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2015-03-26 23:17:22

Orange County Based Senior Care Franchise Opens Office in Franklin, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) March 25, 2015

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High valuations and health systems offering health insurance products are among the reasons merger and acquisition activity is expected to rise in 2015, reports Atlantic Information Services’s

2015-03-26 23:15:59

A new study suggests that certain peritoneal mesothelioma patients who undergo heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) after surgery may have better outcomes with a closed abdomen technique

2015-03-26 23:15:50

The CarePlus Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year is designed to honor those who have made a difference in the lives of individuals and families who suffer from the challenges of mental

2015-03-26 23:15:45

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Enteral Feeding Devices.

2015-03-26 23:15:36

BehaviorMatrix's data science platform monitors the emotional pulse of patient populations and delivers insights into why people feel the way they do and helps predict their behavior.

2015-03-26 23:14:52

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2015-03-26 23:14:12

Castle Dermatology Institute is now offering a new promotion on facial fillers, a type of cosmetic treatment that can plump wrinkles and erase fine lines. Tarzana,

2015-03-26 23:14:06

Software brings image analysis and big data capabilities to help researchers, clinicians and hospitals collaborate to fight cancer Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March

2015-03-26 23:13:57

Sara Katzenbach joins Dr. Shapiro’s practice with extensive medical field experience Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) March 25, 2015 Dr.


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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
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.