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2015-03-26 23:09:48

Concerned about staffing and quality of care, on April 24, over 160 caregivers at Baptist Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will have an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board

2015-03-26 23:09:05

Career Step is pleased to announce that Executive Vice President Mike Hodgson will be speaking in the ICD10monitor webinar Thursday, April 2 at 1 p.m.

2015-03-26 23:08:10

New York Vein Treatment Center, a leading vein treatment center in New York City, has recently announced the launch of its redesigned website.

2015-03-26 23:07:35

The new relationship aims to provide all mental health professionals with the necessary resources for an effective online presence. Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB)

2015-03-26 23:07:19

Women’s Wellness Company Introduced New Temperature Controlled RF Treatment at Scientific Conference Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ThermiGyn proudly

2015-03-26 23:07:16

Tipping Point Community has awarded Prevent Blindness Northern California a $175,000 grant to continue the 2015 support for the See Well to Learn program.

2015-03-26 23:07:13

The New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) announced its three annual scholarship winners and one

2015-03-26 23:06:46

The surgeons will establish a state-of-the-art comprehensive spinal surgery hospital in northern Manhattan New York, New York (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

2015-03-26 23:05:41

Heroin overdose deaths have increased four-fold over the last fourteen years, with the greatest increase occurring since 2010. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015


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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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