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2014-09-17 23:07:54

Award places Dr. Naderi in the top 1% of all plastic surgeons in the U.S. HERNDON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Dr. Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS, one of the country’s top rhinoplasty specialist surgeons, has been recognized as a recipient of the 2014 Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award. This award is reserved for only the best of the best as it honors physicians that have earned the highest patient ratings by specialty. Dr. Naderi, who is affectionately known by his plastic surgeon colleagues...

2014-09-17 23:07:45

The $255,000 award will help ITI conduct vaccine validation studies over one year Hershey, PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it won a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to support the continued preclinical development of a multi-nut allergy immunotherapy. The award will provide ITI with approximately $255,000 over one year to conduct vaccine validation studies. Tree nuts, a leading cause of food allergy, affect...

2014-09-17 23:07:14

New Tracking System and Diagnostic Tool Provides Valuable Insight into Purchasing Trends Chesterbrook, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Health systems are constantly challenged to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Today, Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen, launched TARxGET Reporting, a web-based analysis and forecasting tool that enables hospitals and health systems to control costs while maximizing the impact of medications on improved patient...

2014-09-17 23:07:01

Fuel For Thought® coconut oil beverage helps support natural ketone production Bloomfield, CT (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Promising new research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (August 2014) sheds more light on the potential ability of ketones to support brain function in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia. The study shows that brain hypometabolism associated with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia may be caused by impaired glucose uptake and/or...

2014-09-17 23:06:53

If VA hospitals reduced their surgical site infection rates from the 10th percentile to the 50th percentile, the Veterans Health Administration could save more than $6.7 million per year. Yakima, WA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 A recent study of 54,000 surgical patients at VA hospitals in fiscal year 2010 revealed 3.2% of these patients developed surgical site infections (SSIs), with 0.8% labeled as deep SSIs and 2.4% labeled as superficial SSIs. The average difference for each patient with...

2014-09-17 23:06:32

An industry leader in the medical field is sponsoring an event celebrating success in the fight to end discrimination. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Representatives with Capitol Pain Institute announced today that it is an official sponsor of Thursday’s Anti-Defamation League Event at the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas. “We’re very excited about this and we consider it an honor to be a sponsor for this great event,” said Dr. Matthew Schocket, founder of Capitol Pain...

2014-09-17 23:06:18

Local mosquito control franchise will treat football fields for upcoming season. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 In a continuing effort to protect local athletes from potential EEE and West Nile virus threats, Mosquito Shield of the South Shore has partnered for the second year in a row with the Hanover Youth Athletic Association to treat area fields in preparation for the upcoming season. With daily practices going until dusk, prime mosquito feeding time, the exposure to...

2014-09-17 23:04:38

The gluten-free foods market report explains and segments the concerned market in North America with analysis and projection of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-gluten-free-foods-5904255778.html (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The gluten-free foods market report explains and segments the concerned market in North America with analysis and projection of revenue. The market in North America is estimated to grow from $2,261.5 million in 2013 to $3,768.5 million by...

2014-09-17 23:03:57

New facility will expand access to health care for patients anywhere St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Mercy “topped out” the world’s first virtual care/telemedicine center this week, hoisting the building’s final beam into place. Sister of Mercy Claudia Ward also blessed the beam before it made its ascent. (Photos and video of the event, including footage from an unmanned camera mounted to the beam, available here: http://bit.ly/MercyVirtual.) “The topping out...

2014-09-17 23:03:40

The Firm is evaluating potential morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers due to the use of power morcellators in laparoscopic hysterectomy and other gynecological surgeries. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 A petition to ban the use of power morcellators (http://www.drugbot.com/morcellator/) in laparoscopic hysterectomies and other gynecological surgeries has gathered nearly 85,000 signatures, Bernstein...


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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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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