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2014-04-16 08:32:33

MANCHESTER, N.H., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia President Heather Lavoie will present at Thursday's Business and Industry of New Hampshire Innovations in Health Care: Emerging Efforts to Deliver Quality, Affordable Care luncheon event at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. Lavoie will be joined by Dr. Rick Phelps, President & COO, Elliot Health System, and Dr. Sarah Pletcher, Medical Director of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Center for Telehealth. "The advent of accountable...

2014-04-16 08:32:18

Advocate Health Care senior vice president of information systems and CIO brings decades of experience in evolving care delivery MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced the appointment of Bruce D. Smith, senior vice president of information systems and CIO for Advocate Health Care, to its board of directors. With more than 25 years of health IT experience, Mr. Smith brings a unique understanding of the technology challenges facing...

2014-04-16 08:32:06

@USANAinc BiOmega(TM) Reels in Rigorous Independent Testing SALT LAKE CITY, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: USNA) -- There's nothing fishy about USANA's wildly popular BiOmega((TM)) fish oil supplement. It has been thoroughly tested, evaluated and given the respected stamp of approval by ConsumerLab.com, a leading provider of independent product testing helping consumers and healthcare professionals make safe and knowledgeable purchasing decisions. THE STUDY In a recent study,...

2014-04-16 08:32:01

Funding Will Enable Initiation of Blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial and Expanded Commercialization of CARILLON® Mitral Contour System® KIRKLAND, Wash., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Dimensions(®),( )Inc. today announced the completion of a $20 million financing. M. H. Carnegie & Co. and Lumira Capital led the financing as part of an international syndicate of institutional investors from Australia, the U.S. and Canada. The financing follows the company's completion...

2014-04-16 08:31:55

New Technology to Aid Cancer Screening in Women with Dense Breast Tissue GASTONIA, N.C., April 16, 2014 CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the North and South Carolina region to offer Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS), the only breast cancer screening technology specifically developed and FDA approved for women with dense breast tissue. ABUS helps doctors find cancers hidden in dense breast tissue, which may be missed by mammography. In partnership with Gaston...

2014-04-16 08:30:41

Catamaran reports lower overall trend, record-setting generic dispensing rate and greater cost controls SCHAUMBURG, IL, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catamaran Corp. (NASDAQ: CTRX) (TSX: CCT), a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and technology, released its 2014 Informed Trends(TM) report this morning. The report reveals a decrease in overall drug trend, from 2.6 percent (2012) to 2.4 percent (2013), a record-setting generic dispensing rate of 83.6...

2014-04-16 08:30:38

Love of Medicine and Patients is Skin Deep for Some Physician Specialties NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today released its annual Medscape Physician Compensation Report for 2014, which provides an in-depth look at how compensation influences physician career considerations and practice. Medscape surveyed 24,000 physicians across 25 specialties about issues related to compensation and found significant...

2014-04-16 08:30:36

Company to Build and Manage Two 30,000 Sq Ft Tier 3 Producer/Processing Plants Under 99-Year Management Contracts with Pending Licensees LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Primco Management Inc. (OTCQB: PMCM), a medical marijuana real estate management and multi-media company, today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement with private land owners to acquire two five acre parcels zoned for medical marijuana cultivation in Snohomish County, Washington, where...

2014-04-16 08:30:31

GERMANTOWN, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Investment of $10 million in Germantown and Frederick campuses brings QIAGEN's total recent commitment in Maryland to $50 million -- Germantown campus becomes state-of-the-art research, manufacturing and office site for Molecular Diagnostics with consolidation of activities from Gaithersburg site -- Germantown site passes FDA pre-approval inspection to manufacture digene HC2 HPV Test --...

2014-04-16 08:28:52

Dr. Goldberg announces the launch of her second website design in less than five years, and shares her feelings on how a paradigm shift in the way she looks at the relationship between medicine and the internet have built incredible success in what many call a recession. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana M. Goldberg MD, a prominent board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in cash pay elective cosmetic surgery, today announced the launch of her second...


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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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