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2014-04-04 23:00:12

James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital will host a ribbon cutting for its new Polytrauma and Rehabilitation Center facilities on April 12 at 1 p.m. followed by a tour and reception. This is the newest a state-of-the-art facility in the VA system of care that provides comprehensive, compassionate, high-quality, and inter-disciplinary care to veteran and active-duty patients and their families. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Who: James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics What: JAHVH...

2014-04-04 10:38:10

Results of a new trial of treatments for chronic whiplash pain, published in The Lancet, suggest that expensive, intense physiotherapy sessions do not show any additional benefit over a single physiotherapy session of education and advice with phone follow-up. The findings are in line with previous studies on the subject, which have reported minimal additional benefit of longer physiotherapy programs over briefer physiotherapy programs for acute whiplash-associated disorders. The current...

2014-04-02 11:30:25

Animal study points to promise of gene therapy for treating spinal cord injury Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that, with more confirming research in animals and humans, gene therapy may hold the potential to one day treat people with spinal cord...

2014-04-01 13:57:22

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, in mice, may hold promise for the 18 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, and especially the quarter of them who will eventually suffer from foot ulcers. Their wounds tend to heal slowly and can become chronic or worsen rapidly. Timothy Koh, UIC professor of kinesiology and nutrition in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences, was...

2014-03-31 16:26:21

At almost $500 a stitch, hospital emergency room visits for minor lacerations are creating bigger demand for urgent care. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MD Now Urgent Care - a leading provider of urgent care services in South Florida remains at the forefront of affordable urgent care. According to a December 2, 2013 New York Times article, emergency rooms have become the big moneymakers for most hospitals in the last decade. Minor lacerations are one area where...

2014-03-31 08:30:30

New contract broadens access of MatriStem to an additional 100,000 healthcare entities COLUMBIA, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products, today announced that it has entered into a national purchasing agreement with Novation for the Company's MatriStem® devices. The MatriStem devices also were awarded the elite Innovative Technology...

2014-03-28 16:22:27

Learn how orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists manage common injury ROSEMONT, Ill., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many people associate ankle fractures with sports, but you don't have to be an athlete to develop a serious ankle injury. Ankle fractures, in which there is a partial or complete break in a bone, can happen to anyone. People can break an ankle after a fall, car accident or twisting injury. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130814/DC64237LOGO Some...

2014-03-28 08:21:13

LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles accident lawyer, Farhad Hamdam, provides free consultations for personal injury cases in an effort to help accident victims obtain compensation. Those who have suffered an accident due to the negligence or reckless behavior of another may have a lot to cope with. Serious injury or trauma can be complicated with issues pertaining to loss of work and additional medical expenses. Some of the most severe injuries may occur with...

2014-03-26 16:24:35

LONDON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Moist Wound Care Specialty Ingredients Market New Product Formulation is Expected to Generate Growth OpportunitiesThis Market Insight provides a qualitative analysis of the opportunities for specialty ingredients in the global moist wound care market. An overview of the specialty moist wound care ingredients market, market drivers and restraints, and demand analysis have been...

2014-03-26 08:29:41

CME-credited Event to Leverage Broad UBM Clinical Experience for Expanded Awareness COLUMBIA, Md., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products, today announced that it will sponsor a continuing medical education (CME) credited lecture at the upcoming Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing (APWH) 2014 Annual Conference taking place March 27-30 in...


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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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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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