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2014-10-22 16:28:55

Wellforce represents high quality, lower cost alternative model focused on supporting clinicians and their connections to patients BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital today announced that they had finalized their agreement to establish a new health care system. The new system, which has been approved by the Department of Public Health and reviewed by the Health Policy Commission, will be known as Wellforce. Wellforce...

2014-10-22 16:28:52

Building Professional Health Capacity through the Global Health Service Partnership BOSTON and NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Seed Global Health and Gradian Health Systems today announced a new partnership designed to improve the training of anesthesia providers in Uganda as part of their ongoing efforts to help tackle the dire shortage of health care professionals worldwide. By providing $30,000 for loan repayment, Gradian Health Systems will support...

2014-10-22 16:28:48

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association (CNA) has joined Marin General Hospital nurses and Teamsters 856 in opposing Measure R in the Marin Healthcare District election on November 4, 2014. The CNA has also endorsed the three candidates for the elected public District Board who oppose Measure R - Jennifer Hershon, RN, Evelyn Foster and Joe Salama, J.D. According to Barb Ryan, RN, Chief RN Rep for CNA at Marin General Hospital, "Marin...

2014-10-22 16:28:46

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced October 10, 2014 that Gilead Sciences Harvoni(® )(ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) product was approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, genotype 1 infection in adults. Harvoni(®) is the first oral combination therapy approved for the treatment of hepatitis C and is also the first treatment regimen that does not require administration with pegylated interferon or ribavirin....

2014-10-22 16:28:39

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 7, 2014, Accelera Innovations, Inc. ("Accelera") announced that they have closed on the acquisition of SCI Home Health, Inc (d/b/a Advance Lifecare Home Health) ("SCI"), this decision was based on SCI's growth rate of 30 to 40% annually. The agreement reflects a favorable valuation and creates efficiencies for all of the Accelera companies, by leveraging the strength of the Advance Lifecare Medicare certification. SCI is 100% Medicare...

2014-10-22 16:28:34

Broad Bi-Specific Antibody Collaboration Now Includes Targets that Could Lead to New Cancer Immunotherapies INDIANAPOLIS and VANCOUVER, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Zymeworks Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced the expansion of their existing licensing and collaboration agreement. Originally announced in January 2014, the global strategic collaboration is focused on the development of an undisclosed number of novel bi-specific antibody therapeutics using Zymeworks'...

2014-10-22 16:28:29

Net earnings per diluted share were $1.02 for the fourth quarter and $3.83 for fiscal year 2014; revenues were $812 million for the fourth quarter and $3 billion for the fiscal year; backlog rises 10 percent to $3.2 billion PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) today is reporting net earnings of $1.02 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 and $3.83 for the full fiscal year 2014, which included about $33 million in...

2014-10-22 16:28:19

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced the acquisition of Premier Physician Services, Inc. (Premier). Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier was established in 1987 and provides emergency department, hospital medicine, correctional care and occupational medicine management and staffing for facilities in Ohio and six other states. Through the...

2014-10-22 16:28:18

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Hospitals, by their very nature, are prepared for all sorts of emergencies, including public health threats. Ebola is an unprecedented illness for the U.S. healthcare system, but our hospital teams are using the same commitment, clinical expertise, planning, safety protocols and diligence they rely on in other emergencies to respond to the Ebola threat. In any emergency, the situation can change daily, even hourly. But we are...

2014-10-22 16:28:13

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This afternoon Xavier University of Louisiana received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of the national Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative. Xavier will use the grant to expand the already thriving biomedical programs the historically black university offers its students. "Xavier is already number one in the nation as the primary undergraduate source of African American Ph.D.s in...


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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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