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2011-03-09 14:42:33

NIH researchers present work today at Biophysical Meeting in Baltimore Researchers have created the first mouse models of human MYH9 genetic disorders, which cause several problems -- including enlarged platelets and sometimes fatal kidney disease. The MYH9 gene makes non-muscle myosin II-A protein. This protein plays a critical role in helping cells move to their correct home during embryonic development. Later in life, the protein continues its involvement in cell migration, cell-cell...

2011-02-19 00:00:41

Celebrity Gown Display and Red Stiletto Stroll on Feb. 25 to Raise Awareness for Heart Disease and Benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 For the first time, NBC's "30 Rock" star Katrina Bowden's red dress from The Heart Truth® Red Dress Fashion Show that opened 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 9 will be on public display at Town Center at Boca Raton. Bowden's Oscar de la Renta creation will join other celebrity gowns on display to help...

2011-02-15 19:48:03

Abnormal heart rate turbulence is associated with an increased risk of heart disease death in otherwise low-risk older individuals, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. This study appears in the Feb. 15 edition of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Among the nearly 1,300 study participants, heart rate turbulence, which reflects how well the heart reacts to occasional premature...

2011-02-15 09:44:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diet Coke kicked it old school and hosted a "Capture the Flag" tournament to raise awareness and funds for heart health programs in Washington, D.C. Participants from Capitol Hill and local D.C. media outlets competed in the tournament to win $20,000 in donations to local heart health organizations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/DC48570-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/DC48570-b) The CQ...

2011-02-10 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Heart Failure Awareness Week is set for February 13-19, 2011. This week is a time for health care providers to remind patients with heart failure, patients' families, and all others at risk about the signs and symptoms of heart failure. Heart failure affects nearly five million individuals in the United States. The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) suggests that to combat this dangerous condition, it's important that all are aware...

2011-02-03 13:49:59

Rare disease is first discovered in Undiagnosed Diseases Program Clinical researchers at the National Institutes of Health's Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) have identified the genetic cause of a rare and debilitating vascular disorder not previously explained in the medical literature. The adult-onset condition is associated with progressive and painful arterial calcification affecting the lower extremities, yet spares patients' coronary arteries. The new disease finding was published...

2011-02-02 16:36:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announced the 2011 Heart Truth® Community Action Program grant recipients. Seven community organizations were chosen to receive grants totaling nearly $200,000, in support of women's heart health initiatives. The Heart Truth Community Action Program grants are awarded annually by FNIH as part of a public-private partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and...

2011-02-02 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diet Coke and Heidi Klum joined forces on February 1 to raise awareness and funds for women's heart health education and research. February is American Heart Month, and for the fourth consecutive year, Diet Coke is partnering with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to support The Heart Truth® campaign. This year, Diet Coke has created a national game of "Capture the Flag," inviting people to visit...

2011-01-27 07:17:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Belk customers will be seeing - and wearing - red this February in support of American Heart Month as part of a new partnership with The Heart Truth®. "Our Heart to Yours" is a special, storewide campaign designed to raise funds and promote education, awareness and prevention. All Belk stores in 16 states will hold a variety of in-store events and activities among customers and associates throughout the entire month....

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2011-01-25 10:34:56

In a review of earlier studies, researchers at National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) found that the drug, a diuretic, or "water pill," called hydrochlorothiazide, lowered blood pressure by only about half as much as common alternatives such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors. This would make the world's most popular blood pressure medicine much less effective than comparable drugs and give patients a false sense of security, the researchers said Monday to Reuters Health. The...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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