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2014-04-30 23:20:33

Post-menopausal women are at highest risk for developing osteoporosis during their lifetime, which can lead to debilitating bone fractures and a decrease in quality of life. Women’s Excellence offers risk assessment, screening, prevention counseling, diagnostic testing, and effective treatment for osteopenia and osteoporosis. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Bone is living tissue that is constantly being absorbed and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone...

2014-04-30 12:30:27

Two Million Fractures Occur Each Year in the U.S. Due to Osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) Encourages Everyone to Break Free from Osteoporosis WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you know someone over the age of 50 who has broken a bone? Perhaps your mother "tripped" in the garden and broke her wrist? Or your neighbor broke his ankle walking on the golf course? Two million broken bones occur every year in the United States due to osteoporosis, but...

2014-04-29 08:36:05

Expanding Orthopedics Inc., announced today that Prof. Le Huec of France will be presenting the FLXfit, its unique expandable and articulated TLIF cage with lordotic correction, at ISASS. OR AKIVA, Israel, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI) is pleased to announce that the FLXfit, TLIF 3D expandable Cage will be presented for the first time at the prestigious annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) in...

2014-04-23 12:29:42

Meeting to Feature New Training and Certificate Program for the Fracture Liaison Service Model of Care - the Key to Reducing the Two Million Bone Breaks Caused by Osteoporosis Each Year WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation's (NOF) annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) 2014, taking place in New Orleans from April 23-26, has attracted the world's top leaders to present the latest clinically-relevant and...

Brain Size Influences Development Of Individual Cranial Bones
2014-04-10 15:33:59

University of Zurich Embryonic development in animals – except mice and rats – remains largely unexplored. For a research project at the University of Zurich, the embryos of 134 species of animal were studied non-invasively for the first time using microcomputer imaging, thus yielding globally unique data. The embryos studied came from museum collections all over the world. The international team of researchers headed by Marcelo Sánchez-Villagra especially studied cranial formation...

2014-04-01 14:25:06

Researchers from Syracuse, New York, report a new, highly accurate, neuromonitoring method that can be used during thoracic spine surgery to prevent malpositioning of pedicle screws such that they enter the spinal canal and possibly cause postoperative neurological impairment. Findings of this prospective, blinded, and randomized study are reported and discussed in two companion papers published today online, ahead of print, in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, specifically "Neuromonitoring...

2014-03-18 16:24:53

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Currently, there are few methods for healing large bone gaps that occur as a result of injury. The standard method of treatment involves transplanting donor bone to fill the gap. However, disease transmission or rejection of the donor bone can result. Although using a patient's own bone from elsewhere in their body is an option, it involves increased pain caused by the additional surgeries needed to harvest and...

2014-03-17 16:28:34

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An individual's appearance and facial features are largely dictated by their bone structure. For patients who have experienced injury or disease leading to the damage or loss of bone in their face, the standard method of treatment is to use a large bone graft or metal implant to replace their damaged bone. Unfortunately, these treatment options are unlikely to result in something closely resembling the original bone...

2014-03-05 23:24:50

The new "Tips On How To Improve Bone Density" article on the website Vkool.com delivers nutrition and lifestyle tips to enhance bone health naturally. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The new "Tips On How To Improve Bone Density" report on the site Vkool.com covers useful tips to build strong, healthy bones effectively. At the beginning of the report, people will get to know common bone disorders, such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. After...

2014-02-25 08:32:19

Spine Study Shows Kiva Reduced Pain without Extravasation SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benvenue Medical, Inc., today announced results of an independent, prospective, randomized study which found that the company's Kiva(® )VCF Treatment System was as effective as balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) in reducing pain associated with osteolytic vertebral body metastases. The Kiva System also resulted in no extravasation (cement leakage) while BKP, the current standard of care,...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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