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2014-08-19 16:29:01

Company strives to provide most effective nutrition and personal care products possible for gluten intolerant at the speed of mobile. BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- mShopper®, a world-leading mobile commerce platform provider, today announced that Gluten Free Therapeutics(TM) will be offering a mobile channel for the rapid relief of gluten sufferers. Designed for ordering high quality supplements at any time and from any mobile device, Gluten Free Therapeutics will be...

2014-08-19 16:28:55

Founded the nonprofit organization with strict conflict-of-interest rules to ensure independence and trust PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, sadly announces the death of its founder and president emeritus, Joel J. Nobel, MD. Dr. Nobel founded ECRI Institute in 1968 with a mission to improve the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. He...

2014-08-19 16:27:55

IDF Medical Advisory Committee member Jennifer Puck, MD, is the senior author TOWSON, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) applauds a new study published August 19, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that underscores the importance of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), also known as Bubble Boy disease. Jennifer M. Puck, MD, senior author of the study and a renowned SCID expert, is also a member of...

2014-08-19 16:25:41

CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the rising numbers of ACL injuries sustained by athletes of all ages, Accelerated Physical Therapy is now offering a complimentary ACL injury screen to help determine if an athlete is at risk for sustaining an ACL strain or tear. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120118/CG37630LOGO The 30-minute assessment is performed by a highly trained physical therapist specializing in preventing and treating ACL injuries, including strains and tears. The...

2014-08-19 16:24:08

The brand campaign "Healthy Living at Home," emphasizes the health benefits that are possible with a steam shower. SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --10 years ago, Ariel Bath was the first American brand to bring modular, computerized steam shower systems to the United States. Currently, Ariel is the leading brand of these systems; in comparison to other brands, Ariel is in the most markets and offers exceptional quality, brand reputation, craftsmanship and customer...

2014-08-19 12:29:20

Magnet® recognizes top eight percent of hospitals nationwide and is proven indicator of better patient outcomes BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center announced today it has received the prestigious designation as a Magnet® hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the second consecutive time. The Magnet Recognition Program® identifies healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in...

2014-08-19 12:29:09

Dr. Joseph Boscarino's research into disease that claimed his brother a major breakthrough DANVILLE, Pa., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Geisinger researcher on a personal crusade against hepatitis C has been nominated for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) award recognizing his unprecedented approach to addressing a major public health concern. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140819/137456 Joseph Boscarino, Ph.D. MPH, senior scientist, Geisinger...

2014-08-19 12:29:07

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Fragile X Foundation (NFXF), the world's leading advocacy organization for people affected by all Fragile X-associated Disorders, has named Tony Ferlenda as chief executive officer. He will begin on August 25, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/137119 Ferlenda has more than 23 years of progressive experience in nonprofit leadership roles. He previously served as chief executive officer for...

2014-08-19 12:29:01

New respiratory therapy device uses sound waves at different frequencies to promote Airway Clearance Therapy (ACT). TUSCON, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westmed, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of medical devices used in respiratory therapy and anesthesia, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted it 510(k) clearance to market the company's Vibralung(®) Acoustical Percussor. The device is intended for use by...

2014-08-19 12:29:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Net Health, the leader in software solutions for specialized outpatient care, has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare for the year 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/135790 "We're very proud of our corporate culture," said Net Health CEO, Anthony Sanzo. "It is an honor to be named to this list, as it affirms our passion for creating a work environment where our employees can...


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.