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2014-10-22 23:12:27

Ganjapreneur, a website that launched over the summer which is geared toward cannabis industry entrepreneurs and investors, has recently announced an update to their marijuana job feed. Employers will now be able to post jobs to the feed, which until this point had been aggregating jobs from other marijuana-themed job boards. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 With the addition of their new "Post a Job" page, Ganjapreneur has entered the world of online job boards geared...

2014-10-22 23:12:21

Pharmaceutical and medical device company, Endo International, agrees to settlement in an effort to resolve lawsuits involving its vaginal-mesh implants. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 A settlement involving medical device company, Endo International, was recently reached to resolve lawsuits alleging its vaginal-mesh implants are the cause of organ damage and other injury. Flood Law Group, LLP, a nationally esteemed personal injury law firm, has been closely following the...

2014-10-22 23:12:05

Dr. Ronald Receveur, a leader in providing residents of New Albany and Louisville All on 4 dental implants, is now using a conus abutment that has been proven to better stabilize prosthetics used on patients with missing or failing teeth. The newly tested and approved conical abutment is made from non-precious metals, typically titanium, and is placed between the implant and the crown to provide support for the prosthetic. NEW ALBANY, IN (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Dr. Ronald Receveur, a...

2014-10-22 23:12:03

In CHAMPS Oncology's recent blog post, Survivorship Care Plans + Coding = Reimbursement, Megan Coriell shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's recent blog post, Survivorship Care Plans + Coding = Reimbursement, Megan Coriell shares her thoughts on the topic. In 2012, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) released their new Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care. As part of the new standards the CoC requires...

2014-10-22 23:11:57

From Aprilaire, the experts in indoor air quality: Learn the truth behind the flu shot and why it’s in most people’s best interest to get one. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 It’s easy to make excuses for not getting a flu shot. Most people don’t want to subject themselves to a needle stick when they feel healthy. A number of myths about the safety and effectiveness have also made it easy to make excuses for not getting protected. However, the CDC recommends that...

2014-10-22 23:11:47

Garrison Forest School's team for the 2014 Komen Race for the Cure on October 26 in Hunt Valley, Md. is poised to win its 3rd straight Team Challenge for schools. With 300+ students, parents, alumnae and faculty on "Team GFS" running, walking or "sleeping in" for a cure and the school's Chamber Choir singing the National Anthem on race day, Garrison Forest is helping to lead the community in such an important cause: raising awareness of breast cancer and working...

2014-10-22 23:11:45

Dr. Ken Berley, of Rogers, AR is now affiliated with Snoring Isn't Sexy to promote oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea patients. Rogers, AR (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 In today’s world, a good night’s sleep has become especially valuable, and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea (a medical problem where the airway collapses during sleep and breathing stops) robs people and their bed partners of the rest they need to face their daily challenges. Up to...

2014-10-22 23:11:38

Committing to a consistent, clinical program in elective single embryo transfer (eSET), physicians and embryologists at Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) have achieved high pregnancy rates without the risks commonly linked to multiple births. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Committing to a consistent, clinical program in elective single embryo transfer (eSET), physicians and embryologists at Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) have achieved high pregnancy rates without the risks...

2014-10-22 23:11:29

On October 17, the FDA announced that one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI for Injection, USP, by Hospira, is recalled due to particulate matter. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Lidocaine HCI Injection. The FDA announced on October 17,...

2014-10-22 23:11:26

TTPGolf, the fastest-growing golf network, designs a special breast cancer awareness tee to help raise money for a cure. Washington Crossing, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Time to Play Golf’s online golf store, the newest extension of the golf social network, is highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness month by offering customers and members a special tee in support of the cause. Proudly featuring pink and resembling an American flag, this super soft, amazingly comfortable tee is designed to...


Latest Medicine Reference Libraries

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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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