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Leader in Health Plan Cost Containment Cites Three Economy-Driven Reasons Why Self-Insured Health Plans Should Brace for Claim Increases and Fund Reserves Accordingly

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Data Management, Inc. (HDM), a leading, independent provider of health plan analytics for public corporations, Taft-Hartley plans and government agencies, sees storm clouds ahead for self-insured plans. "If CFOs are not taking today's econ...

Gulf Coast Dialysis Caregivers, Volunteers Brace for Hurricane Ike; Prepare to Maintain Power, Continued Access for Patients to Life-Saving Treatment

National Dialysis Providers, Patient Advocates Work with Local Kidney Community to Prepare for Storm's Impact CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the highest per capita population of kidney failure patients in the nation, the Gulf Coast region is bracing to avoid a...

Bad Backs Essential Shoulder Brace - Now Available at badbackstore.com

The Bad Backs Essential Shoulder Brace is a comfortable, wear-anywhere posture support/brace, designed to combat rounded shoulders syndrome, which can cause debilitating back and neck pain. With people spending increasing amounts of time working at a computer, more people are suffering the effec...

Blood flow in Alzheimer's disease

...rogress and opens up new areas for research. It is also good news for the thousands of local people who have raised money to try to beat Alzheimer's. brace is stepping up its fundraising to help scientists press on and find a cure." The researchers had been studying ECE-2 in human brain tissue that was...

National Insurance Carriers Now Cover Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery

...he difference between the artificial disc operation and the fusion was night and day. "In 1996, I was in the hospital for five days and in a neck brace for two months. This time, I was out of the hospital and walking immediately, and the pain was completely gone within four days." U.S. health...

Risks of Delaying ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes May Be Too High, Study Shows

...d demographics, relevant history (mechanism and side of injury, time from injury to surgery, one or more episodes of instability with activity, use of brace and return to sports), earliest MRI findings and physical exam findings. Operative reports and intra-operative images were also used to classify menis...

Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness

...sed by the sudden emergence of swine flu in April may have passed, but federal officials are warning against complacency and taking no chances as they brace for the virus' expected return in the fall. On Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Sec...

Fighting the swine flu pandemic with mathematics

...t's like the previous one, will come in waves," he says. "The first wave is the weaker one and rather wimpy. It's not very dangerous. We still have to brace ourselves for the worst. "Our model provides guidance for complex decisions such as whether to close airports, schools, and travel routes, and how ...

Native American Children are at Greater Risk for Clubfoot Recurrence

...the Ponseti technique, after repetitive casting, a brace is used to treat the affected foot. The success of...he participation of the caregiver to make sure the brace is used properly. When use of the brace is discontinued before treatment is completed, the...

Artificial disc replacement as good or better than spinal fusion surgery

...ificial disc replacement surgery recovered faster and got back to normal life sooner than fusion surgery patients. "They didn't need to wear a neck brace after surgery," he says. "If they had a job, they returned to work faster. And many had a resolution of their pain faster than fusion patients. With a...

Casting Seems Best for Severe Ankle Sprains

...obilization in a below-the-knee cast or an Aircast brace than with the use of either a tubular compression ...s and activity. People who had worn the Aircast brace showed 8 percent more improvement than the bandage... the application of a below-knee cast. The Aircast brace was a suitable alternative to below-knee casts. Re...

Avoiding Surgery for Low Back Pain

...nts with chronic low back pain. 5. Braces have not been found to be effective in treating low back pain, although whether patients actually wear the brace in the prescribed manner may be a factor. Invasive treatment should only be explored if these and other noninvasive treatments have not been effe...

Fifth U.S. Hand Transplant Patient Gets Look at New Hand

...e will continue to monitor him with biopsies and other lab tests." Breidenbach said, "Today, Erik's new hand will be placed in an 'Outrigger' brace to protect and control movements of his hand. Therapy at Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center will also begin today." Hondusky will have therapy three hour...

