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2014-07-28 12:28:42

Largest private donation to date puts ambitious campaign over $400 million mark in record time PORTLAND, Ore., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Institute has received a $100 million gift to fuel its ambitious vision to stop cancer in its tracks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140725/130463 A donor, who wishes to remain unnamed, pledged the funds as part of OHSU's unprecedented $1 billion campaign to support the Knight...

2014-07-28 12:28:38

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has been selected to provide patient safety collection, analysis, and reporting services to MCIC Vermont, Inc. PSO, a component entity of MCIC Vermont (A Reciprocal Risk Retention Group) (MCIC). MCIC is a specialty insurance company which provides medical professional and general liability insurance coverage, loss prevention, and patient safety and risk management services...

2014-07-28 12:28:11

AUSTIN, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical experts representing Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a multivariate diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers and women's health, will present on ASPiRA LABS, its new CLIA-certified reference laboratory, at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's annual (AACC) meeting on July 31 at 10 a.m. CST. ASPiRA LABS provides expert diagnostic services, including OVA1® and Longitudinal CA 125 testing, which support...

2014-07-28 12:27:54

Hardison's election represents ConvergeHEALTH's commitment to standards-based innovation NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- David Hardison, Ph.D., vice president of health services for ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, has been elected chairman of the board for the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium, a non-profit working to establish common protocols around the use of clinical research data, particularly as it relates to electronic health records....

2014-07-28 12:27:51

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood cosmetic dentist, Dr. Poneh Ghasri, announces that she offers free consultations for dental treatments to area patients. With free consultations for Invisalign and Lumineers treatments, patients can explore their options for improving their smiles quickly and permanently. Invisalign optimizes long-term oral health in addition to appearance, and Lumineers offer advantages above and beyond those associated with traditional...

2014-07-28 12:27:48

School applications will be accepted through August 20 LANSING, Mich., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is pleased to announce that beginning today the Michigan Department of Community Health is partnering with the statewide Building Healthy Communities program, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness through school-based programming. "The Michigan Department of Community Health is proud to join forces...

2014-07-28 12:27:45

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Research Institute today announced that Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D., President and CEO of Southern Research Institute, has been named president of the Controlled Release Society (CRS) for the 2014-2015 term. The inauguration took place at the Society's annual meeting on July 12 in Chicago with attendees from more than 40 countries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140728/130523 The Controlled Release Society is...

2014-07-28 12:27:34

TOTOWA, N.J., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BiologicTx(®) announced their Discovery 2 Life((TM)) (D2L((TM))), a leading digital health platform designed to guide and support hospitals, clinicians and patients throughout the organ transplant continuum. D2L supports aspects of the organ transplant process, including organization of data associated with enrolling a transplant candidate into a desensitization therapeutic program, donor data management (including identifying optimal...

2014-07-28 12:27:31

DUBLIN, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 RA is a chronic disease that leads to inflammation and pain in the human body's joints such as wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles. In addition, it causes inflammation of the tissues that surround the joints and in other organs. The symptoms of RA begin slowly,...

2014-07-28 12:25:32

NORWALK, Conn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times, a leading online community for mental health professionals, presents up-to-date reporting by leaders in the field in psychiatry in the area of behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. Among the features this month found online and in the print edition of Psychiatric Times: -- Understanding the Links Between Neuroscience and Behavior An overview by Special Report Chair, Jonathan M....


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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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