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2014-10-21 12:32:03

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- UDI:It Won't Wait Until You Are Ready **Presented by FDAnews and Ombu Enterprises** Nov. 11, 2014 - Chicago, IL Nov. 13, 2014 - Waltham, MA www.fdanews.com/UDIWorkshopILMA Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153319 One Unique Device Identification (UDI) deadline has come and gone. Other deadlines loom in the coming months. Don't risk a 483, warning letter or unhappy customers. The first UDI deadline for Class 3 device...

2014-10-21 12:32:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), Vicki and Fred Modell renewed a multi-million dollar commitment to screen every baby born in every state for this life threatening condition, often referred to as "Bubble Boy" disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153192 Four million newborns in the United States are routinely screened annually for a variety of...

2014-10-21 12:31:54

DALLAS, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report the "Dental Imaging Market by Technology (X-ray, CBCT, Intraoral Camera, Optical Imaging), Method (Extraoral, Intraoral), Application (Diagnostic, Therapeutic, Cosmetic, Forensic) & by End User (Dental Clinic, Dental Labs) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019", published by marketsandmarkets, provides a detailed overview of the major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities,...

2014-10-21 12:31:52

Dr. Jack Kavanaugh Sees a Bright Future for the Calhoun Vision Light Adjustable Lens LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles has more than its share of successful ophthalmologists, oral surgeons, business consultants, college professors, investors and entrepreneurs. But Dr. Jack Kavanaugh may be the only Angeleno whose extraordinary career has encompassed all of these professions and more. After earning his DDS from UCLA, Kavanaugh opened a Beverly Hills practice in...

2014-10-21 12:31:49

DENVER, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CORHIO, a nonprofit organization assisting health care providers with the implementation of information technology systems designed to improve health care quality, announced today the confirmation of four new members to the organization's board of directors. The new directors elected to the board are: -- Patrick Gillies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- Jason Greer of the Colorado Community Managed Care Network --...

2014-10-21 12:31:47

Portal for patients to enter health history opens doors for better understanding of human genome DANVILLE, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded resource dedicated to analyzing data from thousands of clinical genetics tests each year, announced the launch of a new patient portal, GenomeConnect (www.genomeconnect.org). GenomeConnect was developed by a team of Geisinger Health System...

2014-10-21 12:31:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Nurses United today welcomed the call in the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "rigorous and repeated training" for nurses and other health workers responding to the Ebola virus as NNU has been urging for two months, but said some substantial questions and concerns remain. "It is clear from the abrupt change in position of the CDC in some areas that the registered nurses have moved the country...

2014-10-21 12:31:40

Too many Canadians are moving too little, sitting too long, and not eating or sleeping adequately. Link to publication: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=6444 OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians are not any healthier than they were a decade ago, despite having much more knowledge of what makes up a healthy lifestyle, according to the first publication of a Conference Board of Canada research project that makes the case for healthy active living. "An alarming...

2014-10-21 12:31:37

Partners HealthCare has increased patient assignments for nurses in the hospital's ICUs in direct violation of a new state law requiring one-on-one-attention to ensure patient safety BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH), who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, will hold a press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 22 to alert the public about deteriorating patient care...

2014-10-21 12:31:34

Hand hygiene company joins APIC to spread awareness about the importance of increased hospital patient safety through improved hand hygiene and other infection prevention measures CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the importance of infection prevention to patient safety, DebMed® is joining the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as a Champion for International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 19-25....


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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.