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2014-10-21 16:28:20

Elite designation given for excellence in patient care, nursing practices HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) today announced that it has achieved one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can receive - Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153487LOGO Magnet recognition...

2014-10-21 16:28:18

Survey of Registered Nurses Shows Widespread Need for More Planning & Training SEATTLE, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a recent survey of registered nurses in Washington, the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) is calling on hospitals to take urgent action on four key priority issues to ensure the safety of health care workers, patients and the public. WSNA is advocating for increased training of health care workers, adequate protection of health care workers,...

2014-10-21 16:28:12

The American Optometric Association reminds patients that yearly, comprehensive eye exams remain a critical pathway to eye and vision health ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early symptoms of diabetic eye and vision disorders are often subtle or unnoticed, but new technology, coupled with yearly, comprehensive eye exams, are improving patient outcomes and leading to earlier detection of eye diseases, including those associated with diabetes, which now affects 29 million...

2014-10-21 16:28:11

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 The following statement was issued today by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO of the California Hospital Association, Tricia Hunter, Executive Director of the American Nurses Association-California, and Pat McFarland, CEO of the Association of California Nurse Leaders: "The California Hospital Association, the Association of California Nurse Leaders, American Nurses Association-California, and other professional health care organizations, are working to...

2014-10-21 16:28:08

MIAMI, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Floridians get set to hit the polls on Nov. 4 and decide the fate of legalizing medical marijuana in this state, another debate is brewing: do the benefits of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain outweigh the risks? According to a recent survey conducted online in October by Harris Poll on behalf of Miami Jewish Health Systems among over 2,000 adults, two out of three Americans - some 68% - believe that yes, the benefits of using medical...

2014-10-21 16:27:58

Today's series covers Dr. Yessenia Candelaria, Arrested While High on Drugs She Had Taken from Her Practice SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on complaints that Dr. Candelaria was providing anesthesia in her husband's office without the requisite training, the Medical Board opened an investigation. The investigation uncovered an instance in which allegedly "Dr. Candelaria was administering anesthesia (believed to be Demerol) intravenously to a patient...

2014-10-21 16:27:47

LONDON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive SummaryChina's regulatory framework for medical devices is undergoing radical changes. The country's new leaders have recognized that the regulations for supervision and administration of medical devices are far from perfect along with rapid population growth and thriving economy over the past 30 years. Chinese state council issued the latest "Regulations for the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices" on February 12, 2014,...

2014-10-21 16:27:42

Waterproof Boots and Shoes Made in the USA LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today, Sloggers® U.S.A. announced their involvement with City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases, by sponsoring the institution's 5k walk, Walk for Hope, which supports women's cancers and cures. Walk for Hope is City of Hope's largest event with over 10,000 walkers in attendance annually. This year's 18(th) annual 5k...

2014-10-21 16:26:03

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month, the Lewy Body Dementia Association proudly unveils, "The Profiles of LBD," a portrait series of families living with the disease. Taken by world-renowned professional photographer, Robert Whitman, the series encapsulates the love between those afflicted with LBD and their caregivers, despite the struggles they face together every day managing a relatively unknown, yet very common,...

2014-10-21 16:22:55

GRINNELL, Iowa and SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is engaged with Olin Brass in a comprehensive clinical trial to test the impact of Olin Brass' CuVerro® solid copper alloy products. CuVerro is a bactericidal touch surface that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria* within two hours of contact. As an EPA-registered copper alloy surface, the properties of CuVerro® have been proven effective 24/7--continuously killing infectious...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.