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2014-08-26 23:10:27

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of JDRF has named Susan Manzi, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, corporate chair of its 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes event in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of JDRF has named Susan Manzi, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, corporate chair of its 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes event in Pittsburgh. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Pittsburgh...

2014-08-26 23:09:50

WEDI releases HPID survey for providers, health plans, self-insured plans, vendors and clearinghouses to submit responses to before Sept. 5. Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced the release of a survey to gather industry information relative to the potential use of the unique Health Plan Identifier...

2014-08-26 23:09:41

The Circuelle Foundation wants women to know the importance of breast self-exams. Sarasota, Fla. (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Circuelle™ Foundation announces a partnership with Wine Women & Shoes® to support women’s health and the charitable organizations Wine Women & Shoes help nationwide. The two companies have similar missions for women and giving back to community organizations. “Supporting these charitable events is a natural fit for Circuelle,” Melissa...

2014-08-26 23:08:10

Vogue’s dedicated cosmetic and anti-aging issue features Australia’s leaders in aesthetic care in August issue. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Dr. Paul Gerarchi is honoured to be a part of Vogue’s bi-annual cosmetic issue released July 14. Featured for his extensive experience with facelift, rhinoplasty, and eyelid rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Gerarchi is considered one of Sydney’s’ top cosmetic providers. His innovative contributions to aesthetic medicine earned...

2014-08-26 23:08:04

Agreement will make real-food meals for tube-fed patients available across the US. Chesteron, Indiana (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 People on feeding tubes who are looking for real food alternatives to commercial formulas that typically contain corn syrup as a primary ingredient, now have more options for “blenderized” meals. Today, Real Food Blends announced that its full line of feeding-tube meals is now available through Medline, the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and...

2014-08-26 23:07:58

Millennium Treatment Group has recently seen an increase in prescription drug use. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Recently, Millennium Treatment Group, a drug addiction and alcohol detox treatment facility, has seen an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs. Millennium is currently working to reduce this rate and help those who suffer from prescription drug use. According to a recent report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the misuse and abuse of prescription...

2014-08-26 23:06:57

Used Ultrasound Equipment, the leading retailer of used ultrasound machines and probes, is offering attractive discounts on the entire range of used Chison ultrasound machines. Mount Prospect, IL (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Used Ultrasound Equipment, the highly renowned and reputable company that specializes in retailing high quality used ultrasound equipment and probes for both doctors and veterinarians, is offering a wide range of used Chison ultrasound machines at reasonable rates. The...

2014-08-26 23:06:37

According to statistics provided by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), more than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year; if caught early enough, the disease is 90% treatable. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is pleased to give back and help NOCC - Valley of the Sun Chapter Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer for the 3rd year in a row. Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys announce sponsorship of the National Ovarian Cancer...

2014-08-26 23:06:02

According to a recent report by San Francisco-based Grand View Research, the global contact lenses market is expected to reach $12.48 billion by the end of 2020. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/contact-lenses-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The global market for contact lenses is expected to reach USD 12.48 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Expanding user base coupled with aging...

2014-08-26 23:05:52

Led by Dr. Steinbaum, author, and attending cardiologist and Director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, the upcoming webinar, Living From the Heart: Everything you Need to Know to Live a Heart-Healthy Life, will be held on Wednesday, August 27th at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Home Care Assistance of Southern Fairfield County, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the next...


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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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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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