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2014-09-17 23:01:44

The American Academy of Nursing received a generous grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation to take its veterans health initiative, Have You Ever Served in the Military?, nationwide. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The American Academy of Nursing is proud to receive a grant for its military veterans health initiative from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). BWF works to ensure injured veterans and their families thrive long after they return home. The team at BWJ seeks out, pulls together, and...

2014-09-17 23:01:11

On August 5, 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a report on the illegal use of the Expression product as an injectable dermal filler. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation comments on the report and warns patients to beware of unscrupulous providers. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 According to an August 5, 2014 U.S. Food & Drug Administration report titled “Adverse Events Associated with Use of Enhancement Medical's "Expression"...

2014-09-17 23:01:10

Farar & Lewis LLP Announce New Complimentary Consultation Regarding Mesothelioma Cases (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Farar & Lewis LLP, the premier personal injury law firm, is pleased to announce a new complimentary consultation to those who have been potentially exposed to asbestos, and now suffer from Mesothelioma. In order to take advantage of this new consultation, prospective clients are encouraged to visit:...

2014-09-17 23:00:44

Novant Health sports medicine expert supports newest research Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents every year. Soon, a blood test may be available to help doctors determine how severe a concussion is and how long recovery will take. In March of this year, Swedish...

2014-09-17 23:00:40

The 5th edition of Charting Outcomes in the Match has been published by the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®). The report highlights applicant characteristics that contribute to success in matching to specialties in the Main Residency Match. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The National Resident Matching Program has published Charting Outcomes in the Match, a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between unique applicant characteristics and success in...

2014-09-17 20:22:27

Acclaimed Photographer Supports World Prematurity Day CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internationally-acclaimed baby photographer Anne Geddes today unveiled an image of a baby born too soon that will be shared worldwide to raise awareness of the global problem of preterm birth. Mrs. Geddes donated the image of Alfred, who was born 8 weeks too soon, weighing just two pounds, six ounces, to the March of Dimes, which made the photo the center of its 2014...

2014-09-17 20:22:21

2014 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® Celebrates Accomplishments DETROIT, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a result of funds raised in the 2014 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, $896,474 was awarded to three local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. An additional $235,000 went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program....

2014-09-17 20:22:17

DETROIT, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Laser Skincare is offering a free SilkPeel® treatment (a $149 value) to new clients who schedule a consultation between Sept. 18-20. The offer is part of the celebration at their National SilkPeel® Events, taking place in all 135 clinics across the county. The events showcase American Laser Skincare's newest technology, Envy Medical's SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® System which pairs diamond-tipped microdermabrasion to exfoliate skin and a...

2014-09-17 20:22:13

Oral presentation at American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting describes Decipher's ability to identify high-risk prostate cancer patients that may benefit from radiation therapy after surgery, improving treatment decision-making SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced that data featured in an oral presentation at the 56(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) demonstrates convincing evidence of the...

2014-09-17 20:22:10

OTTAWA, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada has taken the precautionary step of asking IPCA Laboratories in India to voluntarily stop shipment of products to Canada based on a review of a recent good manufacturing practices (GMP) inspection report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where they identified falsification and manipulation of data issues at the company. IPCA has not disputed the FDA findings with Health Canada. The FDA has not issued a recall of any of the...


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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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