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2009-03-25 05:00:00

Medivance's safe temperature management technology, aggressive fever control may improve neurologic outcomes after stroke or brain injury LOUISVILLE, Colo., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's top-rated neurology programs cool their critically ill stroke and brain injured patients with the non-invasive, safe and technologically advanced Arctic Sun(R) Temperature Management System from Medivance. Nearly 80 percent, or 23 of the 30 top-ranked neurology programs at community and academic...

2009-03-10 08:25:48

The theory that a higher metabolism means a shorter lifespan may have reached the end of its own life, thanks to a study published in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. The study, led by Lobke Vaanholt (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), found that mice with increased metabolism live just as long as those with slower metabolic rates.The theory that fast-living animals die young, known as the rate-of-living theory, was first proposed in the 1920s. The premise is simple:...

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2009-03-04 10:15:37

From geckos and iguanas to Gila monsters and Komodo dragons, lizards are among the most common reptiles on Earth. They are found on every continent except Antarctica. One even pitches car insurance in TV ads. They seemingly can adapt to a variety of conditions, but are most abundant in the tropics. However, new research that builds on data collected more than three decades ago demonstrates that lizards living in tropical forests in Central and South America and the Caribbean could be in...

2009-02-12 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext US: CXM) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies today reported that InnerCool's CoolBlue surface temperature modulation system was highlighted in a television segment that aired on Chicago's NBC 5 News. The story can be viewed at nbcchicago.com/health/tips_info/This_is_Your_Brain_on_Ice_Chicago.html. The segment features a maternity patient who suffered cardiac shock while delivering her baby at Rush...

2009-01-14 13:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A surge of arctic air forecast to arrive in Pennsylvania on Thursday will bring hazardous wind chills that could lead to serious health problems, the Health Department warned today. Temperatures across Pennsylvania are expected to range from the single digits to minus 10 tomorrow, with wind chills forecasted to drop to 5 to 30 below zero. "Taking preventive action can help you reduce the risk of hypothermia, which is a very real threat...

2009-01-14 15:56:27

Sub-zero U.S. temperatures can put people at risk for hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, federal health officials said. Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that when exposed to cold temperatures, the body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced, which can result in hypothermia. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. Hypothermia occurs most commonly at very cold...

2008-12-09 05:00:00

Best hospitals adhere to trend in medicine favoring non-invasive interventions that minimize needless complications LOUISVILLE, Colo., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's top-rated heart programs continue to favor the non-invasive, safe and technologically advanced Arctic Sun Temperature Management System from Medivance for cooling critically ill patients. Cooling comatose cardiac arrest survivors is an evidence-based standard of care recommended by the American Heart Association....

2008-12-05 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext: CXM) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies today reported on New York City's adoption of procedures designed to promote temperature modulation therapy for cardiac arrest patients, as featured in an article in The New York Times. The article, "City Pushes Cooling Therapy," dated December 4, 2008, reports that New York City ambulances will now be required to transport cardiac arrest patients to hospitals...

2008-10-20 15:00:30

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies, Inc., announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the RapidBlue(TM) System, an endovascular temperature modulation device. InnerCool's RapidBlue System is a thermal regulating system designed to manage and control patient body temperature. This new system automatically cools or warms patients, as necessary, to...

2008-08-06 03:00:55

By The Moultrie Observer, Ga. Aug. 6--MOULTRIE -- With temperatures surpassing the 100-degree mark across Southwest Georgia this week, Public Health officials are warning residents to take precautions to avoid dehydration, heat stroke and other potentially life-threatening conditions. The body usually cools itself by perspiring, but a combination of high humidity and sweltering heat, like the conditions blanketing the region now, can overwhelm its ability to self-regulate. "With...


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