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2014-08-20 08:28:24

Nicole Reichenbach climbs in honor of her father who moved mountains for her family and lost his life to stomach cancer NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicole Reichenbach, New York Chapter President of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF), will climb Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday, August 21, 2014, in honor of her father who passed away from gastric cancer. She is fundraising for Debbie's Dream Foundation that is a nonprofit organization that raises...

2014-08-20 08:27:57

Be Joint Smart to educate roughly 43,500 local residents with PsA about their disease PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're one of the roughly 43,500 D.C. metro residents struggling with pain from psoriatic arthritis (PsA)--an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and tendons--learn to control your condition with Be Joint Smart, a free psoriatic arthritis program presented by the National Psoriasis Foundation, at...

2014-08-20 08:27:50

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Easy Breathe, the fastest growing online sleep apnea shopping destination, today announced that its "Easy Blog" - has received more than 4.5 million unique page views since the start of the year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140307/LA78920LOGO "We are thrilled that so many people are finding our blog and reading our articles," said Nick Weiss, CEO of Easy Breathe. "We're committed to making sleep apnea more widely known and hope that people...

2014-08-20 08:27:45

Key Factors Include Staying Safe, Being Active and Eating Well BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale understands the importance for seniors to maintain and maximize their independence as they age. There comes a time when seniors look to others, including their adult children, for guidance and support, and Brookdale is here to help find solutions to the needs in their lives. There are a few key things seniors can do to help keep themselves independent for as long...

2014-08-20 08:27:43

WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Century Health (NCH) and Cigna HealthCare of Arizona today announced an alliance focused on delivering quality care related to cancer. Cigna customers covered under Arizona Medicare Advantage plans who receive care through the Cigna Medical Group (CMG) are included in this new program with NCH. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120116/CG35564LOGO "Customers belong at the center of a health system that promotes quality and...

2014-08-19 23:14:44

Whether it’s for sports or looks, there are a lot of men out there who are hoping this school year holds new and exciting adventures with a new body. Even if wanting to gain weight and muscle mass or overcoming a bulking plateau, CB-1 Weight Gainer offers these four tips to help men bulk up. Orem, UT (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Whether it’s for sports or looks, there are a lot of men out there who are hoping this school year holds new and exciting adventures with a new body. Even if...

2014-08-19 23:14:40

Voyance’s National APEX Quality Award recognizes outstanding healthcare organizations that have demonstrated the highest level of excellence in patient satisfaction and overall care. The 2013/2014 winners include ambulatory surgery centers, catheterization laboratories, diagnostic imaging centers, endoscopy centers, hospitals, physician practices, and therapy and rehabilitation centers. Branford, CT (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Voyance is very excited to announce the healthcare industry’s...

2014-08-19 23:14:26

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members, to call them at 866-714-6466 for an incredibly vital service that includes information for families on how to have the difficult conversation with a loved one recently diagnosed with mesothelioma. As the Center would like to explain it is also incredibly important to have one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys working in behalf of the victim, when it comes to...

2014-08-19 23:14:25

MMTR Health Inc. announced today its brand name has officially changed to MMTR Physiotherapy. The new name has sparked an abundance of change for the clinic, including a new logo, slogan and website. Guelph, Ontario (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The rebranding effort was initiated after the recent split from MyoWorx® in early June. MMTR Physiotherapy remains the primary research center for MyoWorx®, and the distinguished treatment for concussion and chronic pain or disabilities,...

2014-08-19 23:14:11

From Aprilaire, the leaders in indoor air comfort: As fall approaches, try these 3 easy tips for reducing the symptoms of ragweed allergies without taking more medicine. Madsion, WI (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 In 2014, many allergy sufferers will try and meet the longer ragweed season with a new arsenal of products to relieve their sneezing, itching and coughing. And one of these wonder products won’t come from the pharmacy but the farmers market, as people turn to locally produced honey...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.