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2011-05-02 09:00:00

ATLANTA, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To commence National Arthritis Awareness Month in May, the Arthritis Foundation is calling on Americans to get moving. As part of the Let's Move Together campaign, the Arthritis Foundation is hosting more than 200 Arthritis Walk events across the country. The events aim to spread the message about the health benefits of daily movement for the prevention and treatment of arthritis, and to raise funds to find a cure for the nation's leading cause of...

2011-04-11 00:00:38

Flexcin International, Inc., makers of the Flexcin joint health formula for people and the FlexPet joint health formula for pets, announced today it is conducting a national survey this month to find out how aware a person's support network is when they have arthritis. A proud sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation, Flexcin will reveal results of the survey for Arthritis Awareness Month in May. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) April 8, 2011 Flexcin International, Inc., makers of the Flexcin joint health...

2011-04-07 08:00:00

CONCORD, Calif., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scranton Law Firm today announced that it has filed 10 new lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs whose hips had been replaced with now-recalled DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Systems. The lawsuits were filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court. The replacement hips, which have a metal-on-metal design, have proved problematic for many recipients, causing everything from pain to permanent damage to surrounding soft tissue due to metal poisoning. A...

2011-04-06 09:15:00

SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting the word out about preventing and treating gouty arthritis has new urgency with the number of Americans suffering from this form of arthritis now topping the 8 million mark. If left untreated, gout can be disabling. Gout is also associated with other serious health conditions, making it a complex diagnosis and treatment challenge for physicians. In addition to the core patient demographic of men age 40 plus, post-menopausal women are at...

2011-03-17 00:08:50

Just as a chain is as strong as its weakest link, a building is as secure against the environment as its most degraded joint sealants, about 50 percent of which fail in less than 10 years after installation. The upshot for U.S. homeowners is that moisture damage due to failed sealants is responsible for much of the $65 billion to $80 billion they collectively shell out for house repairs annually. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are assembling a toolkit...

2011-02-14 16:32:32

The human body is made up of several organs composed of tissues that enable them to perform a particular function. The heart circulates blood; the brain is the micro-neuro center of the body; the lungs bring in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. The failure of any one of these tissue systems can cause serious health issues, even death. When components of the organ are fixed, typically the organ functions better. For instance, unclogging a blocked artery with a balloon stent improves blood...

2011-01-29 00:02:15

The Steadman Philippon Research Institute recently released their latest annual report. This highlights the importance of the proactive treatment of conditions that lead to osteoarthritis and the development of new joint preserving techniques to delay or eliminate the need for joint replacement. With more than twenty years of clinical data to support its scientific research, this organization continues to significantly impact the way orthopedic medicine is practiced throughout the world....

2011-01-18 15:27:56

The amount of uric acid in one's joints may increase the likelihood of severe osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis worldwide, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Osteoarthritis is a debilitating joint degeneration for which no drug has been proven to slow or halt its progression. Physicians can only offer to treat the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, and people with the condition are often subject to a reduced quality of life. "Finding a way to...

2010-12-17 00:00:42

One in five adults has chronic joint symptoms, yet half of those people thing nothing can be done to help them. Registered dietitian Marie Spano provides tips for managing joint discomfort. Ferndale, WA (Vocus) December 16, 2010 The Arthritis Foundation reports that one in five adults has chronic joint symptoms, and half of those people think nothing can be done to help them. And when joint discomfort increases because of cold weather, that's a message people don't want to hear....

2010-11-16 04:20:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- With the population of Baby Boomers -- people born between 1946 and 1964 -- at over 77 million, obesity at an all-time high, and initial signs of osteoarthritis often symptom free, the vast majority of the population is still relatively unaware of their current state and the importance of joint health. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101116/NY01955 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101116/NY01955 ) According to a...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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