New reference guide puts invaluable medical
information in the hands of anyone concerned about health-related issues
DALLAS (November 15, 2004) - - Beiks LLC announces a major upgrade to its
MedicineNet Pocket Medical Encyclopedia for Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld devices. The
reference guide now includes more than 15,000 entries of medical terms, written and
entirely by U.S. board certified physicians, which can provide quick and easy
to healthcare related information whenever and wherever a user may need it.
Often, the times a person needs
quick answers to medical questions they are not
near a desktop computer or printed medical encyclopedia. The MedicineNet Pocket
Medical Encyclopedia enables anyone with a Palm OS or Pocket PC PDA or
carry vast amounts of information in their pocket or purse. The information
the Pocket Medical Encyclopedia includes not only standard medical terms but
pertinent scientific items, abbreviations, acronyms, jargon, institutions,
symptoms, syndromes, eponyms, and medical history.
The MedicineNet Pocket Medical
Encyclopedia comes equipped with the latest
version of Beiks’ award-winning BDicty Dictionary Reader, enabling users to view
wide variety of reference works available from Beiks.com. The newest version of
BDicty has been upgraded with improved navigation features that have been
by users. Further, BDicty now offers advanced data compression and cross-linkage
between data files to significantly decrease the size of the data while
the number of entries available in the encyclopedia. The result is a 50%
content data, yet a 40% decrease in the required memory resources of the
“Beiks is committed to offering
the best and most comprehensive medical
reference resources for both consumers and medical practitioners,” said Bobby
president of Beiks LLC. “We are proud that our customers include thousands of
consumers who need ready access to medical information, but also hospitals,
facilities, and EMS centers.”
The MedicineNet doctors are
proud to have authored the Webster’s New World™
Medical Dictionary First and Second Editions published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.
MedicineNet’s content is used by libraries, government agencies, doctor’s
pharmacy networks, hospitals, insurance organizations, medical schools, and
healthcare organizations worldwide.
"The MedicineNet Pocket Encyclopedia gives quick and convenient access to
important medical information to users of mobile devices,” said William C. Shiel,
Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P., Chief Medical Editor and co-founder of MedicinetNet.com.
entry is written in lay language to present helpful insights into health and
issues. At MedicineNet, we take advantage of the doctor's role as educator to
medical information to you!"
The MedicineNet Pocket
Encyclopedia, including the enhanced Beiks Dictionary
Reader, is available at www.beiks.com for US$39.95.
About MedicineNet, Inc.
MedicineNet, Inc. is an online healthcare publishing company, creating
consumer information that is produced by a network of 75+ U.S. board-certified
physicians. Since 1996, it has been the trusted source for easy-to-read,
authoritative medical information via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web
at www.medicinenet.com. The Doctors of MedicineNet are also proud to author the
Webster's New World™ Medical Dictionary now in its second edition, published by
About Beiks LLC
Beiks LLC (http://www.beiks.com) is a privately-held company with headquarters
in Dallas. The company specializes in developing and distributing essential
reference, education and entertainment applications
for mobile platforms such as Palm OS®, Windows Mobile® and Pocket PC®
and the popular BlackBerry® email solution platform.
Founded in 1997, the company is best known for its Beiks Dictionary
one of the most popular dictionaries for handheld devices on the market. Beiks'
product list now includes a growing catalog of over 250 titles across all major
mobile platforms. Those include the award-winning Beiks Dictionary Reader
series, games such as NetWalk, Karateka® and Pilot Lines, the Wall Street Financial Assistant
business calculator, the Woman Calendar family planning organizer and many others.
company’s Medical Dictionary was honored as Best Medical Application in the
Champion Awards of 2003 and 2004.
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