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

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Though most people are pulling back on cosmetic procedures during the recession, the exception to the rule is insurance-covered treatments, like laser vein removal . Unfortunately, most people who need to have their varicose veins removed do not eve...

Practicing Clinicians Exchange Forms Partnership With Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

STAMFORD, Conn., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) has formed a partnership with the Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Foundation to provide continuing education programs to nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) throughout the United States. The partners...

New Treatment Discovered for Restless Legs Syndrome Improves Sleep

SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A drug widely used to treat seizures and anxiety appears to be an effective treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS) and helps people with the disorder get a better night's sleep, according to a study that will be presented as part of the Late-break...

Common Drug Eases Restless Legs Syndrome

Lyrica also improves quality of sleep for patients, study finds,,,, WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Lyrica, a drug used to treat epilepsy, nerve pain, anxiety and fibromyalgia, shows promise in easing the symptoms of restless legs syndrome, a Spanish researcher reports. Some...

Pot Belly Boosts Risk for Restless Legs Syndrome

Obesity may alter nervous system, triggering the movement disorder, researchers say,,,, MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Having 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 adults in t...

With 4 Legs They All Walk the Same, It Seems

Experts bemoan humans' ineptness in depicting animals' gait THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- If you have a dog, you probably take it for a walk, at least now and then. But do you actually watch the dog walk? Or, more specifically, can you describe how your dog does it? If no...

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

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Feb. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that the elevation in estradiol levels that occurs during pregnancy is more pronounced in pregnant women with restless legs syndrome (RLS) than in controls. During the last trimester of pregnancy, levels of the estro...

Rotigotine Skin Patch May Ease Restless Legs Symptoms

But one expert notes problems with manufacturing, unreliable delivery of the drug FRIDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Skin patches that contain the drug rotigotine help relieve restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to a German study. Dopaminergic drugs -- which stimulate the body...

Drugs for Restless Legs Syndrome Have Downsides

Analysis finds side effects, loss of effectiveness over time MONDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- The drugs that are widely used to treat restless legs syndrome do provide relief, but they are burdened by side effects and a gradual loss of effectiveness that causes many sufferers to stop...

Good Morning America! Wake Up to Thinner Legs by Wearing Your Caffeine!

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Now you can reduce cellulite and leg circumference simply by wearing pantyhose laced with caffeine. The much-anticipated cellulite-reducing Caffeine Tights are here in the US after taking the UK market by storm. Don't just drink your caffeine, wear it! ...

Restless legs syndrome doubles risk of stroke and heart disease

ST. PAUL, Minn. People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart disease compared to people without RLS, and the risk is greatest in those with the most frequent and severe symptoms, according to research published in the January 1, 2008, issue of Neurology, ...

Shorter Legs Might Boost Liver Risks

Childhood nutrition may be the link, British team says FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People with short legs may have an increased risk of liver disease, suggests a study that adds to growing evidence of a link between leg length and health. Researchers at the University of Bristol analy...

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the use of Neupro(R) (Rotigotine Transdermal System) as a treatment for moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome (RLS) ATLANTA, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -...

New Device for Clearing Blocked Arteries in the Legs Receives FDA Clearance for Peripheral Use - Procedures Performed Across the US Within First 48 Hours

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the use of the Diamondback 360(TM) Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) for removing plaque blockages in the legs (peripherals) and restoring blood ...

MDCT angiography leads to successful treatment of severely blocked arteries in the legs

MDCT angiography leads to accurate recommendations for successful treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia, sometimes allowing the patients to avoid more complicated surgery, according to a study performed at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. The study included 28 pa...

Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs

Study suggests dirty air may be even more dangerous than previously thought MONDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to the tiny, dirty particles in polluted air seems to increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis, which are blood clots in the thighs or legs, an Italian st...

Strange Marks on Poshs Legs Look Horrifying

Victoria Beckham, famous for being extra conscious in front of the camera, shocked everyone after pictures emerged showing her pins looking far from perfect . The usually faultless Posh was snapped with strange marks both above and below her knee, making her legs look horrifying. Th...

Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) remains a common, yet often undiagnosed, neurological sensorimotor disorder, despite many years of research and increased disease recognition. To help drive understanding and disease awareness among physicians and people with RLS, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceu...

Nadine Coyle Voted Celeb With Hottest Pair of Legs in Showbiz

It's a tough task to answer who has the best pair of legs in show business . But a recent survey has pinned down the top ten beauties with the hottest legs. Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle was voted the celeb with the sexiest pair of legs, reports The Sun. The English all-girl group ...

Restless Legs Syndrome Poses Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A study published in the April 10, 2007, issue of Neurology, has indicated the pronounced risk of cardiovascular disease in patients// suffering ‘Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). The risk increases in the elderly patients. For the study, conducted at the University of Montreal’s Sacré-Coeur Hosp...

Medications for Restless Legs Syndrome may Trigger Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive gambling with extreme losses -- in two cases, greater than $100,000 -- by people without a prior history of gambling problems// has been linked to a class of drugs commonly used to treat the neurological disorder restless legs syndrome (RLS). A new Mayo Clinic study is the first to descr...

