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2014-09-16 12:30:53

The Company's Growth Necessitates Additional Space and Staff to Facilitate Product Development and Service Customers Nationwide BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QPID Health, a leader in clinical intelligence software, today announced a move to new headquarters in Boston and their first West Coast location in San Diego. The new headquarters will be at 175 Franklin Street in Boston, and will house product development, engineering, operations and marketing teams. QPID Health's...

2014-09-11 12:26:51

Provider coalition including Atrius Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health System, Mt. Auburn Hospital and Tufts Medical Center details concerns in Superior Court filing BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of nonprofit hospitals and physician groups is urging a Suffolk Superior Court judge to reject a proposed settlement between the Attorney General's Office and Partners HealthCare System, Inc. (Partners) that would allow Partners,...

Training Your Brain To Prefer Foods That Are Healthier
2014-09-03 03:38:18

Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus Boston researchers see benefit from behavioral weight loss program designed to curb food addiction It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Published online today in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes,...

2014-08-27 23:14:45

B-BIC announces its first two DRIVE grant recipients: Seemantini Nadkarni, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital for continued development of a low-cost, bed-side blood sensor; Jonathan Thon, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Joseph Italiano, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Associate Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for...

2014-08-27 23:12:26

John Parrish, MD, and CEO of CIMIT, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award at the annual Military Health Systems Research Symposium (MHSRS) for his exceptionally meritorious career in military health system research. BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 John Parrish, MD, and CEO of CIMIT, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award at the annual Military Health Systems Research Symposium (MHSRS) for his contributions to military medicine. Colonel Dallas Hack and Rear Admiral Bruce...

2014-08-26 12:28:43

SHANGHAI, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global design and architecture firm NBBJ announced today the expansion of its healthcare planning and design services into China. Principal Rudy Widjaja will lead planning and design teams from NBBJ's Shanghai office, where he will draw on his experience with healthcare clients in China, Taiwan, Korea and the United States, as well as the firm's global network of healthcare experts. The launch of NBBJ's China healthcare practice comes at a...

2014-07-22 16:27:10

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston received the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The award was presented July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-15 04:21:19

Mayo Clinic Is No. 1 on the Honor Roll WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report today released the 25th edition of the annual Best Hospitals rankings, freely available at usnews.com. Best Hospitals includes key information on nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. For the first time, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, claimed the No. 1 spot on the Honor Roll, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Memorial Sloan Kettering...

2014-07-03 23:01:54

Harbor Village Florida comments on Massachusetts General Hospital taking steps to spot drug addicts. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 As reported by South Coast Today in the article MGH To Screen All Patients For Substance Abuse (6/30), the Massachusetts General Hospital has began to ask all patients routine questions about their drug and alcohol use as a way to intervene in possible addiction cases. The questionnaire, which asks patients general questions about their level of alcohol use and their...

2014-06-18 20:21:54

Loss-of-function mutations in APOC3 gene lower blood lipids and lower risk of coronary artery disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By scouring the DNA of thousands of patients, researchers at the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and their colleagues have discovered four rare gene mutations that not only lower the levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, but also significantly reduce a person's risk of coronary heart disease -- dropping...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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