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Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic Views Representative Henry Waxman's Denial of Restless Leg Syndrome as a Sign of General Lack of Awareness of the Sleep Disorder

... C-SPAN, Waxman was recorded saying that Restless legs Syndrome is a disease created by pharmaceutical ... legs. When you have RLS, you just can't keep your legs still. At night it's a problem as well. Someone ... you know when you are getting tired because your legs begin to get really uncomfortable. You feel like ...

Get Sexy Summer Legs From Renaissance Laser and Vein Institute (laserandveinclinic.com) Courtesy of Your Health Insurance

... do not even realize that beautiful, healthy legs are within their budget since most health ... appearance that causes sufferers to hide their legs in shame, varicose veins are a serious health ... , the only options to have smooth, vein-free legs again are laser treatment, sclerotherapy and ...

Practicing Clinicians Exchange Forms Partnership With Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

... (PCE) has formed a partnership with the Restless legs Syndrome (RLS) Foundation to provide continuing ... characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs combined with unpleasant sensations in the legs. ... suffering from RLS." About the Restless legs Syndrome Foundation: Established in 1992, the RLS ...

Weizmann Institute scientists show white blood cells move like millipedes

... the surface of the blood vessels. Tens of these legs attach and detach in sequence within seconds ... to the blood vessel wall, the white blood cell legs 'dig' themselves into the endothelium, pressing down on its surface. The fact that these legs which had been thought to appear only when the ...

Common Drug Eases Restless Legs Syndrome

... shows promise in easing the symptoms of restless legs syndrome, a Spanish researcher reports. Some 5 ... of adults in the United States have restless legs syndrome (RLS), a disorder that causes people to ... information For more information on restless legs syndrome, visit the U.S. National Institute of ...

Journal Chest: January news briefs

... COMPRESSION DEVICES EFFECTIVE FOR RESTLESS legs SYNDROME Pharmacotherapy for restless legs syndrome (RLS) may be ineffective or complicated ... the RLS severity score and Johns Hopkins restless legs severity scale score. All quality of life domains ...

Spinal Anesthesia Doesn't Cause Restless Leg Syndrome

... Spinal anesthesia won't cause or worsen restless legs syndrome. That's the conclusion of a new study ... anesthesia and found no difference in restless legs syndrome symptoms between the groups. "Our ... in Germany. "This is important, because restless legs syndrome is a very unpleasant condition that ...

Survey Shows People With Varicose Veins Unaware of Health Risks; Most Never Consider Treatment

... Varicose veins -- unsightly bulging veins in the legs -- force many embarrassed sufferers to cover up, ... of the skin, are most commonly seen in the legs and ankles. Varicose veins occur when veins have trouble carrying blood from the legs back to the heart due to faulty valves and ...

BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) Announces U.S. Launch of the Barbed OSStaple(TM) (BOSS) Nitinol Implant

... an orthopaedic nitinol implant with barbs on the legs for bone adhesion. Like the BME OSStaple(TM) ... when surgeons want the added security of barbed legs to stabilize the implant. Made of nitinol, a ... temperature. During this process, the implant's legs and back change shape to compress bone. In ...

Sleep variables affecting school performance are different with each educational level

... high students are most likely to report restless legs at sleep onset. High school students reporting ... with higher grade point averages. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is when you have a strong urge to ... deep inside the legs. The urge to move the legs grows worse at night and eases in the morning. ...

BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) Announces U.S. Launch of the OSSAnchor(TM) Grip Nitinol Soft Tissue Anchor

... is a nitinol implant with aggressive barbs on the legs for bone adhesion, and teeth on the underside of ... temperature. During this process, the implant's legs change shape to anchor into bone. In addition, the movement of the legs pulls the bridge of the staple down onto the ...

Rotigotine Skin Patch May Ease Restless Legs Symptoms

... contain the drug rotigotine help relieve restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to a German study. ... in terms of dose of rotigotine to treat restless legs syndrome between 1 mg over 24 h to 3 mg over 24 ... Disorders and Stroke has more about restless legs syndrome . -- Robert ...

