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2013-03-23 23:04:03

Seminar Presented by the Greenwich Hospital Women´s Health Initiative to highlight women´s sports injuries. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) March 23, 2013 On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 12-1:30 PM, Katie Vadasdi, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist from ONS (Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists) on Valley Drive will be the featured speaker at a Greenwich Hospital Women´s Health Initiative lunchtime event on gender differences in sports injuries. The talk will take...

2013-03-21 16:00:03

Hospital for Special Surgery study also sheds light on best candidates for the surgery A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that a surgical procedure known as the "docking technique" to repair a torn elbow ligament in teenage athletes yielded favorable results. The outcomes were better than those in previously published reports on reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), also known as Tommy John surgery, in this age group and may be attributed to...

2013-02-25 23:01:07

A recent deal signed with Health First strengthens Intellum's presence and increases its impact in the healthcare field. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 Health First recently signed an agreement to launch Intellum's EXCEED LMS for their Learning & Development department, thus supporting their strive for innovative technologies. Michele Grant Chetwynd (Health First's LMS Administrator) stated it was Matt Gilley's (Intellum's Chief Engagement Officer) transparency and business...

2013-02-13 17:23:08

A study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery has shown that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) holds great promise for treating patients with knee osteoarthritis. The treatment improved pain and function, and in up to 73% of patients, appeared to delay the progression of osteoarthritis, which is a progressive disease. The study appears online, ahead of print, in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. "This is a very positive study," said Brian Halpern, M.D., chief of the Primary Care...

New Target For Rheumatoid Arthritis Identified By Researchers
2013-01-25 14:50:37

Hospital for Special Surgery Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have identified a potential new target for drugs to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a protein known as IRHOM2. The finding could provide an effective and potentially less toxic alternative therapy to tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers (TNF-blockers), the mainstay of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, and could help patients who do not respond to this treatment. Efforts to develop drugs that hone in...


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