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2014-05-07 23:12:01

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Program, led by Dr. Mark E. Schakel-- the only California board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon north of San Francisco-- provides a comprehensive array of treatment alternatives covering nonsurgical as well as surgical methods to overcome a patient’s pain and lost function due to an ankle injury. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Ankle fractures typically involve a partial or complete break in a bone and they...

Novel Technique Reveals Healing Process Of Dinosaurs' Broken Bones
2014-05-07 12:42:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like the bones of all animals, dinosaur bones are essentially a record of a particular organism’s life history, with tell-tale signs revealing disease or trauma to trained experts. In a new study published by the journal Interface, researchers from the University of Manchester have used cutting-edge imaging techniques to gain new insight into the healing process that took place when a dinosaur suffered a crack or break to its bones....

2014-05-06 16:33:25

MARIETTA, Ga., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent-protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today that two of its peer-reviewed scientific studies have been published in the scientific literature. The Company's study "Angiogenic Properties of Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Allografts: Therapeutic Potential for Soft Tissue Repair and...

2014-05-05 08:27:43

Enhanced cellular migration1, electricidal impact on biofilms2-3 and economic efficacy data4-5 presented alongside expanded launch of Procellera Helix microcurrent-generating antimicrobial composite wound dressing line TEMPE, Ariz., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Procellera(®) Technology - the world's only wireless microcurrent-generating, antimicrobial wound dressing was featured in twelve abstracts*, including one oral presentation at the recently held Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC)...

2014-05-01 23:15:35

Features clinical indications for CERAMENT™|BONE VOID FILLER. Lund, Sweden (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 BONESUPPORT, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, announced the release of a new iPad® app called, CERAMENT™, now available for download from iTunes®. The CERAMENT™ app is designed to impart valuable information on the indications and clinical experience with...

2014-05-01 23:12:06

The renowned therapist reflects on the implications of PTSD and shares practical coping advice for sufferers. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 In light of the recent ferry tragedy in South Korea, Edy Nathan, MA, LCSW, has released 5 symptoms of PTSD along with 5 usable tools to help calm them. Nathan is a top NYC-based therapist specializing in grief of all forms. Many South Korean parents are currently mourning the loss of their children, whether already confirmed or – sadly –...

2014-04-30 23:21:33

Recent public shootings leave families reeling, struggling to cope with loss. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 April has been a difficult month for many in the United States, as the public is left reeling in the aftermath of two shootings. At least six people were killed and many more injured in unrelated incidents at Fort Hood, Texas, and a Jewish community center in Kansas City. The Sylvia Brafman mental health facility reminds everyone that it isn’t necessary to be...

2014-04-28 23:00:32

UC Davis finding may lead to novel stem cell treatments for chronic wounds. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The stress hormone epinephrine — the source of the “fight-or-flight” response — also heightens stresses at the cellular level, inhibiting wound healing and promoting a state of chronic inflammation that prohibits the body’s stem cells from migrating to a wound to encourage skin regeneration, UC Davis researchers have found. The research, published in the April issue...

New Research Analyzes Trampoline Fractures On Children
2014-04-28 03:40:14

Indiana University Trampoline accidents sent an estimated 288,876 people, most of them children, to hospital emergency departments with broken bones from 2002 to 2011, at a cost of more than $400 million, according to an analysis by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Including all injuries, not just fractures, hospital emergency rooms received more than 1 million visits from people injured in trampoline accidents during those 10 years, boosting the emergency room...

2014-04-25 09:25:02

With a new generation of military veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become a prominent concern in American medical institutions and the culture at-large. Estimates indicate that as many as 35 percent of personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from PTSD. New research from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine is shedding light on how PTSD is linked to other diseases in fundamental and surprising ways. The...


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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.