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2011-05-16 17:22:30

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), along with clinicians from Boston Medical Center (BMC), have found gastroenterologist knowledge of the appropriate immunizations to recommend to the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patient is limited. These findings, which currently appear on-line in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, may be the primary reason why the majority of gastroenterologists believe that the primary care provider (PCP) should be responsible for vaccinations....

2011-01-25 15:30:27

A new study led by researchers at the Children's Outcomes Research (COR) Program at The Children's Hospital and Colorado Health Outcomes Program (COHO) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine explores the barriers, facilitators and alternative approaches to providers sending reminder notices for immunization using a statewide immunization registry. Reminder or recall messages, usually in the form of postcards, letters, or phone calls, have long been regarded as an effective way...

2010-11-05 07:24:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, November 5th, MediaPlanet published one of the largest Vaccines and Immunizations reports distributed to millions. By teaming up with Amanda Peet, actress and spokesperson for baby vaccinations, this report creates awareness of and action for the need to immunize. 1.4 million deaths among children under the age of 5 were due to diseases that could have been prevented by routine vaccinations, and the lack of re-vaccination is the number...

2010-10-27 12:30:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina's public health professionals today were honored with GlaxoSmithKline Child Health Recognition Awards for improving children's health through a variety of programs, including school health nurses, nutrition education, immunizations and better access to care for at-risk families. All nominees were recognized and winners announced at an awards ceremony in Wilmington during the North Carolina Public Health Association's annual...

2010-09-14 12:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- School may have just started, but are your students already behind on their exams? An essential, but often overlooked, part of the back-to-school season are trips to the doctor, dentist and optometrist for routine health exams to ensure students can see the blackboard, their teeth are healthy, and their immunizations are up-to-date. That's why Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) is reinforcing the importance of parents talking with their child's...

2010-09-02 16:58:00

S. PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As many children head back to school this fall, are they truly prepared for what lies ahead? With a few simple medical exams; Maine's school-age children will be armed with the tools they need to have a healthier school year. The exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office, and should take place before or shortly after the start of the new school year, and include a routine doctor's exam to confirm that all...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Health Systems (MHS) today announced it will launch its annual influenza vaccination program on October 1 and will offer flu shots nationwide through more than 30,000 clinics. "Influenza immunizations are the best way to prevent illness and subsequent medical problems caused by influenza in people of all ages," said Dr. W. John Langley, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer for Maxim Healthcare Services. "We believe that everyone who can, should...

2010-08-27 16:06:00

MANCHESTER, N.H., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With the back to school shopping season in full swing, it is also important to arm area children and teens with other tools they need to have a good school year- like medical exams. These are critical to good health and should take place before or shortly after the start of the new school year, and include a routine doctor's exam to confirm that all immunizations are up-to-date, a dental check-up, and a vision exam. Richard Lafleur, medical...

2010-08-26 11:07:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, but are they truly prepared for what lies ahead? With a few simple medical exams, Virginia's school-age children will be armed with the tools they need to enjoy a healthy school year. The exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office, and should take place before or shortly after the start of the new school year, and include a routine...

2010-08-17 15:30:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, or just heading back to school, but are they truly prepared for what lies ahead? Don't fret, with a few simple medical exams, California's school-age children will be armed with the tools they need to have a more healthy school year. The exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office, and should take place before or shortly after the...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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