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2014-09-18 23:03:16

Arthritis Society says patient safety paramount as new class of medications become available Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 With the arrival of subsequent-entry biologics (SEBs) set to alter the arthritis treatment landscape, The Arthritis Society released new resources to educate stakeholders on their potential impact. The bottom line: safety and strong public policy must guide SEB use, and patients must be well informed when speaking to their healthcare team. Click here for an...

2014-09-18 23:03:06

In her new position as Chief Medical Director, Dr. Ellen Brown is responsible for the medical component of Pathway’s hospice patient care programs. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Pathways Home Health & Hospice has promoted Dr. Ellen Brown to the position of Chief Medical Director. Prior to accepting the directorship, Brown served as Medical Director for several Pathways programs including Pathways KIDS, adult palliative care, and hospice teams that cared for...

2014-09-18 23:02:55

Doctors at Christ Hospital operate using the latest da Vinci system. Patient in excellent condition in another first for CarePoint Health. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 CarePoint Health is proud to announce that the first prostatectomy (the removal of a cancerous prostate, along with the adjacent glands) in the State of New Jersey using the new da Vinci robotic Xi platform was performed at Christ Hospital on September 8, 2014. The surgery was performed by Dr. Mutahar Ahmed...

2014-09-18 23:02:53

Joanie's Sisters in Support, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, joins women in their battles against breast and ovarian cancers. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Throughout their lives, sisters support each other. They encourage each other, cheer each other on, celebrate their achievements and accomplishments together, and lend helping hands. They share tears and laughter, heartache and joy. Joanie’s Sisters in Support, a support sorority, does all of that and...

2014-09-18 23:02:49

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Global mHealth Services Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 With the swift industrial development of mobile technologies and the easy availability of products such as smart phones, tablets and PDAs, a complete change of paradigm has been observed in the way mobile devices are viewed these days. From only...

2014-09-18 23:02:24

The Firm is evaluating potential testosterone lawsuits on behalf of men who experienced heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or other cardiovascular problems, allegedly due to their use of prescription testosterone treatments. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 As testosterone treatment lawsuits (http://www.injurybeacon.com/testosterone-androgel/lawsuit/) continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a panel of experts has...

2014-09-18 23:02:22

Join 101 Mobility of Austin, AGE of Central Texas, and the Area Agency on Aging in the Capital Area for the 13th Annual “Striking a Balance” Caregiver Conference this weekend. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 101 Mobility of Austin will be a sponsor for this weekend’s “Striking a Balance” Caregiver Conference. Information on wheelchair ramp, stair lift, patient lifts, and more will be on hand at the 101 Mobility of Austin table. Attendees will also have the chance to ask...

2014-09-18 23:01:41

Barbara Collura, President/CEO, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, will receive the 2014 Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., Distinguished Service Award. Under Collura's leadership, RESOLVE has become the preeminent charitable organization providing support and advocacy for the infertility community. McLean, VA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to announce that the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) will honor Barbara...

2014-09-18 23:01:28

Leveraging Health Information Technology to Accelerate Patient-Centered Medical Home Adoption Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Qualis Health, one of the nation’s leading population healthcare management organizations, has published a white paper, “Advancing Primary Care through the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model and Optimization of Health Information Technology.” Authors Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH and Peggy C. Evans, PhD, CPHIT, PCMH CCE provide guidance to organizations...

2014-09-18 23:01:13

Receive a specially priced massage, facial or seasonal pedicure between Oct. 20 and Nov. 1. GREEN LAKE, Wis. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 It is that time of year – time to relax, pamper and engage in health and wellness. Once again, Evensong Spa at Heidel House Resort is participating in Spa Week by offering three services at a special $50 rate Oct. 20 through Nov. 1. Evensong Spa, managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is the only Wisconsin destination spa participating in Spa Week, 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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.