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2014-07-28 08:30:01

American Academy of Ophthalmology offers parents sight-saving advice for teens headed to college SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, a record 21.7 million students will attend a college or university in the United States.[1] Many teens will be living away from home for the first time without mom or dad around to reinforce healthy habits, including how to care for their eyes. Before students head for the dorms, ophthalmologists are providing parents with college...

2014-07-28 08:29:52

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), the leading advocacy organization representing Medicaid managed care organizations, congratulates North Carolina's Senate for approving on second reading a real Medicaid reform plan that will deliver coordinated, high quality care to the needy in The Tar Heel State while providing much needed budget predictability for state taxpayers. North Carolina's yearly Medicaid budget is now over $13...

2014-07-28 08:29:50

New clinic has physician on-site from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily AUSTIN, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSpring Urgent Care, an Austin-based health care provider, opened a new walk-in clinic at 517 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 on Saturday, July 26. The Barton Springs urgent care clinic is located on the southeast corner of Barton Springs Rd. and S. Lamar Blvd. and has a doctor on-site from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. With existing locations in the...

2014-07-28 08:29:48

One of the Nation's Largest Safety Net Health Systems will Use the Market Leading Business Analytics Solutions to Measure, Predict, and Improve its Financial and Operational Performance ATLANTA, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRM), a leading provider of transformational data-driven solutions to help healthcare providers reduce exposure to risk, enhance clinical, financial, and operational performance, today announced the Sidney & Lois...

2014-07-28 08:29:42

TEMPE, Ariz., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NORVISION, an innovation leader in the digital signage industry, announced its successful implementation of the NORVISION "Skylite" In-ceiling Video-wall. Installed in Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center's radiation rooms, the recessed ceiling screens project calming imagery and serene videos to patients receiving radiation therapy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140725/130442 "This is the first time this has been done in radiation...

2014-07-28 08:29:30

Dr. Ajmo joins an elite group of 400 dental implant experts from around the world that have proven their competence in order to earn the most coveted Diplomate Certification in the field of implant dentistry. PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 160,000 dentists in the United States, it can be difficult selecting the most skilled. Finding a highly qualified expert in implant dentistry adds an additional layer of challenge to the search. One of the more...

2014-07-28 08:29:28

Assays bring an innovative solution to microbiology and molecular labs BALTIMORE, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), (NYSE: BDX) announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the BD ProbeTec(TM) Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay and the BD ProbeTec(TM) Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper(TM) LT System. The BD Viper LT System...

2014-07-28 08:29:24

SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leading company focused on improving patient and economic outcomes on a global basis by developing and delivering innovative minimally invasive coronary and peripheral visualization, physiology diagnostics and therapies, today announced that it will report its operating results for the first quarter and first six months of fiscal 2014 on Thursday, August 7. The company will hold a conference call to...

2014-07-28 08:29:21

Researchers: Automated Measurement of Volumetric Mammographic Density is a Promising Tool for Widespread Breast Cancer Risk Assessment WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A prospective study conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has validated the performance of VolparaDensity breast imaging software across multiple vendor platforms and has associated volumetrically assessed breast density measurements to breast cancer risk. Published in Cancer...

2014-07-28 08:29:13

Latest Data Sweep from a 285 Patient Subgroup Shows An Impressive 57% Improvement in Overall Survival LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) today announced updated results from its retrospective analysis of the Company's 701-patient HEAT Study of ThermoDox®, Celsion's proprietary heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, in combination with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in primary liver cancer, also known as...


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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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