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2014-04-15 08:31:08

Healthcare organizations in the US are now able to deploy Anoto Live(TM) Forms either on premise or as a hosted solution by Anoto, Inc. WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anoto, a global leader in digital writing solutions, today announced that it has achieved compliancy for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Anoto is now qualified to offer Anoto Live(TM) forms as a hosted or locally installed solution to the US healthcare market....

2014-04-15 08:30:59

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles endodontist, Dr. Payman Kakoli, offers emergency root canal treatments. A toothache may not sound like an emergency, but throbbing pain that worsens at night or that is accompanied by swelling, a bad taste, heightened sensitivity or other symptoms can indicate the need for an emergency root canal. About Dr. Payman Kakoli, Endodontics Expert Dr. Payman Kakoli is a premier root canal doctor. He attended the University of...

2014-04-15 08:30:49

Continued dialogue needed to make a tangible difference OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, reaffirmed her commitment to tackle the growing problem of prescription drug abuse head on. The Government of Canada will continue to work with groups like the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, different levels of government, doctors, pharmacists, First Nations representatives, law enforcement and addictions specialists to help combat...

2014-04-15 08:30:33

Paladin Medical Products LLC, announces new patent pending enhancements to it's "Fairfield" style Evolution Equipment Rail and new Snap Action Adapters for optimum infection control support in clinical environments. OAKLAND, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paladin Medical Products LLC. (Paladin) now offers an Anti-Microbial Finish (AMF) on all equipment, rail and head-wall products. Paladin has also embedded anti-microbial properties in its new lightweight plastic adapter,...

2014-04-15 08:30:30

New technology provides safe, fast, and effective disinfection of mobile computing devices in effort to reduce prevalence of hospital-acquired infections CLEVELAND, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daylight Medical, manufacturer and provider of innovative medical products, is pleased to announce its rollout of SKY 6Xi, disinfection technology for mobile devices. SKY 6Xi uses high intensity (254 nanometer wavelength) ultraviolet light in the "C" spectrum (UVC) at close proximity to...

2014-04-15 08:30:20

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP), an emerging biotechnology company, announced today that positive results from a study conducted at Nova Southeastern University were presented recently at the Frontiers in Oral Medicine 2014 conference, hosted by the American Academy of Oral Medicine, in Orlando, Florida. The poster, entitled "Effectiveness of a Polymer-Based Muco-Adhesive (MuGard(®)) in the Healing of Oral Ulcers in Erosive Lichen...

2014-04-15 08:30:05

LONDON, ON, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Nurse Practitioner, Practice Integration Outcomes Study releases study findings. The aim of this study is to foster a greater understanding of the nurse practitioners' practices in Ontario that contribute to interprofessional collaboration among nurses, doctors, and other providers for the purpose of providing high quality, timely and safe care to hospitalized patients and long term care residents. "The study elicited some very interesting information on...

2014-04-15 08:29:52

LAKE MARY, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Access MediQuip, the nation's largest and leading innovator in surgical and implant management solutions, today announced an agreement with Osler Health IPA/Osler Health Management to provide quality-driven surgical bundles and pay-for-performance programs. The surgical bundle will be coordinated via Osler's national primary-care driven independent practice association (IPA) and delivered to Osler's growing surgical network. Osler is...

2014-04-15 08:29:48

PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohera Medical, Inc.®, a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, announced today that the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Daly, has been appointed to the Advanced Medical Technology Association's (AdvaMed) Board of Directors. AdvaMed is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around...

2014-04-15 08:29:08

Technology will support Lahey Accountable Care Organization (ACO) through patient engagement, quality improvement, data integration DALLAS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phytel announced today that Lahey Health has selected the company's comprehensive, Web-based population health and population engagement platform to help keep patients healthy, minimize expense and drive better outcomes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140219/MM68312LOGO Phytel's technology is used by hundreds of large...


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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