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2014-10-24 16:26:03

Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Mental Health America joins America in mourning the loss of those killed in the tragic shooting in Marysville, Washington. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and hope for the full recovery of those who were injured and everyone who is affected by this horrific event. "At this point, we do not know the motivation behind this tragic and senseless act....

2014-10-24 16:26:01

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President, California Hospital Association: "The California Hospital Association applauds the leadership of Governor Jerry Brown and his Administration to ensure that patients and the health care workforce are protected and that hospitals are prepared to respond if an Ebola case occurs in California. The designation of UC Hospitals to receive and treat patients is...

2014-10-24 16:25:56

DUBLIN, October 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bfqljk/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Hemodialysis Concentrates Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bfqljk/global_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Global and Chinese Hemodialysis Concentrates Industry Report 2014 is a professional and...

2014-10-24 16:25:53

DUBLIN, October 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wdq92g/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wdq92g/global_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on...

2014-10-24 16:25:52

LOVELAND, Colo., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heska Corporation (Nasdaq: HSKA) announces the following Webcast: What: Heska Corporation Invites You to Join Its Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call on the Web When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m. (MDT) /11:00 a.m. (EDT) Where:...

2014-10-24 16:25:49

Coordinated Strategy Focuses on Preparedness, Protection and Patients ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) announced today that hospitals and health systems from around the state have developed a coordinated strategy to care for Ebola patients in Minnesota. Under the plan, all hospitals in the state will continue to be prepared to detect, isolate and initially care for suspected Ebola patients. Should a case of Ebola be identified,...

2014-10-24 16:25:39

Today's series covers Dr. Melvin Gurney - Impaired-At-Work Physician Ingested An Average Of 10,000 Pills Per Year SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2008, two of Dr. Gurney's employees reported that he was ordering large quantities of multiple controlled substances, on a regular basis, that were not used for patient care. They also reported that Dr. Gurney was practicing "all the time" while under the influence. The Medical Board reported that one of his...

2014-10-24 16:25:31

Point-Of-Sale System Blocks Illegal Pseudoephedrine Sales But Protects Lawful Purchase LUTHERVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today highlighted the latest results achieved by Kentucky's real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine (PSE) tracking system. The National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) system automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine purchases at the point of sale and helps flag meth...

2014-10-24 16:25:23

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMetrix Research president Alan Mittermaier reports that marginal changes occurred among Medicare Advantage plans after evaluating the new 2015 plan benefits along with the recently-issued Star performance ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). When overlaying the 2015 CostShare Report findings on plan benefits with the CMS Star performance ratings, HealthMetrix Research found plans boasting both top...

2014-10-24 16:25:22

Point-Of-Sale System Blocks Illegal Pseudoephedrine Sales But Protects Lawful Purchase LUTHERVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today highlighted the latest results achieved by West Virginia's real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine (PSE) tracking system. The National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) system automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine purchases at the point of sale and helps flag meth offenders for...


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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