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2014-09-30 23:02:17

Analysis Found only 86 Plans Meet CR Criteria YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 For the fifth year in a row, Consumer Reports published rankings of hundreds of health insurance plans across the United States to help consumers determine which ones may be best for them. New for 2014, Consumer Reports evaluated private (employer-based) plans in a category called “Avoiding Overuse” that looks at how well plans perform in key areas such as avoiding inappropriate use of antibiotics and...

2014-09-30 23:01:53

DailyGossip.org reviews the Pure Reiki Healing Mastery program, a new method developed by Owen Coleman and which promises to teach users how to master Reiki spiritual healing power. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Daily Gossip explains in its review that Reiki is a spiritual art that uses unique techniques to eliminate physical and mental stress. Reiki is considered to be a way to speed up the body’s internal healing system. The author of the new method claims that the...

2014-09-30 23:01:49

Receives Top Level 3 award by Washington D.C.-based National Committee for Quality Assurance. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ award measures the quality of evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 In today's world, consumers seeking quality medical health care face an ever changing landscape. Between hospital system mergers and acquisitions, Affordable Care Act insurance upheavals, new medical technology discoveries and...

2014-09-30 23:01:38

GeriJoy announced today the appointment of Kim V. Coleman, J.D., as an advisor to the GeriJoy executive team. Kim currently serves as Lead Deputy Public Guardian in Santa Clara County, CA. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Kim V. Coleman, J.D. coordinates financial and medical care of older adults with dementia and other major illnesses, and as Lead Deputy Public Guardian of Santa Clara County, California, she leads a team that handles the conservatorship needs of the...

2014-09-30 23:01:15

On September 26th, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) and its volunteers received media coverage to shed light on this deadly cancer. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 On September 26th, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) and its volunteers obtained media coverage of mesothelioma, its treatment, and the dire need of research. Several media outlets reported on this...

2014-09-30 23:01:12

After launching a successful product samples page on its website for consumers interested in trying their supplements, NutriGold now invites customers to try whole-food prenatal multivitamins completely free of charge. Orem, UT (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 To make it easy for new customers looking for a nutritional supplement brand they can trust, NutriGold is shipping complimentary samples of its prenatal multivitamins to consumers. A website has been set up to make taking advantage of...

2014-09-30 23:01:10

NutriGold was recently added to the approved products list for The Feingold Diet Program Food List & Shopping Guide. The program is designed to help children who suffer from food allergies to gain the essential nutrients they need by eliminating harmful additives and replacing them with similar foods that are free of those additives. Orem, UT (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Many people are aware of the physiological benefits that come from eating healthy food, but what most people don’t...

2014-09-30 20:23:13

OTTAWA, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our government's highest priority. Our expectation is that Health Canada uses the appropriate powers and tools at its disposal to help ensure that the drugs Canadians need meet the highest safety and quality standards. To that end, Health Canada has taken decisive action today to stop the import into Canada of all drug products from three plants in India. They are: -- Apotex Pharmachem India Pvt Ltd --...

2014-09-30 20:23:12

OTTAWA, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada took action today to stop the import of health products from the following sites in India: -- Apotex Pharmachem India Pvt Ltd (APIPL) -- Apotex Research Private Limited (ARPL) -- IPCA Laboratories The action applies to finished products from ARPL, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and products made with APIs from APIPL and IPCA. Health Canada has compiled an initial list of products affected by the import ban....

2014-09-30 20:23:00

In the news release, Comprehensive Study of Allergic Deaths in U.S. Finds Medications are Main Culprit, issued 30-Sep-2014 by Albert Einstein College of Medicine over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that data was missing from the fifth paragraph. It should now read: "Of the 2,458 deaths identified between 1999-2010, 1,446 were from medications. The culprit drugs were not specified in most of the cases (approximately 74 percent). However, among those with an identified...


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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