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2014-09-23 08:31:48

PLYMOUTH, Wis., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sartori Cheese will be releasing their Limited Edition Peppermint BellaVitano cheese for the month of October in support of breast cancer awareness month. The artisan cheese producer will donate a portion of all Peppermint BellaVitano proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.(®) To date, Sartori had donated over $20,000 to the foundation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140922/147693 "Peppermint BellaVitano is a...

2014-09-23 08:31:31

All Heart Homecare Agency, a Brooklyn Home Health Care Provider, encourages individuals to stay safe this Autumn by following these fall prevention tips. BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Brooklyn Home Health Care provider All Heart Homecare Agency offers useful fall prevention tips to help people avoid accidents during the Autumn months. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140923/147810 Autumn is an exciting time of year with colorful leaves, crisp air and lots of...

2014-09-23 08:31:23

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canna Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink "CBWP") ("Canna Brands" or the "Company") today announced its July 29, 2014 acquisition of Bothell, WA, cannabis consumer goods company Canna & Canna Inc., was overwhelmingly ratified at a Special Meeting of shareholders held September 19, 2014 in Bellevue WA. At the Special Meeting, shareholders also overwhelmingly approved the change of corporate name recommended by the Board of Directors, from...

2014-09-23 08:31:21

DAVIE, Fla., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) has partnered with Inspire to launch a peer-to-peer Support Community to connect stomach cancer patients, families, friends and caregivers. The support community provides support and inspiration for those who have been diagnosed with stomach cancer and is a safe and secure place for patients and caregivers to support and connect with one another. More than 100 national patient advocacy...

2014-09-23 08:31:19

Point-of-care CD4 analysis system tailored to meet the needs of resource-limited settings SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a report prequalifying the BD FACSPresto(TM) Near-Patient CD4 Counter system for the enumeration of CD4 count to determine eligibility for initiation of...

2014-09-23 08:31:15

Experienced in European and Global Medical Technology Launches NEW YORK, Sept 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vesselon, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jurgen Raths, MD to its Board of Directors, effective September 15, 2014. Dr. Raths' appointment follows Vesselon's engagement with Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc. as its placement agent to market a private preferred Series A round to facilitate development of Vesselon's immediate and early stroke treatment. "Jurgen's deep experience...

2014-09-23 08:31:00

Bronx-based Healthcare Organizations Are Enabled to Securely Exchange Protected Health Information, Comply with Federal Government Directives and Deliver Improved Patient Outcomes FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DataMotion(TM) - an experienced health information service provider (HISP) with the industry's leading record of customer deployments and Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) attestations - today announced an agreement with The Bronx Regional Health Information...

2014-09-23 08:30:58

Steven A. Giuseffi, MD, and Mark Ryzewicz, MD, join Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center RAPID CITY, S.D., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven A. Giuseffi, MD, and Mark Ryzewicz, MD, are the newest orthopedic surgeons to join the expert team of doctors at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center, located at 7220 South Highway 16 in Rapid City. Patients in need of specialized sports medicine, foot or ankle care are encouraged to call (605) 341-1414 to schedule an appointment. "We...

2014-09-23 08:30:57

Be Joint Smart to educate roughly 150,000 local residents with PsA about their disease PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're one of the roughly 150,000 NY Metro residents struggling with pain from psoriatic arthritis (PsA)--an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and tendons--learn to control your condition with Be Joint Smart, a free psoriatic arthritis program presented by the National Psoriasis Foundation, at...

2014-09-23 08:30:52

PubMed-indexed case report---with matching video---by surgeons at Texas Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital concludes that the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart can be modified for use in patients whose hearts have congenital abnormalities. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A case report and matching animated video demonstrate the successful implantation of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into a patient with congenital heart disease where his major...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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