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2014-04-18 23:02:52

The 3rd annual “Race Against Lyme” will be held Sunday, April 27 at Cove island Park in Stamford. Put on your walking shoes and get ready for a morning full of fun. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), the nation’s largest nonprofit funder of university-level research into Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, will host its 3rd annual “Race Against Lyme” to raise awareness and funds for Lyme disease research on Sunday, April 27 at Cove Island Park in...

2014-04-18 23:02:21

An advanced dental implant technology that makes the procedure quicker and less painful, and can be used on many patients who might not be qualified for traditional implants, is now available at Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio, cosmetic dentist Edward Camacho, D.D.S., has announced. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 An advanced dental implant technology that makes the procedure quicker and less painful, and can be used on many patients who might not be qualified for traditional...

2014-04-18 23:02:16

Over 70 handbags have been donated to benefit The Children’s Auxiliary of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. The “Power of the Purse” Ladies’ Night Out will be held on Thursday May 1st from 6:30pm-10:00pm at the Riverhouse at Rumson Country Club. Red Bank, NJ (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Over 70 handbags have been donated to benefit The Children’s Auxiliary of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. The “Power of the Purse” Ladies’ Night Out will be held on Thursday May...

2014-04-18 23:02:14

In Wake of Morcellation Lawsuit FDA Calls For Termination of Procedures Using Laparoscopic Power Morcellation That Allegedgly Causes Leiomyosarcoma, reports Alonso Krangle LLP New York, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Thursday against using laparoscopic power morcellation during gynecological surgeries on women because the procedure can potential cause the spread uterine cancer in the abdomen and pelvis. The FDA estimates that one in 350 women...

2014-04-18 23:02:08

The new state dental practice act database makes it easy to locate each state’s dental practice act. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) and the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) collaborated to introduce a new resource for AADB members and state regulators. The new state dental practice act database makes it easy to locate each state’s dental practice act and dental board administrative rules and regulations. The database...

2014-04-18 23:01:45

Dr. Steven R Gerst is an innovator in the field of Health Informatics, a field that is setting new standards in healthcare. Learn more at: http://www.stevenrgerst.com. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Healthcare in the United States is on the verge of a major shift. The latest advancements in research and technology provide the potential to increase patient longevity, and streamline the practice of medicine. The Affordable Care Act's goal is to cut costs by making health...

2014-04-18 23:01:13

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. This book is about stroke and recovery and is an inspiring journey which has already helped countless others deal with their stroke recovery. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Did you have a stroke? Or did your family or friend have a stroke? Then you understand how the world suddenly changes for stroke survivors and their family and friends. Stroke happens quickly. Once it happens, it lasts. It changes the stroke survivor's life. It also...

2014-04-18 23:00:53

Free Event Will Educate and Empower Those with Chronic Lung Disease and Their Families Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 On May 8, the American Lung Association in Hawaii will host a Respiratory Rally patient education event at Hawaii Kai Independent and Assisted Living Community, 428 Kawaihae Street in Honolulu, from 9:00am-2:30pm. The day will feature educational sessions, inspirational messages, and exhibits. Workshop topics will include Lung Health 101, vog and lung health, asthma...

2014-04-18 23:00:51

Eileen Crimmins, PhD, presents data at Western University of Health Sciences event showing that life expectancy is relatively low and declining compared to the world's other wealthy nations. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Life expectancy in the United States, once firmly in the middle of the pack compared to most of the other major developed nations in the world, is relatively low and declining, a nationally recognized gerontology expert told Western University of Health Sciences...

2014-04-18 23:00:49

There is now a solution to the embarrassment of loose, slipping dentures. Dr. Todd Shatkin is now offering the most innovative dental implants in the great Buffalo, NY area. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Dr. Todd Shatkin of Aesthetic Associates Centre is now providing a full range of dental implants. What exactly are dental implants? Dental implants are placed into the jaw to act as a replacement for the root of the tooth. They are placed there for missing teeth or to create a...


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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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