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2014-09-19 23:07:53

Dr. Dalencourt of William A. Graber, MD, PC has co-authored a chapter entitled "Medical Preparation for Bariatric Surgery" in a new book titled "The ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery: Volume 2: Integrated Health." SYRACUSE and HARTFORD, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 A new book on weight loss surgery, entitled "The ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery: Volume 2: Integrated Health" published by Springer-Verlag, will feature a chapter by Dr. Gregory Dalencourt...

2014-09-19 23:07:39

In CHAMPS Patient Experience's blog post, Introducing The Beryl Institute’s Patient Advocacy Community, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 In CHAMPS Patient Experience's blog post, Introducing The Beryl Institute’s Patient Advocacy Community, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. In August, Santalucia presented as part of The Beryl Institute’s virtual conference on patient advocacy. She kicked off the...

2014-09-19 23:07:24

Firmex is pleased to announce that it is now compliant with HIPAA / HITECH regulations, as assessed by Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data in the U.S. Any company that deals with protected health information must ensure that all required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed....

2014-09-19 23:07:14

HelpRx.info, the leading provider of free prescription discounts, now offers discounts on all common high blood pressure medications. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Script Relief, operator of HelpRx.info, now offers free Rx discounts on all commonly prescribed high blood pressure medications. HelpRx.info is the leading provider of free online drug coupons and has saved its users over $600,000,000 on prescription costs. To further its mission of making prescription medications...

2014-09-19 23:06:23

Internationally acclaimed prosthodontist and presenter Dr. Saj Jivraj is presenting at the Spectrum Day Vancouver conference tomorrow. Dr. Jivraj, founder of a Ventura contemporary dental implant center called the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, will speak about All-on-4™ dental implants in a presentation called “Clinical and Laboratory Aspects of Graft Less Solutions.” OXNARD, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Internationally acclaimed prosthodontist and presenter Dr. Saj Jivraj is...

2014-09-19 23:06:20

Dr. Mamaly Reshad, an internationally known prosthodontist and one of Ventura’s best cosmetic dentists, is presenting to the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP) annual Scientific Meeting in Montreal today. Dr. Reshad, from the Anacapa Dental Art Institute with offices in Woodland Hills and Oxnard, Calif., is presenting “Resection Versus Augmentation: Esthetic Implant Supported Maxillary Prostheses” at 2:30 p.m. at the Le Westin Montreal Hotel....

2014-09-19 23:06:16

Dr. Arash Bereliani, the board-certified physician and founder of the IV Therapy Center of Beverly Hills, explains a recent study showing the importance of vitamin D for people over 50. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 A recent study published in the journal Quality of Life Research suggests that older patients with higher levels of vitamin D will experience a better quality of life. This quality of life includes more mobility, better ability to perform daily tasks, and less...

2014-09-19 23:06:05

Scientists say the chromosomes of asbestos-exposed people may influence what kind of mesothelioma they develop. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Cancer researchers in Japan have identified chromosomal abnormalities that appear to have an impact on where mesothelioma develops in the body. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s new article on this important research. Doctors with Nara Medical University report finding genetic differences between people with pleural...

2014-09-19 23:05:58

New articles on SeniorsGuideOnline.com and HomeCareChoice.com help readers find the right home health care agency and suggest asking the provided questions Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 In their latest article to help seniors and their families find affordable home care options, Seniors Guide has published, “Questions for Home Health Care Agencies” on http://www.HomeCareChoice.com - their website for finding Home Care and Hospice at-home services in Virginia, North...

2014-09-19 23:05:05

To reduce the burden of tuberculosis and address the issue of drug-resistant TB in the Kyrgyz Republic, Abt Associates has been awarded the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Kyrgyzstan TB Program under a five-year cooperative agreement with total funding of $12.7 million. BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Kyrgyzstan has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis in Central Asia. To reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB) and address the issue of drug-resistant TB...


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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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.