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April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Baldness, or alopecia, affects millions of people around the world. It can range from male pattern baldness (where the hair thins out gradually) to alopecia universalis (which is a total...

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2014-08-20 08:34:13

SurLink Gives Healthcare Providers and Patients a Secure Way to Send Medical Records Online MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SurDoc®, leader in creating and providing secure cloud services, announces the launch of its SurLink(TM) Custom Medical File Exchange Plugin, a free plugin that allows healthcare providers to offer fast, easy and secure file exchange to patients directly from their own website. SurLink(TM) is one of the few - and the most secure - HIPAA-compliant file...

2014-08-20 08:28:53

Largest health system in Texas chooses Allscripts solution to integrate and harmonize data to improve care delivery and lower costs across the enterprise CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas-based Baylor Scott & White Health has chosen Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) dbMotion(TM) health information exchange platform to improve quality, reduce the cost of care, and integrate disparate clinical systems across the enterprise and throughout the community. According to Carl E....

2014-08-20 08:28:51

CARMA LABORATORIES HELPS EMPOWER COLD SORE SUFFERERS NATIONWIDE FRANKLIN, Wis., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carma Laboratories, Inc., the maker of Carmex® lip balm products, announced today the launch of NEW Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment, the only over-the-counter cold sore treatment that works on contact to block pain and itch with 10% Benzocaine, while also minimizing the appearance of a sore.(1) This breakthrough product features TriPLEX(TM) Formula advanced technology, which...

2014-08-20 08:28:43

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers, law enforcement officers and physicians are among those who need reliable testing results to make informed decisions, driving demand for test technologies. In 2013, sales for drugs of abuse testing and technologies reached $2.8 billion, increasing 4.3% from 2011, according to Kalorama Information. A major contributing factor to growth is the continued growth of illicit drug use worldwide and the emergence of new drugs of abuse....

2014-08-20 08:28:38

One of the leading revenue cycle management companies offers providers comprehensive ICD-10 training WAYNE, Pa. and ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Precyse and HealthStream are teaming with TriZetto Corporation's Provider Solutions business unit to offer a unique and comprehensive ICD-10 education solution that is delivered exclusively through HealthStream's workforce development platform. TriZetto's more than 240,000 healthcare provider clients now have the opportunity to join...

2014-08-20 08:28:32

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Teams Up with Pfizer Inc.'s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation to Support Novel Translational Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announces an agreement with Pfizer Inc.'s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) to identify and support the potential development and translation of research in the area of inflammatory bowel disease...

2014-08-20 08:28:30

New clinic focuses on treating patients with chronic pain. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The physicians of Orthopaedic & Spine Center have announced the opening of their new Pain Management Center, located at 250 Nat Turner Boulevard in Newport News, Virginia. In its sixth year, the pain management program now has its own dedicated space on the second floor. Planned specifically for individuals who have chronic pain, the second floor of OSC's main office...

2014-08-20 08:28:27

Victims or their family members are urged to call the Mesothelioma Victims Center as opposed to responding to television advertisements WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center's number one goal is the best possible financial compensation for all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma including US Navy Veterans, who are the largest group of individuals they help each month, because it is the right thing to do, and they are urging Veterans to avoid slick cable TV...

2014-08-20 08:28:24

Nicole Reichenbach climbs in honor of her father who moved mountains for her family and lost his life to stomach cancer NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicole Reichenbach, New York Chapter President of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF), will climb Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday, August 21, 2014, in honor of her father who passed away from gastric cancer. She is fundraising for Debbie's Dream Foundation that is a nonprofit organization that raises...

2014-08-20 08:28:21

Allergan, the makers of ACZONE®(dapsone) Gel 5% team up with celebrity makeup artist Julianne Kaye on new video tutorial IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned beauty expert and makeup artist to the stars Julianne Kaye is partnering with Allergan, the makers of ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel 5%, the No. 1 prescribed retinoid-free acne brand in the U.S., to offer expert skincare and makeup tips in an exclusive video posted today on www.aczone.com. 1 ACZONE® Gel is a...


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Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Rodent Tapeworm. Hymenolepis microstoma
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The rodent tapeworm (Hymenolepis microstoma) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species affects rodents across the world, causing hymenolepiasis, but it does not often affect humans. Most of the available information regarding tapeworms is derived from the studies conducted on this worm and the other members of its genus, Hymenolepis. These worms have been present in laboratories since the 1950's and can either be raised and kept in a culture or be...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

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