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2014-09-12 16:23:10

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Addressing the need for healthcare providers to better serve patients who are busy or out of town during the week or experience a weekend sports injury, Coordinated Health today announced that it will start elective orthopedic surgeries on Saturdays. Coordinated Health is the only healthcare provider in its eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey region to offer this service....

2014-09-12 16:22:58

Physicians add to KSF's Comprehensive Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Program HOUSTON, Sept.12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The orthopedic and sports medicine specialists of KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. welcome two new physicians to the group - Neil Dunleavy, MD and Timothy Miller, MD - expanding the scope of specialized services the group is able to provide the NW Houston community. Dr. Dunleavy specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, advanced arthroscopic hip surgery, "all...

2014-09-12 12:25:50

-- Company Expects to File IND to Support Clinical Trials in Mid-2015 -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to the Company's proprietary SYN-005 monoclonal antibody (mAb)...

2014-09-12 12:25:48

ProBeam version 2.5 successfully installed to enhance workflow at the San Diego site; technology is on display at the ASTRO meeting in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth #618 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that the company completed commissioning of five treatment rooms at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center earlier this year, and has upgraded the ProBeam(®) system software. The upgrade to ProBeam 2.5 will enhance workflow...

2014-09-12 12:25:43

Philips reinforces its leadership in innovation and technology, showcases solutions that increase workflow, consistency and confidence in cancer treatment ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced a number of innovations at ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, showcasing solutions that increase workflow automation, confidence, consistency and accuracy in cancer treatment. Producing quality results in less time and enhancing...

2014-09-12 12:25:41

Doctors from Leading Cancer Center Will Discuss Firsthand Experience with MRIdian's Adaptive and Soft-Tissue Tracking Capabilities CLEVELAND, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewRay(TM), a privately held medical device company, announced today that it will showcase its MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system, the world's first and only MRI-guided radiation therapy system, at the 56(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) being held September 14-17, 2014 in...

2014-09-12 12:25:39

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Invisalign provider, Dr. Kevin Sands, now offers Invisalign Teen and Express to adolescents and patients who need very minor orthodontic corrections, respectively. These newer Invisalign options are specialized versions of the increasingly popular Invisalign system, which uses clear aligners instead of metal brackets and wires to straighten teeth. With more options at the office of Dr. Sands, more patients can take advantage of the...

2014-09-12 12:25:38

Oral Health America Gathers Oral Health Leaders to Discuss Importance of Oral Health for All Americans CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of oral health leaders gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to shine a light on the disparities that exist when it comes to oral healthcare in the United States. Hosted by Oral Health America (OHA) and Oral Healthcare Can't Wait, an initiative of the Dental Trade Alliance, "Communities Matter: Does Your Neighborhood Determine...

2014-09-12 12:25:33

Donor Alliance and the Colorado Hospital Association recognize the outstanding efforts of healthcare organizations to make the gift of life possible in Colorado DENVER, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, St. Anthony Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, The Medical Center of Aurora, Medical Center of the Rockies and The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital were recognized with Ending the Wait awards for their outstanding achievements in facilitating...

2014-09-12 12:25:28

Laser Approved for Treatment of PCV, CSR CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantel Medical today announced CE Mark approval for its Vitra(TM) PDT photodynamic therapy laser platform, for the treatment of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and central serous retinopathy (CSR). Quantel, the sole manufacturer of this laser technology, plans to begin commercializing the laser platform immediately in countries requiring CE registration. PCV, a disease of the...


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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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