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2014-08-22 16:23:05

Letter of Intent signals Group Health's ongoing commitment to provide members access to excellent care and patient experience in a more affordable way SEATTLE, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Group Health announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent for Swedish Health Services to provide its Seattle-based hospital services starting in February 2016. This will include transitioning Group Health's award-winning maternity services from its Capitol Hill location, to...

2014-08-22 12:25:55

The reasons for plastic surgery are diverse and varied, and often go against expectations LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic surgery procedures are still sometimes stigmatized in our society, as some judgmental onlookers have wrongly tended to dismiss such operations as nothing more than self-involved acts of vanity. The truth, however, is that the reasons for plastic surgery vary wildly, are highly personal, and sometimes stem from much deeper reasons than one might...

2014-08-22 12:25:51

Dr. John Krupka offers patients a selection of tooth-straightening solutions for their orthodontic problems to help them achieve a better-looking smile at his Kaukauna, WI dentist practice KAUKAUNA, Wis., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When most people think of orthodontics they think of standard metal braces that have to be worn for a number of years. But advances in modern dental technology have expanded the definition of orthodontic dental medicine. Dr. John Krupka DDS, SC...

2014-08-22 12:25:46

At Weinberg Gastrointestinal, patients can now receive both American and Canadian screening colonoscopies in Gilbert, Arizona GILBERT, Ariz., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Colon health is a big deal for patients in North America, which is why Dr. Andrew M Weinberg is now offering both Canadian and American screening colonoscopies to patients. The screening guidelines are slightly different in these countries.Gilbert, AZ gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew M Weinberg, DO is a...

2014-08-22 12:25:45

Dr. Glenn Madokoro educates patients on the signs of when it's probably a good time to make an appointment for a checkup at his Newport Beach, CA gastroenterology practice. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A lot of people hesitate to schedule an appointment with a doctor or specialist simply because they aren't sure when symptoms are serious enough to warrant a visit. Dr. Glenn D Madokoro, MD is educating patients on when it's a good idea to visit a...

2014-08-22 12:25:41

DUBLIN, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Intravenous Catheter Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Intravenous Catheter Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global intravenous catheter industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry...

2014-08-22 12:25:40

FRANKLIN, Mass., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface, Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), a developer of novel joint technologies, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the KISSloc Suture System, a mini plate and suture implant intended for the correction of a Hallux Valgus deformity. The KISSloc Suture System consists of two low profile plates and a self-cinching suture construct that corrects Hallux Valgus by reducing the intramedullary angle between the first and second...

2014-08-22 12:25:20

Dr. Ronald Morse expands the network of insurances accepted at his dental office in Lakewood, CO. LAKEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ronald Morse, DDS, and his dental partner Dr. Justin S. Petracek have expanded their network of insurances accepted at their Lakewood, CO dental practice. While Dr. Morse does not require dental insurance to receive treatments, his patients with the policies accepted can now utilize their insurance when selecting Dr. Morse as their...

2014-08-22 12:25:19

LA JOLLA, Cali., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research presented at the 29(th) Annual International Papillomavirus Conference shows that a therapy being developed by Hera Therapeutics Inc. combats three types of human papillomavirus, including the two that cause 70 percent of all cervical cancer. When tested in several cultured human cell models, HTI-1968 blocked the replication of HPV-16, HPV-18 and HPV-11 cells, according to Louise T. Chow, Ph.D. and Thomas Broker, Ph.D., who...

TENS machine being used to simulate the vagus nerve
2014-08-22 03:30:52

Chris Bunting, University of Leeds Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health of your heart, researchers have discovered. A team at the University of Leeds used a standard TENS machine like those designed to relieve labor pains to apply electrical pulses to the tragus, the small raised flap at the front of the ear immediately in front of the ear canal. The stimulation changed the influence of the nervous system on the heart by reducing the nervous signals that can drive...


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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