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2013-08-29 23:27:34

Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center launches new health campaign via social media to educate public about venous insufficiency. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center launched a new social media campaign in order to teach the public about venous insufficiency. The Nashville-based vein center hopes this campaign will reach a new range of people who would not otherwise seek this information. They hope these efforts will raise awareness about the condition...

2013-08-26 23:25:06

The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center has produced an article describing the risk factors for vein disease. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center has produced an article describing the risk factors for vein disease. The Nashville-based vein center says that vein disease can affect anyone at any time, but that there are some risk factors that increase the incidence of this condition. They also detail alternative steps that everyone can take to maintain...

Fruit Lowers Risk Abdominal Aneurism
2013-08-21 14:54:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fruits can be a refreshing snack on a hot, late-summer afternoon, and a new study from Swedish researchers has found that they can also provide protection against abdominal aneurysms. An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakening of the vein or artery wall. Aneurysms commonly occur in the brain, heart and aorta. Aneurysms grow slowly over the course of several years, often without noticeable symptoms....

2013-08-15 21:01:04

Families will be able to identify relatives with mutation, take steps to monitor and treat A multi-institutional team led by Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has found a recurrent genetic mutation that has been linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections in family members as young as 17 years of age. The gene known as PRKG1 makes a protein called cGMP-dependent kinase, type I. The PRKG1 mutation alters the function of...

2013-08-06 23:22:15

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is looking for runners to compete in the 38th Marine Corps Marathon as part of TeamCindy, a group of athletes dedicated to raising funds and awareness to support brain aneurysm research. Deadline to register is Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is looking for runners to compete in the 38th Marine Corps Marathon as part of TeamCindy, a group of athletes dedicated to raising funds and awareness to support...

2013-07-17 23:20:11

Over 2000 patients have been treated with innovative 14 French Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) device. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 TriVascular, Inc. announced today the initiation of a U.S. Post-Approval Study (PAS) of the Ovation Prime Abdominal Stent Graft System for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The study’s national principal investigator will be Dr. Syed Hussain, Director of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at OSF/HeartCare MidWest and Assistant...

2013-07-05 23:00:09

Allegheny General Hospital In Pittsburgh, PA, has been awarded a two-year grant of $423,852 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund a first-of-its-kind study that will attempt to determine how brain blood vessel tissue becomes vulnerable to aneurysm development and if there is a link between blood flow and vessel wall structure and strength. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 06, 2013 Khaled Aziz, MD, Director of the Center for Complex Intracranial Surgery at Allegheny General...

2013-07-02 11:18:41

Cerebral aneurysms of all sizes—even small ones below seven millimeters—are 12 times more likely to rupture if they are growing in size, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. A cerebral aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in a weakened blood vessel in the brain. If an aneurysm ruptures, blood is leaked into or around the brain, which can cause brain damage or death. According to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an estimated 6...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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