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2013-10-17 17:02:35

A study of 69,000 Medicare patient records led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that people with spine compression fractures who undergo operations to strengthen back bones with cement survive longer and have shorter overall hospital stays than those who stick with bed rest, pain control and physical therapy. Although so-called interventional augmentation procedures were initially more expensive than conservative medical management of the fractures, the researchers say the former were...

2013-10-09 23:30:23

National network of attorneys announces continuation of free consultations to consumers who are alleging serious side effects as a result of problems with DePuy knee sleeves cited in Class 1 life-threatening recall. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivemedicaldevices/depuy-knee-sleeve-lawsuits.html Resource4thePeople announced today its latest update for consumers who may have been affected by the Food and Drug Administration recall* of the...

2013-10-07 23:04:10

The Orthopaedic Implant Company (“OIC”) announced today the second installment in its anatomic locking plate series: The OIC Distal Radius Plate. Reno, Nev. (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 The Orthopaedic Implant Company (“OIC”) launched the second installment in its anatomic locking plate series: The OIC Distal Radius Plate. The plate leverages the same locking and cortical screw design of The OIC clavicle plates, promoting efficiency and reversing the trend of over-engineering in the...

2013-10-07 12:06:28

Physicians have long observed that binge drinking can significantly impair the healing process following a bone fracture. Now a study by Loyola University Medical Center researchers is providing insights into how alcohol slows healing on the cellular and molecular levels. The findings could lead to treatments to improve bone healing in alcohol abusers, and possibly non-drinkers as well. Roman Natoli, MD, PhD, will present findings Oct. 6 during the American Society for Bone and Mineral...

2013-10-01 23:34:05

Triangle Orthopaedic Associates' recent acquisition of a state-of-the-art Hologic Discovery DXA system allows their practice to offer a low-cost alternative to expensive body scans at medical research centers. Durham, NC (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Triangle Orthopaedics is raising the bar in bone health imaging. Triangle Orthopaedics’ multispecialty practice has recently acquired a new state-of-the-art DXA bone densitometer. Unprecedentedly, this particular machine, the Discovery...

2013-09-26 23:23:18

Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center has expanded its practice to include immediate orthopedic care. Geneva, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center, located at 875 Pre-Emption Road in Geneva, N.Y., has expanded its practice to now offer the convenience of immediate orthopedic care for all acute injuries, including sport and work injuries, or fractures. No appointment is necessary and X-rays are available on-site. When an unplanned injury occurs, it is recommended...

2013-09-25 10:59:48

Australian researchers have demonstrated a strong association between the FTO (fat and obesity) gene and hip fracture in women.  While the gene is already well known to affect diabetes and body fat, this is the first study to show that its high-risk variant can increase the risk of hip fracture by as much as 82%. The study, undertaken by Dr Bich Tran and Professor Tuan Nguyen from Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, examined six gene variants (single nucleotide polymorphisms,...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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