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2009-09-21 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey from the American Pain Foundation says economic pain from the recession is contributing to acute, or short-term, physical pain for Americans. According to the survey, released today during National Pain Awareness Month, 68 percent of people who experienced acute back pain or other minor muscle strains and sprains in the past year said that the recession caused, increased or affected their pain, often because of greater stress and working...

2009-06-10 10:16:00

Accurately Locates the Origin of Pain While Reducing Healthcare Costs AKRON, Ohio, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new technology that revolutionizes the way low back pain is diagnosed and treated, while also significantly reducing healthcare costs, has been introduced by SpineMatrix(R) Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based medical technology company that specializes in advanced spinal diagnostics. SpineMatrix's new, non-invasive Lumbar Matrix(TM) Scan uses high-speed computer processing of thousands of...

2009-06-09 06:03:00

New Back-Up Accelerator Leverages OneFS Operating System to Speed Back-up to Tape while Dramatically Simplifying Back-up Management SEATTLE, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the proven leader in scale-out NAS, today announced the release of its Back-up Accelerator, advancing performance and simplicity for file-based data back-up to maximize efficiency while minimizing the risk of business-critical data loss. Combining Isilon's new OneFS(R) 5.5 operating...

2009-05-19 18:35:00

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon underwent a back procedure Monday to lessen pain that has gotten progressively worse. I had a facet block procedure done on my back on Monday, and it went well, Gordon said. I was a little sore after the procedure, but I'll definitely take that brief bit of soreness if it stops the recurring back pain I've had. It's too early to tell if that fixed the problem. The procedure involved an injection of local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory into...

2009-05-08 17:11:25

Many of life's aches and pains can be due to poor posture, a U.S. physical therapist says. Poor posture can lead to loss of shoulder motion, chronic pain, walking deficits, neck-related headaches, the inability to exercise, Dr. Greg Thielman of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia says in a statement. However, aside from contributing to a good appearance, the long-term benefits of proper posture include helping to decrease abnormal wearing of joint surfaces, lessening stress on the...

2009-04-19 10:27:54

Pop singer Madonna suffered minor injuries in Bridgehampton, N.Y., when she was thrown from a horse that had been spooked, a record label official says. Liz Rosenberg of Warner Bros. Records said in a statement that the Material Girl singer suffered minor injuries and bruises when the horse she was riding on was startled by photographers, CNN said Sunday. Rosenberg said the photographers involved in Saturday's incident jumped from bushes to photograph Madonna, 50, who was visiting with...

2009-04-11 16:00:09

A New York podiatrist says people may face long-term pain from foot to back from wearing trendy UGG-style boots. Dr. Rock Positano of the Hospital for Special Surgery says new research indicates wearing footwear that does not offer proper arch support can cause possible long-term problems, ABC News reported Friday. It may feel cushiony; it may feel comfortable, but it doesn't mean they're getting the necessary arch support that a foot needs to function effectively, Positano said of UGG...

2009-03-03 08:00:00

Orthopedic surgeon James Gamble, MD, offers tips to minimize risk ACL tears in girls seen as 'an absolute epidemic' PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "Exercise and sports participation is a double-edge sword," said James Gamble, MD, PhD, orthopedic surgeon at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. "We want children involved in physical activity outside, especially since we have an obesity crisis. Yet you can have too much of a good thing." If children are participating in...

2008-09-15 12:00:35

EQUINE THERAPY CENTER: A "Back in the Saddle" open house will be held Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Equine Therapy Center, 334 College Hill Road. The event will include a silent auction, horse rides, music, demonstrations, a used equipment sale, games, prizes and food. For more information, call 746-5681. Originally published by Monitor staff. (c) 2008 Concord Monitor. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-14 12:00:39

In a survey conducted by SpineUniverse.com during the summer of 2008, 88% of people who had flown in North America in the last year reported that they had back or neck pain--or both--after a typical flight on United, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, or any of the other major carriers. With a margin of error at +/-5%, the study reveals that a typical traveler is willing to go out of pocket for a more spine-friendly seat. 74% said they'd pay an extra fee for a special seat that doesn't...


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Spotted saddle Horse
2014-08-12 13:15:00

The spotted saddle horse is a gaited breed of light riding horse that was developed in the United States by crossbreeding small gaited pinto ponies of Spanish descent with larger American breeds like the Standardbred and the Morgan horse. Other gaited breeds were introduced into the bloodline after the American Civil War, including the Tennessee walking horse, Paso Fino, and American Mustangs. It was selectively bred for its pinto coloration and its use as a general riding horse. The two...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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