Drugs for Restless Legs Syndrome Have Downsides

... The drugs that are widely used to treat restless legs syndrome do provide relief, but they are burdened ... associated with using the therapy." Restless legs syndrome is a neurological disorder in which the ... interfering with sleep. NEDA drugs quiet the legs by mimicking the activity of dopamine, a molecule ...

May/June 2008 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... and Side Effects of Treatment for Restless legs Syndrome A meta-analysis of 14 trials involving 3,197 patients with restless legs syndrome finds that although drug therapy using ... Dopamine Agonists on Symptoms of Restless legs Syndrome By William L. Baker, Pharm.D., et al ...

Medicare to consider public opinion about medical maggots

... she attributes medicinal maggots as saving her legs and her life (Maggots, Miracles Me, published ... not. It seems like it is often easier to get your legs chopped off, and insurance will even pay for it, ... even though maggot therapy could save your legs and a lot of money, too. ...

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces LUVOX CR Launch Plans and Reports Development Pipeline Progress at Investor Day Presentation

... medical needs in fibromyalgia syndrome, restless legs syndrome, recurrent acute repetitive seizures, ... treatment of moderate to severe restless legs syndrome. JZP-7 has been successfully evaluated ... trial in the fourth quarter of 2008. Restless legs syndrome affects up to 10 percent of the U.S. ...

Neupro(R) Filed with the FDA for the Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome

... moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome (RLS) ATLANTA, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ... as a treatment for moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been accepted for filing by ... by monitoring the International Restless legs Severity Scale (IRLS), a ...

A New Reason to Quit for the Great American Smokeout

... can be caused by PAD, clogged arteries in the legs that limit their ability to walk ... arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs also increase the risk for a heart attack or ... makes them less elastic. Clogged arteries in the legs can cause severe leg pain and limit mobility. ...

Few Americans Know of Leg Artery Danger

... a very common blockage of blood vessels in the legs that boosts heart risk. "I don't think that ... of Cordis Corp. In PAD, arteries in the legs are narrowed or blocked with fatty deposits. ... but often produces no symptoms. PAD can damage legs enough to cause amputation, and it can also ...

National Movement Disorders Interactive Experience Center Comes to Tampa Bay for First Time

... tremor, spasticity, dystonia, and restless legs syndrome are chronic and ... such as dystonia, spasticity, tremor, restless legs syndrome, Parkinson's disease, tics and ... People Living with Parkinson's Restless legs Syndrome Foundation Rett Syndrome Research ...

Natural aorta grafts have few side effects for infection-prone patients

... to antibiotics, they are at risk of losing their legs or dying. Since the veins of the leg return ... harvest. Few differences were noted between the legs that had been operated upon and those that had ... unusual after removing the deep veins of the legs to treat these difficult graft infections, Dr. ...

Researchers Discover the Tale Behind Short Dogs

... News) -- Certain breeds of dogs may have developed distinctively short legs following a single change to the genetic code during their evolution, ... the known calcification of growth plates that prevents these breeds' legs from growing, a condition known as disproportional dwarfism, or ...

Jury Awards Valley Medical Center Patient $1.8 Million for Nursing Negligence

... room that evening. "She told her family and her doctor that her legs felt better than they had felt in years," said Robert Gellatly, a partner ... nurse for more than 50 years - began experiencing severe pain in her legs later that evening, and repeatedly asked the nurse to call her doctor. ...

Infants Should Be Screened for Hip Trouble

... Symptoms associated with hip dysplasia in infants can include: legs that appear asymmetrical during diaper change or a limp or waddle as a ... -- consisting of a soft brace, straps and Velcro --that helps to hold the legs in an optimal position for hip development. If the condition is not ...

Transform, the Largest Plastic Surgery Clinic, States That Men Are More Vain Than Women

... Thighs (16%) Bottom (15%) Breasts (12%) legs (9%) Hair (8%) Complexion (6%) Arms (6%) ... (46%) Weight (26%) Tummy (18%) Hair (8%) legs (4%) Arms (2%) Complexion (2%) Bottom (1%) ...

National Meningitis Association Launches Interactive Online Panel About Meningitis Dangers

... died from meningococcal disease. Brendan began complaining of pain in his legs one evening, and by the following afternoon he was so weak that he ... amputate Lauren's right hand, the fingertips of her left hand and both her legs below the knee. Lauren also had to undergo a kidney transplant due to ...