Non-Surgical Clubfoot Treatments Bring High Level of Success

... the heel cord mends. After the cast is removed, the child must then wear a brace full-time for three months and then at night for about two years. The Fre...e is noncompliance," says Dr. Richards. "For example, the parents might not brace the child's feet for the required number of hours or may not perform the st...

DFine Secures $30 Million in Series D Funding

... compared to a conventional surgical approach including reduced procedure time, shorter hospital stays, shorter recovery period and the elimination of brace usage. "We saw an opportunity to help streamline the vertebral augmentation procedure while enabling physicians to control the delivery of cement fo...

Fourth Hand Transplant Recipient Heads Home to California

...appreciate their special donation during a distressing time with the loss of a loved one." Armstrong, an automotive manager, will continue to wear a brace on his new hand to allow the hand to completely heal and to control movement of the hand and fingers. He will continue hand therapy in California. "...

Providence Service Corporation Sees Budget Clarity Improving Toward Year End With Budget Issues Impacting Second Quarter and Balance of 2008

... has elected to withhold an incentive payment of approximately $1.5 million, that the Company anticipated receiving in the second quarter, in order to brace for 2009 fiscal year issues. All but a few states have finalized 2008-2009 budgets, with three additional states announcing unexpected new business ...

Leatt Corporation To Sponsor 2008 South African Motocross Grand Prix

...ning bodies for the two disciplines. About Leatt Corporation: Leatt Corporation is the exclusive global distributor of the Leatt-Brace(TM), a Neck brace designed to prevent or lessen the severity of potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck). The company's operations and ...

Tongue-Driven Device Aids Handicapped

...vement of the magnetic tracer attached to the tongue is detected by magnetic field sensors mounted on a headset outside the mouth or on an orthodontic brace inside the mouth. This movement data is transmitted to a portable computer carried on the user's clothing or wheelchair. "We chose the tongue to op...

Renowned Iowa Orthopaedic Surgeon, John Albright, MD, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

...r an arthroscopic double-barrel meniscus suturing device; developed several innovative surgical techniques for knee problems; developed the Iowa knee brace and a hamstring proprioception-based pivot-shift control program for the ACL deficient knee. He has also mentored research efforts of numerous athleti...

Tongue Drive system lets persons with disabilities operate powered wheelchairs, computers

...e magnetic tracer attached to the tongue is detected by an array of magnetic field sensors mounted on a headset outside the mouth or on an orthodontic brace inside the mouth. The sensor output signals are wirelessly transmitted to a portable computer, which can be carried on the user's clothing or wheelcha...

Milliman Says 2008 Medical Cost for 'American Family of Four' Exceeds $15,600

...r several years, as fewer high volume drug patents expire. For many Americans, this rate of increase is exceeded only by fuel and certain food costs," brace noted. Medical costs for a family are determined by the number, type and cost of healthcare services that they utilize and the amounts that the empl...

Scoliosis: An Unnatural Curve

...eon at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. For curves under 25 degrees, treatment is usually just observation, he said. "For 25 to 40 degree curves, brace treatment isn't designed to get rid of a curve, but to keep it from getting worse," Deeney explained. There are a wide variety of braces available tha...

Spring Ankle Sprain Prevention Tips

...ort. For example, don't wear running shoes for sports that involve a lot of side-to-side movement, such as tennis and basketball. 3. Wear an ankle brace if you're recovering from an injury or have repeatedly sprained your ankle. Go to http://www.FootPhysicians.com for more information on ankle sp...

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

...n wearing a Boston brace for idiopathic scoliosis in fourth grade. A "model brace wearer" for six years, she was involved with Boston brace international as a patient model for their trainings and print material. A ...

Harnessing Human Energy for Medical Good

...tantial electricity with minimal effort," said Donelan. An adult walking at a relatively fast pace wearing the harvester -- which looks like a knee brace and weighs just over three pounds -- can generate 13 watts of electricity in one minute. That means you could get about six minutes of laptop computer...

