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Welcome to NORD — National Organization for Rare Disorders

Welcome to NORD — National Organization for Rare Disorders

Unified Medical Language System UMLS consists of Knowledge Sources (databases) and a set of software tools. The UMLS was designed and is maintained by the US National Library of Medicine, is updated quarterly and may be used for free. The project was initiated in 1986 by Donald A. News About Clinical Trials — National Organization for Rare Disorders NORD shares information about opportunities to participate in clinical trials so that patients and their physicians may decide whether specific studies are appropriate for them. We do not endorse or recommend participation in any specific clinical trials. The following is a brief sampling of current studies. For more comprehensive information about opportunities to participate in research, go to Alkaptonuria (AKU) The developAKUre clinical study is evaluating the safety and efficacy of a new drug, Nitisinone, for patients with AKU.

Adaptogens, Herbals About Medscape Reference Medscape's clinical reference is the most authoritative and accessible point-of-care medical reference for physicians and healthcare professionals, available online and via all major mobile devices. All content is free. The clinical information represents the expertise and practical knowledge of top physicians and pharmacists from leading academic medical centers in the United States and worldwide. The topics provided are comprehensive and span more than 30 medical specialties, covering: Feds Bolster High Risk Insurance Funds In Two States Short Takes On News & Events By Phil Galewitz December 22nd, 2011, 4:51 PM

Cenolate, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) dosing, indications, interactions, adverse effects, and more About Medscape Reference Medscape's clinical reference is the most authoritative and accessible point-of-care medical reference for physicians and healthcare professionals, available online and via all major mobile devices. All content is free. Heal Your Heart; Heal Your Life We are all familiar with saying such as “Slow down or you’ll have a heart attack,” or “He died of a broken heart.” Well, it turns out there is some truth in these metaphors. Scientists are now finding out that chronic stress can literally break your heart, while compassion and mindful breathing may help to heal it. Stephen Porges, a psychophysiologist and Professor at the University of Illonois at Chicago has proposed a Polyvagal Theory that ties our unconscious perceptions of threat and safety to heart rate rhythm and the ability to regulate physiological arousal. This theory proposes that the vagus nerve communicates between the brain and the heart and affects human response to threat as well as social engagement and bonding. This theory can explain why negative emotions such as depression , frustration, or hostility may stress the heart, while positive emotions, slow, deep breathing, exercise and social support may calm it.

Enzyme Commission number This article is about the Enzyme Commission numbers. For the European Community system for coding chemicals, see European Community number. The Enzyme Commission number (EC number) is a numerical classification scheme for enzymes, based on the chemical reactions they catalyze.[1] As a system of enzyme nomenclature, every EC number is associated with a recommended name for the respective enzyme. Strictly speaking, EC numbers do not specify enzymes, but enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Health care reform benefit changes in 2011 - Mar. 3 By Parija Kavilanz, senior writerMarch 3, 2011: 6:01 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Under health care reform, consumers will see several new changes to their insurance coverage this year, the most significant of which affects the nation's 47 million Medicare beneficiaries. Amy Bergner, principal with global benefits consulting firm Mercer, said senior citizens who are also Medicare enrollees will see the biggest effects. "One of the most important changes is how much seniors will now pay for prescription medicines," Bergner said. Here's what you need to know:

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Democratic Party (United States) Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social liberal platform.[2][11][12] Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists.[13] History The Democratic Party evolved from the Jeffersonian Republican or Democratic-Republican Party organized by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in opposition to the Federalist party of Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. ISM Fellows — D Gorski Detroit, Michigan, USA David H. Gorski, MD, PhD, FACS, is a prolific essayist and managing editor of Science-Based Medicine, a highly-respected blog that exposes non-scientific research and practices. For the last ten years, he has been a major voice — as himself and pseudonymously — for science-based medicine. In addition to being Treasurer and on the Board of Directors, Dr Gorski also serves the Institute for Science in Medicine as head of its childhood immunization committee.

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