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(haɪˈdʒi ə)

the ancient Greek goddess of health.
[< Greek, personification of hygíeiā health, derivative of hygiḗs healthy; see -ia]
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Hygieia, a digital insulin enhancement company, announced yesterday that it has named John L Brooks III as its director.
Sealed Air is a founding member of the Hygieia Network - a women's forum dedicated to the advancement and retention of female professionals within the global cleaning industry - and Kadri is its inaugural chairwoman.
The Hippocratic Oath has been changed, but the original oath commenced with the following dedication, 'I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath'.
Suffice it to say that if the centrepiece is a tree of life and menorah combined then it can be taken as a sign of knowledge and enlightenment, while the left and right panels could be interpreted as effervescent bowls of Hygieia and Aesculapian snakes protected by the Hungarian White Stag and Lamb of God/Paschal lamb, hence being indicators of healing, nation formation and obedience.
He has received research support from, or been an adviser or consultant to, many companies including Abbot Diabetes Care, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Health Care, Biodel, Calibra Medical, Eli Lilly, Hygieia, Intuity Medical, Lifescan, MannKind Corp.
For classical references to Asclepios, see Jane Davidson Reid, "Asclepius and Hygieia," in The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 13001990s.
He was survived after being struck by thunderbolt by his daughter Hygieia and Panacea.
Bergenstal's institution has received consultancy fees or research grant support, or both, with receipt of travel and accommodation expenses in some cases, from Abbott Diabetes Care, Amylin, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Intuity Medical, Hygieia Medical, LifeScan, Mannkind, Medtronic-Minimed, National Institutes of Health, Novo Nordisk, ResMed, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, United Health Group, and Valeritas; all research activity, and advisory or consultancy services were done under contract with the nonprofit International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet.
On the basis of the votive limbs hanging in the background, the pair can be identified as Asklepios and his daughter Hygieia, or at least as local healing divinities or heroes.
From Hygieia, the daughter of Asclepius--that's her sacred snake entwined on the Father of Medicine's healing staff.
Mr Bennett, who markets his lotions under the banner Hygieia Pharmaceuticals, has now sold more than 179,000 bottles of his Skin Sure creams in Asda's 297 stores since May.