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2011-06-15 20:45:46

Published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine Frostbite can be a minor injury or a life-threatening condition. In the June issue of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, a panel of experts has published evidence-based practice guidelines issued by the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) for the prevention and treatment of frostbite to guide clinicians and disseminate knowledge about best practices. "Frostbite can be a devastating injury that afflicts many people who are in the prime of...

2011-03-22 07:30:00

QUAKERTOWN, Pa., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring has sprung, which means summer sweat is not far behind. The Sweat Experts at the International Hyperhidrosis Society® are on-hand to debunk the myths and share the truth to help keep you cool throughout summer 2011. Myth #1: Antiperspirants are for underarms only. Think outside the pits! You can glide, stick, spray, and roll-on nearly any where that sweating is a problem (think hands, feet, face, back,...

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2010-10-08 13:25:00

Women have to work harder than men in order to start sweating, while men are more effective sweaters during exercise, according to new research published in the journal Experimental Physiology. The study by Japanese scientists at Osaka International University and Kobe University looked at differences between men and women's sweating response to changes in exercise intensity. The researchers asked four groups of subjects (trained and untrained females, trained and untrained males) to cycle...

2010-07-26 12:00:49

Slavishly following long-held guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain is resulting in excessive tests, delays in pain relief and wasteful spending of as much as $10,000 per patient, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests. Arthritis is a common cause of back pain, though difficult to precisely diagnose, experts say, because of the poor correlation between a finding of arthritis on an X-ray or MRI and the degree of a patient's back pain. That has routinely led to a...

2009-05-07 08:00:00

Appropriate treatment of the condition may decrease potential risk SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with the excessive sweating condition known as hyperhidrosis already have to deal with a number of life-inhibiting social issues. Sweaty palms or unsightly underarm stains can make simple tasks such as shaking hands or raising an arm extremely embarrassing. According to a new study, people with primary hyperhidrosis also have a higher risk of developing skin...

2008-10-31 09:00:28

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center will broadcast an endoscopic sympathectomy to decrease excessive sweating in the hands, feet, under arms or face. This technique is minimally invasive with a small incision made in each side of the chest. Patients typically go home two to three hours after surgery and notice results immediately. This surgical demonstration and panel discussion will broadcast over the Internet on http://www.or-live.com/ololrmc/2470 Thursday, October 30, 6:00 pm CDT....

2008-10-28 12:00:39

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center will broadcast an endoscopic sympathectomy to decrease excessive sweating in the hands, feet, under arms or face. This technique is minimally invasive with a small incision made in each side of the chest. Patients typically go home two to three hours after surgery and notice results immediately. This surgical demonstration and panel discussion will broadcast over the Internet on http://www.or-live.com/ololrmc/2470 Thursday, October 30, 6:00 pm CDT....

2008-07-14 15:00:51

It's only natural to have clammy hands when nervous or excited, but imagine having excessively wet, sweaty hands all the time... hands that literally drip with sweat, making the simple act of shaking hands embarrassing and uncomfortable. An estimated 3 million Americans experience excessive sweating -- a medical condition called hyperhidrosis -- that causes perspiration far greater than the physiological needs of the body. Excessive hand sweating (palmar hyperhidrosis), can be severe,...

2005-11-30 12:30:00

By M. Mary Conroy CHICAGO -- A minimally invasive procedure, developed by interventional radiologists in Belgium, cures patients who have excessive sweating of the palms without the need for surgery, according to results reported at the Radiological Society of North American annual meeting. The treatment for the condition, also known as palmar hyperhidrosis, involves blockage of the nerve, referred to as sympathectomy, to stop the excessive sweating. Forty-seven of 50 patients were treated...

2005-11-29 13:37:35

CHICAGO - A minimally invasive procedure can permanently cure people who suffer from "sweaty hands," according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy allows precise needle guidance in the treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis, or sweaty hands, minimizing risk and discomfort to the patient. "This CT-guided percutaneous technique is the most secure treatment today and stops sweating from the hands to...


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