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2009-07-07 15:13:06

A new study finds that age, training or participation in high impact sports do not appear to be a factor in the development of Achilles tendon problems among older athletes. Pain in the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone, typically results from small tears or swelling in the tendon.  Such "overuse" injury is often characterized by swelling and pain when rising onto the toes or pushing off when walking.  The precise cause is unknown. Dr. Nicola Maffulli...

2009-06-25 06:45:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Achilles Test Systems (http://www.achillestest.com), a provider of products and services to organize and analyze the results of FPGA and ASIC product development, today announced that its technical paper has been accepted for publication at the 46th annual Design Automation Conference DAC (http://www.dac.com) to be held July 26-31, in San Francisco, CA. DAC is the premier industry event in North America for bringing together leaders in electronic design...

2009-06-04 06:45:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Hebb has joined Achilles Test Systems' Board of Directors. As a board member and Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Hebb will provide Achilles Test with strategic insight into the SOC and FPGA industries and provide direction for the company's DV Notebook products and services. For more information, visit http://www.achillestest.com. Mr. Hebb has worked in a variety of roles in the networking and computer industry: co-founder, director...

2008-12-03 11:47:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Achilles FREEDOM TEAM of Wounded Veterans will hold a special golf event on Friday, December 5 (check-in 11 a.m.) at Trump International Golf Club. Vets can receive golf lessons and then, after a buffet, tee-off at 12:15 p.m. with veterans followed by the Best Ball. At 6 p.m., a reception and a dinner buffet will be accompanied by entertainment from United We Sing and an awards presentation. A few of the FREEDOM TEAM members will speak....

2008-09-11 15:00:24

By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT IT is not often that Achilles, Greek hero of The Iliad, is compared with a knife-wielding gang member. Or that the heroes of Greek legend are portrayed as the thematic ancestors of the violent youth of modern Scotland. But Fleeto, a tough and candid play set in the world of youth violence, takes on these classic archetypes and uses them to tell a story of wasted lives, casual brutality, and the consequences of violence - and will now tour the country to...

2008-09-01 15:00:21

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a reasonably fit, 61-year-old male who exercises several times a week by walking and the use of Nautilus equipment. I am 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weigh 170 pounds. I recently ruptured my Achilles tendon while jogging across a parking lot to my car in a futile attempt to stay dry during one of our frequent rain storms. How could this happen? I wasn't doing anything I haven't done many times before. I regularly use the calf machine and lift almost the full stack of...

2008-08-19 15:00:57

By Michael Janusonis There were so many films in this year's Rhode Island International Film Festival -- 289 to be exact -- that only a few got a chance to be reviewed in these pages. Most played for one screening and, unless they were among the lucky few to be picked up for national theatrical or TV distribution, won't be seen in these parts again. Fortunately, there's a second chance for the locally produced The Road Home, Phil Hopper's frank, understanding and touching documentary...

2006-05-02 07:30:00

By Dina Kyriakidou SALAMINA, Greece -- On a deserted green hill above the Aegean Sea, archeologists have unearthed what may be the palace of Ajax, one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology. From a rocky outcrop among the tranquil ruins, it is easy to imagine the warrior-king of Homer's Iliad setting sail from the island for Troy over 3,300 years ago, as crowds lined the pine-covered slopes to wave farewell. The idyllic location on Salamina island perfectly matches historical references, a...


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