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2014-04-14 12:37:21

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CirrusHealth, the next generation, patient-centered transition-of-care-platform developed by the neurosurgical team at the North Shore-LIJ Health System's Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) has received an honorable mention for "Most Innovative" patient education submission in the nationwide Box and Dignity Health Patient Education App Challenge, the health system announced today. CirrusHealth was selected from more than 150 applications and...

2014-04-14 12:37:19

Geisinger CEO to discuss data and behavior change, now and in the future DANVILLE, Pa., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Health System, will be a keynote speaker at the Healthcare Business Intelligence Forum on Thursday, April 17, at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel. At Geisinger, Dr. Steele has guided one of the nation's largest integrated delivery networks and made it a...

2014-04-14 12:37:17

Cedar Park Location Opens April 14, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareSpot is opening its fifth urgent care center in the Austin area on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 905 East Whitestone Boulevard, Suite B, Cedar Park, Texas. This center will provide a convenient option for care in a rapidly growing retail and residential area. On Saturday, April 26th from 11am - 1pm, the general public is invited to a Grand Opening Celebration. During this time, the community is...

2014-04-14 12:37:15

The four-location ENT practice looks to its new MiniCAT CT Scanners to provide a new level of quick and comprehensive care for patients RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia ENT, the four-location ear, nose and throat health practice with offices throughout Richmond and the Tri-Cities, just added a ground-breaking piece of technology to their repository: Xoran MiniCAT CT Scanners are now accessible at their West End and Midlothian locations. The new technology is...

2014-04-14 12:37:11

ALBANY, New York, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Human Reproductive Technologies Market (Infertility: Drugs and Procedures & Contraceptives: Drugs and Devices) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Procedures, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global market for human reproductive technologies was valued at USD 23.0 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 27.1 billion...

2014-04-14 12:37:07

- System converges best capabilities of spatial resolution, temporal resolution, whole organ coverage to enable physicians to diagnose even the most challenging patients WAUKESHA, Wis., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today announced U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance of its Revolution* CT^, which will enable physicians to diagnose even the most challenging patients. This innovative technology provides uncompromised image quality and...

2014-04-14 12:37:01

ANDOVER, Mass., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The PROCEED II heart transplant Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pivotal trial results using the Organ Care System (OCS(TM)) -Heart platform were announced on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 34(th) Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130425/NE01744LOGO-b The OCS Heart PROCEED II FDA pivotal trial met its success...

2014-04-14 12:36:54

The Group Will Also Make a Stop at MEMA Headquarters in FraminghamIn a Call for Emergency Response to the Health Care Disaster caused by the Illegal Closing of the Hospital Which has Left 38,000 Residents With NO Access to Needed Services NORTH ADAMS, Mass., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by MNA/NNU: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO When: Buses will depart from the American Legion parking lot, 91 American Legion...

2014-04-14 12:36:39

OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue: Many Sham el-Nessim celebrations include a traditional family meal. Certain salted fish products like fesikh, a traditional dish in the Egyptian community, represent an increased risk of botulism because of the way they are prepared. The fish used to make these salted fish dishes are not gutted before the ripening and salting process. This provides an opportunity for Clostridium botulinum bacteria that may be in the gut of the fish to grow...

2014-04-14 12:36:34

Consumers Urged by Genworth CEO to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 11(th) year, the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive long term care services at home in Wyoming through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living facility or...


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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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