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2014-10-29 12:29:06

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmacy quality improvement experts at IPRO have created and field tested a unique audit tool aimed at reducing anticoagulant-related adverse drug events (ADEs) during care transitions. National estimates suggest that ADEs account for 700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations annually, and The Department of Health and Human Services' recently released National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event...

2014-10-29 12:29:04

Pioneers in aromatherapy and organic cosmetics products advance holistic care to manage kids' pain MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Horst Rechelbacher, the late cosmetics entrepreneur and founder of Aveda Corp. and Intelligent Nutrients, and his wife and business partner Kiran Stordalen, have given $1.5 million to expand Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's internationally-recognized Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine program into a new...

2014-10-29 12:28:59

Following the lead of state Medicaid programs could curb prescription drug abuse in Medicare DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Limiting drug-abusing patients to one doctor and one pharmacy for pain medication prescriptions could be the solution to Medicare drug abuse and some forms of fraud, according to a new report from National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140620/119718 "When Congress passed the Medicare Part D...

2014-10-29 12:28:56

A recent USA today article highlighted the reduction of prescription drug deaths and habitual users in recent years, prompting Novus Medical Detox to say the article sheds light on the positive effect of comprehensive drug education combined with steadfast activism. NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to a report released in early October by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in 2012, the latest year data are available, the number of...

2014-10-29 12:26:18

JNC is the Bleeding Disorders Community's Original Golf and Baseball Competition for Kids with Hemophilia and/or von Willebrand disease (VWD) and Their Families PHOENIX, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring announced that William McCarthy from the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation and Nicholas Cleghorn from the Bleeding Disorders Advocacy Network are the national winners of the 2014 Gettin' in the Game(SM) Junior National Championship (JNC)...

2014-10-29 12:26:16

The November Issue of Food Nutrition & Science Investigates Ebola and Cocoa Exports, Caffeine in Children, Part Two of GMO Analysis, and more. SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current Ebola outbreak is the largest in history, but the disease has not effected cocoa supply according to experts and featured in the November issue of Food Nutrition & Science. West Africa is the world's largest producer of cocoa beans with an estimated 73% of the world's beans...

2014-10-29 12:24:18

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UCF College of Medicine received a $1 million donation Tuesday from the Harmony Institute to research whether living in a community that encourages interaction between residents, animals and nature improves public health. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155226 The Harmony Institute inspired the creation of the town of Harmony in Osceola County in 1998 as a master planned community designed to accommodate and encourage...

2014-10-29 12:23:19

HAMBURG, Germany, October 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - The largest project of its kind in Europe and USA Copper has been shown to have antimicrobial properties and significantly reduce dangerous germs such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. Door handles are the most commonly used contact surfaces in hospitals. A recent on-site random sampling of these new door handles made from solid cast-copper alloys has shown that up to two-thirds reduction in germs is possible. This is...

2014-10-29 08:35:12

New SIM-P(TM) Monitor in Headbands and Skullcaps Count and Score Impacts During Play NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triax Technologies Inc today announced that they have teamed with Abby Wambach, U.S. Women's National Team and all-time high-goal scorer known for her spectacular headers, to launch the SIM-P(TM) (Smart Impact Monitor) to support long-term player health and safety. As the first device of its kind to earn the Hit Count® certification in all sports...

2014-10-29 08:35:03

Community expected to turn out in force to air concerns, learn how to mobilize to oppose dangerous changes to how patient care is delivered LEOMINSTER, Mass., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of trying to fight off dangerous cuts to both staff and patient care services at Leominster Hospital, the registered nurses working there, who are affiliated with the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU) along with concerned community members...


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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