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Stars Spotlight Personal Triumphs Over Stuttering

... spotlight also fell on British film actress Emily blunt and the New York City-born TD Ameritrade ... struggle with stuttering from an early age. blunt and Moglia were each honored with this year's AIS ... . While accepting her award, an emotional blunt -- whose grandfather, uncle and cousin also ...

Blunt Healthcare Amendment Adopted During Energy & Commerce Committee Markup

... blunt Offers Amendments to protect patients, help rural ... An amendment offered by Missouri Congressman Roy blunt tonight to protect patients from medical errors ... providers have access to that information," blunt said. "Pharmacists know the medicines we're ...

Blunt Marks Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Signs Letter in Defense of Pro-Life Legislation

... -- Missouri Congressman Roy blunt today reflected on the 36th anniversary of the ... that the House hasn't had a pro-life majority," blunt told the approximately 250 members of the ... notification for minors seeking abortions. blunt is again cosponsoring federal legislation ...

How to use endoscopic stent for biliary stricture trauma?

... Biliary stricture after blunt abdominal trauma is an extremely rare condition. ... treatment for a biliary stricture caused by blunt abdominal trauma. Nonsurgical intervention, ... 2008 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. blunt abdominal trauma, such as an injury sustained ...

Whole body MDCT just as 'good' as neck MDCT angiography in diagnosing head and neck injuries

... blunt cerebrovascular injuries can be diagnosed using ... just as accurate as neck MDCTA. In the past, blunt trauma patients would undergo whole-body MDCT and ... Clint Sliker, MD, lead author of the study. blunt cerebrovascular injuries are uncommon but ...

Blunt Praises President's Plan to Save Medicare

... -- House Republican Whip Roy blunt (Mo.) today praised President Bush's proposal ... health care for millions of senior citizens," blunt said. "The legislative proposal, submitted to ... first. The President's proposal does just that," blunt said. President Bush submitted his ...

Catheter angiography may be an unnecessary follow-up to CT angiography

... (CTA) offers an accurate and rapid diagnosis for blunt trauma victims who may have aortic or great ... in Seattle, WA. CTA is commonly used to rule out blunt aortic and intrathoracic great vessel injuries, ... cause of morbidity and mortality following blunt trauma, especially motor vehicle collisions. If ...

WellNet Introduces Healthcare Performance Management on Capitol Hill

... deployment partner, including Lockheed Martin, met with Representative Roy blunt (R - MO) and members of his office, to position the HPM solution of ... Medicare pricing in order to create a level playing field. Congressman blunt has gone on record to discuss the advantages of a different approach ...

Natasha Richardson Died From Head Trauma: Autopsy

... March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Actress Natasha Richardson died from a blunt impact to the head, the New York City medical examiner said Thursday, ... cause of death, which was ruled an accident, was "epidural hematoma due to blunt impact to the head," said medical examiner spokeswoman Ellen Borakove, the ...

Blunt Response to President Obama's Address

... WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri Congressman Roy blunt tonight issued the following statement after President Barack Obama's ... and there is no better time to start than right now." NOTE: blunt tonight also recorded a brief video response. Click here to watch the ...

Oetzi's last days

... hours, but no more and also definitely received a blow to the back with a blunt object only shortly before his death. In contrast, the cut wound on his ... discoloration of the skin, which was probably caused by a blow from a blunt object. In both cases, the researchers, using new immunohistochemical ...

Senate and House Introduce Legislation to Repeal Therapy Caps

... and Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Mike Ross (D-AR), and Roy blunt (R-MO) calls for the repeal of the Medicare therapy caps that limit ... to advocate for its passage in the House of Representatives." blunt noted, "Congress has voted time and again to temporarily fix an unintended ...

The physics of explosives and blast helmets

... penetrating trauma caused by high velocity fragment impact; or severe blunt trauma (e.g., fractures and traumatic amputations) caused by lower velocity blunt impacts. For people who survive explosions, there is often significant ...