Fluid Displacement From Legs To Neck May Lead To Obstructive Sleep Apnea

When a person lies down, a small amount of fluid displaced from the legs to the base of the neck can narrow soft// tissue around the throat and increase airflow resistance in the pharynx by more than 100 percent, predisposing the person to obstructive sleep apnea. The results appear in the seco...

Indonesian Siamese Twins With Three Legs In Stable Condition

Siamese twins born with three legs and three arms on the Indonesian resort island of Bali were in stable condition Friday, a health official said//. "It's a tough case, but so far they are stable," Wayan Sutarga, director of medical treatment at Sanglah Hospital in the Bali capital Denpasar, t...

Long Legs Reduces The Chances Of Heart Disease

According to a new research, the risk of heart diseases is reduced on persons with long legs.// Dr. Kate Tilling of the University of Bristol in the UK and colleagues conducted a study analysing data from 12,254 men and women aged between 44 to 65, and found a direct association between leg l...

Shaking Legs Syndrome Is Curable

Restlessness and a compulsive need to shake legs while sitting or lying down is a treatable health problem, but the Indian medical fraternity is not aware of it.// The condition, called Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), makes it difficult for patients to sit down comfortably during air travel, lo...

CT Pulmonary Angiography Scan More Effective In Detecting Dangerous Blood Clots In The Legs

Researchers now say an indirect CT venography ( CTV ) could identify blood clots in the legs that have the potential to break free, travel to the lung, and block an artery a life-threatening condition known as pulmonary embolism // as smaller arteries are not visible in a commonly used lung scan, C...

The Link Between Pregnancy and Restless Legs Syndrome

New research shows that pregnant women are at a higher risk of developing restless legs syndrome. Restless legs syndrome is marked by // an urge to move the legs and is generally accompanied by unpleasant numbness, tingling or burning sensations. Patients also report an increase in symptoms during ...

The Link Between Pregnancy and Restless Legs Syndrome

New research shows that pregnant women are at a higher risk of developing restless legs syndrome. Restless legs syndrome is marked by // an urge to move the legs and is generally accompanied by unpleasant numbness, tingling or burning sensations. Patients also report an increase in symptoms during ...

Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome is an irritating feeling of uneasiness, tiredness and itching deep in the muscles of the legs. The symptoms can be painful // and often worsen at night. A new study aims to better understand the common condition called restless legs syndrome. Studies on restless legs syndr...

Restless Legs Syndrome - Help at hand

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a disorder which plagues patients with unpleasant odd sensations and an urge to move their legs keeps them up at night. Patients until now have been treated with// the same medications used to treat Parkinson's disease. Though patients reported relief with these drugs,...

Kate Moss Has "worryingly" Thin Legs

After ruling the ramp for nearly 20 years, it seems that time is taking a toll on supermodel Kate Moss. Moss arrived at Sir Paul McCartney's 65th birthday party in a dress that revealed a pair of "worryingly" thin legs. The dress, a cream Old Hollywood-style garment, is undoubtedly ...

Courage Center Presents 2009 National Courage Award to Jordan Thomas

...ur years ago, at the age of 16, Thomas was scuba diving in the Florida Keys with his family when the boat's propeller struck him. He lost both of his legs from the calf down. After a period of therapy and rehabilitation, he returned to high school in Chattanooga, Tenn., rejoining his teammates on the go...

National Courage Award Winner Jordan Thomas to Participate in PGA Adapted Youth Golf Clinic

...JORDAN THOMAS: In August 2005, at age 16, Jordan Thomas was scuba diving in the Florida Keys when a boat propeller struck him. He lost both of his legs from the calf down. After a period of therapy and rehabilitation, he returned to high school in Chattanooga, Tenn., rejoining his teammates on the go...

Gym Class Injuries Up 150 Percent

...y to be injured on the head, during collisions with other people and during group activities. Girls were more apt to suffer strains and sprains to the legs and to be injured during individual activities. Most injuries (52 percent) occurred among kids in middle school, McKenzie said. Given the increa...

Researchers Discover the Tale Behind Short Dogs

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

People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

...f stroke, call emergency medical services immediately, the academy states. Common signs of stroke are: Sudden weakness or numbness of the arms, legs or face, especially on one side Quick onset of blurred vision in one or both eyes Difficulty walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordinat...

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

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

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

...l 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 w...former 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. ...

The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis during a flight is often overestimated

...oday on IQWiG's website Informed Health Online. Blood clots can travel to lungs, leading to pulmonary embolism If you are unable to move your legs regularly, blood flow through your veins is slower than usual. As a result, blood may clump together, forming a blood clot which can lead to deep vein...

Moore Unique Skin Care Announces the Release of Eventone Glycolic Texturizer for Men and Women

... has shown reduced severe skin irritation and the subsequent "razor bumps" experienced by men who shave facial hair and women who shave the underarms, legs and bikini areas. Thanks to the Moore Unique Shaving System, there is no need to live with unsightly, itchy and uncomfortable shaving bumps. ...
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