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2014-04-17 23:00:41

Dr. Ryan Mendro now offers the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ as an advanced new form of treatment for patients with receding gums in Orlando, FL. This procedure, which is less invasive than a traditional gum graft, offers quick cosmetic results and a low risk of complications without the need of scalpels or stitches. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Dr. Ryan Mendro now provides patients who have receding gums an alternative to undergoing a gum graft. The Chao Pinhole Surgical...

2014-04-17 23:00:38

A&A Packaging cues up for the Largest business to business smoke shop and 420 lifestyle industry event in the United States Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 It seems as though all eyes are on Denver, CO as the city prepares for the Big Industry Show. The event set to take place April 16-20th, has secured itself as the largest and most renowned event in the industry and is expected to be even more grandiose than in previous years. What makes this event even more fascinating is that...

2014-04-17 23:00:34

Dr. Robert Follweiler’s hygiene staff attended the Brevard County Dental Hygiene Society meeting on March 8, 2014, to learn about ways to improve on services that they offer patients such as oral cancer screening, orthodontics, and implant dentistry in Stuart, FL. The hygiene staff also attended presentations on how to help patients maximize insurance and benefits. Stuart, FL (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 As part of an ongoing effort to provide top-quality care to patients, Dr. Robert...

2014-04-17 23:00:23

Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D. is hosting a patient fashion show and shopping extravaganza on April 24th at 7pm. with co-host Jill Nicolini, TV Personality on WLNY's "The Couch" and CBS 2 Weekday Mornings. All models appearing in the fashion show are former patients of Dr. Greenberg’s who have undergone various procedures. Woodbury, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., with offices in Woodbury, Southampton and Manhattan, is hosting a patient fashion show and...

2014-04-17 20:21:44

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/235mn9/research_and) has announced the addition of the "Research and Forecast of China Oral Care (Dental) Industry, 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/235mn9/research_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The report focuses on the overall development of oral care industry in China, analyzing...

2014-04-17 20:21:40

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nqlw6q/medical) has announced the addition of the "Medical Transcription Services Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nqlw6q/medical ]report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) In the past, medical documentation involved lots...

2014-04-17 16:27:38

LONDON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK) and Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Supplemental Biologic License Application (sBLA) for the use of Arzerra(®) (ofatumumab), a CD20-directed cytolytic monoclonal antibody, in combination with chlorambucil for the treatment of previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) for whom fludarabine-based therapy is considered...

2014-04-17 16:27:26

HOUSTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians at Texas Children's Fetal Center proudly announce the birth of Baby Cabellotrejo, a boy born healthy at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women following a complex pregnancy that included open fetal surgery. Early in the pregnancy, doctors diagnosed baby boy Cabellotrejo with a very large lung mass, called congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, or CCAM for short. Mom and baby were transferred from their hometown of Austin, to...

2014-04-17 16:27:23

Decision Comes at a Time of Critical Shortage for Mental Health Services in the State, According to the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when there is a critical shortage of mental health services and more than 40,000 patients a year are boarding in our state's hospital emergency departments for days and even weeks, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has announced plans to close its highly regarded, and...

2014-04-17 16:27:22

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 20 percent of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's open heart surgeries are now bloodless, meaning no blood or blood products given during surgery. The Memphis, Tenn., hospital's Heart Institute has been taking aggressive steps to minimize blood loss during surgery and reduce perioperative blood transfusions over the last 18 months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140417/76284 "Blood transfusions increase 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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