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2014-10-20 23:05:56

Allegheny General Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is offering a new, minimally-invasive procedure that enables physicians to repair a damaged mitral valve as the heart continues to beat. The MitraClip system, developed by Abbott Vascular, is designed to treat degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), a progressive and life-threatening condition in which the heart’s mitral valve leaflets fail to close tightly, allowing blood to flow backward from the heart’s left ventricle...

2014-10-20 23:05:39

The CHANGE film sequel, produced by Ilchi Lee and ChangeYourEnergy.com, plumbs deeper into the soul with ideas about greatness, divinity and human purpose. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Ilchi Lee's latest film, “CHANGE: The Brain and Divinity,” was met with warm applause at a Red Carpet Event at the Sedona Creative Life Center on Thursday, October 9, 2014, where nearly 200 people gathered. The film, which is a sequel to last year’s “CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect,” explores the...

2014-10-20 23:05:34

The pharmacy automation systems market research report studies and analyzes the pharmacy automation systems market by product and end user. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/pharmacy-automation-systems-market-71522890.html (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The report “Pharmacy Automation Systems Market by product type (Medication Dispensing Systems, Packaging and Labeling Systems, Table-top Counters) by End-user (Inpatient Pharmacy Automation, Outpatient Pharmacy Automation) -...

2014-10-20 23:05:22

Investors allege that Medtronic misled them about Infuse’s safety profile and potential commercial possibilities. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 A federal judge in Minneapolis, Minnesota just ruled that a shareholder lawsuit brought over Medtronic’s Infuse bone growth protein may proceed. The lawsuit alleges that Medtronic and its management, which includes its former CEO, William Hawkins, misled investors concerning the safety and potential commercial viability of...

2014-10-20 23:05:07

The first of its kind, rejiva® is the most complete technology you can wear to measure and manage your overall health, day and night. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The first of its kind, rejiva® is the most complete wearable technology to measure and manage overall health, day and night. No other wearable health technology on the market can deliver all that Rejiva can. It uses an FDA-registered, wearable monitor with corresponding app to reveal insights and tools that...

2014-10-20 23:04:57

Prevalent New York Facial Plastic Surgeon discuses popular and growing health trend. Albany. NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Dr. Edwin F. Williams III, one of New York’s most respected plastic surgeons and President-elect of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has been featured in an October 7, 2014 About.com Health article about the growing fad of facial yoga. In the article entitled “Facial Exercises to Look Younger,” About.com examines the growing...

2014-10-20 23:04:44

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global LVAD Market Report: 2014 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 LVAD, Left Ventricular Assist Device, is a mechanical device that circulates blood throughout the body when the heart is too weak to pump blood on its own. They are used in bridge-to-transplantation (BTT), destination therapy (DT) and bridge to recovery. With the existing conventional therapies and other invasive therapies that provide only...

2014-10-20 23:04:06

i2i Systems’ tools to support health centers striving to achieve Patient Centered Medical Home recognition San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 i2i Systems today announced it has been selected by Tennessee Primary Care Association to provide Population Health Management and Analytics for several of the state’s Federally Qualified Health Centers. Fourteen FQHCs, representing 130 clinics throughout Tennessee, will implement i2i System’s tools to improve their capacity to...

2014-10-20 23:03:54

While the U.S. has completed the transition from conventional to safety devices among a popular vascular access device type, the Asia-Pacific market still lags behind due to a lack of legislation, reports iData Research Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 According to a new report from iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.com), the Asia-Pacific region vascular access device market, encompassing Japan, Australia, South Korea, India and China, is stable, but could grow if authorities...

2014-10-20 23:03:52

Utah’s acclaimed plastic surgeon practices in Salt Lake City and Park City SALT LAKE CITY, UT (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The world’s leading professional organization for board certified plastic surgeons, the International Society of American Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), elected Dr. Renato Saltz to serve as President in 2016 at its recent biennial congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He will assume this role at the 2016 congress in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1970, ISAPS’ membership consists...


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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