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2014-09-22 23:07:21

Corina Zalace depicts her struggles with polio, clinical depression, and faith through poetry and original illustrations Niceville, Florida (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 “I don’t belong there. My mind is fine. I don’t belong in the ‘Looney Toon Ward’!” opens the prologue of "My Inner Child Must Be Heard: From Despair to Dancing on the Clouds" by Corina Zalace. The book chronicles her six-decade battle with polio and subsequent struggles with clinical depression and...

2014-09-22 23:07:03

Audiologists elected by peers to serve beginning in January 2015 Reston, VA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The American Board of Audiology® (ABA) announced today that three audiologists will begin three-year terms on January 1, 2015. The audiologists, who were recently elected by their peers, are Robert “Bob” Traynor, EdD, MBA, Board Certified in Audiology®; Jenne Tunnell, AuD, Board Certified in Audiology; and Dennis Van Vliet, AuD, Board Certified in Audiology. These new...

2014-09-22 23:06:53

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Sleep Apnea Diagnostic and Therapeutic Devices markets. Global market for Sleep Apnea Diagnostic and Therapeutic Devices is projected to reach US$8.7 billion by 2020, driven by high prevalence of obesity, hypertension and diabetes, all of which represent significant risk factors for developing obstructive sleep apnea. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Sleep is an essential part of human...

2014-09-22 23:06:42

Hydro Med’s Dr Grossan shows that there are simple cures for snoring that are effective. His latest article on snoring relief is in Bottom Line Health November 2014, "Cure Snoring With a Song." Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 In the early stages of snoring, simple measures such as sleeping on the left side, avoiding food before bedtime, having a dark bedroom, and opening the nasal breathing passage are usually successful. Unfortunately, persons seeking snoring...

2014-09-22 23:06:41

Help raise funds for the upcoming round of procreation grants for families facing infertility. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Join us for a fun-filled evening as Maverick’s Miracle Babies Foundation hosts the 1st Annual “Denim & Pearls Casino Night” Gala. The event will include music, BBQ catered by Pok-E-Jo’s, door prizes, professional casino games, a raffle, and live and silent auctions. Beer and wine will also be available. The gala will feature a special buy-in...

2014-09-22 23:06:17

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed a proclamation declaring October 2014 as “Oregon Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month.” The proclamation comes as University of Western States (UWS) celebrates 110 years of leadership in educating health care professionals. Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed a proclamation declaring October 2014 as “Oregon Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month.” The proclamation comes as...

2014-09-22 23:06:12

This new report is an update of the previous study that examined the prevalence and costs of physician-dispensed prescriptions in Pennsylvania. With an additional year of data, the study continued to find higher and growing prices paid for physician-dispensed drugs. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 A new study, Physician Dispensing in Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition, from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found physician dispensing continued to grow rapidly in...

2014-09-22 23:06:08

The IsoComforter IsoTube pad system is specifically designed for different body parts and applications. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 IsoComforter, Inc., one of the Nation’s premier providers of cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative IsoTube technology and uniflow technology that employs a patented method of temperature regulation. The IsoTube ridges provide optimal contact and pain control. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated...

2014-09-22 23:05:17

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Respiratory Care Equipment and Supplies markets. Global market for Respiratory Care Equipment and Supplies is projected to reach US$17.9 billion by 2020, driven by rising incidence of respiratory disorders, aging population, and increasing need for better patient care. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Respiratory care market occupies a significant presence in the medical field, as...

2014-09-22 23:04:28

“The Race is On!” for the 22nd Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure® on Sunday, October 12, 2014 as it moves to its new location at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 “The Race is On!” for the 22nd Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure® on Sunday, October 12, 2014 as it moves to its new location at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix. As the signature fundraising and awareness event for Susan G. Komen®...


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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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