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2014-10-23 23:11:49

AllMed webinar provides health plans with the latest information on when IMRT is medically necessary in cancer radiation therapy. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Data supports the use of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to optimize outcomes and reduce toxicities for certain cancers, but the procedure has recently come under government scrutiny for its high cost and because some physicians refer patients to facilities in which they have an ownership stake. During a...

2014-10-23 23:11:39

According to orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Praveen Kadimcherla, video games have been proven to help dexterity and several other crucial skills surgeons employ in the operating room. West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 October 2014 – The next time you’re scheduled for minimally invasive surgery – such as the types used for many back and neck procedures – you may want to ask your surgeon how often he plays video games. Finding a surgeon who plays as hard as he or she works, at...

2014-10-23 23:11:32

Dr. Michael Steuer relates Ebola epidemic to natural selection. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Dr. Michael Steuer is the owner and medical director of the MidSouth Pain Treatment Center with five locations in and around Memphis, Tennessee. The Ebola epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is of great concern to Michael Steuer, not only because of the humanitarian tragedy that it has created there, but also because anxiety struck close to home when his daughter recently considered traveling to Africa for...

2014-10-23 23:11:20

Colorado-based company 5280 Prosthetics has announced that they have released a new product to improve lives of amputees everywhere, the SmartPuck™. The industry's first smart prosthetic socket system will work with the user’s smart device to provide them with customized comfort and support. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Colorado Company 5280 Prosthetics understood that when it came to socket systems used by amputees, not much had changed in the last 20 years....

2014-10-23 23:11:18

Groups expand current integrated health care work to address needs of people in mental health crises. Monroe, LA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA) announced today additional work with University Health Conway to further impact the treatment of people who experience a mental health crisis. “Because there are not enough psychiatric inpatient beds to treat all of the people who need help in our region, people with mental health issues...

2014-10-23 23:10:59

East Jefferson General Hospital is one of only eighteen Louisiana hospitals to have reduced the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to meet March of Dimes criteria for hospital recognition. This will give more babies a healthy start in life, the March of Dimes says. Metairie, LA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 East Jefferson General Hospital is one of only eighteen Louisiana hospitals to have reduced the number of elective...

2014-10-23 23:10:53

Dr. Ronald Receveur, a New Albany dentist who provides All on Four dental implants, has launched an “All In One Place” campaign for patients who need extensive dental work and would like to receive treatment at one state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Receveur’s New Albany dental practice provides general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, rehabilitation dentistry and sedation dentistry all under one roof. NEW ALBANY, IN (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Dr. Ronald Receveur, a New...

2014-10-23 23:10:48

Easter Seals Southern Georgia Board of Directors host a dinner to honor individuals. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Members of the Camilla Easter Seals Southern Georgia board of directors hosted an appreciation dinner at Debbie’s Main Street Restaurant in Camilla. The event honored staff, group home residents and community supporters of the organization. Executive Director, Beth English welcomed those attending and provided information on the economic impact of Easter Seals in Mitchell...

2014-10-23 23:10:37

The Corporate Whistleblower Center believes there are skilled nursing home managers in every state who have proof their facility is short staffed, and as a result not providing patients with adequate care, or the skilled nursing home is billing Medicare for unnecessary procedures, and as the Center would like to explain this type of information can result in significant rewards as recently demonstrated. For more information managers, or insiders at a skilled nursing home facility are urged...

2014-10-23 23:10:35

Established company, backed by patented technologies and peer reviewed published studies, launches an advanced version of their muscle conditioning device to address pain management. Huntington Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Marc Pro, maker of a rapidly growing electronic muscle conditioning device, is proud to introduce the next generation Marc Pro Plus. A device intended to help athletes recover, condition and address pain relief, the Marc Pro Plus is already proving effective...


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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