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2014-08-31 23:01:08

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome awareness nights to be held with the St. Louis Cardinals and at University City Market Pub House St. Louis (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) almost took the lives of identical twins Aiden and Blake Colp before they were born, but an innovative fetal surgery at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute gave them the chance at life. Now, their parents David and Theresa Colp want to build awareness about TTTS and the life-saving...

2014-08-31 23:00:54

NutriGold’s Whole-food Vitamin C GOLD earns ConsumerLab.com approval for meeting stringent purity standards and label claims. Orem, UT (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 NutriGold announces that its whole-food Vitamin C supplement, sourced from organic fruits and berries, has been approved by ConsumerLab (requires subscription) in all aspects tested, including purity and label claims. Most commercially available Vitamin C supplements feature Ascorbic Acid from genetically modified and chemically...

2014-08-31 23:00:41

Ragweed is the most common cause of fall hay fever and affects people in virtually every part of the country. AllergyEasy doctors help patients build up immunity to ragweed pollens and stop overreacting to them with hay-fever-like symptoms - and it's as easy as a few drops under the tongue. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 For many, fall turns daily life into an allergic mess, and ragweed is likely the culprit. Ragweed is the most common cause of fall hay fever and affects 10 to...

2014-08-31 23:00:39

For years, the standard medical advice for nut allergy sufferers has simply been to avoid nuts; however, a treatment known as sublingual immunotherapy ("oral drops") is helping patients reduce their sensitivity to nuts. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Stuart Agren, M.D., founder of the Family Allergy Clinic in Mesa, Arizona, prescribes sublingual immunotherapy to help his patients struggling with food allergies, which now includes tree nut allergies. Dr. Agren said that it has...

2014-08-31 23:00:33

1Heart Caregiver Services Director for Business Development and Training Randy Neil Clarito and brain fitness expert Tee Barr conducted a brain fitness education lecture at Victoria Care Center in Ventura City. Activities Director Virginia Ayala and Social Services designee Lily are both appreciative to have their residents and patients attend this brain fitness session. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 1Heart Caregiver Services Director for Business Development and...

2014-08-31 23:00:31

In a recent comparison study of the 20 best-selling Vitamin D supplements in the United States for Vitamin D content, heavy metal contamination, and presence/absence of GMOs, NutriGold's Vitamin D3 Gold product earned LabDoor's ranking of "A" in Best Quality and #1 in Best Value. Orem, UT (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 LabDoor.com tests the purity and label accuracy of hundreds of best-selling vitamins and supplements. According to their website, “We buy products in the same...

2014-08-31 23:00:21

The FDA has recently proposed updates to the 20-year-old Nutrition Facts label that has the sugar industry writhing. NutriGold fully supports the new changes and believes they will help consumers make healthier food choices. Orem, Utah (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 The FDA has recently proposed updates to the 20-year-old Nutrition Facts label. If adopted, the proposed changes would include more current nutrition values and serving sizes, the addition of “added sugars” on the label, and a...

2014-08-31 08:21:14

- Findings show risk of bleeding, along with overall efficacy(1), consistently ranked among top considerations for cardiologists when choosing a treatment to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) BARCELONA, Spain, Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society today announced results from a global survey, which polled cardiologists from around the world and revealed that a majority (58%) of cardiologists...

2014-08-31 04:21:07

Alirocumab, an investigational treatment for hypercholesterolemia, showed a 62 percent reduction in LDL-C compared to placebo at 24 weeks on top of maximally-tolerated lipid-lowering therapy in the ODYSSEY LONG TERM trial TARRYTOWN, New York and PARIS, Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) today announced detailed positive results from four Phase 3 ODYSSEY trials of alirocumab in people with hypercholesterolemia.(...

2014-08-31 04:21:02

Symposium Builds on Philips' Support for SAVE Study Examining Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment on Cardiovascular Disease ANDOVER, Mass., Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) is sponsoring a key Satellite Symposia focused on managing patients with the complex combination of cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea. This session builds on Philips' ongoing support for the Sleep Apnea...


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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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