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2014-10-23 23:00:48

Halcyon marks fifth acquisition and adds seven locations. ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Halcyon Healthcare, a portfolio company of Health Evolution Partners (HEP), and parent company to Halcyon Hospice, has acquired Community Hospice of Mississippi, headquartered in Tupelo, MS. Community Hospice was founded by the brother and sister team of Charles “Buck” Boatner and his sister Marilyn Hicks, and has seven locations throughout the state of Mississippi. Locations include...

2014-10-23 23:00:36

To help kick off November as Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is teaming with the Maryland Zoo to host the Baltimore Walk for Hope on November 2. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) refers to high blood pressure in the lungs making it difficult for a patient to receive oxygen and forces the heart to work harder, often resulting in right hear failure. Without treatment, patients with PH are expected to live only 2-3 years. Silver Spring, Md....

2014-10-23 20:29:41

TauRx Chairman Prof. Claude Wischik brings a clinical trial opportunity directly to caregivers and patients at breakfast event PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MediciGlobal, a global leader in patient recruitment and retention for clinical trials, is supporting TauRx Therapeutics' Phase III clinical trial for behavioral variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD) by informing caregivers and patients about a "Meet the Experts" breakfast on Friday, October 24th, to...

2014-10-23 20:29:39

Bariatric surgery performed under the expert care of Dr. Michael Feiz provides the results that save and transform lives. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's very well known by now that comedian and talk show star Rosie O'Donnell has lost more than fifty pounds thanks to bariatric surgery and absolutely glows with her new slimmed downed look. What many people missed, however, was the fact that Ms. O'Donnell has been very vocal about the fact that her decision to undergo a...

2014-10-23 20:29:36

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study published today in the journal Diabetes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The study included data from more than 2 million children and adolescents living in diverse geographic regions of the United States. Within this population,...

2014-10-23 20:29:30

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published today in Diabetes Care. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Based on long-term research that included a multi-ethnic cohort of 421 girls and their mothers (all members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California), the study is...

2014-10-23 20:29:28

GAINESVILLE, Ga., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Georgia jury on Oct. 21 awarded $8.45 million to a severely injured boy, finding staff at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center failed to follow medical standards of care during his delivery in 2008. Jakob Medley, now 5, waited eight minutes for the breathing tube he desperately needed when he was delivered because the hospital's neonatal resuscitation team was busy and back-up help wasn't called, according to court documents....

2014-10-23 16:28:26

LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Blood Processing Supplies and Equipment in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Blood Administration Sets, Blood Bank Freezers, Blood Bank Refrigerators, Blood Cell Processors, Blood Cell Washer Bags, Blood Collection Needles, Blood Collection & Micro Collector, Blood Collection Tube Adapter, Blood Donor Sets, Blood Filters, Blood Grouping Analyzers, Blood Lancets, Blood Sample...

2014-10-23 16:21:07

ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LogistiCare recently became the first and only manager of non-emergency medical transportation to earn nationally-recognized URAC accreditation for quality in all of its operations. To federal and state governments and managed care organizations, the accreditation assures that healthcare partners meet rigorous standards for operational integrity, consumer protection and patient engagement. "LogistiCare should be commended for meeting strict...

2014-10-23 12:30:17

Experience "The Science of Medicine, the Art of Healing" PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Join the #1-ranked acupuncture school in the country as we invite you to our clinic and college open house. On Friday, October 24, the nation will celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day (AOM Day). In honor of this celebration, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), located at 75 NW Couch Street in Portland, Oregon, will be opening our doors to the public from 10:00 AM to...


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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  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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