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Jury Convicts Los Angeles Physician Assistant for Stealing Doctor's Identity and Defrauding Medicare in $7.7 Million Scheme

... to commit health care fraud, multiple counts of health fraud and aggravated identity theft for prescribing medically unnecessary durable medical ... In addition, he faces a mandatory two-year prison sentence on the aggravated identity theft count, which must be served consecutive to the sentence on ...

Center receives grant renewal for hypertension and vascular disease studies

... continues to suffer from high rates of mortality due to strokes and heart disease," Ferrario said. "An explosion of diabetes and obesity has aggravated the situation and demanded that we explore new approaches and medicines to reduce the risk of hypertension, treat obesity and diabetes, and develop ...

Study shows PET can measure effectiveness of novel breast cancer treatment

... development of new targeted therapies not only for breast cancer, but also for certain types of ovarian, prostate, and lung cancers that may be aggravated due to HER2. "Obtaining an accurate assessment of the HER2 expression levels in breast cancer tumors is absolutely essential to know whether ...

Your arteries on Wonder bread

... index distended brachial arteries for several hours. Elasticity of arteries anywhere in the body can be a measure of heart health. But when aggravated over time, a sudden expansion of the artery wall can cause a number of negative health effects, including reduced elasticity, which can cause heart ...

Server Load PerformanceTest™ Breakthrough For AJAX Applications

... and test results will be affected by how fast/slow the server downloads the dynamic parts of a web page. This asynchrony creates problems, which are aggravated in the cloud environment. Anyy online business needs insight in how their customers -- the end-users -- experience their online performance. The only ...

Study Finds That Patients With Excessive Sweating Condition Are More Likely to Develop Skin Infections

... hyperhidrosis throughout the body. In addition, a number of the primary hyperhidrosis patients (38.6%) gave information regarding factors that aggravated their condition. Patients noted stress, emotion, anxiety or social situations as the most common (56.7%). Some found that heat or humidity worsened ...

North Carolina 'Give Kids A Smile!' Project Treats Close to 20,000 Children

... growing dental access to care problem in North Carolina," said NCDS Executive Director, Dr. M. Alec Parker. "We believe this problem is being aggravated by the worsening economy. Not only are many children not able to see a dentist regularly, the kinds of oral problems we're seeing are growing ...

1-800-GOT-MOLD? to Exhibit at NY/NJ Franchise Expo April 18-19

... to the rescued dogs and to the company's mission to improve the lives and health of families plagued by indoor mold growth and ailments caused or aggravated by poor indoor air quality. According to the US EPA and Centers for Disease Control, mold exposure can cause a wide variety of health problems ...

Rush University Medical Center orthopaedic experts examine overhead

... of injury is often the result of the "wear and tear" from the overhead throwing motion. The thrower will often complain of diffuse shoulder pain aggravated by overhead activity and will notice weakness and decreased velocity. Night pain down the arm to the elbow is also common. Conditioning and proper ...

Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved Announces Second Annual Freedom's Voice Conference and Awards Gala

... States is currently experiencing the greatest inequalities, since the 1920s. Racial and ethnic health disparities are on the rise and have been aggravated in great measure by our current social policies. For more information about the conference and to register, please visit the website at ...

Schering-Plough Completes Enrollment of Boceprevir Registration Studies in Treatment-Naive and Treatment-Experienced HCV Patients

... hypothyroidism, autoimmune thrombocytopenia with or without purpura, rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial nephritis, lupus-like syndrome, sarcoidosis, aggravated psoriasis, urticaria, injection site necrosis, vasculitis and phototoxicity. Additional serious adverse events included hallucinations, ...

Study Finds More Effective Treatment for Pneumonia Following Influenza

... Significantly, while clindamycin and azithromycin both inhibit protein synthesis, azithromycin also has anti-inflammatory properties. Ampicillin aggravated inflammation compared to clindamycin, the researchers confirmed in test tube studies. The investigators also found evidence of increased inflammation ...

