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2014-07-22 20:22:31

Patients become teachers through an innovative, clinic-based audio project of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that gives youth infected with HIV a chance to share their experiences with the diagnosis MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The voice on the recording was low and calm as the speaker recounted the telephone call that brought the news he was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS: "My heart just stopped for a little...

2014-07-22 20:22:29

One of Eight in California Earning Prestigious Gold Medal LONG BEACH, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognized Long Beach Memorial with its Gold Medal of Honor--one of just two hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties and only eight in California honored for remarkable efforts in saving lives through organ donations. As part of its national Workplace Partnership for Life Campaign, the Gold Medal is awarded...

2014-07-22 16:27:39

EpiFix® shown to have most rapid and complete wound healing, least wastage and lowest cost per patient among three advanced wound care products in retrospective analysis of data. MARIETTA, Ga., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, processor and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced for investors today that a peer-reviewed study, "An Evaluation of...

2014-07-22 16:27:36

EDMONTON, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Edmonton-based Clinisys EMR Inc., a company providing health informatics solutions, today announced its entry into the Ontario and British Columbia markets. Alongside this market expansion, the company also announced a range of its new cloud-based solutions including EMR for Allied Health & Speciality; CliniBill - a stand-alone billing solution; and Patient Portal platform. Clinisys released its first intelligent-platform EMR product in the...

2014-07-22 16:27:34

CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates approved a policy recognizing that same-sex households need to have access to health insurance and health care, and supporting measures to eliminate discriminatory coverage. A study in Pediatrics found that children with same-sex parents are less likely to have private health insurance than children with married opposite-sex parents, particularly if they live in states that do...

2014-07-22 16:27:28

OTTAWA, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Some Canadians may believe that pasteurization harms milk and that raw milk is a safe and healthier alternative. However, raw milk can contain dangerous bacteria that could make you and your family seriously sick. What you should know Raw milk can contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria that have been linked to foodborne illness (food poisoning) outbreaks. These bacteria can cause serious health conditions,...

2014-07-22 16:27:23

CLEVELAND, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-22 16:27:22

DUBLIN, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced that it will report its 2014 second quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, after the close of the financial markets. Company management will host a live audio webcast immediately following the announcement at 4:30 p.m. EDT/9:30 p.m. IST to provide a business and financial update and discuss second quarter 2014 financial results. Interested parties may access the live audio...

2014-07-22 16:27:13

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CPIX) announced today that it will release second quarter 2014 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. A conference call and live Internet webcast will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140505/84325 To participate in the call, please dial 877-303-1298 (for U.S. callers) or...

2014-07-22 16:27:10

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston received the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The award was presented July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...


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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call-note
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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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