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2014-07-22 16:26:51

Southern California-based Physician and Natural Hormone Innovator Joins the Leading US Provider of Hormone Replacement Therapy DALLAS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTE Medical, a leading provider of hormone replacement therapy using natural, bio-identical hormone pellets, today announced the addition of Dr. Neal Rouzier, MD to the company. Dr. Rouzier is joining the BioTE Medical Advisory Board as a training physician. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129140...

2014-07-22 16:26:50

GPS Capabilities Provide Real-Time Location Of Devices Inside The Heart, Potentially Reducing Amount of Radiation Received By Patient DALLAS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walnut Hill Medical Center (WHMC) is one of a handful of health care providers in the state of Texas to offer MediGuide(TM) technology to treat atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm irregularities. The technology incorporates GPS capabilities to provide a real-time location of the heart catheter and show the...

2014-07-22 16:26:47

COLUMBIA, Md., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. (www.maximhealthcare.com), an established provider of home healthcare, medical staffing, and wellness services, has appointed Bart Kelly as its new vice president of human resources. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130925/PH86527LOGO In his newly appointed role, Kelly will lead the direction of human resources strategies focused on fulfilling Maxim's mission to be the employer, the provider, and the...

2014-07-22 16:25:53

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), patients' activity level is a strong predictor for how well they will do with certain treatments and how well they recover from injuries after treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask their orthopaedic surgeon if activity level is an important factor in their treatment decision. For example, more active patients...

2014-07-22 16:24:19

CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) presented the 2014 AMA/AMAF Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award at its Nonprofit Marketing Conference in Arlington, VA, on July 22, 2014. This year's winner, Kate Grant, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Fistula Foundation (San Jose, CA)--an organization that transforms the lives of women with the childbirth injury obstetric...

2014-07-22 12:35:21

IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weedmaps, the world's leading listings and review site for marijuana dispensaries, announced today that Katherine Smith, formerly of PETCO, a national pet supply company, and Microsoft, an international software giant, has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Smith, whose responsibilities include further establishing the brand as a leader in the cannabis and technology industries, will report directly to Weedmaps' CEO and...

2014-07-22 12:30:53

Awards recognize excellence in reporting on musculoskeletal health issues and advancements ROSEMONT, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has opened the call for submissions to its 10th annual MORE Awards. These awards recognize excellence in accurate reporting on musculoskeletal health issues, healthy behaviors, and high-quality care of bones and joints. The Academy invites all journalists to submit their stories of prevention...

2014-07-22 12:30:46

Drugstore Lobby Bill Guts Discount Pharmacy Networks in Medicare WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation backed by the drugstore lobby (H.R. 4577, "Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2014") championing so-called "any willing pharmacy" mandates in Medicare Part D would undermine the availability of lower cost preferred pharmacy networks and increase Medicare spending by $21 billion over the next 10 years, according to new research from The Moran Company...

2014-07-22 12:30:44

Healthcare Access San Antonio Achieves the Highest Standards of Ensuring Security and Privacy of Health Information AUSTIN, Texas, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HIETexas today announced that Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the Health Information Exchange organization for Bexar and 21 surrounding counties in South Central Texas, has achieved full accreditation with the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare...

2014-07-22 12:30:40

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Dermatology Clinic announces the opening of a new location in Los Angeles, CA. The clinic is located in the popular neighborhood of Larchmont Village at 428 North Larchmont Boulevard Los Angeles, California. Animal Dermatology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, skin disease and chronic ear disease in animals. Specialized services include intradermal skin testing, video otoscopy and in-house cytology...


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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
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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