Study finds more effective treatment for pneumonia following influenza

... Significantly, while clindamycin and azithromycin both inhibit protein synthesis, azithromycin also has anti-inflammatory properties. Ampicillin aggravated inflammation compared to clindamycin, the researchers confirmed in test tube studies. The investigators also found evidence of increased inflammation ...

Manipulating Key Protein May Prevent Eczema

... the effect that scratching or damaging the skin would have in humans. In humans prone to eczema, this type of irritation would likely lead to an aggravated immune response and a worsening of eczema. Researchers found that the presence of IL-21 was essential to the inflammation characteristic of ...

Schering-Plough Announces FDA Approval of PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Combination Therapy for Treating Pediatric Hepatitis C

... hypothyroidism, autoimmune thrombocytopenia with or without purpura, rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial nephritis, lupus-like syndrome, sarcoidosis, aggravated psoriasis, urticaria, injection site necrosis, vasculitis and phototoxicity. Additional serious adverse events included hallucinations. ...

The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair to California War Hero, a Purple Heart Recipient

... He was awarded a Purple Heart. Mr. Radonski spent the next 20 years working full-time. He then was diagnosed with lymphoma; the disease has aggravated his war injuries so much that he can no longer walk. Confined to his home, he desperately misses getting out of the house and visiting friends. He ...

Indigenous Australian patients confused and frustrated by kidney disease

... of kidney disease are complex, and present significant challenges when communicating with patients. This is intensified in cross-cultural settings, aggravated by language barriers and different views on health and illness. The quality of the relationship between patient and health professional is vital. ...

Texas Mutual Insurance to Appeal 14th Court's Decision to Texas Supreme Court

... with Stephen DeYoung, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Dr. DeYoung reported that he could not determine whether the June 2000 injury aggravated Morris' pre-existing degenerative lower-back condition, which led to the disc herniation, or whether the disc herniation was simply a part of the ...

Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Keeping a Food Diary Doubles Diet Weight Loss

... to recruit a large percentage of African Americans as study participants (44 percent). African Americans have a higher risk of conditions that are aggravated by being overweight, including diabetes and heart disease. In this study, the majority of African American participants lost at least nine pounds ...

Kaiser Permanente study finds keeping a food diary doubles diet weight loss

... to recruit a large percentage of African Americans as study participants (44 percent). African Americans have a higher risk of conditions that are aggravated by being overweight, including diabetes and heart disease. In this study, the majority of African American participants lost at least nine pounds of ...

Playing It Safe With High School Sports

... and illnesses are treated promptly; Students participating in sports should have a physical exam to detect any health problems that might be aggravated by physical activity. "Our hope is that the summary statement and strategies will together provide an opportunity for all high school athletes ...

Surgeon operates to rescue chimp with rare deformity

... stopped growing. It is thought that her condition, known as angular limb deformity, is a congenital problem, but could also have been caused or aggravated by being chained at the wrist by traders. This forced the arms radius to grow in a circular manner making her arm severely bent. Vets have seen the ...

Government Concludes Vaccines Caused Autism

... of which contained the mercury-based preservative thimerosal. Case documents state that the vaccines administered to the claimant significantly aggravated an underlying condition that ultimately led to regressive encephalopathy and symptoms of autism. According to official court documents, the child ...

Discovery opens door to 'personalized' asthma therapy

... different genetic or environmental sources. These and other as-yet-undiscovered protein patterns may eventually be used to diagnose types of asthma aggravated by cigarette smoke, for example, or that cause a steady decline in lung function over a number of years. Until now, all we knew was that asthma ...

Diabetes dilemma: older people with diabetes face a heavy burden from co-existing health conditions

... conditions are often emphasized in diabetes management plans. Meanwhile, 81 percent had at least one of the macrovascular problems that are aggravated or triggered in part by diabetes, including high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, a history of stroke or mini-stroke, or heart failure. The ...

