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2014-04-14 12:35:08

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 Hawaii 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...

2014-04-14 12:35:00

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 Connecticut through a home health aide decreased 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...

2014-04-14 12:34:57

IRVINE, California, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Positions Syneron with Disruptive Product Offering in Fast Growing Body Contouring and Fat Treatment Market Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), a global market leader in the aesthetic medical device marketplace, announced today that it has received the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market the UltraShape...

2014-04-14 12:34:53

WESTMINSTER, Colo., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerapedics, an orthobiologics company focused on developing and commercializing its proprietary synthetic small peptide (P-15) technology platform, today announced closing of a $9 million venture debt financing from GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services. The loan, which does not include equity or warrant coverage, will support general business operations for Cerapedics, including the advancement of Cerapedics' United States...

2014-04-14 12:34:49

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 Alabama 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...

2014-04-14 12:34:45

As Genworth Announces 2014 Cost of Care Survey Results, Consumers Urged to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care continues rising at a rate outpacing inflation creating significant financial planning challenges for the nearly 12 million Americans currently in need of long term care services. According to the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey released...

2014-04-14 12:34:42

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Culver City dentist, Dr. Eli Mastour, is now offering a special promotion on Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear orthodontic system that straightens teeth without the discomfort or noticeable appearance of traditional metal braces. It can be an excellent choice for teens and adults with crossbites, underbites, overbites, crooked teeth and improperly spaced teeth. About Dr. Eli Mastour, Expert in Invisalign Culver City After...

2014-04-14 12:34:39

Organization to share tips from partnership with Lilly Diabetes to help people avoid disruptions in medical care during severe weather emergencies ORLANDO, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights: -- @TheAACE attends Hurricane Conference to share planning tips for people w/ #diabetes; prgm w/Lilly Diabetes offering emergency tips since '05 -- @TheAACE, in partnership with Lilly Diabetes, offers emergency planning tips for people with #diabetes at...

2014-04-14 12:34:34

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly; NYSE: LLY) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the filing of the New Drug Application (NDA) for the investigational combination tablet of empagliflozin and linagliptin for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). If granted approval by the FDA, this combination will bring together, for the first time into...

2014-04-14 12:35:09

Results from RESTORE , a phase III, multicentre, single-arm, open-label study presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 showed that simeprevir 150 mg once-daily for 12 weeks in combination with peginterferon and ribavirin (followed by 12 or 36 weeks of peginterferon and ribavirin) was effective and well tolerated in hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4-infected patients, consistent with previous observations in HCV genotype 1-infected patients. Overall, 65.4% 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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