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2014-04-17 14:26:40

Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome called "osteosarcopenic obesity" that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity. "It used to be the thinking that the heavier you were the better your bones would be because the bones were supporting more weight," said Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, the Hazel Stiebeling Professor of Nutrition at Florida State. "But, that's only true to a certain extent." The syndrome, outlined in the May issue of...

2014-04-16 13:59:35

Sarcopenia — the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength — may put up to 50 percent of seniors at greater risk for disability, yet there is no consensus within the medical community for how this condition should be measured. However, a new collection of articles appearing in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (volume 69, number 5) lays out an empirically derived set of criteria for diagnosing sarcopenia. These recommendations are a...

2014-04-14 12:34:19

DALLAS, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com offers Geriatric Medicine Development - Carving out New Opportunities to Treat Age-related Diseases 2014 market research report in its store at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/280698-geriatric-medicine-development-carving-out-new-opportunities-to-treat-age-related-diseases.html . Geriatric Medicine Development - Carving out New Opportunities to Treat Age-related Diseases report says despite the elderly...

2014-04-12 23:03:14

The Foundation will award a $2.5 million grant to the most qualified applicant to launch and manage the COE. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 The Foundation for Physical Therapy announced today that it is accepting letters of intent to apply for funding from the Center of Excellence in Physical Therapy Health Services and Health Policy Research and Training (COE) until June 30. Institutions and health systems networks are encouraged to apply through the Foundation’s website. The...

2014-04-11 23:23:23

Hands-On Seminars, Inc. is making Vestibular Rehabilitation Training (VRT) available to Physical Therapists around the country in an effort to prevent falls and related injuries. Astoria, New York (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. These falls can cause injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. In fact, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults....

2014-04-11 23:02:38

Home Care Assistance invites caregivers, clients and community members to participate in “The Walk to Okinawa,” a simulated trek from Scottsdale, Arizona to Okinawa, Japan. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, invites members of the Scottsdale Area and East Valley communities to register for the “Walk to Okinawa.” Registrants will receive a free pedometer to track their steps each day as the...

2014-04-10 23:23:32

Dr. Schwartz discusses his approach to orthopedic patients and physical therapy. Astoria, NY (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Dr. Evan Schwartz is an orthopedic surgeon practicing out of Lenox Hill Hospital with his main practice located in Astoria, Queens. He is affiliated with the North Shore-LIJ Health System. In an interview conducted by Hands-On Physical Therapy of NY, Dr. Schwartz talks about the importance of patient care and physical therapy in his practice. Dr. Schwartz says that the...

Building Better Muscles With Green Tomatoes
2014-04-10 05:50:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Muscle atrophy, or wasting, is a problem caused by aging and a variety of illnesses and injuries. The surprising answer to this according to a new study from the University of Iowa might be green tomatoes. The research team, led by Christopher Adams, M.D., Ph.D., UI associate professor of internal medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, used a screening method that previously helped them identify a compound in apple peel as...

2014-04-09 16:31:50

Researchers headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB demonstrate that the DOR protein promotes muscle mass loss in mice. The scientists hypothesize that the design of an inhibitor against DOR would serve to prevent and tackle muscle wasting in patients suffering from sarcopenia and cachexia. The pathological atrophy of skeletal muscle is a serious biomedical problem for which no effective treatment is currently available. Those most affected populations are the elderly diagnosed with sarcopenia...

2014-04-06 23:01:26

Gr8 Speech Inc. introduces readily available technology along with a content-rich web-based environment to provide individualized and interactive speech therapy services anywhere in the world. This proven new model is an exciting breakthrough for next-generation speech therapy. Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) April 06, 2014 Gr8 Speech Inc. introduces readily available technology along with a content-rich web-based environment to provide individualized and interactive speech therapy services...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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