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2014-12-18 23:08:40

The West Virginia Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering an expanded service for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in West Virginia or their family members that is designed to make certain

2014-12-18 23:08:18

First Choice Emergency Room Expanding in Houston Area Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 First Choice

2014-12-18 23:08:15

Approved online continuing education company announces addition of new course for healthcare providers.

2014-12-18 23:07:41

Through its annual ongoing Lifelines initiative CT Fertility provided pro bono fertility treatments to twelve families in 2104, including IVF, fresh and frozen donated eggs, embryo donation and

2014-12-18 23:07:37

A form released today by the Maryland Insurance Administration will save lives and offer protection to survivors of domestic violence and expand access to healthcare for endangered women and families,

2014-12-18 23:07:27

Approaching its 40-year anniversary, Los Angeles ophthalmology clinic sets sights on growth Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 The University

2014-12-18 23:07:06

Grandma Joan's Nationwide was presented with a 2015 Best of In-Home Care Award for consistently receiving the highest ratings from seniors and their families in the past year on SeniorAdvisor.com.

2014-12-18 23:06:43

On Dec. 22, from 1pm to 6pm, Computer Systems Institute is offering students free screenings for HIV/AIDS at the Chicago CSI campus.

2014-12-18 23:06:21

Grand View Research has announced the addition of "Global Minimally Invasive Surgery Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020" Market Research report to their Database.


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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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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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