two vital life-saving services for the city, state and region. ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Marcus Foundation has awarded Grady Health System $30 million to help fund the expansion of the Grady Emergency Department and The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center. $20 million will go towards the construction of Grady's new $76 million Emergency Center. $10 million will be used to renovate existing hospital space to establish a...

2014-09-29 12:29:23

NORTHVALE, N.J., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. (OTCQB: ADMT) ADMT has announced that it has entered into an affiliation with Triotech Ventures, (triotechventures.com) ("Triotech") a technology consortium based in Cambridge, Massachusetts founded by Dr. Gianluca DeNovi, a recently appointed member of ADMT's Advisory Board. The mission of Triotech is to support foreign medical technology companies with specialized services and finances to assist such...

2014-09-29 12:29:15

RYE, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Curemark, a leading drug research and development company focused on the treatment of neurological and other diseases, is proud to announce that Dr. Joan Fallon, Founder and CEO, will receive Springboard Enterprises' Northstar Award, as recognition for her entrepreneurial leadership and achievements in autism research. Springboard Enterprises is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating high-growth women entrepreneurs' access to...

2014-09-29 12:29:04

Health Devices Achievement Award goes to Delaware health system for best practices in non-intensive-care cardiac telemetry management PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute is pleased to announce Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE, as the winner of its 9th Annual Health Devices Achievement Award. The award recognizes an outstanding initiative undertaken by an ECRI Institute member healthcare institution that improves patient safety, reduces...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'