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2014-07-31 23:02:59

Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, by internationally acclaimed vegan dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina, is an indispensable reference on vegan diets that will be the go-to book for health professionals and academics alike. Summertown, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Two years in the making, Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition (Sept. 2014) is a in-depth overview of the research behind the latest scientific findings on the viability of vegan diets. Dietitians Brenda Davis and...

2014-07-31 23:02:56

Seeking greater access to 3rd party services like radiology, labs and answering services for physicians, six hospitals & groups across the U.S. select Docbook Enterprise mobile healthcare communications platform. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 DocbookMD, a HIPAA-secure mobile communication solution created by Austin-based physicians Tracey Haas and Tim Gueramy, announced the on-boarding of six new hospital and group customers for Docbook Enterprise. According to Dr. Tim Gueramy,...

2014-07-31 23:02:34

An expert on the memory processes underlying reading comprehension, University of New England Assistant Professor of Psychology Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour, Ph.D., is working with a team of students to determine the factors that contribute to a decline in reading comprehension in people with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Ultimately, Stiegler-Balfour believes the knowledge gleaned from the study may lead to the development of new approaches that allow countless older people...

2014-07-31 23:02:21

A program for anyone looking to experience weight loss “boot camp” is coming to the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) as a one-week destination weight loss boot camp and transformation program. “Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp,” a collaboration between AHWC and Eyeworks USA, is an evidenced-based program inspired by the unscripted series “Extreme Weight Loss,” produced for ABC by Eyeworks USA. AURORA, Colo. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 A...

2014-07-31 23:02:11

Zensah®’s bestselling compression elbow sleeve now available in new neon pink and blue colors. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Zensah®, a leading Miami based compression apparel company, has recently released their innovative compression elbow sleeve, designed to help target tennis elbow, elbow tendonitis, and other elbow pain, in two new bright colors for summer. The compression elbow sleeve is now available in neon pink and blue. Made of innovative proprietary Zensah®...

2014-07-31 23:01:59

Dr. Parsa Mohebi announces that all US Hair Restoration centers will soon be known as Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration as part of the new branding strategy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 US Hair Restoration Founder, Dr. Parsa Mohebi, has recently announced that his practice will now be known as Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration. Since first opening in 2008, US Hair Restoration has helped hundreds of patients in Southern California and around the world, who traveled to one of its centers...

2014-07-31 23:01:57

With continued success in the snoring solution market, VitalSleep shares recent customer reviews of their FDA cleared dental device to stop snoring in adults. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The VitaSleep FDA cleared anti-snoring device essentially works to open the airway and provide an easier breathing capacity by slightly adjusting the position of the jaw. The end results are that people can breathe easier and helps reduce or even completely eliminate snoring. The device is entirely...

2014-07-31 23:01:49

Cosmetic Town is a new website that helps users find the best doctors by authenticating patient reviews through a novel verification system. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Cosmetic Town has introduced a secure verification system that will benefit both patients and doctors. Doctors will be able to verify their patients before the patients are allowed to leave reviews, which guarantees their authenticity. This will help prospective patients exploring different treatment options on...

2014-07-31 23:01:40

Cosmetic Town now presents peer recommended Doctors from all major California cities. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Cosmetic Town is a new web directory that connects Southern California’s best Plastic Surgeons to consumers considering cosmetic treatments. The site features doctors who have been recommended by their peers whose goal is to educate prospective patients on a variety of cosmetic surgeries. The doctors are selected through a validated referral system that helps...

2014-07-31 23:01:37

North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, overseen by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Geroulis, has launched a mobile version of their website with the same user-friendly tools and features for ease of navigation. Northfield, IL (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery is thrilled to announce the launch of their mobile website. Their brand-new mobile version of http://www.geroulis.com/ is now easily accessible from...


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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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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