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Time to Get the Job Done Says Alliance President and CEO

... for health reform spread out over the next decade. Health reform is a good investment in America that supports better health for our families and spurs new growth in good jobs that will see increased demand as our nation ages." "There was a clear sense of urgency in the President's speech ...

Educated Parkinson's Patients Move to Meds Sooner

... Researchers aren't sure what spurs need for early treatment TUESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients with higher levels of education or disability ...

AMB Property Corporation(R) Leases 440,000 SF in Hamburg

... company in AMB Altenwerder Distribution Center 1, a modern facility proximate to Hamburg's Container Terminal Altenwerder, the Altenwerder rail spurs and the A7 motorway, providing multimodal access to customers. As of March 31, 2009, AMB's Europe portfolio consisted of approximately 13.9 ...

Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles

... should be aware that the strain from repetitive, forceful motions can also cause painful foot and heel conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bone spurs and Achilles tendonitis, which may require more intensive, longer-term therapies," she said. Even minor cuts or abrasions on your feet can ...

Cardin Calls on NIH to Utilize Small Businesses for Extramural Research Projects

... how they will ensure that small businesses can receive their fair share of these grants. The SBIR program is especially important because innovation spurs growth and job creation and leads to advanced technology, including life-saving therapies and devices." The field hearing comes just days after ...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Provide New Hope for Breast Cancer Treatment

... a series of compounds based on Disulfiram (DSF) and found that one of the compounds was more potent than DSF itself in inhibiting an enzyme that spurs the growth of breast cancers. More than 50 percent of invasive breast cancers have the presence of the enzyme that could be treated by the ...

Got the Blues? Get Z-CoiL Pain Relief Shoes

... support that distributes pressure evenly across the bottom of the foot, eliminating sore spots and relieving the pain typically caused by heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. Z-CoiL shoes also feature thick, resilient cushioning under the forefoot, plus a rocker-bottom sole that gently assists each ...

Doctors and Patients to Hold Congressional Briefing on Healthcare Reform April 16

... out of Medicare. She says this keeps her patients in charge, and allows her to set reasonable fees, including giving discounts for patients who wear spurs on their boots. Michael Ostrolenk, MA, MFT : A noted privacy expert and licensed marriage and family therapist, Mr. Ostrolenk has ...

Local EyeMasters Stores and Davis Vision to Team Up with San Antonio Spurs

... April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- San Antonio area EyeMasters retail stores and Davis Vision eye care professionals are teaming up with the San Antonio spurs tomorrow at the AT&T Center to provide free vision screenings for children who are uninsured or have minimal insurance coverage. The screening ...

Korean Stem Cells Allow Artist to Paint Again

... condition is due to the degeneration in cartilage tissue and symptoms include: pain, tenderness in the joints, stiffness, loss of flexibility, bone spurs and severe swelling. Pain management and joint replacement surgery are the typical means to treating this condition. Cullison was taking ...

Spinal taps carry higher risks for infants and elderly, study shows

... lower spine. Fluoroscopy is the use of radiation in real time to take a picture that more precisely locates where to put the needle, avoiding bone spurs and bony narrowings related to scoliosis. Sometimes the placement of the needle during the procedure causes some bleeding into the cerebrospinal ...

Hormone Might Help Restore Female Fertility

... Kisspeptin spurs healthy ovulation, researchers explain TUESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone called kisspeptin may offer a new treatment for ...

Drugs May Help Healthy Men Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

... drugs -- which include finasteride (Propecia), used to treat male pattern baldness -- can reduce levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that spurs prostate cancer development. Previous studies have been shown that 5-ARIs reduce risk of contracting the illness by 25 percent. Prostate ...

Lung cancer cells activate inflammation to induce metastasis

... lung cancer is tobacco smoking. "By usurping these elements of the host immune system, versican helps generate an inflammatory environment that spurs the growth and spread of metastatic cancer," said Karin. "If we can find a way to block the production of versican or its binding to TLR2, ...

2 Markers Predict Survival Odds in Colon Cancer Patients

... along with metabolic syndrome are more likely to see a recurrence of their disease and to die. And laboratory studies had shown that insulin spurs growth of colorectal cancer cells, while IGFBP-1 inhibits their growth and spread. This latest study involved 373 patients with non-metastatic ...

SoLo's Olympic Success Fuels NBA Preseason

... Antonio Spurs, 2007 World Champions, have enjoyed the low glycemic benefits of the SoLo Bars for their nutritional advantage and great taste. The spurs play against the best basketball players in the world and our players need to be fueled to perform at the highest level. So often energy and ...

Physicians Health Choice Hires Blue Clover as Agency of Record

... offices in Atlanta, Mississippi and Dallas. Blue Clover has more than 120 active local and national clients, ranging from NBA champions San Antonio spurs to Hotels & Preference (a Paris-based network of 122 four- and five-Star independently owned hotels and resorts throughout the world). ...

Novel toxin receptor discovered for ulcer-causing stomach pathogen

... to this study, no molecules on the membrane of human cells had been found that satisfied both criteria as a receptor. Upon entering cells, VacA spurs the formation of giant vacuoles. These oversized membrane-bound compartments are easy to spot under a microscope and provide a useful indicator of ...

Reducing intake of dietary fat prevents prostate cancer in mice

... Aronson found that mice on the low-fat diet had higher levels of a protein in their bloodstreams that binds to insulin like growth factor, which spurs prostate cancer growth. Aronson believes that lowering dietary fat and increasing levels of the binding protein slows prostate cancer development by ...

