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2014-09-23 08:30:50

Helps healthcare organizations move beyond reporting on quality to proactively improve delivery of care BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caradigm, a population health company, today introduced Caradigm® Quality Improvement, an application that enables healthcare organizations to make the important shift from retrospective quality reporting to proactive performance improvement, and to use analytics and intelligence to identify gaps in care and take action within...

2014-09-23 08:30:48

MedFront Medical Technology Corporation to Distribute Leading Closed System Transfer Devices in Taiwan PORT WASHINGTON, New York, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Equashield (http://www.equashield.com ), a leading provider of Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTD) for hazardous drugs, announced today a new exclusive partnership with Taiwanese distributor MedFront Medical Technology Corporation. Equashield's leading CSTD has been submitted to regulatory bodies in Taiwan, China...

2014-09-23 08:30:46

18-MC Well Tolerated by Subjects in Development Partner's Study SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Savant HWP, Inc., a privately held drug development company, today confirmed the initiation of human safety testing of 18-MC, an experimental treatment for many forms of addiction. A single dose of 18-MC, administered as part of a double-blind, placebo-controlled human safety study conducted by Savant's South American partner, was well tolerated by healthy volunteers...

2014-09-23 08:30:41

Inaugural Product Donation Supports Global Health Community in Fight Against Ebola; Joins Clinton Global Initiative SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DripDrop, the first great tasting oral rehydration solution (ORS), announced the formation of the DripDrop Foundation, with its primary mission to alleviate suffering due to preventable dehydration worldwide. Utilizing scientific advancements in Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT), the foundation aims to introduce...

2014-09-23 08:30:39

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering the development of opto-acoustic technology as a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, announced today it has completed active enrollment of subjects in its U.S.-based PIONEER Pivotal Study of Imagio(®). The study was designed to determine if this technology will provide information to the physician to determine if a woman may avoid negative biopsies. This...

2014-09-23 08:30:35

Only FDA-approved and only Pregnancy Category A prescription treatment for Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy is now available in California and Nebraska through state-administered Medicaid Drug Rebate Programs ROSEMONT, Pa., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duchesnay USA today announced that Diclegis(® )(doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) for the treatment of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP)(1) is now available for coverage under both California's and Nebraska's...

2014-09-23 08:30:31

- Medela collaborates to support nutrition of at-risk infants - MCHENRY, Ill., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela announced today that it has reached a five-year agreement with Atlanta Biomedical Company (ABC), assigning Medela as the exclusive distributor of the ABC Enteral Feeding Pump (Model 4100), now known as the Medela Enteral Feeding Pump. Through this agreement, Medela will be in a better position to help NICU parents and healthcare professionals by offering a...

2014-09-23 08:30:28

#MBCStrength Encourages Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer to Share their Strength and Inspiration with Others WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 173,000 women in the United States are living with metastatic breast cancer and each has a story to tell. AstraZeneca is launching a nationwide photo-sharing campaign to provide them another way to share their inspiration, experiences and strengths with others. To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2014-09-23 08:30:25

Medical journey of Arizona boy precedes that of Britain's Ashya King SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While proton therapy recently began in the Czech Republic for British pediatric brain cancer patent Ashya King, another case in the United States draws to a close today with a promising outlook, as a young boy who was given just days to live now looks forward to his first day of kindergarten. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140922/147644 When 5-year-old Logan Green...

2014-09-23 08:30:22

The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary's and InformedDNA Team Up TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 12 percent of women in the US will develop breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. That's more than 30,000 in Tucson alone, 2,500 of whom are estimated to have a genetic risk factor for cancer. In response to this growing concern, The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. is collaborating with genetic services...


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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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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