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2014-09-02 12:28:44

DRAPER, Utah, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ortho Development® Corporation (ODEV) has received FDA clearance for the Alpine(TM) Hip Stem, the latest addition to its growing hip replacement product line. The Alpine Hip Stem is intended for use in total hip arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty procedures. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140830/141676 Alpine was developed based on the clinically-proven, conical tapered hip stem philosophy. ODEV's engineers worked...

2014-09-02 12:28:42

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Health, a leading health solutions company, will have a significant presence at PAINWeek(®) 2014, the nation's largest annual meeting for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management. PAINWeek takes place Sept. 2-6 in Las Vegas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140830/141707 "The healthcare system is constantly trying to strike the right balance between pain treatment and addiction prevention," said Dr. Steven Passik, vice...

2014-09-02 12:28:40

Home Decor Retailer Launches National In-Store Fundraiser and Sponsors Light The Night Walks to Support Cancer Cures PLANO, Texas, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Home, the home decor superstore, announced today a national partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. Throughout the month of September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month, At Home team members will be collecting $1, $5...

2014-09-02 12:28:32

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTCQB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, announced today that it has received independent internal review board (IRB) approval to initiate human clinical studies of Hemopurifier® therapy at DaVita MedCenter Dialysis located in Houston, Texas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b...

2014-09-02 12:28:30

Monetary Donations Are Best to Support Ebola Relief Efforts in West Africa WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the humanitarian response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa continues, the U.S. Agency for International Development's Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI) encourages Americans to support relief efforts appropriately and responsibly. Those who wish to help are encouraged to do so by giving monetary donations to...

2014-09-02 12:26:50

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients who return to the emergency department within a few days of discharge do so principally because they are anxious about their symptoms and have lost trust in other parts of the health care system, according to the results of a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Return Visits to the Emergency Department: The Patient Perspective") http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(14)00622-2/fulltext....

2014-09-02 08:31:53

- Potential Treatment of Diarrhea Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D) in Men and Women Granted Priority Review Status - DUBLIN, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing Actavis' New Drug Application (NDA) for eluxadoline, an investigational drug for the treatment of diarrhea and abdominal pain in men and women with diarrhea predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D)....

2014-09-02 08:31:44

Results presented during ESC Congress 2014 Clinical Trial Update Hot Line session BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced data from a subgroup analysis of the phase 3 ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 study, that explores the relationship between edoxaban dose, concentration and anti-factor Xa activity in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The analysis also compared rates of major bleeding and...

2014-09-02 08:31:31

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy announced today that it is applying for Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140829/141641 The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through...

2014-09-02 08:31:26

OXNARD, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DUX Dental kicks off the sixth-annual "Bib-Eze for Boob-Eze" campaign to benefit Barbells for Boobs, a non-profit breast cancer organization that is dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women and men under the age of 40. During the Bib-Eze for Boob-Eze program, dental offices are invited to take a photo of the dental team using Bib-Eze disposable bib holders and then post it with a caption on social...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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