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2014-10-31 08:25:12

Hall of Fame honors those who have devoted their lives to the care and service of others ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ann Armstrong-Dailey, founding director of Children's Hospice International (CHI), a leading organization in children's hospice and palliative care, has been inducted into The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Hall of Fame, it was announced. Ms. Armstrong-Dailey, and four other inductees, was announced at the 2014 NAHC Annual...

2014-10-31 08:25:06

Award honors passionate young advocate lost too soon CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oyelakin Taiwo Oladayo, a passionate advocate for the rights of young people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, has posthumously received the fifth Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy. The award was accepted on behalf of his family by fellow Nigerian advocate Olayide Akanni during the closing plenary of the HIV...

2014-10-31 08:25:01

DENVER, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, shares a collection of Halloween recipes that are tasty alternatives for individuals on a kidney-friendly diet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO DaVita Kidney Care's Halloween recipes include: -- Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake -- Glistening Frog Eye Salad -- Sweet Popcorn Balls -- Spooky...

2014-10-31 08:24:59

PINEHURST, N.C., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health, developers of the Assisi Loop(TM), a non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical healing and pain-management device for dogs, cats, horses and other animals, provides information to pet owners about how to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in dogs. Any dog breed can have IBD, but German shepherds, soft-coated wheaten terriers, shar-peis and basenjis are particularly prone. Logo -...

2014-10-31 08:24:07

As news breaks about the baby wipe recall affecting 10 brands of baby wipes, "Shittens" becomes an unlikely leader in baby wipe safety. NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes because some packages may contain a bacteria that's often resistant to common antibiotics. The wipes being recalled are Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and...

2014-10-31 08:21:33

Proposal would create a single, secure interoperable system to serve the military and their families WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today submitted its bid for the Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) contract. The proposal, called the Defense Operational Readiness Health System (DORHS), would help modernize the military health system by enabling doctors and healthcare professionals inside and outside...

2014-10-31 04:20:47

PLEASANTON, California, November 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- British Journal of Urology International paper underlines need for men with BPH to discuss "male orgasmic dysfunction" with their doctor prior to any treatment; UroLift(R) system shows ability to treat prostate symptoms while preserving sexual function NeoTract, Inc., today welcomes the publication of a paper in the British Journal of Urology International...

2014-10-30 23:18:19

One and only Aro-therapist Lynette Barnard shares detailed overview of Aro-healing practices RIETFONTEIN, South Africa (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 From the one and only Aro-health therapist in the world comes a helpful book that guides readers in practicing and making use of Aro-healing. Author Lynette Barnard introduces a new kind of therapy teeming with benefits through her newest publication, “ARO – HEALING Touching Lives – THEORIES, TECHNIQUES AND THERAPIES” (published by...

2014-10-30 23:18:13

JB Communications and MediWebPR current findings pertaining to online profile management for healthcare professionals proves out what the study discovered earlier this year: people pay attention to online reviews. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) which illustrates the upward trend of online reviews shaping consumer impressions of doctors in selecting healthcare providers backs up the findings of JB...

2014-10-30 23:18:10

The dentists at Verde Pointe Dental Associates announce the the 2014 Breast Cancer Pink Diamond Clean Sonicare toothbrush winners. Each will be awarded the toothbrush as a grand finale to Cancer Awareness Month. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Marietta Dentists, Kirk Kimmerling DDS, Suzanna Aguilera DMD and Garrick McGrath DMD have announced the winners of the 2014 Breast Cancer Pink Diamond Clean Sonicare Toothbrush Giveaway. The winners; Geralyn Chabucos and MaryAnn...


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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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.