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2014-09-30 23:12:56

Patient engagement platform and revenue cycle management firm respond to growth in patient pay portion of hospital revenue Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Responding to significant growth in the patient pay portion of hospital revenue, IngagePatient and PatientFocus have forged a partnership to help hospitals improve the patient’s experience in managing the total cost of care. “This is an opportunity to leverage patient engagement together with the last leg of the hospital...

2014-09-30 23:12:02

U.S. expert Dr. Steven Baskin, will share his knowledge in the field of headache disorders with an international audience at the next BFE Annual Meeting taking place March 24-28, 2015 in Rome, Italy. In addition to his presentation on scientific day, he will teach a 2-day workshop for health practitioners. London, England (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Biofeedback Federation of Europe is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven M. Baskin will be presenting a workshop at their upcoming Annual...

2014-09-30 23:11:59

Sports Psychologist, Dr. Lindsay Thornton, will share her expertise in the field of peak performance training with an international audience at the upcoming BFE Annual Meeting in Rome, Italy. She will discuss the integration of psychophysiological assessment and training at elite and Olympic levels. London, England (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Biofeedback Federation of Europe is pleased to announce that Sport Psychologist, Dr. Lindsay Thornton, will be presenting a workshop on the use...

2014-09-30 23:11:30

An $11.8 million NIH grant will support research efforts to explore the genetic roots of cleft lip and cleft palate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine have been awarded a $11.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue their exploration of the...

2014-09-30 23:11:18

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Cholesterol Testing markets. Global market for Cholesterol Testing is projected to reach 2.9 billion tests by 2020, driven by the surge in health conditions such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn –Cholesterol tests generally measure the level of each type of cholesterol carrier or lipoprotein in the blood. Such tests are essential since the presence of...

2014-09-30 23:11:08

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Medical Imaging Reagents Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report database. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 A market research report published by Transparency Market Research, a U.S.-based market intelligence agency states that the global medical imaging reagents market is projected to reach a value of USD 18.5 billion by the end of 2019. The...

2014-09-30 23:10:44

Volpara Highlights Study that Shows Fully-Automated Volumetric Methods are Valid Alternatives to Measure Mammographic Breast Density and Predict Breast Cancer Risk Wellington, New Zealand (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The accurate measurement of mammographic density offers the potential to improve breast cancer risk prediction and to tailor screening protocols according to risk, according to a study published in Breast Cancer Research (BCR September 2014; 16:439...

2014-09-30 23:10:26

The European trauma fixation devices report defines and segments the concerned market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue.http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-trauma-fixation-devices-8600467081.html (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The trauma fixation devices market in Europe is estimated to grow to $2,542.7 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2013 to 2018. Browse through the TOC of the European trauma fixation devices market, to get an idea of the in-depth analysis...

2014-09-30 23:09:57

To mark National Sickle Cell Month which occurs every September, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article that sheds light on hematological disorders as disabling conditions. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 To mark National Sickle Cell Month which occurs every September, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article that sheds light on hematological disorders as disabling...

2014-09-30 23:09:52

Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced a full agenda for the 25th Annual CPhI Worldwide Exhibition to be held in Paris, France, from October 6th to 9th. Somerset, N.J. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Catalent Pharma Solutions (Stand 2C9), the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and...


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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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