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2011-07-05 12:39:00

Early Diagnosis Key to Preventing Joint Damage ATLANTA, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children, yet it often goes undetected or misdiagnosed when symptoms first appear. This July, Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, the Arthritis Foundation is focusing on increasing awareness of the signs of the disease and resources available for families affected by it. Juvenile arthritis affects 300,000 children in...

2011-05-18 07:15:00

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joint sealant failures are a common occurrence over the lifespan of a building and can result in substantial damage to the property. Repairing these failures can be extremely costly and time consuming particularly in exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS). Pecora's Sil-Span preformed silicone profiles provide an alternative to the traditional method of repairing failed sealant joints, eliminating the costly steps of removing the...

2011-05-13 00:00:31

University professors join team of top scientists to drive research and development of digital processing for audio and multimedia signals London/Erlangen (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 Fraunhofer IIS, the world's renowned source of audio and multimedia technologies, today announced the expansion of the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen (AudioLabs), an international research center focusing on digital processing of audio and multimedia signals. To help drive the organization's key initiatives...

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....


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'