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2014-10-24 16:25:17

Point-Of-Sale System Blocks Illegal Pseudoephedrine Sales But Protects Lawful Purchase LUTHERVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today highlighted the latest results achieved by Kansas's real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine (PSE) tracking system. The National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) system automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine purchases at the point of sale and helps flag meth offenders for law...

2014-10-24 16:25:14

Of the 104 Study Participants, NYU Langone Is Only Academic Medical Center in New York to Receive Award NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, NYU Langone Medical Center, which includes Tisch Hospital and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD), scored number one for overall patient safety and quality among 104 leading academic medical centers (AMCs) across the nation that were included in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) 2014...

2014-10-24 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, together with aviation union affiliates of the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department, today spoke with principles and senior officials from agencies charged with aviation safety, health and security about a coordinated response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "The arrival of Ebola...

2014-10-24 12:27:03

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Risperdal lawsuits (www.risperdallawsuit2014.com) involving gynecomastia, or male breast growth, continue to move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of new research linking the use of risperidone to the development of the condition. The findings, which appear in the October 2014 issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, were drawn from a comparison of 8,000 men who suffered from gynecomastia, ages...

2014-10-24 12:27:02

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles gum disease treatment dentist, Dr. Carlos Setti, now offers comprehensive treatments for gum disease. Gum disease is a serious chronic infection that affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. Without treatment, it can extend deep inside the oral cavity and lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and general health problems ranging from pregnancy loss to dementia. The right treatments can help reduce the risk of these complications...

2014-10-24 12:27:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles veneers dentist, Dr. Kevin Sands, is making the smile makeover more affordable for area patients with a new offer on veneers. The smile makeover, a combination of cosmetic treatments selected according to individual needs, can include veneers and a variety of other options. A reduction in the veneers cost opens this option to more patients who want to improve their looks. Veneers may be used to enhance the appearance of single or...

2014-10-24 12:26:54

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tools for Meeting Life's Challenges (Tools MLC), today announced that it will host a free seminar on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm at the Sheet Metal Workers Local #19 Union Hall at 1301 South Columbus Blvd. in Philadelphia for families and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities. At a time when health care service delivery is changing rapidly, parents and caregivers need to...

2014-10-24 12:26:53

MIAMI, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As Florida's legalization of medical marijuana becomes a forthcoming reality; the not-for-profit International Cannabis Industry Association (ICIA) will culminate its outreach to encourage Floridians to cast their vote on November 4(th) as to whether medical marijuana in the state should be legal in the state. A major final initiative will take place on Saturday, October 25(th) starting at 7pm, coinciding with the closing party for Miami's...

2014-10-24 12:26:50

Prestigious Award Recognizes High-Quality Care Among Academic Medical Centers HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) today announced that it has won the prestigious 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The annual award is given to academic medical center members that have demonstrated excellence in delivering high-quality patient care, as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study....

2014-10-24 12:26:38

Six family physicians honored for outstanding contributions to Family Medicine WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards this week at its annual meeting. Six family physicians from across the nation were recognized for their outstanding contributions to family medicine and the health of the public. Each of these awards recognize family physicians who have made exceptional advances in...


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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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