New research about chronic lung disease presented at CHEST 2008

... care physicians (87 percent vs. 64 percent). #7359 INCREASED BMI MAY blunt ASTHMA MEDICATIONS (Wednesday, October 29, 10:30 AM EST) People who ... via Diskus compared with montelukast. Overall, a BMI >25 appeared to blunt a person's response to asthma therapy in general. #7183 SMOKING ...

CHEST 2008: Featured abstracts

... compliance may improve long-term compliance. #7359 INCREASED BMI MAY blunt ASTHMA MEDICATIONS (Wednesday, October 29, 10:30 AM EST) People who are ... via Diskus compared with montelukast. Overall, a BMI >25 appeared to blunt a person's response to asthma therapy in general; however the superiority ...

Emory researchers announce Phase III study of progesterone for traumatic brain injury

... of U.S. soldiers in the field of battle particularly in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the number of military personnel impacted by blunt trauma traumatic brain injury has risen dramatically in recent years. While greater improvements in armored technology have spared many more lives, ...

Early stimulus funding supports research in adolescent addiction

... continue this program of research under the grant. Topiramate, which has also been used to treat migraines and epilepsy, is thought to be able to blunt dopamine release in the brain. Dopamine is released during substance abuse and subsequently contributes to its rewarding effects. That phenomenon is ...

Depression Treatment Wanes Following FDA Warnings

... the use of these drugs in certain cases where they could be risky, Valuck explained. "We're also concerned, though, that the policies are kind of blunt instruments and can have unintended effects that go beyond maybe what the FDA was even hoping they would do," he added. In an earlier study ...

For adolescent crime victims, genetic factors play lead role

... And environmental factors can make a difference, he noted. The social and family environment in an adolescent's life may either exacerbate or blunt genetic effects -- a phenomenon known in the field of behavioral genetics as a "gene X environment interaction." ...

Funds in 2010 Budget Could Increase Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries

... (R-NV), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Mike Ross (D-AR), and Roy blunt (R-MO) introduced the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (S 46/HR 43), which calls for the repeal of the Medicare therapy caps that limit ...

Remuda Ranch Reports Eating Disorders on the Rise Among Elderly

... people are restricting their food intake," said Cumella. "As we age, taste buds grow less sensitive and appetite decreases. Certain medications blunt taste and sense of smell and a variety of illnesses also reduce appetite. So food restriction may be due to psychological issues, medical issues, or ...

New Research Unveils That Pistachios May Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by Improving Blood Sugar Levels

... said Dr. Constance Geiger, RD, nutrition expert for the Western Pistachio Association (WPA). "What these two studies show is that pistachios blunt the blood sugar response after a meal and as one of the nuts in the INC study, further contribute to positive health by providing better long term ...

Study helps identify college drinkers who might continue excessive drinking as adults

... The Ohio State University survey results suggest that adults who are still high-risk drinkers by age 34 may have inadvertently used alcohol to blunt the social and cognitive development that typically occurs during college, including the ability to handle alcohol. Binge drinking involves ...

Flu virus foiled again

... vaccine. Such a vaccine would overcome the annual struggle to make the seasonal flu vaccine match next year's circulating flu strains and might help blunt emerging pandemic influenza viruses as well. The study provides data about the antibody attachment site that are similar to the findings of ...

Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Young Athletes

... of those cases even if with ECGs and other strict screening. Of the other cardiac deaths in young U.S. athletes, 22 percent (416) resulted from blunt trauma that structurally damaged the person's heart. Commotio cordis, a blow to the chest that interrupts the heart's beating, caused another 4 ...

Borosage Urges Progressives to Rally Around Obama Economic Recovery Plan

... The country needs our help. Conservatives are trying to delay and dilute the legislation. Quick, bold action on the economy is critical if we are to blunt the accelerating job losses of the Bush recession. We are standing at the precipice of an historic period of reform, during which we have an ...

Consumer Watchdog Calls on Google to Cease Lobbying Effort to Allow Sale of Patient Medical Records; Urges Congress to Adopt Privacy Protections in Economic Stimulus Bill

... sale of our private medical records. Google must not be allowed to destroy this basic privacy protection. On Friday, Representative Roy blunt (R-MO) added an amendment to the House version of the stimulus bill allowing pharmacists to sell our private medical information without our ...

