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'Curve ball' wins international illusion contest

... have known for more than a hundred years, the curve ball is more powerful than the brain. At the ... to a mind-boggling entry called "The Break of the curve Ball." The entry submitted from a team of ... engineer. The creators of 'The Break of the curve Ball' illusion suggest that the perceived "break" ...

Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger

... disease found what statisticians call a J-shaped curve of mortality, meaning a higher death rate for ... That point can be seen on the curve of systolic pressure in this group, he said. ... that "it does suggest that there may well be a J curve in people with coronary artery disease." ...

Narrow-band imaging comparable to white light colonoscopy in differentiating colorectal polyps

... The study found, however, a significant learning curve for these experienced endoscopists using NBI as a new diagnostic tool. Once this learning curve was achieved, NBI performed significantly better. ... half of the study (i.e., after the learning curve was reached), therefore, NBI was significantly ...

The First Years True Fit C630 Convertible Car Seat Recieves Highest Given Rating From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

... four-star rating from the NHTSA proves Learning curve is dedicated to making quality products that make ... states Pete Henseler, President of Learning curve Brands, Inc. "We are proud that our C630 ... About Learning curve Brands, Inc. ...

Nuclear stress test can detect more than blockages

... frames, and that represents the diastolic filling curve at 16 points, like taking a melon and slicing it ... study. The slope of the filling portion of the curve is a representation of the left ventricle filling ... says. "But now, we can use the diastolic filling curve on a nuclear stress test to diagnose patients ...

Scoliosis: An Unnatural Curve

... and more. But, in some people, the natural curve of the spine doesn't develop properly and the ... with a curve. In neuromuscular scoliosis, the curve may be caused by poor muscle control or weakness ... of the curve. Knowing the exact degree of the curve is important because it helps to guide treatment ...

Mechanism of blood clot elasticity revealed in high definition

... of trials, Lim had come up with a force extension curve that showed how the fibrinogen molecule behaved ... ( see movie ) generated a force extension curve that matched the one Lim had produced. This ... to stretching. Each phase in the force extension curve corresponded directly with a distinct set of ...

AMA Outlines Initiatives to White House to Help Slow Increases In Health Spending

... Contributes to Effort to Bend Spending curve to Help Move Health Reform Forward WASHINGTON, June 1 ... from our nation's health-care spending. We want to help bend the spending curve and move forward on health reform. Our proposals focus on making sure ...

AMA Commits to Help Slow Increases In Health Spending

... Joins Effort to Bend Spending curve to Help Move Health Reform Forward WASHINGTON, May 11 ... from our nation's health-care spending. We want to help bend the spending curve and move forward on health reform. "The AMA-convened Physician ...

Robot improves suture proficiency more rapidly for surgeons inexperienced in laparoscopic techniques

... faster and with reduced pain." Researchers evaluated the learning curve associated with a pyeloplasty an operation that removes a blockage at the ... showed that RALS had a shorter procedural time and a flatter learning curve compared with freehand laparoscopy (p 0.01) and 22.44.1 minutes with open ...

Rheumatoid arthritis factors equal to cardiovascular factors in risk of severe cardiovascular events

... each point increase). The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (c-statistic) of the CVD risk factor and RA disease factor models ... by calculating the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (C statistic) in logistic regression. ...

Author Elizabeth Golden and Dancer Sarah Patellos to Serve as National Spokespersons for the National Scoliosis Foundation

... both genders. However, girls are eight times more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that requires treatment. Scoliosis can impact the quality of ... as a patient model for their trainings and print material. A worsening curve led to spinal fusion surgery in July 2007. She is now fully recovered, and ...

IQWiG presents a concept for cost-benefit assessment methods in the German health care system

... the same benefit. This efficiency frontier is presented graphically as a curve that joins the most efficient interventions. The coordinates of these ... for a specific disease must be incorporated, otherwise the course of the curve could change, which would have a direct consequence on the level of the ...

Adapting to pregnancy played key role in human evolution, study shows

... or lumbar portion of the spine. Human spines have a unique forward curve in the lumbar region, but the curve extends across more vertebrae in females. That helps offset harmful forces ...

Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Remarks Today at News Conference on Legislative Accomplishments

... the upward spiral of health care costs having an impact on our entitlements. And it will be done, again, in a fiscally sound way that takes down the curve and again, to dispel the myths that are being put out there. This is a shock and awe, carpet bombing by the health insurance industry to ...

House Energy & Commerce Committee Accepts 'Independence at Home' Pilot Program as Amendment During Health Bill Markup

... Pharmacists (ASCP) today applauded members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee for taking steps to coordinate care and bend the cost curve for Medicare's highest cost beneficiaries. Last night the committee unanimously accepted an amendment to create an "Independence at Home" Pilot ...

Colon capsule endoscopy diagnoses 64 percent of total polyps detected by conventional colonoscopy

... be emphasised that, for all the participating teams in the study, it was the first time that this procedure was used and that the diagnosis efficacy curve of the specialists improves with the increase in experience in using the technique. With more advanced lesions, normally larger ones, the sensitivity ...

Even healthy lungs labor at acceptable ozone levels

... hospitalizations that often occur in conjunction with high-ozone periods." The study also supports the previously reported smooth dose-response curve associated with ozone. That is, the higher the level of ozone, the greater the decrease in lung function. However, the healthy subjects in the ...

Wonderbox Technologies(R) Announces 2nd Annual Super User of the Year

... Borca. "I have certainly enjoyed the experience of understanding the inner workings of the Enterprise System. Although there was a learning curve with the new tools, the Wonderbox staff was great in helping me achieve the level of comprehension I have today," states Imming. "As we continue to ...

New Tools Help Parents Reinforce Anti-Smoking Message

... family members. As always, the "Real Parents. Real Answers." program, sponsored by the Lorillard Tobacco Company, is ahead of the curve when it comes to user-friendly ways to engage kids in meaningful dialogue. Parents and teachers can visit www.RealParentsRealAnswers.com for ...

New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report

... of Persons Undergoing Initial Diagnosis and Monitoring (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4 Treatment Therapies: Move Up the Learning curve II-4 Risk-Adapted Therapy: The New Norm of Future Treatment II-5 New Generation Drugs in the Arsenal Against Multiple Myeloma II-5 ...

THCA on 2009 Legislative Session: Seniors' Medicaid-Financed Nursing Home Care Requires Substantially More Investment as Population Ages, Care Needs Grow

... care they will require in the years ahead," said Tim Graves, President of THCA. "From a budgetary standpoint, the Legislature remains far behind the curve in terms of recognizing and acting upon the fact that funding adequacy is a necessary prerequisite for the preservation of quality care for every ...

Electronic Medical Record Technology Uptake Faces Challenges

... provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that while health systems and physician groups in the Phoenix market seem to be ahead of the curve in adopting electronic medical records (EMR), there is a high rate of "deinstallation" wherein physician groups cancel their EMR contracts as a ...

Data: Actual imaging use far below president's recommended 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

... "Spending on advanced imaging has decreased significantly since 2005 and imaging use has essentially flattened. When it comes to imaging, the curve has already been bent," Tim Trysla, executive director of the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) said. "Any further deep imaging ...

Data: Actual imaging use far below President's rec. 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

... "Spending on advanced imaging has decreased significantly since 2005 and imaging use has essentially flattened. When it comes to imaging, the curve has already been bent," Tim Trysla, executive director of the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) said. "Any further deep imaging ...

The Headwear Association Kicks Off the Beginning of Summer With a National Public Awareness Campaign - Hat Day in the Sun

... sun protection for the neck, face and ears. Shape - Hat shapes that protect better against ultraviolet radiation (UVR) are ones that curve down to follow the contours of the head and neck. Material - The material of a hat should be lightweight and breathable. Fabric should be ...

Health Plans Prepare for Health Care Reform: Comparative Effectiveness, Consumerism Drive Future Changes, According to Deloitte Study

... and benefits of different treatment options -- through research on the comparative effectiveness of those options -- has the potential to bend the curve in health care spending and reduce inappropriate variation in the system." Consumerism Consumers, as the primary recipients of the product ...

maxIT Healthcare Partners with HCIC to Offer Stimulus Readiness Assessment

... answers to the myriad of questions regarding eligibility and reimbursement, "says Mr. Sweeney. "In the meantime, maxIT wanted to be in front of the curve to help our healthcare clients prepare to take advantage of the opportunity. Creating this low-cost assessment will let healthcare organizations ...

