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2014-04-22 12:31:39

RMA Westside Expands Mount Sinai Fertility Network Providing Patient Access to Care NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York (RMA of New York), a world leader in providing reproductive care, announces the addition of the Continuum Reproductive Center (CRC) physicians to its team of reproductive specialists. The formation of RMA Westside will provide RMA's exceptional quality and personalized care to its Westside patients and comes...

2014-04-22 12:31:30

LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/research_r_d/clinical_trials/gastrointestinal_stromal_tumor_gist_global_clinical_trials_review.html Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Global...

2014-04-22 12:31:27

CANTON, Mass. and ORLANDO, Fla., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Organogenesis Inc. will present new mechanisms of action data from an Apligraf(®) clinical study and in vitro / pre-clinical data evaluating mechanisms of healing for Dermagraft(®) at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) / Wound Healing Society (WHS) Spring 2014 meeting in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, Organogenesis will feature both Apligraf and Dermagraft at booth #709. "There is more than a decade of...

2014-04-22 12:31:13

Free download from ECRI Institute highlights root causes for serious patient safety events PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its first annual list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations....

2014-04-22 12:31:02

Unique modalities are the first in the nation NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Beach Cryotherapy Plus (NBCP) (www.newportbeachcryotherapyplus.com), a leader in non-invasive options to enhance health, decrease pain, and improve injury recovery times, announced their new treatment protocol for injury recovery, pain reduction, and health enhancement. The unique protocol combines Cryotherapy with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapies. Cryotherapy...

2014-04-22 12:30:57

PORTLAND, Maine, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iVantage Health Analytics today released the 2014 Rural Relevance Under Healthcare Reform Study. Key findings highlight that rural hospitals are delivering value in key areas: -- Rural hospitals charge 63% less than their urban counterparts. -- Spending per beneficiary for rural hospitals could save $6.8 billion if adopted by all. -- Quality, patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction are equal, while price and...

2014-04-22 12:30:53

The Rounds Completes Seed Round To Help Physicians Connect & Collaborate Online HALIFAX, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Rounds, a leader in physician-to-physician collaboration, today announced it has completed a $1 million seed capital fundraising effort. The fundraising effort closed today with a $250,000 investment from Innovacorp. The financing will help The Rounds accelerate growth across Canada and drive product development. With nearly 1500 physicians on board, The...

2014-04-22 12:30:46

Plan Involves 25 - 30 % Cut to Registered Nursing Staff, Replacing Highly Skilled Staff with Lower Paid Unlicensed Aides Incapable of Providing the Care Patients Need FITCHBURG, Mass., April, 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by MNA/NNU: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO In the wake of last week's announcement of major service cuts and layoffs to their Worcester-based facilities, UMass Memorial Medical Center has also...

2014-04-22 12:30:44

BETHESDA, Md., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PinneyAssociates and DrugScan announce a collaboration to provide in vitro laboratory tamper testing of abuse-deterrent drug products and formulations to pharmaceutical companies developing opioids and other drugs that act on the central nervous system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140218/NE67404LOGO In January 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published Draft Guidance to Sponsors on Abuse-Deterrent Opioids -...

2014-04-22 12:30:39

Illinois Residents and Members of the Medical Community to be Honored CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Voices Against Brain Cancer will host its second annual "Join the Voices! Chicago Run/Walk" on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Diversey Harbor, Lincoln Park. Registration begins at 8:00 AM with a 9:00 AM start time. The charitable event will feature a 5K run, a scenic walk, kids races and a fun family festival. Illinois residents, Tammy Maganini and Melissa Marotti, are this year's...


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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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