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2014-01-16 08:27:58

New ConvaTec Academy(TM) portal includes accredited CE courses to help advance best practices, support better patient outcomes and reduce costs SKILLMAN, N.J., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, announced today the launch of a new series of continuing education offerings for health care practitioners focused on wound and skin care. Available through the ConvaTec Academy(TM) online portal, the offerings include...

2014-01-13 23:25:36

PlasmaGenix Team weighs in on non-invasive regenerative medicine therapy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Like any fighter, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson understands injuries. He himself worked through knee surgery and pain until he found Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) in recent years. However, the former UFC champ is disappointed by the recent cancellation of the Bellator 106 pay-per-view event versus Tito Ortiz due to his opponent’s neck fracture. As reported by...

2014-01-09 11:40:16

For some runners, a marathon is not enough. Participation in so-called ultramarathons — defined as any distance beyond the standard 26.2-mile marathon — has grown exponentially in recent years. The number of runners who finished ultra-length races in North America increased from 15,500 in 1998 to 63,530 in 2012, according to UltraRunning Magazine. Despite its popularity, however, little is known about the health effects of this intense form of exercise. To learn more about the...

2014-01-07 23:29:23

Combined companies create one of the largest networks of comprehensive wound centers in the country. Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 RestorixHealth, a leader in developing and managing comprehensive wound care centers, has finalized a merger agreement with Candescent Healing. The combined companies, operating under the RestorixHealth name, will create one of the largest networks of wound care service providers in the country. Chronic wounds are a significant health problem...

2014-01-03 15:23:46

Canadian surgeons collaborate with South African hospital to successfully develop an iPad app for capturing trauma patient data in a low medical resource environment according to new Journal of American College of Surgeons study Electronic health records (EHRs) have become standard practice throughout hospitals in North America, but in countries with fewer resources many front-line clinicians are still collecting data on paper, if they are collecting it at all. But now, surgeons from...

2013-12-24 23:01:12

Athletico opens its newest physical therapy clinic in Palos Heights to offer residents relief from pain, injuries, accidents, and everyday aches. Athletico Palos Heights is located at 7130 W. 127th Street, Suite A. Palos Heights, IL (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 Athletico opens its newest physical therapy clinic in Palos Heights to offer residents relief from pain, injuries, accidents, and everyday aches. Athletico Palos Heights is located at 7130 W. 127th Street, Suite A. This clinic has...

2013-12-19 23:03:05

Comprehensive two-day wound management review prepares clinicians for CWSP®, CWS®, or CWCA® certification exams. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Tweet This: The #Wound #Certification Prep Course Has Been Named the “Recommended Review Course” by the @abwmcertified Foundation http://bit.ly/1cCDMal Wound Certification Prep Course (WCPC), the industry-leading, wound management review and preparatory course for clinicians interested in gaining a better understanding of...

2013-12-18 23:04:36

Clearing snow is not just a necessity—it may be hazardous to our health as snow shoveling accidents and injuries send more than 11,500 men, women, and children to the emergency room each year. Topical BioMedics, Inc., offers tips for safe snow removal. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Ah, the snowy peaks and valleys of winter. When the snow flies, it’s fun to bundle up and build snowmen, make snow angels, catch snowflakes, and go skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, snowboarding, and...

Why Some Wound Infections Become Chronic Explained By Researchers
2013-12-18 12:50:39

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside's Manuela Martins-Green shows how decreasing levels of 'reactive oxygen species' can break cycle of unhealing wounds Chronic wounds affect an estimated 6.5 million Americans at an annual cost of about $25 billion. Further, foot blisters and other diabetic ulcers or sores account for the vast majority of foot and leg amputations in the United States today. Why does treating chronic wounds cost so much? What complicates chronic wound...

2013-12-17 23:23:19

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacement system caused a South Carolina woman to suffer from severe pain and elevated chromium and cobalt levels, which ultimately led to her having to undergo revision surgery to remove and replace one of the devices—which had been implanted in both of her hips. The lawsuit also alleges that the Biomet implant’s design is defective, allowing for the release of toxic levels of metal ions...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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