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2014-04-22 23:11:03

Scottsdale, AZ-based Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy Commemorates Last Year’s Veterinary Cancer Society Winner, Awaits This Year’s Field of Competitors Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Scottsdale, Arizona-based Diamondback Drugs is pleased to announce the initiation of its 2014 Veterinary Cancer Society Case Report Competition. Veterinary oncology residents will compete for a $1,000 grand prize, to be used to cover expenses incurred while attending the annual Veterinary Cancer...

2014-04-22 23:11:00

Prosthodontists Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute returned this week from a 10-day trip to India, where they gave live demonstrations of a technique in which they have become experts in Woodland Hills, teeth in a day. Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad participated in a two-day, hands-on program in the cities of Mumbai and Delhi, where they gave live demonstrations to more than 400 dentists who attended. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014...

2014-04-22 23:10:57

Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood Successful in Presenting Evidence Against Crane Co. Oakland, California (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood is pleased to announce that a California court of appeals has upheld a $5,437,882 verdict for mesothelioma patient James Hellam against industrial-products supplier Crane Co. (Hellam v. Crane Co., Nos. A138013 and A139141, 2014 WL 1492725 Cal. Ct. App., 1st Dist. Apr. 16, 2014). Kazan Law partners Frank...

2014-04-22 23:10:23

Researchers say a drug approved for the treatment of chronic alcoholism may help people with malignant pleural mesothelioma, too. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 A newly published report on the use of an alcoholism drug in mesothelioma treatment contains some promising findings. Details of the report have just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website and can be read by clicking here. Cancer researchers from Wayne State University in Detroit gave the drug disulfiram (brand...

2014-04-22 23:09:51

Curcio Dermatology, the practice of Natalie Curcio, M.D., M.P.H., opened April 15 in Grace’s Plaza in Green Hills. The well-appointed practice is Nashville’s premier dermatologic surgery and skin rejuvenation center. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Curcio Dermatology, the practice of Natalie Curcio, M.D., M.P.H., opened April 15 in Grace’s Plaza in Green Hills. The well-appointed practice is Nashville’s premier dermatologic surgery and skin rejuvenation center. Curcio...

2014-04-22 23:09:29

Fletcher Allen's NICU marks three years with zero infections from central line catheters. Low rates of these infections throughout Fletcher Allen's ICUs are a key reason it ranked in the top ten of academic medical centers in a respected 2013 national study, and earned the #1 spot in providing safe patient care. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Fletcher Allen Health Care recently passed the milestone of going three years with zero bloodstream infections (BSI) associated with...

2014-04-22 23:09:12

U.S. Government safety and reimbursement policies created to reduce infections and injuries will drive the catheter securement market- iData Research. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 According to a new report by iData Research, the leading global authority in medical device market research, the U.S. Vascular Access Market was valued at $3.7 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow to over $5 billion by 2020. This growth is fueled by government safety and reimbursement policies created...

2014-04-22 23:09:02

Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Institute for Behavioral Training partner to present “Autism for First Responders” trainings nationwide to teach emergency personnel how to interact with and respond to individuals with autism. LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced that they will partner to train first responders on how to approach and interact with individuals with autism...

2014-04-22 23:07:28

First medical marijuana-related commercial on a national TV network promotes the website MarijuanaDoctors.com, offering an online search and appointment booking platform, and serving doctors and patients. The commercial and recent media coverage have contributed to a widespread public discussion of medical marijuana, breaking a former taboo. Plainview, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The first-ever national television advertising campaign with a medical marijuana commercial was launched on...

2014-04-22 23:07:25

AffordRx now provides discounts of 10%-75% on Epipens and other anti-allergy medications. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 More children than ever have been diagnosed with food sensitivities and other allergies. Furthermore, these allergies tend to be more severe than those seen in past generations. Wheat, corn, peanuts, gluten, lactose and chocolate are among the most prevalent food sensitivities, with over 50 million Americans suffering from an allergy to one or more of them. In some...


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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