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2014-10-30 23:08:38

ChartRequest, formally 5 O’Clock Records, provides a best-in-class release of information solution for healthcare providers looking to facilitate the electronic transfer of health information. In business since 2012, the cloud-based solution has expanded into 25 states and received more than 30,000 records requests from insurance companies, patients, and other healthcare providers. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ChartRequest, formally 5 O’Clock Records, is refocusing efforts on...

2014-10-30 23:08:36

Rx Care Pharmacy is now strengthening its engagement with the community through same-day delivery of medication to homes at no cost. PALM BAY, FL. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Rx Care is strengthening its engagement with the Palm Bay residents by offering personalized services. Aware of how uncomfortable certain disease states can be, the pharmacy offers a no charge, confidential, same-day delivery of medication to homes or designated locations. Located at 1270 Malabar Rd. SE Ste 2, Palm...

2014-10-30 23:08:11

With its exclusive COSMEDERM®-7 anti-irritant technology, the new Refinity skin peels and at-home regimens are formulated for all skin types, regardless of color, tone or texture, and deliver high potency with minimal irritation or ‘downtime’ San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 High efficacy and low irritation are no longer mutually exclusive concepts in the medical-grade skin care domain: Cosmederm, the specialty biotechnology company focusing on the development of...

2014-10-30 23:08:08

Complimentary Supplements to Be Used in Conjunction with Prediabetes Treatment Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 PreDiabetes Centers, the pioneer in prediabetes treatment, is gifting PreD Store shoppers with a supply of sugardown®, a chewable dietary supplement that is taken before meals to reduce post-meal blood sugar spikes. Learning how to control blood sugar levels and boost overall health is an important part of a diabetes prevention plan. Shoppers who spend $50 or more on...

2014-10-30 23:08:00

Paramount Rx underscores important role prescription discount cards play as drug costs rise Cary, N.C. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Paramount Rx, a full-service prescription benefits manager focused on consumer-driven health care, is increasing efforts to help people save money through its innovative discount card program. As out-of-pocket expenses continue to increase for prescription drugs in the new health care system, the Paramount Rx program provides valuable savings and resources to...

2014-10-30 23:07:50

The increase in procedures to treat recurring incidences of urinary and kidney stones will drive the European stone treatment disposables markets, reports iData Research. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 According to a new report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.com), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the European stone treatment device market is expected to grow to over $131 million by 2020 . The total market for stone management devices...

2014-10-30 23:07:24

Seventh annual triathlon to raise funds for Special Olympics Arizona. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Dr. Todd Hobgood, Scottsdale’s premiere plastic surgeon, announced today that he and his office stall will be volunteering at the seventh annual TRI-2-UNIFY triathlon presented by GE Capital. The triathlon will be held Sunday, November 2 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center located at 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd. The goal of the event is to...

2014-10-30 23:07:03

Mercy announced today that it has entered into a Care Collaboration Agreement with Senior Independence (SI) of Greater Toledo. This Care Collaboration Agreement seeks to increase the overall well-being of the patients through education and management of chronic diseases; reduce avoidable hospitalizations, hospital readmissions and emergency department visits; and decrease the overall costs of medical care. Toledo, OH (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Mercy announced today that it has entered into...

2014-10-30 23:06:53

Leading eye surgeon Jeffrey Martin, MD and North Shore Eye Care have once again been nominated in three categories in this year’s ‘Best of L.I. 2015’ event, the largest business and professional awards program in the history of Long Island, according to Dr. Martin, medical director of North Shore Eye Care. Smithtown, New York (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Leading eye surgeon Jeffrey Martin, MD and North Shore Eye Care have once again been nominated in three categories in this year’s...

2014-10-30 23:06:44

Employees Donate More Than $100,000 to American Cancer Society Waltham, Mass. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 In just one year, a National Grid employee fundraiser and breast cancer awareness campaign has blossomed from $3,600 in donations to more than $100,000. The company’s program to give employees pink hard hats in exchange for $20 donations to the American Cancer Society dramatically increased in popularity in its second year, as it expanded to include Massachusetts, New York and Rhode...


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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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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