Arterial disease of the leg frequently overlooked in patients with heart disease

... in which the arteries become blocked with plaque and blood supply to the legs is reduced, affects eight million people in the U.S. Early detection of ... the Ankle-Brachial Index, the ratio of the blood pressure in the lower legs to blood pressure in the arms, which is normally the first test ...

Parkinson's disease medication triggers destructive behaviors

... to treat Parkinson's disease, but low doses also are used for restless legs syndrome. They uniquely stimulate brain limbic circuits, which are thought ... therapeutic doses. Very low doses, such as those used to treat restless legs syndrome, carry much less risk." "For some patients, a reduction in the ...

Pot Belly Boosts Risk for Restless Legs Syndrome

... a big belly or being obese appears to increase the risk for restless legs syndrome (RLS), a new study finds. Some 5 percent to 10 percent of ... disorder. More information For more information on restless legs syndrome, visit the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders ...

Abbott Initiates U.S. Study of Absolute Pro(TM) Peripheral Stent System for Iliac Artery Disease

... people in the United States,* and occurs when the blood vessels in the legs become blocked or narrowed by plaque, reducing blood flow to the limbs. ... common symptom of PAD is claudication, a sharp, cramp-like pain in the legs that occurs when walking or exercising. For patients with iliac artery ...

Renaissance Laser and Vein Clinic (laserandveinclinic.com) Provides Clients with Affordable Varicose Vein Removal Treatment

... blood clots if left untreated. While compression socks and elevating the legs provides temporary relief from the symptoms, the only way to fully ... anywhere they appear on the body, though they most commonly occur on the legs and the face. While this procedure is not covered by insurance, it is a ...

Simple Test Helps Predict Heart Attack Risk

... diagnose PAD, is a painless test that compares the blood pressure in the legs to the blood pressure in the arms to determine how well the blood is ... angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists ...

'Seeing' Stem Cells Helps in Fight Against Peripheral Arterial Disease

... from a healthy donor's bone marrow and inject the cells into the patients' legs where circulation problems exist, stimulating the growth of new or more ... angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists ...

Children's Hospital Central California and CVS/Pharmacy Wheelchair Fund Featured in "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

... Hospital Central California , is a mother of four who was born with no legs and one complete arm. In one week, the Extreme Team led by De Young ... She eventually went into septic shock, which led to the amputation of both legs and several fingers. Madison's parents met Mary Ann during her time in the ...

Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch

... News) -- After surgery for a ruptured disk two years ago, Nelly's legs remained extremely weak. She could barely move, became lethargic and lost ... aging dog to Alvarez's clinic after a gradual weakening of the dog's hind legs had led to fecal incontinence. "As you can imagine, not many owners can ...

Human Ancestors Put Best Foot Forward 1.5M Years Ago

... perspective article in the journal. This creature had the longer legs and shorter arms of modern man, rather than the longer arms and shorter legs of the more ape-like ancestors. According to fossil records, the ...

Renaissance Laser & Vein Institute (LaserandVeinclinic.com) Provides Top Notch 'Varicose Vein Treatment'

... for permanent skin pigmentation as well as swelling and ulcers on the legs and feet. Traditional varicose vein treatment methods such as vein ... to eliminate them for cosmetic reasons. Spider veins are common on the legs and on the face, which makes them difficult to hide or cover up with ...

Pregnancy-related hormonal changes linked to increased risk of restless legs syndrome

... occurs during pregnancy is more pronounced in pregnant women with restless legs syndrome (RLS) than in controls. During the last trimester of ... movement disorder that involves an almost irresistible urge to move the legs at night. This urge tends to be accompanied by unusual feelings or ...

What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins

... veins, expert says SATURDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Your legs may be hidden by snow pants this time of year, but women who have spider ... of varicose and spider veins by eliminating the excess pressure on your legs that cause veins to surface. Wear compression stockings. Support ...

Problems Tied to Obesity Also Seem to Affect Sleep

... excessive sitting or standing during the day causes a fluid shift in the legs during sleep that may have a role in the development of sleep apnea. When people lie down to sleep, fluid that has been retained in the legs during the day gets redistributed to the upper body, Dr. T. Douglas ...
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