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2014-09-30 23:21:32

Referral Management and Patient Engagement Platform Passes Rigorous THA Evaluation Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Texas Hospital Association announced today an exclusive endorsement agreement with LeadingReach, a referral management and patient engagement platform for the entire healthcare ecosystem. The partnership will enable Texas Hospital Association (THA) member hospitals and health systems to use LeadingReach's enhanced referral management capabilities, helping...

2014-09-30 23:21:27

The American Sleep Association is preparing for Sleep Apnea Awareness Week 2014, a national event focused on increasing public awareness about this potentially deadly sleep disorder. The event this year will occur during October 6 -13, 2014. Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The American Sleep Association is preparing for Sleep Apnea Awareness Week 2014, a national event focused on increasing public awareness about this potentially deadly sleep disorder. The event this year will...

2014-09-30 23:21:25

National Alliance for Caregiving to Participate in IOM Workshop on Home-Based Care Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) are today convening a workshop on the Future of Home Health Care to study how future models of home-based healthcare can better serve patients and families. The workshop will also identify research priorities for the community to move the field forward. This work is key for patients and family...

2014-10-01 00:21:25

DENVER, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SlimGenics Weight Loss Centers announced their Flagship Sponsorship of the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) Walk. This free 5K walk raises awareness and donations for furthering research and prevention to finish the fight against breast cancer. One in every three cancer deaths can be prevented through proper nutrition and physical activity, according to the ACS. As a leader in nutritionally based weight...

2014-09-30 23:21:16

Curtis Law Group (http://www.curtis-lawgroup.com) announces that a proposed nationwide settlement has been reached with one of the manufacturers of the drug called Reglan (Metoclopramide). Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Curtis Law Group (http://www.curtis-lawgroup.com) announces that a proposed nationwide settlement has been reached with one of the manufacturers of the drug called Reglan (Metoclopramide). The financial terms of the proposed settlement of cases filed against...

2014-09-30 23:21:08

Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics in Wayne, NJ is the only Prosthetics and Orthotics facility in northern New Jersey to offer patients the Omega Tracer System scanner to speed the fabrication and fit of prosthetics. Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Today’s advanced medical technology allows Americans to survive injuries and disease that would have been untreatable in the past. Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics in Wayne, NJ is at the forefront of applying new technology to help...

2014-09-30 23:20:56

Portion of proceeds from ID jewelry sales will support foundation’s care-related mission. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 American Medical ID and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced a collaborative agreement to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and the importance of wearing medical IDs for people with these brain disorders. American Medical ID will donate 20 percent of retail sales generated by AFA to the foundation to...

2014-09-30 23:20:43

Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Miami, Now Offers Breast Ultrasounds as Part of the Cancer Screening Process MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Doctors often order breast ultrasounds as a follow-up, after a patient has received abnormal mammogram results. Most breast ultrasounds are done at a specialized medical imaging center, such as the Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Miami. The Center for Diagnostic Imaging is now offering breast ultrasounds to patients as an alternative to MRI....

2014-09-30 23:20:34

The International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) partner on projects aligning specialized nursing practices with ACRES mission of building a global system for clinical research. Clinical research nurses have a critical role in maintaining the integrity of the study process while protecting the rights and safety of the participant in investigational studies, including ensuring that patients are aware of...

2014-09-30 23:20:16

Signet Puerto Rico, a diagnostic imaging services provider based in San Juan, selects RamSoft’s PowerServer RIS/PACS/PM™ to help them standardize processes, cut costs, and deliver quality patient care. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Signet Puerto Rico, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging services based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, leverages RamSoft’s PowerServer RIS/PACS/PM™ to streamline and automate their workflows. Nivia Souffront, site Administrator for...


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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