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2014-10-23 23:02:20

David Gergen teams up with the Whitney Reynolds Show to promote sleep apnea awareness. On November 1st & 2nd, The Whitney Reynolds show will be airing a sleep apnea special. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 In May of 2014, David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and Executive Director of the American Sleep & Breathing Academy Dental Division (ASBADD), was contacted by the Whitney Reynolds Show. They were interested in filming a TV special about the...

2014-10-23 23:02:10

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery Holds 1st Annual Russ Wilson Essay Contest Hartford, CT (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Russ Wilson was a person in long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol. He was a great father to his two daughters and had more than 7 years clean and sober. On June 28th, 2014, he lost his life suddenly at the age of 55 to a brain aneurysm. In his honor, the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is holding an essay contest. It was the brain child of...

2014-10-23 23:01:24

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is the country's leading pulmonary hypertension organization. It has designated November as Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month to raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension, a rare and debilitating disease of the lungs that affects the functioning of the heart and can lead to right heart failure. Silver Spring, Md. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 This release is an update to the October 21, 2014 release of the same title. It contains updated event...

2014-10-23 23:01:16

First-of-its-kind agreement between national cancer care leader and NJ’s largest multispecialty physician group Berkeley Heights, NJ (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Summit Medical Group and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have signed a letter of intent to develop a joint, outpatient cancer center, as an extension of MD Anderson’s partnership with Cooper University Health Care, that will provide an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to oncology care in northern New...

2014-10-23 23:01:14

On October 23, 2014, an ABC News report details Dubai’s efforts to make itself the world’s number one medical tourism destination. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation comments on the article and offers his view on the safety of medical tourism. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 On October 23, 2014, ABC News published an article titled “Dubai Cuts Profile as Mideast Plastic Surgery Hub” that reports on Dubai’s plans to become the top international destination...

2014-10-23 23:01:03

SurveyVitals rates patient satisfaction; new feature offers direct contact with physicians. Orange, Calif. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Allied Anesthesia patients now have the opportunity to provide feedback to their physicians if they have a question or concern about their anesthesia experience. Last year, Allied Anesthesia hired an independent company called SurveyVitals to survey all of its patients, who are asked to rate the group on a scale of 1 to 5 on the quality of care they received....

2014-10-23 23:00:59

Board-certified cosmetic surgeon and founder of North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Anthony Geroulis joined a panel of moderators on Saturday, October 18th for a lectureship and reunion hosted by University of Chicago Medicine. NORTHFIELD, IL (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon and University of Chicago Medicine clinical professor of surgery, Dr. Anthony Geroulis, served as moderator on Saturday, October 18th for “Rejuvenation...

2014-10-23 23:00:48

Halcyon marks fifth acquisition and adds seven locations. ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Halcyon Healthcare, a portfolio company of Health Evolution Partners (HEP), and parent company to Halcyon Hospice, has acquired Community Hospice of Mississippi, headquartered in Tupelo, MS. Community Hospice was founded by the brother and sister team of Charles “Buck” Boatner and his sister Marilyn Hicks, and has seven locations throughout the state of Mississippi. Locations include...

2014-10-23 23:00:36

To help kick off November as Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is teaming with the Maryland Zoo to host the Baltimore Walk for Hope on November 2. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) refers to high blood pressure in the lungs making it difficult for a patient to receive oxygen and forces the heart to work harder, often resulting in right hear failure. Without treatment, patients with PH are expected to live only 2-3 years. Silver Spring, Md....

2014-10-23 23:00:33

The Global Service Provider for medical evacuations in austere environments has established referral handling procedures for its insurance and corporate clients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Vetted International, Ltd, a global service provider that provides medical evacuations in austere environments has established referral handling procedures for its insurance and corporate clients. “Vetted International is committed to providing our clients with expeditious responses and the...


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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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