Researchers Publish Genome Sequence for Duck-Billed Platypus

... a duck-like bill, an electrosensory system it uses to forage for food underwater, and a thick fur coat adapted for icy waters. Males have hind leg spurs that can deliver venom that causes excruciating pain. The researchers found that the platypus genome contains about the same number of ...

St. David's HealthCare and Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Announce International Center For Training, Research and Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders

... and becomes lodged in an artery in the brain, a stroke results. "Recruiting renowned researchers and physicians to Texas, like Dr. Natale, spurs further growth of the state's health care industry and contributes to our overall competitiveness in the global marketplace," Texas Governor Rick ...

Prime Clinical Systems Celebrates Silver Anniversary

... Focus on developing software that exceeds health care organization needs spurs Prime Clinical's quarter century of success PASADENA, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- After 25 years, Prime Clinical Systems is still Prime ...

Wal-Mart & Nalgene Removing Toxic Bottles, Place Consumers' Concerns First

... decision to protect our children's developing brains and bodies from exposure to Bisphenol A in baby bottles, and hope that their swift action spurs national efforts to ban use of this toxic chemical altogether." ...

Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute awards Rush nearly $125,000 for new patient-safety project

... will be advanced by increasing awareness within these communities as to their findings and the value of the approach. We hope this pilot project spurs the development of innovations that engage the medical and legal communities in a shared goal of improving quality and patient safety, McNutt said. ...

Another way to grow blood vessels

... BOSTONResearchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found a previously unknown molecular pathway in mice that spurs the growth of new blood vessels when body parts are jeopardized by poor circulation. At present, their observation adds to the understanding of ...

Achilles Tendon Surgery Advances Speed Recovery

... the bone spur or bursa, and then reattaching the tendon. New arthroscopic techniques can provide a minimally invasive option to removing bone spurs and bursas without significant damage to the Achilles tendon. When the tendon does have to be surgically detached, new bone anchor constructs (screws ...

Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis knee pain

... to damage and erosion by use or injury and often leads to pain, swelling, a decrease in motion at the joint, stiffness, or the formation of bone spurs (tiny growths of new bone). Current treatments include regular exercise and pain relievers such as NSAIDS and COX-2 inhibitor pills to help ease pain ...

Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Shows Promise

... thing, scientists need to find a way to inject the compound into a person's bloodstream so a systemic effect would take place. Injecting into muscles spurs only a local effect. "That's one obstacle that must be overcome in getting wide distribution," Thornton said. Safety issues also have to be ...

Hofstra University to Establish New School of Medicine, Partnering with the North Shore-LIJ Health System

... Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre). "Through this visionary collaboration, the medical school and the research it spurs will offer tremendous new opportunities to local students, propel our region's burgeoning biotechnology sector and provide a new source of pride for ...

Garlic May Ward Off Heart Woes

... It spurs a chemical linked to healthy blood vessels, study finds TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Garlic lovers, take heart: The pungent root ...

Study Supports Change to Prostate Cancer Biopsy

... said. "In addition to surgery, they might need hormonal therapy to suppress the activity of testosterone." Testosterone, the male sex hormone, spurs the growth of prostate cancer. It's not known yet whether more aggressive treatment for men with the disorderly third pattern will improve their ...

Despite overeating, morbidly obese mice gain protection against diabetes

... that helps explain why not all obese people are diabetic, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has found. Consuming excess calories usually spurs insulin resistance and diabetes. But in a multicenter study appearing online today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation , scientists show how an ...

A Lucky Number? 7/7/07

... of lovers in line to wed that day is celebrity couple Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives") and French basketball hero Tony Parker of the San Antonio spurs -- said to be superstitious. Parker said in Paris this week that it was Longoria who chose the setting for their July 7 marriage -- the ...

Soy Products a Double-edged Sword for Breast Cancer

... female rats prior to puberty reduced the number of chemically induced mammary tumors. Other studies showed that estradiol, a primary human estrogen, spurs the growth of existing estrogen-dependent breast tumors. Helferich and colleagues demonstrated that like estradiol dietary genistein ...

Cannibalistic Signals Help Mammalian Embryos Develop Normally

... A process called autophagy spurs dying embryonic stem cells to send cannibalistic signals to have their corpses purged, a last gasp that paves the way for normal mammalian// ...

Drug Treatment Slows Macular Vision Loss in Diabetics

... clinical trial what the long-term benefits of the drug might be.” The Hopkins group believes that ranibuzumab interferes with a protein that spurs the growth of unwanted blood vessels in the back of the eye. Vascular endothelial growth factor, or VEGF, is released when the oxygen supply in the ...

Even Slight Weight Gain Can Set Stage for Obesity and Health Risks

... saved per cup. Once food is ready, don’t leave it out on the buffet tables for more than two hours. Doing so allows bacteria to build and spurs food-borne illnesses, leading to nausea or worse, Ms. Sandon said. Also, keep your hands, work surfaces and cooking utensils clean. ...

Hope For Patients With Macular Degeneration From Manmade Protein

... by taking up and effectively neutralizing VEGF. Although other molecules have an anti-angiogenic effect, sflt-1 was the only one they found that spurs corneal blood vessels when blocked. The work, published in October in Nature, was led by teams at MCG and the University of Kentucky. 'Now we ...

Scientists Developing New Drug To Treat Bowel Cancer

... off the blood supply to the polyps ,thereby restricting their growth. The drug interferes with the vascular endothilial growth factor (VEGF) which spurs on the growth of new blood vessels. A similar drug Avastin has already been launched. Clinical studies in people with advanced bowel cancer ...
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