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2014-04-15 23:01:05

Bellava MedAesthetics and Plastic Surgery Center is offering a variety of services and discounts to help women prepare for bikini season. Bedford Hills, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 With warm weather approaching, many women are preparing for tank tops, shorts, and bikinis. Bellava MedAesthetics and Plastic Surgery Center is hoping to minimize the dread and anxiety by offering a variety of advanced techniques to slim muffin tops, remove stubborn fat, and eliminate the pesky task of waxing or...

2014-04-15 23:01:01

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is investigating the potential cardiovascular risks of testosterone therapies, according to a report in MedPage Today. In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also began investigating these products; both agencies launched their reviews due to two studies linking testosterone drugs to a higher risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular issues. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated...

2014-04-15 23:00:48

The bimonthly training classes in Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® are attracting doctors from around the world to be trained by Dr. John Chao, inventor of the minimally invasive treatment for gum recession. “Dr. Biigee Jijjid of Mongolia holds the record so far for traveling the farthest,” says Dr. Chao. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Dr. Biigee Jijjid of Mongolia joined an international class of 40 doctors to be trained personally by dentist and inventor Dr. John Chao at...

2014-04-15 23:00:30

People with receding gums can now visit Dr. Steven Chang for an innovative new treatment, The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™. This minimally invasive procedure can help correct gum recession, and Dr. Chang is the first doctor in the Scottsdale region to offer this successful procedure. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Dr. Steven Chang has joined the small number of dental professionals who offer the innovative Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ as a means of treating gum...

2014-04-15 23:00:28

Dr. Afshin Vahadi of Lone Star Dental Center is now offering gum disease treatment in Frisco, TX. Given the widespread nature of gum disease, many Americans are likely experiencing the signs of gum disease, though many of them are not taking action. Frisco, TX (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Dr. Afshin Vahadi of Lone Star Dental Center is urging prospective patients to frequently look for the signs of gum disease. The majority of Americans are afflicted with some level of periodontitis, yet many...

2014-04-15 20:22:26

Dr. Michael Feiz spreads the word about the power of bariatric procedures on television and the Internet LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last February, many viewers learned for the first time about sleeve gastrectomy on The Doctors TV program through a personable and highly articulate physician. It was all just part of an ongoing awareness campaign being conducted by one the nation's most respected surgeons, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Millions of viewers watched him...

2014-04-15 16:28:37

Continues Product Portfolio Expansion For Intervertebral Body Fusion Applications ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ulrich medical USA, Inc., today announced the U.S. market release of the tezo® spine implants for multiple surgical approaches to lumbosacral interbody fusion. "We are experiencing a segmental market shift in the degenerative spine sector: A growing number of U.S. surgeons are switching back to interbody devices that are made from titanium materials versus...

2014-04-15 16:28:34

NATICK, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received FDA approval for its latest generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices designed to advance patient care. The newly approved devices include the DYNAGEN(TM) MINI and INOGEN(TM) MINI ICDs, as well as the DYNAGEN(TM) X4 and INOGEN(TM) X4 CRT-Ds. The X4 line of quadripolar CRT-Ds offers 70 percent more pacing options to address high capture thresholds and phrenic nerve...

2014-04-15 16:28:33

OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - A record number of graduating students and physicians matched to residency training programs in Canada this year, the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) announced today. A total of 3,255 graduating students and physicians were matched in the 2014 R-1 Main Residency Match and will begin their postgraduate training on July 1, 2014. A total of 2,779 Canadian medical graduates (CMGs) were matched to residency programs, representing 96 per cent of...

2014-04-15 16:28:18

40 States and the U.S. Senate proclaim awareness for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, a little known birth defect that strikes hundreds of babies each year in the United States. RALEIGH, N.C., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the first small event on April 19th, a parade in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2011, the organization's efforts have grown exponentially with other charity members of the Alliance of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Organizations (ACDHO). On April 7, 2014, once...


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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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