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2014-07-22 08:30:31

Accelerator Gives Capital Boost and High-Profile Mentoring to Health IT Startups NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York is at the forefront of the rapidly growing field of health information technology, thanks to a public-private partnership sponsored by the State of New York, the nonprofit New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC), and the Partnership Fund for New York City, the investment arm of the city's leading business organization. Today, this partnership announced the...

2014-07-22 08:29:10

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WiserTogether, Inc., which offers a healthcare information decision tool for consumers, announced today it was awarded full Health Content Provider accreditation from URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes healthcare excellence through its quality benchmarking programs. URAC accreditation is nationally recognized as a seal of approval for companies who have achieved a level of excellence and quality by adhering to the most...

2014-07-22 08:24:01

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized two UL battery safety standards as consensus standards for medical devices incorporating lithium or nickel-based batteries. The two standards are UL 2054 - Standard for Household and Commercial Batteries, and UL 1642 - Standard for Lithium Batteries (Cells)....

2014-07-22 04:21:22

- iPrEx OLE is the first PrEP demonstration project to report on its experience; results presented as a late-breaker at AIDS 2014, published in Lancet Infectious Diseases - MELBOURNE, Australia, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provides a high degree of protection against HIV infection, even for individuals who miss some daily doses, according to new data from iPrEx OLE, the first PrEP demonstration project to report outcomes. PrEP was...

2014-07-21 23:11:10

Every week the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives a phone call from a family member who suspected their loved one had mesothelioma but was never actually diagnosed, and as a result there was no compensation. If an individual had exposure to asbestos at work decades ago, the Center is urging the individual to tell their primary care physician so that annual medical tests can be done to check for tumors or masses in the lining of the lungs. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com (PRWEB) July...

2014-07-21 23:11:09

Doctor Mike Hamilton from Inception Chiropractic Websites recently announced the release of 65 chiropractic marketing ideas to the profession. Green Bay, WI (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Many small business owners, including chiropractors, are working harder than ever to make ends meet. As our healthcare system changes, and insurance companies reduce reimbursements, chiropractors are having to work harder on chiropractic marketing. Doctor Mike Hamilton has released a series of free marketing...

2014-07-21 23:10:40

Physicians attending the annual MCEP Assembly will learn how Medical Scribe Systems improves revenue cycle and patient satisfaction scores. El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Physicians will have the opportunity to learn how medical scribes improve revenue and patient satisfaction at the MCEP Assembly on Mackinac Island, July 27-30. Medical Scribe Systems (MSS), the nation’s leading provider of scribe programs specializing in revenue cycle enhancement, will be at Booth #12 to address...

2014-07-21 23:09:48

Dry needling is a procedure where physical therapists insert a needle into a muscle to help alleviate pain and treat a variety of conditions. Newport News, Va. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Tidewater Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that 14 of its clinicians have earned their dry needling certification and the innovative treatment for pain is now being offered in 11 of its clinics from Virginia Beach to Richmond. “Having so many of our clinicians earn this certification and being able...

2014-07-21 23:08:43

Thousand Oaks dentist Dr. Saj Jivraj, Founder of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Woodland Hills and Oxnard, Calif., recently returned from his time as a featured speaker at the Nobel Biocare World Symposium in Marina Del Rey, Calif. The Woodland Hills permanent teeth in one day expert, award-winning prosthodontist and international speaker presented on the permanent teeth in one day dental procedure on Friday. Oxnard, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Thousand Oaks dentist Dr. Saj Jivraj,...

2014-07-21 23:08:41

A recent study covered in Scientific America spotlights how certain music can be used to alter how the brain processes data. From the theme to ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,’ various cord combinations were shown to expand the ways people approach problem solving and Dr. Grewal, Ace Medical Group Doctor talks about brain healthy exercise. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Dr. Sandeep Grewal, a board certified Internal medicine physician, has been...


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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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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