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2014-09-17 12:24:51

Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist and Author Continues to Spread Breakthrough Anti-Aging Phenomenon LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, author, and anti-aging expert Dr. Kourosh Maddahi can now add Amazon Best Seller to his long list of accomplishments. After penning the guide, "Anti-Aging Dentistry - Restoring Youth, One Smile At A Time" detailing how to achieve a beautiful and even smile that can take decades off of your appearance, Amazon...

2014-09-17 12:24:25

Leider to discuss company's innovate approach to leveraging mHealth technology and consumerism to encourage healthy behaviors WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mHealth Summit today announced that Walgreens' Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Harry L. Leider, will open the 6(th) annual Summit with a keynote address on December 8. The mHealth Summit, the largest global conference and expo focused on the intersection of mobile/ wireless and healthcare delivery, will include...

2014-09-17 12:23:56

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Provincial governments should not expand public healthcare to cover the growing costs of long-term care (LTC), according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Paying for the Boomers: Long-Term Care and Intergenerational Equity," authors Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby say that such a move would put too much financial stress on future taxpayers. "Long-term care expenses are set to balloon once the boomer population hits age eighty," remarks Blomqvist....

free sugars
2014-09-17 03:00:14

Harry Dayantis, University College London Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study, published in the open-access journal BMC Public Health, analyzed the effect of sugars on dental caries, also known as tooth decay. They show that sugars are the only cause of tooth decay in children and...

urinary incontinence
2014-09-17 03:00:20

Steve Majewski, American College of Physicians Kegel exercises, bladder training, and weight loss are among recommendations in ACP’s new evidence-based guideline Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, bladder training, and weight loss and exercise are effective nonsurgical treatment options for women with urinary incontinence (urinary incontinence) (UI), according to a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) published...

2014-09-17 08:30:58

Virtual Awareness Week Takes Place September 15-19, 2014 WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health information technology improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. To mark the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery in America, Precyse and others across the U.S. have joined together to celebrate National...

2014-09-17 08:30:36

World's largest conference for eye physicians and surgeons to be held in conjunction with the European Society of Ophthalmology Oct. 17-21 in Chicago SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, today announced the highlights of its upcoming 118(th) annual meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the European Society of Ophthalmology Oct. 17-21 at Chicago's...

2014-09-17 08:30:32

Proprietary genomic-based VPAC1 cancer biomarker to be co-developed worldwide? PARK CITY, Utah, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NuView Life Sciences, Inc. (NuView) announced entry into an exclusive global licensing and collaboration agreement with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) to further develop and commercialize NuView's investigative genomic-based diagnostic biomarker to detect cancers of the breast and prostate. The agreement also includes all other future...

2014-09-17 08:30:24

Physicians Interactive executives Patrick Aysseh, John de Souza also to speak on new digital landscape and Health 2.0 investment opportunities at conference Sept. 21-24 READING, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Donato Tramuto, the Chairman and CEO of Physicians Interactive (PI), will be featured on Monday, September 22(nd), in a panel discussion on smarter care delivery at the Health 2.0 Silicon Valley 8(th) Annual Fall Conference in Santa Clara, CA....

2014-09-17 08:30:21

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the physician IT team at Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates announced today that the enterprise is working with Dicom Systems to enhance its image sharing capabilities and provide immediate cluster fail over in the case of any network failures. In addition, the Dicom Systems enterprise imaging solutions will be utilized to help navigate disparate PACS systems to more effectively deliver the right images to the...


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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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