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2014-07-31 16:29:26

CHICAGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 20,000 medical professionals and healthcare leaders gathered for AACC's 65(th) Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago from July 27-31. The meeting featured never-before-seen breakthroughs in diagnostic research and technology that will advance medicine and get patients the treatment they need. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130701/PH41045LOGO As of Wednesday, July 30, more than 19,500 attendees had registered...

2014-07-31 16:29:18

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a medical device company and manufacturer of the t:slim® Insulin Pump, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131220/LA37333LOGO In comparing the second quarter of 2014 to the same period of 2013: -- Sales grew 86 percent to $10.3 million from $5.5 million -- t:slim Pump shipments grew 64 percent to 2,235 pumps from 1,363...

2014-07-31 16:29:16

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposal that would limit treatment options for patients with single-sided deafness. The proposal, if finalized, would continue non-coverage of the SoundBite Hearing System and withdraw Medicare coverage for Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA). If the proposal is implemented, Medicare would not cover any prosthetic treatment option for unilateral deafness,...

2014-07-31 16:28:44

- IMBRUVICA Net Product Revenue Increased to $109.5 million for the Second Quarter of 2014 - SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacyclics, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: PCYC) today reported financial results and recent developments for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Financial Results for the Six Months and Quarter Ended June 30, 2014 Revenue Total revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 increased to $113.0 million from $54.7 million for the quarter ended June 30,...

2014-07-31 16:28:14

Dr. Feiz and Associates suggests facts that can help persuade concerned loved ones that weight loss surgery is worth serious consideration LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Feiz and Associates has found that some individuals who are seriously interested in having a weight loss surgery are struggling with getting approval from their loved ones. Simply listing the increasingly well-documented benefits of weight surgery is not doing the trick, it seems. Some significant...

2014-07-31 16:28:10

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center begins transformational program AURORA, Colo., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A program for anyone looking to experience weight loss "boot camp" is coming to University of Colorado's Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) as a one-week destination weight loss boot camp and transformation program. "Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp," a collaboration between AHWC and Eyeworks USA, is an evidenced-based program inspired by the unscripted...

2014-07-31 16:28:06

Nancy Writebol Receiving Experimental Drug CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The condition of Nancy Writebol, a missionary who recently contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, has worsened, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian missions organization with which she serves. She continues her battle against the deadly virus. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140731/132369 Writebol was serving alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team...

2014-07-31 16:27:58

Commercial Opportunities and Hurdles Discussed in New Decision Resources Group Executive Briefing BURLINGTON, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group's experts are scoping healthcare funding changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has affected both reimbursement and prescribing of pharmaceutical therapies. The ACA altered how Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) cover beneficiaries through new regulations and expanded access via government-supported...

2014-07-31 16:27:56

The New Mio FUSE Tracks Heart Rate, Steps, Calories, Distance, Speed and Pace; Connects with All Apps and Devices Via Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ VANCOUVER, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mio Global today announced the release of the newest product in its lineup of chest strap-free performance heart rate monitoring devices, Mio FUSE. FUSE combines Mio's EKG-accurate optical heart rate technology with a built-in accelerometer to provide heart rate, step count, distance, pace, and calorie...

2014-07-31 16:27:53

NORWALK, Conn., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Rheumatology Network, a leading online community for Rheumatologists, offers special coverage of the first joint meeting of two societies dedicated to related forms of arthritis, collectively known as spondyloarthritis. Spondyloarthritis is an important and treatable cause of chronic back pain. Psoriatic arthritis, which causes inflammation of the joints often including the lower back, arises in about 10% of patients...


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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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