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2013-10-22 04:22:57

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United States Patent has been issued for Growth Factor(TM)-9's growth hormone boosting compound. United States Patent Number 8,551,542 has been issued to protect Growth Factor-9's oral growth hormone boosting compound as "Methods and compositions for increasing growth hormones." The background of the patent says, "The primary biological function of human growth hormone (hGH) includes stimulating growth, cell repair and regeneration. Once...

2013-10-17 04:21:28

NYON, Switzerland, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is calling for women to take action now to protect their bone health. Broken bones due to osteoporosis often result in pain, immobility and loss of quality of life as well as early death. In women over 45 years of age, osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in hospital than many other diseases, including diabetes, heart attack or breast...

2013-10-14 08:25:20

Local foot surgeon urges patients not to ignore foot pain SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. According to San Antonio foot and ankle surgeon Eddie Davis, DPM, FACFAS, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the "silent crippler" since it often progresses without any symptoms or isn't diagnosed...

2013-10-07 08:24:49

--Study is First to Analyze All Relevant Clinical Trials of Oral and Intranasal Calcitonin in Women-- BALTIMORE and PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarsa Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that it presented a new meta-analysis showing that salmon calcitonin does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of cancer in postmenopausal women. The meta-analysis was conducted using data derived from approximately 11,000 women in 24 randomized, controlled calcitonin trials that...

2013-10-03 04:20:05

Tsukuba, Japan, Oct 3, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Titanium (Ti) and its alloys are the most popular materials used in orthopedic implants because of their good mechanical and chemical properties, biocompatibility, corrosion resistance and low allergenicity. One drawback, however, is that they cannot bond directly to living bone, but need to be coated with bioactive materials to improve their integration.Calcium phosphate (CaP) and collagen are the main constituents of natural bone, and therefore...

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...

2013-09-26 08:28:16

Emmy-Award Winning Journalist Juju Chang to Emcee Event Honoring Champions for Bone Health WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the nation's leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, will celebrate Generations of Strength at its annual fundraising luncheon on Monday, September 30, 2013. The event honors two outstanding bone health champions and will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30...

2013-09-25 08:28:51

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for sale an innovative low inflammatory demineralized bone material - Allogeneic Bone Gel(TM) - for orthopedic applications from PlusLife® (formerly Perth Bone and Tissue Bank). PlusLife is a leading provider of high quality grafting materials for surgical treatment, and their novel demineralized bone material (DBM) has been cultivated through many years of research and studies. (Logo:...

2013-09-19 12:28:09

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - All across Canada this week, Osteoporosis Canada is hosting community events to raise awareness among Canadians about the seriousness of a broken bone. Not all broken bones are what they seem; sometimes, there are underlying causes that could lead to more broken bones if the individual is not properly assessed and treated. "It is not normal when a broken bone is caused by something as simple as a slip or fall from standing height, or making a bed...