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2014-07-07 09:45:20

UC San Diego Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. In a paper published in this week’s early online edition of Nature, they report the discovery of a new genetic pathway in plants, made up of four genes from three different gene families that control the density of breathing pores—or “stomata”—in plant leaves in response...

2014-07-01 23:09:21

Brought to her knees and nearly her death by ulcerative colitis, 25 year old Karin Miller was given a second chance at life thanks to a life-saving surgery. Miller used her second chance to help others with her newly launched website NewbieOstomy. (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a common inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which affects the top layers of the colon. Left untreated, it can increase the risk of colon cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-06-13 23:06:54

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is leveraging a suite of solutions from a2z to offer time saving and planning tools to their attendees and exhibitors for the upcoming 46th Annual Conference. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 a2z, Inc., the Maryland-based event management software company, announces that the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is leveraging a suite of solutions from a2z to offer time saving and planning tools to...

2014-05-20 16:27:18

VALENCIA, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shield HealthCare, a leading provider of medical supplies for care at home since 1957, welcomes the addition of Laura Cox to their team of medical supply experts. Laura will fulfill the role of Ostomy Lifestyle Expert and will be a resource for Shield's customers and referral partners. Shield HealthCare understands the overwhelming need for support and education for the newly diagnosed and for those adjusting to life after ostomy...

2014-05-14 23:08:25

The AnchorFast Guard™ oral endotracheal tube fastener with integrated tube protection helps clinicians put patients first – with confidence. Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Hollister Incorporated announced today the launch of the AnchorFast Guard™ oral endotracheal tube fastener with integrated tube protection. The product is designed to help clinicians put patients first – with confidence. Recognizing the fact that every patient dependent on a ventilator is vulnerable and...

2014-05-05 23:04:05

ConvaTec, Hollister, Coloplast and Nu-Hope are among the companies that will be represented during the fair, which takes place during the monthly meeting of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 A product fair featuring companies that specialize in medical supplies for ostomy patients is slated for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 13 at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. ConvaTec, Hollister, Coloplast and Nu-Hope are among the companies that will...

2014-04-29 08:29:48

LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Ostomy Drainage Bags Market to 2019 - Technical Advances Increase Patient Convenience but Unfavorable Reimbursement Scenarios Limit Growth Potentialhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_supplies/hospital_supplies/ostomy_drainage_bags_market_2019_technical_advances_increase_patient_convenience_unfavorable_reimbursement_scenarios_limit_growth_potential.html Ostomy Drainage Bags...

2014-04-11 12:23:43

Elastic-Like Seal Rebounds around Stoma to Provide Clinically-Proven Skin Protection GREENSBORO, N.C., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, today launched an innovative new ostomy pouch that for the first time brings the clinically-proven skin and leak protection of Moldable Technology to ostomates who prefer the convenience of a one-piece pouch. The launch is the latest in a series of new product introductions that...

2014-04-01 16:25:08

New "Accordion" Flange Delivers the Clinically-Proven Skin Protection of Moldable Technology(TM) GREENSBORO, N.C., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, today launched the Natura(®) Accordion Flange, designed to make ostomy pouch application much easier and more comfortable while delivering the clinically-proven skin and leak protection of Moldable Technology. The launch is the first in a series of new product...

2014-03-14 23:01:07

Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher (D-18-Montgomery) presented Metro Maryland Ostomy Association, Inc. with a Resolution from the Maryland House of Delegates honoring their 40th Anniversary as a non-profit organization in the State of Maryland. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher (D-18-Montgomery) joined nearly 100 volunteers and supporters to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Metro Maryland Ostomy Association, Inc. (MMOA). MMOA was founded in 1974 out of the...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.