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Feb 16,2007
Orthopaedic Surgeon Urges Women to Use Neuromuscular Training to Prevent Injuries The long-held belief that women have more sports injuries than men because of the difference in hormones is just not true. Hormones certainly play a role according to orthopaedic surgeon Kimberly J. Templeton, MD, spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Associate Professor with the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Orthopedics. "There is definitely input from the hormones but there ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2007
A new survey of working mothers conducted by Working Mother magazine found that one in three Moms have sent their child to school or childcare sick. The most common reason? Mom was unable to take a day off from work to care for the sick child. Nearly half of survey respondents agreed that work/life balance is made more difficult during the cold and flu season. Although nearly all Moms (more than 90 percent) believe that ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2007
Program would fund screening for veterans at risk for lung cancer Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) today hailed veterans service organizations for calling on Congress to fund a lung cancer early detection pilot program specifically for veterans at high risk for lung cancer. LCA President Laurie Fenton called the request "ground-breaking." "This is a critical turning point that will benefit all of our veterans who are at higher risk for lung cancer due to higher government-subsidized ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
Shoulder injuries can be a major disruption to your exercise schedule. Avoiding them can help you stay on track. THE MOVE: Standing shoulder external rotation with a rubber band. WORKS ON: Small muscles that originate from back of the shoulder blade and extend into the shoulder joint. These muscles help increase stability of the shoulder joint and decrease chances of shoulder injury. SHOULDER EXERCISE - Firefighter Melissa Cleary demonstrates a shoulder external rotation. With a ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
20 state boards, professional associations endorse pain-management statement Eight state licensing boards and 12 associations of health-care professions signed a statement drafted by Oregon’s 19-member Pain Management Commission to strengthen Oregonians’ access to effective paint treatment. It is the latest step in the state's efforts to bolster the availability of effective pain treatment in Oregon, recognized as among the leading states in addressing the issue of chronic pain being both under-diagnosed and under-treated.  "This widespread ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
MEDTRONICA Our bodies, Ourselves www.ourbodiesourselves.org From the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, a Web site companion to the classic book "Our Bodies, Ourselves," with clinical and psychosocial information about women's health issues in both English and Spanish. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE YA THINK? - A Johns Hopkins University survey of surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses concludes that a brief, mandatory 'team meeting' before surgery would go a long way toward making sure the right patient is operated ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
An estimated 17 million of Americans have diabetes. Left unmanaged, diabetes can cause severe or even life-threatening complications. But how do you know if you have it?“People who are overweight and over 45 should talk to their doctor about being tested,” explained Karen Killingsworth, RN, MHA, a certified diabetes educator for St. Charles Medical Center (SCMC). “People with diabetes often feel tired, thirsty, have a frequent need to urinate, have blurred vision, or have a ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
According to a newly published study from Oregon Health & Science University, a drug frequently prescribed to breast cancer patients appears to cause swelling in the eye. The research, which was conducted by scientists at the OHSU Neurological Sciences Institute (NSI), the OHSU Casey Eye Institute (CEI) and the OHSU Cancer Institute, is published in the current online edition of the medical journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. The work will also be published in ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
Not many biotechnology companies can get a sneak peek, long before getting the OK to mount human clinical trials, at how an experimental drug might perform in real life. But for San Diego's CoDa Therapeutics, the chance came in December 2005 when a New Zealand construction worker had his eye doused with concrete spewed from a malfunctioning high-pressure hose. The epithelium - the thin layer of cells that cover the surface of the cornea - ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
Still trying to make good on your New Year's resolution to get more exercise? We're more than a month into 2007, so what's holding you back? Not sure what you should do? Don't know how to do it? Unsure of how to start? To get your body off the sofa and into motion, fitness experts offer tips on proper form, required equipment, injury prevention and other vital information to give you the biggest bang for ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
Is your child having trouble sleeping most nights? Does he or she walk, scream or wake up in a panic? Your child is not alone when it comes to these symptoms. Parasomnias, unnecessary physical activities that happen while sleeping, were found to happen more often in children than adults, according to a study in the Feb. 1 issue of the SLEEP journal. Dr. Thornton B.A. Mason II of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Dr. ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
Oregon Health & Science University neurologists are studying an implanted, defibrillator-like device for the brain that may help people with medically uncontrolled epilepsy finally get relief from seizures.The Responsive Neurostimulator (RNS) system, manufactured by NeuroPace of Mountain View, Calif., is a battery-powered, microprocessor-controlled device programmed to detect abnormal electrical patterns created by epileptic activity. It can then respond with a short train of electrical pulses to the activity site that aborts the seizure."It's a very ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
Two doctors have given up their lucrative medical careers to try and save lives by fighting deadly viruses and bacteria. GAMA Healthcare is a company founded by two medical doctors -- Dr Guy Braverman and Dr Allen Hanouka  -- with a mission to reduce infection and the spread of disease. Both doctors created the Clinell formula 2 years ago and this formula is patented and is widely recognized as a major advancement in antibacterial formulas. ... [full story]
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