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2014-12-22 23:03:10

USA Today’s 10BEST: Trusted Travel and Lifestyle Advice lists Evolutions Medical & Day Spa as the #1 spa on their Santa Barbara Spa List, calling it “the place to go to cure what ails

2014-12-22 23:02:46

The purpose of this Japanese Health Care Research Mission was to learn about best practices and innovations in health care and medical technology in the United States. Sunnyvale,

2014-12-22 23:02:07

A new Turkish study is the latest to find that some mesothelioma patients are prone to strokes, heart attacks and other serious problems caused by a higher incidence of blood clots.

2014-12-22 23:01:55

Officials at Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network, Highmark Inc.

2014-12-22 23:01:36

Summit Care Exchange enables secure exchange of patient clinical summaries between Vermont hospital, HIE and Community Physician Practices. Braintree, Massachusetts

2014-12-22 23:01:33

As of this month, with 5,000 primary care providers demonstrating meaningful use of their EHR systems, NJ-HITEC is the largest REC in the country to meet its goal. Newark,

2014-12-22 23:01:28

Order directs parties in federal testosterone treatment lawsuits to meet and confer regarding the selection of cases for certain bellwether trials. New York,

2014-12-22 23:01:25

Research shows that high-fat and high-sugar foods stimulate the brain the same way drugs do.

2014-12-22 23:01:00

Using modified human stem cells, a team of UC Davis scientists has developed an improved gene therapy strategy that in animal models shows promise as a functional cure for the human immunodeficiency

2014-12-22 23:00:58

The new location features all the amenities and services of other locations and will be opening in January 2015. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 22, 2014


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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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