'Psych Yourself Skinny' Lose Weight the Fun & Creative Way in 2009!

... your FAT self, with a 28-day schedule of meditations, freestyle dance tips, meal ideas, daily "skinny" psych sessions, explicit visual motivators and blunt advice on how to make a big change, real fast. This book will spark your creative psyche and help you cross over that bridge from your fat self to ...

Anti-fungal drug offers great benefits to some with severe asthma

... suggests that colonization with fungal species may generate immunologic responses in patients with asthma that perpetuate airway inflammation and blunt the effectiveness of drug therapy. One can't help but wonder if antifungal therapy would benefit all severe asthmatics regardless of sensitivity to ...

Stem cells and leukemia battle for marrow microenvironment

... coax them out of the bone marrow and into the blood stream, where they could be harvested and used for transplantation. Sipkins' team was able to blunt this effect by blocking the release of stem cell factor by tumor cells. When the researchers inhibited stem cell factor, the number of HPCs went back ...

Innovative Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment Yields Priceless Payoff

... to treat DVTs." Life-Saving Call Appalled, Kaplan got on the phone to Possis, tracked down their Arizona representative, Alan Poland, and asked a blunt question. "If it were your mother who needed treatment for DVT, which doctor would you call for help?" "I didn't hesitate," Poland said. "I told ...

Special Purpose Needles Market to Reach $3.7 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

... industry activities. Segments analyzed in the report include Acupuncture Needles, Aspirating Needles, Biopsy Needles, Blood Collection Needles, blunt Needles, Bone Marrow Needles, Cardiology Needles, Catheter Needles, Dental Needles, Dialysis Needles, Electrode Needles, Endoscopy Needles, Epidural ...

New Vaccine May Help Type 1 Diabetics in Future

... The ratio of toxicity versus benefit wasn't there." The new vaccine treatment under study focuses on the immune response, rather than trying to blunt the entire immune system. It's made of a protein called GAD that's normally found in the brain and in the insulin-producing islet cells of the ...

AVMA Passes New Policy to Encourage Humane Treatment of Captive Elephants, Appropriate Use of Training Tools

... handlers and veterinarians generally use two tools in handling and training elephants, tethers to restrict movement temporarily and a shaft with a blunt hook near one end known as a guide. The new policy, passed by the AVMA Executive Board on April 12, 2008, states that guides should not tear or ...

Scientists identify novel way to prevent cardiac fibrosis

... increases in cAMP levels can decrease the function of fibroblasts after cell injury, stimulation of the cAMP signaling pathway is a potential way to blunt fibrosis. Increases in Epac expression may provide a novel way to do this, especially in cardiac fibroblasts, Insel added. To test this ...

Blunt: On PEPFAR, Majority Attempts to Spend in Five Years What CBO Says It Can't in 10

... WASHINGTON, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Republican Whip Roy blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today after the House voted to authorize $50 billion for the president's global AIDS initiative - even though ...

Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight

... abnormalities as well," he said. One expert agrees that normal body weight is not synonymous with good health. "Body weight is a very blunt instrument; it is not a reliable gauge of obesity, or health, at the individual level," said Dr. David L. Katz, director of the Prevention Research ...

Folate scores a win in animal studies: Brief, high doses of B vitamin blunt damage from heart attack

... expectant mothers and spinal birth defects in newborns, the B vitamin folate, found in leafy green vegetables, beans and nuts has now been shown to blunt the damaging effects of heart attack when given in short-term, high doses to test animals. In a new study, an international team of heart experts ...

Blunt: Trustees Report is a Reminder of Medicare and Social Security Crisis

... WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Republican Whip Roy blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today after the Social Security and Medicare Trustees issued their annual report estimating that Social Security ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

... Reducing inflammation helps blunt cardiovascular threats, study suggests THURSDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- People taking medications for rheumatoid arthritis may also ...
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