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2014-04-07 13:39:11

Death is not distributed equally around the world. In high-income countries, people typically die in old age of chronic diseases such as cancer or cardiovascular problems. In low-income countries, death comes primarily from infectious and perinatal diseases, and strikes at a young age. But despite massive international efforts to improve global health, a new analysis of nearly 4 million scientific articles finds that research is disproportionately focused on diseases that primarily afflict...

2014-04-07 12:29:18

Company launches new website to enable patients to access lab data under federal rule that takes effect today MADISON, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Americans nationwide can directly access their personal laboratory data through Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services. Quest Diagnostics provides diagnostic information services to about 30% of American adults each year....

2014-04-04 23:38:27

Pleio Health Support Systems released new data from its GoodStart adherence program demonstrating that 41% more patients achieved a PDC (Proportion of Days Covered) medication adherence rate of at least 80% which is the threshold for patients to be considered highly adherent to their medications. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Pleio Health Support Systems released new data from its GoodStart adherence program for hypertensive patients. The analysis was conducted on patients with...

2014-04-04 23:33:11

U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. has signed a partnership agreement with Salud Global, Mexico City, to co-develop a Spanish based version of USPM’s web-based health management platform, The Prevention Plan™, to be marketed exclusively by Salud Global in the country of Mexico. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. (USPM) is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Salud Global, Mexico City, to co-develop a Spanish based version of...

2014-04-04 23:27:57

A TMJ No More review on the website tmjnomore.com serves to provide users with basic information on this product. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 TMJ No More is Sandra Carter’s 150-page e-book that teaches users how to cure their temporomandibular joint quickly and easily. This e-book helps users eliminate TMJ permanently by breaking healthy destructive habits and make positive lifestyle changes. In other words, users will know how to battle bruxism and stop teeth grinding permanently. As a...

2014-04-04 23:04:23

Updated Resource Serves as Guide for Healthcare Patient Advocates Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 The Beryl Institute announces the release of the fifth edition of 'In the Name of the Patient', a comprehensive resource for healthcare Patient Advocates addressing the needs of patients and families. The book reinforces that patient advocacy is a foundational component in the history and actions of the patient experience movement. Authored by current and past Patient Advocates, the...

2014-04-04 16:23:33

White Memorial And Its Executives Contributed Thousands To Hospital and Insurance Groups Fighting A November Patient Safety Ballot Initiative SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In another case of medical negligence almost too gruesome to believe, a hospital accused of letting a patient freeze to death in the morgue will never be held fully accountable because of a 38-year-old cap on malpractice damages in California. The cap that limits accountability for...

2014-04-03 13:14:03

Belgian study shows osteoporosis screening strategy using FRAX as pre-screening tool is cost-effective if there is optimum follow-up and adherence to medication In new research presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases today, investigators showed that an osteoporosis screening strategy using FRAX as a pre-screening tool is cost-effective if the follow up of the screening and medication adherence are optimized. FRAX (WHO Fracture Risk...

2014-04-03 12:30:18

TAMPA, Fla., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major research initiative to identify and assess the impact of the rapidly changing dynamics in the U.S. health care system and their potential to improve patient care through integration of medication management practices was announced today by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation (AMCP). With support from Pfizer Inc., the Emerging Pharmacy Trends Assessment will also identify strategies in response to those trends to...

2014-04-03 08:31:03

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc., a RFID technology company of Birmingham, AL, joins its clients in celebrating 50 million monitored hand hygiene events with its nGage(TM) automated hand-hygiene monitoring system. Through the nGage system's continuous 24/7 monitoring, Proventix has collected what it believes is the world's leading database of hand hygiene and correlated workflow events. This large database provides hospitals with the robust...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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