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2014-04-18 23:00:53

Free Event Will Educate and Empower Those with Chronic Lung Disease and Their Families Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 On May 8, the American Lung Association in Hawaii will host a Respiratory Rally patient education event at Hawaii Kai Independent and Assisted Living Community, 428 Kawaihae Street in Honolulu, from 9:00am-2:30pm. The day will feature educational sessions, inspirational messages, and exhibits. Workshop topics will include Lung Health 101, vog and lung health, asthma...

2014-04-18 23:00:51

Eileen Crimmins, PhD, presents data at Western University of Health Sciences event showing that life expectancy is relatively low and declining compared to the world's other wealthy nations. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Life expectancy in the United States, once firmly in the middle of the pack compared to most of the other major developed nations in the world, is relatively low and declining, a nationally recognized gerontology expert told Western University of Health Sciences...

2014-04-18 23:00:49

There is now a solution to the embarrassment of loose, slipping dentures. Dr. Todd Shatkin is now offering the most innovative dental implants in the great Buffalo, NY area. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Dr. Todd Shatkin of Aesthetic Associates Centre is now providing a full range of dental implants. What exactly are dental implants? Dental implants are placed into the jaw to act as a replacement for the root of the tooth. They are placed there for missing teeth or to create a...

2014-04-18 23:00:43

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is donating funds to the Obesity Prevention Center for Children and Youth, a highly effective organization that offers diverse programs to teach healthy habits to the young people of Brockton, Massachusetts. The donation will help purchase a new software program to track the weight loss, fitness level, and life style changes of participating youth. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The state of Massachusetts has one of the...

2014-04-18 23:00:41

Dr. Kaz Zymantas announces the availability of dental implants in Naperville, IL to gum disease patients after treatment with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP®.. Gum disease symptoms can affect the success of dental implants, and tooth loss and gum disease are similar in that many Americans are suffering from these issues and have not yet taken corrective action. Naperville, IL (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Dr. Kaz Zymantas announces the availability of treatment for...

2014-04-18 23:00:24

Get Rid Of Herpes book, created by Sarah Wilcox, is a comprehensive treatment that offers readers a lot of useful tips to eliminate herpes. The site Vkool.com released the entire Get Rid Of Herpes book review, telling people whether or not this treatment is efficient. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Herpes is a very common skin issue. Many people in the world want to eliminate this disease naturally. Get Rid Of Herpes book is a revolutionary treatment, providing sufferers with many...

2014-04-18 20:21:07

ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Defense today awarded Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) administration of the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, Fourth Generation (TPharm4) contract serving approximately 10 million beneficiaries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO "Express Scripts is proud to continue providing world-class service and specialized pharmacy care to our men and women in uniform, along with their dependents and also...

2014-04-18 16:22:54

- Led by New Enterprise Associates and Experienced Medical Device Industry Veterans, Financing Will Support Development of Next Generation TempaSure(TM) Radiometric Temperature-Sensing Radio-Frequency Ablation Catheter Capable of Accurate, Real-Time Volumetric Temperature Measurement During Irrigated Ablation MENLO PARK, Calif., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Inc. ("ACT"), a medical device company that is developing a novel, temperature-sensing,...

2014-04-18 16:22:48

OAK PARK, Ill., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to shipping Specialty Medications, providers need to ensure that the "Last Mile isn't also the Longest," according to Bill Bailey, R.Ph, Chief Operations Officer of Citizens, Rx LLC. Mr. Bailey, one of the nation's foremost experts on Specialty and Mail order Operations, will be presenting "Specialty Pharmacy Shipping: Improving Your Brand and Improving Profitability through Best Practices in Last Mile Shipping" at the 10th...

2014-04-18 16:21:55

An evening of Cool Comedy, Live Music and Haute Cuisine to Benefit the Scleroderma Research Foundation SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to an eclectic and unique gathering of gifted and creative minds, new treatments for a rare autoimmune disease may be just a few short years away... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140418/76538 Comedian Bob Saget, author of the new book Dirty Daddy will host an evening of headlining music, comedy, food and wine...


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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