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2013-06-18 12:30:01

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month CHICAGO, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Migraines, considered to be the most debilitating of all headaches, affect 12% of the population worldwide and approximately 28 million people in the U.S. Sufferers frequently live in fear of the next headache onset, experience a disrupted sense of well-being, have a restricted ability to work and can develop family and other relationship problems. (Logo:...

2013-06-17 08:28:05

Helpful Tips to Avoid Summer Headaches and Migraine CHICAGO, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June During the SUMMER, we all face an increased chance of exposure to the triggers and other precipitating factors of Headache. Vacations, air travel, the beach, picnics, and partying are not always fun times - especially if you are laid low with a Migraine or other headache. The National Headache Foundation offers these helpful tips for avoiding these summer spoilers: 1. The sun...

2013-06-11 23:02:38

Teen knowledge on migraines is limited on signs, symptoms, and treatments. Many teenage girls misuse over-the-counter medications that can worsen symptoms. Hopewell, NJ (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Migraine headaches are surprisingly common among teenage girls, yet many have limited knowledge of the disorder and frequently misuse over-the-counter medications that can worsen their symptoms, a noted headache researcher says. Dr. Mitra Assadi, director of the Headache Center at Capital Health´s...

2013-06-10 08:30:05

CHICAGO, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June has been designated Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. This year's theme is "Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headaches." Almost 3.2 million Americans are missing work or school, are not able to perform daily chores, or cannot attend family or social activities because of chronic migraine. Chronic migraine primarily affects women who experience migraine headaches on 15 or more days per month. Although 47% of the adults in the U.S....

2013-06-07 12:46:23

Serum DNA analysis allows detection of early disease, say researchers in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics The average 5-year survival for colorectal cancer (CRC) is less than 10% if metastasis occurs, but can reach 90% if detected early. A new non-invasive test has been developed that measures methylation of the SDC2 gene in tissues and blood sera. This test detected 87% of all stages of colorectal cancer cases (sensitivity) without significant difference between early and advanced...

2013-06-06 23:22:07

Although rare, complications associated with these common gastroenterology procedures can be life-threatening. A recent AllMed webinar helped risk management professionals understand how to monitor performance and decrease risk in their hospitals. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Both EGD (upper endoscopy) and colonoscopy carry the risk of cardiopulmonary complications that range from minor fluctuations in oxygen saturation or heart rate, to significant complications such as respiratory...

2013-05-30 04:22:51

BALTIMORE, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inostics, a molecular diagnostics company that provides blood-based mutation testing, received CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) licensure for its clinical laboratory located in Baltimore, MD. This marks a critical milestone for the clinical adoption of this non-invasive molecular approach for the analysis of tumor biomarkers. "Due to the non-invasiveness and real-time reflection of tumor genetics, the OncoBEAM blood...

2013-05-29 12:27:26

Children, adolescents and adults find relief with infused medications TEANECK, N.J., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Holy Name Medical Center has established a Headache Treatment Program for the care of adults, adolescents and children who suffer from intractable migraine headaches, and for whom conventional methods of therapy have failed. Holy Name neurologist James Charles, MD, FAAN, FAHS, is medical director of the Headache Treatment Program, and is certified in headache medicine by...

2013-05-28 21:39:37

For early detection of colorectal (colon) cancer, statutory health insurance in Germany offers a fecal occult blood test free of charge to all insured persons starting at 50 years of age. In addition, those 55 or older are entitled to an endoscopic examination of the colon (colonoscopy). Colonoscopy identifies precancerous lesions with a high level of exactitude. Nevertheless, only about 20-30 percent of those eligible actually take advantage of the screening examination. "Therefore, fecal...

2013-05-28 08:28:42

Laboratorio Buena Salud is First National Lab to Provide Advanced Diagnostic Services to Hispanic Communities ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Laboratorio Buena Salud (www.LaboratorioBuenaSalud.com) has opened two patient testing labs dedicated to the medical concerns and clinical testing needs of the Hispanic community. The new state-of-the-art patient service centers located at 300 SW 107 Avenue, Sweetwater, FL and 504 43rd Street, Union City, NJ are the first...


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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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