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2013-11-20 16:27:05

CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is upon us. While many Americans are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with loved ones, more than 180 million headache sufferers are dreading the thought of loud crowds, travel delays and family squabbles which aggravate their symptoms. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120118/CG37630LOGO) To help sufferers during the peak headache season, Accelerated Physical Therapy is offering free headache screenings in their...

2013-11-18 10:55:33

Are lab tests overused? Underused? Misused? Researchers take a close look at medicine's highest volume activity Laboratory testing is health care's single highest volume activity, with over 5 billion tests performed each year in the U.S. Now a new study examining 15 years' worth of published research reveals some surprising findings about the humble blood test. Led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and reported on-line today in the journal PLOS ONE, the...

2013-11-14 08:32:27

NAMUR, Belgium, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (VNRX:OB), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, today announced an increase of 55% (from 6,000 to 11,000) in the number of prospective blood samples to be included in its forthcoming colorectal cancer clinical trial at no additional cost beyond the $1.85 million already announced. The randomised, blinded study is designed to evaluate the validity of...

2013-11-11 23:24:54

Mistakes during surgical procedures are the most common medical error in 2013, and LifeWings, a team of international patient safety experts, offers three proven solutions to prevent these traumatic patient-harming events. http://www.SaferPatients.com (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 The nation’s largest inspector of hospital safety and quality, The Joint Commission, reports that sixty serious surgical mistakes were reported in the first half of 2013. Surgical mistakes included performing...

2013-10-22 10:27:09

A survey finds that most patients are not being told about the possibility of overdiagnosis and overtreatment as a result of cancer screenings, according to report in a research letter by Odette Wegwarth, Ph.D., and Gerd Gigerenzer, Ph.D., of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany. Cancer screenings can find treatable disease at an earlier stage but they can also detect cancers that will never progress to cause symptoms. Detection of these early, slow-growing...

Depression Risk For Migraine Sufferers
2013-10-18 04:25:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who suffer from migraines are roughly twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who do not experience the chronic, debilitating headaches, according to new research published online in this week’s edition of the journal Depression Research and Treatment. Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair of the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and her colleagues report that the...

2013-10-16 23:00:58

A new treatment offered by Dr. Patiricia Stoker combines sports therapy techniques, neuroscience, and advanced dental concepts to relieve chronic dentofacial and headache pain. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Dr. Patricia Stoker now offers a comprehensive treatment program for patients suffering from chronic pain relating to headaches, migraines, tension, and whiplash. Dr. Stoker uses a combination of proven therapeutic, state-of-the-art techniques to evaluate and treat patients...

2013-10-16 11:34:45

Evaluation of diagnostic studies is often a challenge in diseases that are not defined by a specific test. Assessment of the accuracy of diagnostic tests is essential because they may be used to define who is considered to have a disease and receive treatment for it. However, measuring the accuracy of a diagnostic test requires an accurate gold standard, which defines which patients truly have and do not have the disease. Studies of diseases not defined by a specific test often rely on expert...

2013-10-03 12:25:19

ALBANY, New York, October 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Clinical Laboratory Services Market (Clinical Chemistry, Medical Microbiology & Cytology, Human & Tumor Genetics and Other Esoteric Tests) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global clinical laboratory services market was valued at USD 162.71 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of...

2013-10-01 23:33:28

http://www.NerdcoreMedical.com, designer of games about medicine, releases "Occam's Razor," a card game about medical diagnosis. The game uses cards that represent symptoms of disease to help medical students and nursing students practice their proficiency at diagnosis. Midland, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Nerdcore Medical releases today a new medical card game to help nursing students, medical students, and health professionals practice diagnosing patients....


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Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Auscultation
2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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