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2014-10-21 16:27:58

Today's series covers Dr. Yessenia Candelaria, Arrested While High on Drugs She Had Taken from Her Practice SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on complaints that Dr. Candelaria was providing anesthesia in her husband's office without the requisite training, the Medical Board opened an investigation. The investigation uncovered an instance in which allegedly "Dr. Candelaria was administering anesthesia (believed to be Demerol) intravenously to a patient...

2014-10-21 16:27:47

LONDON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive SummaryChina's regulatory framework for medical devices is undergoing radical changes. The country's new leaders have recognized that the regulations for supervision and administration of medical devices are far from perfect along with rapid population growth and thriving economy over the past 30 years. Chinese state council issued the latest "Regulations for the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices" on February 12, 2014,...

2014-10-21 16:27:45

DUBLIN, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Dental Bone Graft Substitutes and other Biomaterials Market (Natural, Ceramic, Composite and Polymer) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials are considered an emerging field of medical science that aims to support growth of...

2014-10-21 16:27:42

Waterproof Boots and Shoes Made in the USA LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today, Sloggers® U.S.A. announced their involvement with City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases, by sponsoring the institution's 5k walk, Walk for Hope, which supports women's cancers and cures. Walk for Hope is City of Hope's largest event with over 10,000 walkers in attendance annually. This year's 18(th) annual 5k...

2014-10-21 16:26:03

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month, the Lewy Body Dementia Association proudly unveils, "The Profiles of LBD," a portrait series of families living with the disease. Taken by world-renowned professional photographer, Robert Whitman, the series encapsulates the love between those afflicted with LBD and their caregivers, despite the struggles they face together every day managing a relatively unknown, yet very common,...

2014-10-21 16:25:28

Ebola strategies offered to families of company workers might work elsewhere ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Innovative measures have limited the spread of Ebola in a part of Liberia where Firestone Liberia Inc. had established an effective health care infrastructure, according to a report issued today in the October 21 early release issue of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Similar measures may be helpful in slowing the Ebola epidemic in other parts of...

2014-10-21 16:22:55

GRINNELL, Iowa and SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is engaged with Olin Brass in a comprehensive clinical trial to test the impact of Olin Brass' CuVerro® solid copper alloy products. CuVerro is a bactericidal touch surface that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria* within two hours of contact. As an EPA-registered copper alloy surface, the properties of CuVerro® have been proven effective 24/7--continuously killing infectious...

2014-10-21 12:36:46

Pong's latest line of cases significantly reduce cellphone radiation exposure - up to 90% below FCC limits ENCINITAS, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pong Research Corporation, the creator of mobile device cases with "intelligent antenna technology," announced today the availability of Pong cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at PongCase.com. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153318 A smartphone user's head and body absorb 50% or more of the device's...

2014-10-21 12:32:43

Dr. James Glauber will provide medical leadership delivering guidance and oversight in the health plan's mission of serving the underserved SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community health plan serving over 125,000 San Francisco residents, announced today, that James Glauber, MD, MPH, will serve as the plan's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Glauber brings over 20 years of clinical experience and administrative guidance to SFHP. Most...

2014-10-21 12:32:42

CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Fire Marketing (Pink Sheets: RFMK) announced today that the Company's manufacturer in China has provided a timeline for the delivery of the PocketPuffer® Dry Herb Vaporizer with the first units expected to arrive in the U.S. in about two weeks. This limited production run of this product is for the drawing winners for testing and evaluation of the unit. After an expected two week survey period, a full production run will begin...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.