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2014-04-07 13:14:19

If you are a middle-aged African-American or Asian woman, your social class may play a significant role in how likely you are to suffer bone fractures, a UCLA-led study suggests. The study, published in the current issue of Osteoporosis International, is unique in that it followed Asian, African-American and white women for a period of nine years during mid-life; most previous studies on socioeconomic status and osteoporosis risk had focused solely on older white women and often had not...

2014-04-07 10:35:51

Too Fit to Fracture international multidisciplinary panel provides health professionals with guidance to ensure safe and effective physical activity for osteoporosis patients Today, experts from the Too Fit to Fracture Initiative presented the results of an international consensus process to establish exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis, with or without spine fractures. The results were presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal...

2014-04-07 08:30:21

ADDISON, Texas, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --ULURU Inc. (OTCQB: ULUR), is pleased to provide an update on the pharmacoeconomic analysis being conducted in Europe on Altrazeal(®), the Company's innovative wound dressing. The purpose of this pharmacoeconomic analysis is to evaluate both the cost and healing benefits of Altrazeal(®) when compared to conventional dressings and advanced moist wound healing products. The analysis is being conducted on defined-wound types and sizes,...

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...


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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
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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