Attention Last-Minute Shoppers: Flu Shots Still Available

...old-fashioned common sense can help as well," Barkman added. Here are ten suggestions for flu prevention and safety as we celebrate the holidays and brace for the virus's peak: 1. Get a flu shot: Anyone who wants to reduce his or her chances of getting the flu should get vaccinated. "It is even...

Go Ahead, Prove the Negative

... species. It is an argument that carries no weight with serious scientists and medical professionals. What replicates a living system better than -- brace yourself -- a living system? Computer modeling can work as an adjunct to, but not as a replacement for, animal models. People and animals share many o...

ThermoTx Introduces New Mobile Stimulation (TENS) Product Line for On the Go Therapy and Pain Relief

... Innovative Knee and Back brace Design Combines Hot or Cold Therapy with a Mu...://www.thermotx.com . MSRP's are $325 for the knee brace and $375 for the S/M back brace and $385 for the L/XL back brace. Other area-speci...

Parents Shouldn't Forget Scoliosis Checks as School Starts

...re more likely to have a progression that requires treatment. Only about 10 percent of children with scoliosis require corrective treatment, such as a brace or surgery. The other 90 percent of children with scoliosis don't require treatment and will have no lasting effects or symptoms from having the curva...

Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil

...U0126 was used in the study. The researchers trained the rats to associate two musical tones with a mild electrical shock, so that they would brace themselves for a shock when they heard either of the tones. Thereafter they gave half of the rats the drug when playing one of the musical tones. ...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...6, her arm was positioned in the metal and plastic brace and electrodes were placed on her biceps and trice... 90-degree angle; when she tried to extend it, the brace stepped in and her arm stretched out in front of h...emely encouraging, she added, noting that with the brace on she was able to practice tasks like folding tow...

Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

...at the rigid support provided by a functional knee brace protects the graft and improves knee stability and... believe that the additional support provided by a brace is not necessary. To address this uncert...ients were randomized to receive a functional knee brace and 74 to receive a neoprene sleeve. The p...

New Innovation in Clubfoot Treatment

... A new brace that maintains correction for clubfoot, a birth de...iance and fewer complications than the traditional brace used to treat the condition. Matthew B. Do...an the traditional brace. Dobbs tested the brace on 28 patients who had already received non-surgic...

30-year-old Woman Survives 'internal Decapitation'

...top of her skull which was attached to her shoulders by rods. Nearly four months after the crash, the surgeons have removed the halo and a neck brace that had also helped to hold Malloy's head steady. Dr. Gary Ghiselli, an orthopedic spine surgeon at the Denver Spine Center, said he and his co...

New AMA Survey Finds Medicare Cuts Will Hurt Seniors

...the life of the cuts, 77 percent of physicians say they will be forced to limit the number of new Medicare patients they treat. "As physicians brace for nine years of steep payment cuts, it will be extremely difficult for them to continue accepting new Medicare patients into their practices," cauti...

Foot Deformity Could Be Corrected With Minimal Surgery

...meets the ankle to hold the correct position for about two months. After the casting treatments or the surgical pinning, CVT patients wear a nighttime brace for several years to prevent recurrence. Details about the treatment in 11 patients with CVT, or a total of 19 feet, are discussed in the March ...

Study to Explore Using Magnets to Correct 'sunken Chest'

... a second magnet embedded in a lightweight plastic brace that the child wears under clothing. The attraction between the two magnets holds the brace in place. Because the internal magnet is pl... relatively little discomfort. The child wears the brace for three to 12 months, depending on the severity ...

Stroke Prevention Technique Improves Brain Function

...atients. Doctors first inflate a balloon against the walls of the artery to push the fat deposits away and then place a springy stent to provide a brace for the artery. A tiny mesh across the stent prevents any flowing fat particles from entering the artery. At present the risk for patients who u...

Prediction of malaria epidemics possible!

... it did 85 percent of the time. Researchers are already starting to use DEMETER to help countries in southern Africa predict whether they should brace for a malaria outbreak. This revolutionary discovery appears in the Journal Nature.
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