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2014-05-18 23:03:10

Allergy and headache sufferers can now receive a complimentary evaluation from a Licensed Massage Therapist to find out whether Medical Massage Therapy can help provide symptom relief from their ailments. Manual Lymph Drainage Techniques are the main focus for the protocol that has proven to be very successful. Commack, Long Island, New York (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy, P.C. is offering complimentary evaluations for people suffering with allergies or who have...

2014-02-28 23:04:34

North American Seminars, healthclick is a national provider of Continuing Medical Education for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Assistants. Franklin, TN (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Healthclick develops PT online continuing education courses in the United States for the Physical Therapy, Occupational professional population. In addition, Healthclick creates healthcare software applications that address specific medical needs in the worldwide healthcare community. Mobile...

2013-04-17 14:32:42

A new UCSF study has found a clear association between certain genes and the development of lymphedema, a painful and chronic condition that often occurs after breast cancer surgery and some other cancer treatments. The researchers also learned that the risks of developing lymphedema increased significantly for women who had more advanced breast cancer at the time of diagnosis, more lymph nodes removed or a significantly higher body mass index. The study is the first to evaluate genetic...

2012-12-19 11:31:53

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a set of proteins circulating in blood whose levels accurately flag the presence of lymphedema. The findings, to be reported Dec. 18 in PLoS ONE, spur optimism that this common but relatively neglected condition, which affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States, finally will be amenable to detection (and, eventually, treatment) with 21st-century techniques. Lymphedema is an often-painful inflammatory...

Organ-on-a-chip Models Human Disease
2012-11-08 05:28:48

[ Watch the Video: Researchers Create Human Breathing Lung-On-A-Chip ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Harvard University´s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently revealed that they have developed a “lung-on-a-chip” that mimics human diseases and could be the next step forward in terms of research. With the study, the scientists believe that the organ-on-a-chip could eventually take the place of...

2012-03-19 16:07:42

The study of a rare neurodegenerative disease allows discovering one of the mechanisms involved in the accumulation of fluid in the brain Cerebral edemas are accumulations of fluid into the intra- or extracellular spaces of the brain and it can result from several factors such as stroke or head trauma, among others. Cerebral edema is a serious problem in neurology. While in other organs swelling does not lead to an urgent situation, in the brain it leads to coma and death. Although...

2011-12-22 12:40:09

...don't climb too fast! Lack of acclimatization and excessively rapid ascent are the main risk factors for acute mountain sickness, as Kai Schommer and Peter Bärtsch explain in this issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108 [49]: 839-48). More and more tourists are climbing up mountains that are 5000 to almost 7000 meters high, such as Kilimanjaro, without any prior experience at high altitudes. The low oxygen content in the air...

2011-11-14 23:02:37

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists show that a gene essential for normal development of the lymphatic system also plays a critical role in forming the valves that help maintain the body's normal fluid balance A century after the valves that link the lymphatic and blood systems were first described, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have detailed how those valves form and identified a gene that is critical to the process. The gene is Prox1. Earlier work led...

2011-07-01 00:19:40

The LLE is the third certification offered by the NAWC. Prerequisite education for LLE certification will be offered by Lymphedema and Wound Care Education, LLC (LWCE). Glendale WI (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Lymphedema in the lower extremity is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial tissue that causes excessive swelling in the leg(s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can develop when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired, or when lymph vessels are...


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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