FDA Approves SAMSCA(TM) (tolvaptan), the First and Only Oral Vasopressin Antagonist to Treat Patients With Clinically Significant Hypervolemic and Euvolemic Hyponatremia

... or placebo, then followed for an additional 7 days after withdrawal. The primary endpoint of these studies was the average daily area under the curve (AUC) for change in serum sodium from baseline to Day 4 and baseline to Day 30 in patients with a serum sodium less than 135 mEq/L. Compared to ...

RevGenetics Releases Its New Science-Based Telomere Health Supplement Formulation for DNA and Chromosome Health

... and cell division. "We released Astral Fruit in 2008 as the first product of its kind, and we believe we are well ahead of the science curve to specifically help maintain people's current lifestyle for as long as possible," Loera says. About RevGenetics RevGenetics is a private ...

Bike Showcase Geared for Kids With Disabilities

... to test ride adaptive bikes designed to make this dream come true for kids of all physical abilities. Courage Center St. Croix is located at 1460 curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater. Many manufacturers will be on hand with bikes and tricycles to test drive. Bikes will be available for kids of all ...

Mail Service and Higher Generic Use Helps Keep Spending in Check, Countering Brand Drug Price Inflation and Specialty Medication Growth

... pharmacists engage members who have chronic conditions and their physicians to close clinical gaps in care -- fundamentally bending the cost curve and reducing overall health care costs through improved compliance and wellness." Per Member Utilization Dips Prescription demand fell ...

iMedica Appoints Dr. Ray Fabius, Global Physician Executive, to Board of Directors

... of choice for physicians." "EHR software is typically based on templates. iMedica's template-free design shortens the learning curve and disruption that physicians experience," noted Dr. Fabius. "That leads to greater adoption across a medical practice and ultimately ...

From Practical to Pampering: CVS/pharmacy Offers a Wide Selection of Department Store-Quality Gifts at Affordable Prices for Mother's Day

... to a crowded department store, shoppers can pick-up popular fragrances and gift sets like Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds, JLo, Baby Phat and curve at great prices. For the moms who have everything, pick a gift card from more then 220 popular retailers including Pier 1 Imports, Starbucks, ...

GlobalMedia Launches Telemedicine Product for Ambulatory and Emergency Care

... the units to each hospital's needs. An individual can be proficient in the 'operation' of the entire unit in as soon as 45 minutes. The learning curve is not very steep because the patient transport personnel have been talking to ER physicians over the phone for years - but certainly not with the ...

Lumenis Introduces the HoLEP Simulator and the PolyScope Disposable Ureteroscope at American Urology Association 2009 Annual Meeting

... European Urology, Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP): Long-Term Results, Reoperation Rate, and Possible Impact of the Learning curve ...

University of Ottawa Heart Institute is North America's First Clinical Site for Ultra-sophisticated X-Ray

... artery disease," said Dr. Labinaz. "As this technology gets adopted elsewhere, our research knowledge and experience will reduce the learning curve for other clinical centres which, in turn, will benefit patients across the country." About UOHI The University of Ottawa Heart Institute ...

New minimally invasive surgery option for patients with stomach cancer

... laparoscopic gastrectomy are equivalent to open surgery, particularly given the technical demands of the minimally invasive approach and the learning curve required to perform an adequate resection. "Laparoscopic gastrectomy is a technically advanced surgical procedure," Dr. Strong notes. "Patients ...

Surprising Allergy Triggers May Be Making Your Spring Sniffles Worse

... April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is in the air, and along with it, tree, flower, and weed pollens that can throw an allergy sufferer's immune system a curve ball. But the April issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine uncovers five other surprising allergy triggers that ...

Federal Cigarette Tax Increase and Current Economy Will Change Smoker's Habits

... (2) Survey of 1,046 smokers. Richard Day Research. March 2009. (3) Hughes JR, Keely J, Naud S. Shape of the relapse curve and long-term abstinence among untreated smokers. 2004 Addiction, 99, 29-38. Contacts: Mark Polisky, GolinHarris ...
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