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2015-05-29 23:07:49

Human Regenerative Technologies, LLC (HRT®) has been awarded the prestigious accreditation of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

2015-05-29 23:07:33

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2015-05-29 23:07:30

The Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce presented its first annual Award of Excellence to 19 recipients, including Alicja Wojewnik, founder and CEO of regulatory consultancy firm dicentra and online

2015-05-29 23:07:18

Sound™, The Global Veterinary Imaging Leader is celebrating an industry milestone of successfully installing over 100 NEXT Equine DR™ systems in just under a five-month time period.

2015-05-29 23:07:11

The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL), the largest network of medical weight loss providers in the US, and DinnerTime.com, a personalized, discount-driven web-based meal planning service bringing

2015-05-29 23:06:58

Located in Cary, NC and serving patients in Raleigh and throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina, Essential Health & Wellness is a premier local provider of personalized medicine which

2015-05-29 23:06:22

The LunaGuard™ Nighttime Dental Protector, for protection against bruxism, is now available for consumers at Discount Drug Mart, Target.com and Drugstore.com. Warren,

2015-05-29 23:06:19

AMIA released the results of a task force report on Electronic Health Records (EHR).

2015-05-29 23:06:03

The Boston Pops and their renowned Conductor Keith Lockhart are once again joining the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to spread greater awareness and raise much needed funding for brain aneurysm research.

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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...

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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