Watch Your Weight, Keep Up Physical Activity

... veterans with diabetes qualify for VA disability compensation. Those veterans must have a diagnosis of diabetes and evidence that it began or was aggravated during active duty or within one year of release from duty. Since 2001, veterans who served in Vietnam and later developed adult-onset (Type 2) ...

Taking Care of Your Skin Starts From Within

... hot chocolate, cider, tea and coffee have been known to cause flare-ups in some rosacea patients. Another chronic skin condition that can be aggravated by food is eczema, which is commonly characterized by dry, red and itchy patches on the skin. Foods that have been known to worsen eczema symptoms ...

Homeowners Admit to Dust Bunny Dilemma

... live in most homes, only a small number of households are taking significant preventative action against poor indoor air quality, which can be aggravated by dust, particulates and allergens. The findings revealed 75 percent of respondents expressed concern about the air quality inside their homes -- ...

10 Year Sentence for Teen Sex Repealed

... previous sentence and amended it to misdemeanor aggravated child molestation with a 12-month sentence, plus ... currently hold 189 inmates who were sentenced for aggravated child molestation when they were 21 or younger. ... had found the honor student guilty in 2005 of aggravated child molestation. "We right now have an ...

US Teens Charged With Gang Raping a Woman

... being held without bail Friday on suspicion of armed sexual battery by multiple perpetrators, sexual performance by a child, armed home invasion and aggravated battery. Both were arrested this week, but formal charges had not been filed. Authorities said the two would be charged as adults. "Any rape ...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

... current hypothesis is that lung transplant rejection is linked to chronic inflammation from transient viral or bacterial infections, and this can be aggravated by the fact that transplant recipients are taking immunosuppressive drugs, Kreisel said. Mouse models for heart, liver and kidney ...

Young Babies at Risk of 'sudden Death' Syndrome While Seated: Study

... Its jaw pressed down on its chest, which caused a narrowing of the upper airway and led to breathing difficulties. Several factors could have aggravated their difficulties, the main one being that the infants were very young -- average age five weeks -- and were thus at a stage when head control was ...

Public Libraries Turning into Shelters for the Homeless in the US

... immobilized by severe depression or is deep depression the consequence of being on the street? Any tendency towards a psychological problem is aggravated and magnified by the constant stress, social isolation, loss of self-esteem, despair, and relentless boredom of street life. Imagine the ...

C Diff Infection Reported In Hospital

... disease in check. The C diff outbreak began last December at the hospital. C diff is a species of bacteria present in the gut which can be aggravated by antibiotics resulting in the formation of toxins in the gut which can sometimes result in serious illness and death. The common symptoms are ...

Researchers Discover New Molecular Path to Fight Autoimmune Diseases

... Multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and arthritis are among a variety of autoimmune diseases that are aggravated when one type of white blood cell, called the immune regulatory// cell, malfunctions. In humans, one cause of this malfunction is when a mutation in ...

Foul Play- Football Hero Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault

... It is no easy game now for Trevis Smith, once- upon- a -time hero of Regina//. The Canadian football league linebacker was convicted of aggravated sexual assault last Thursday. The 31-year-old football player was quiet as the judge announced the verdict of the trial, which has been going on ...

Kiss – and Not Tel

... that they were not told by the player that he was having the virus even when they asked him about it. Mr. Smith, 30, is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault. They are linked to allegations of reckless sexual encounters while the football player was knowingly infected with HIV. ANN ...

Spacer Insertion May Offer Less Invasive Option for Lumbar Problems

... of the spinal disks and osteoarthritis of the spine, may “pinch” the nerves, resulting in pain or cramping in the legs, buttocks or groin that is aggravated by standing or walking. The position of the spine typically affects the symptoms: leaning forward reduces the pain, while leaning backward ...

Lack of Equipment and Skilled Doctors Costing Civilian Lives in Iraq

... emergency departments are staffed by doctors who do not have the proper experience or skills to manage emergency cases, and this lack of expertise is aggravated by the lack of medical equipment, supplies, and drugs. Doctors also face challenges beyond poor resources and lack of emergency staff, they ....
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