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New DrainEx(TM) Catheter Simplifies Insertion and Replacement

r4 Vascular announces its entry into the interventional radiology marketplace with the nationwide launch of its new DrainEx™ Rapid-Exchange Drainage Catheter. Maple Grove, MN (Vocus) August 1, 2009 -- r4 Vascular announces its entry into the interventional radiolo...

New DrainEx(TM) Catheter Simplifies Insertion and Replacement

r4 Vascular announces its entry into the interventional radiology marketplace with the nationwide launch of its new DrainEx™ Rapid-Exchange Drainage Catheter. Maple Grove, MN (Vocus) August 1, 2009 -- r4 Vascular announces its entry into the interventional radiolo...

VIDEO from Medialink and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: American Joint Replacement Registry Announced

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has incorporated the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting and reporting on hip and knee joint replacement procedures. AAOS believes this proposed ...

American Joint Replacement Registry Announced

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)Creates Independent Organization ROSEMONT, Ill., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has incorporated the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a nonprofit organi...

Medifast Adds Pretzel and Puffs to Meal Replacement Line

OWINGS MILLS, Md., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED ), a leading portion-controlled weight-loss program, today announced the launch of Honey Mustard Pretzel Sticks and Cinnamon Pretzel Sticks and Chili Nacho Cheese Puffs and Parmesan Cheese Puffs. The new pre...

Shelbourne Releases New Information on Knee Replacement

Research from the Shelbourne Knee Center shows most patients can avoid total knee replacement; most improve with rehabilitation and are able to avoid surgery. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 20, 2009 -- Research findings show that patients can significantly reduce their k...

Asian spice could reduce breast cancer risk in women exposed to hormone replacement therapy

COLUMBIA, Mo. Previous studies have found that postmenopausal women who have taken a combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy have increased their risk of developing progestin-accelerated breast tumors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that curcumin, a popular...

Joint Replacement Patients with Diabetes Greatly Benefit from Controlled Glucose

New study finds controlled glucose levels help decrease chance for complications ROSEMONT, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetics undergoing total joint replacement often are at a higher risk of experiencing complications after surgery due to various pre-existing health conditi...

Hospital for Special Surgery is Only New York Hospital with Significantly Lower Surgical Site Infection Rate for Hip Replacement Compared to State Average

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report on infection rates from the New York State Department of Health singles out Hospital for Special Surgery as the only hospital in New York State with a statistically lower rate of surgical site infection (SSI) compared to the state average for hip repl...

OPTIFAST(R) Program Pleases Patients With Innovative, Tasty Full Meal Replacement Bars

Medically-monitored weight loss program brings more options to those battling obesity MINNEAPOLIS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The OPTIFAST Program has raised the bar in the medical weight management industry, offering nutritionally complete meal replacement bars to its patients. Now, the med...

Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement Clinical Study Presented at European Congress on Obesity

Bariatric Advantage presented the results of the clinical study that was performed using the Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement in patients preparing for weight loss surgery at the 2009 European Congress on Obesity (ECO). Amsterdam, Holland (Vocus) June 1...

USHairReplacement.com Provides Wealth of Knowledge to Common Hair Replacement Questions

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone considering hair replacement surgery is certain to have lots of questions regarding the procedure. Just the fact that it is called "surgery" causes a person to wonder, "Is Hair Replacement Surgery Dangerous?" "This is one of the most comm...

MORE WOMEN SHUN HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY Garden of Life Offers a Natural Solution with Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones™

Hormonal health is a struggle for women of all ages. Despite the turmoil of unbalance being accepted as "normal," women have been searching for something non-synthetic for symptomatic relief of menstrual and menopausal woes. Garden of Life, Inc., ( www.gardenoflife.com ) a leader in the...

Frost & Sullivan: Replacement of Old Equipment Boosts Kenyan Medical Imaging Industry

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical imaging market in Kenya is set for steady growth over the next five years, driven by an aging population demanding greater access to imaging and diagnostic procedures. However, price sensitivity and competition in the market remain high d...

New Study Shows Many U.S. Contact Lens Wearers Do Not Comply With Recommended Replacement Schedules

In study, contact lens wearers who replace contact lenses on schedule are more comfortable; Replacement schedule compliance highest with daily disposable and one-month replacement lenses. Atlanta, GA (Vocus) June 4, 2009 -- A new study demonstrated the lack of complian...

Ankle Replacement System Lets Feet Move

FDA says it's an improvement over fusion surgery THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- A total ankle replacement system that may preserve some range of motion in arthritic or deformed ankles has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Scandinavian Total Ankle Repl...

Joint Replacement Consumer Awareness Campaign Endorsed by Prominent Orthopaedic Scientist

Leading joint replacement scientist says the BoneSmart.org consumer awareness campaign extends the mission statement of surgeons and adds great valuable to prospective joint patients. (PRWEB) May 24, 2009 -- Dr. Ian Clarke, medical researcher and founder of the Peterson...

What You Need to Know in Your 40s to Have a Healthy Menopause -- Without Hormone Replacement Therapy

BOULDER, Colo., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A woman may share genetics with her mother, but she's not necessarily destined to have the same unpleasant menopause filled with hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings. The June issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine outlines...

Universal CRT Replacement Gives New Life to Medical Equipment with Analog Video

A complete line of universal CRT replacements for MRI, CT, US, NM, X-ray, RIS, PACS, Angiography, Surgery and other medical devices is now available from Medical Displays for Less. Hospitals, clinics and imaging centers can now extend equipment ROI and lower replacement costs with new proprietary...

A stronger backbone: DHEA hormone replacement increases bone density in older women

ST. LOUIS Taking a DHEA supplement combined with vitamin D and calcium can significantly improve spinal bone density in older women, according to a new study from a Saint Louis University scientist and his colleagues at Washington University. "The results of our study are very promising. Simi...

Women's International Pharmacy Offers Free Educational Information About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

MADISON, Wis., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- An ongoing debate regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy has been raging for the past several years. This debate and the results of a controversial study released in 2002 have left millions of women confused, fearful, and uncertain about how to deal with unpl...

NuVasive Announces Acquisition of Cervical Total Disc Replacement Device

SAN DIEGO, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA ), a medical device company focused on developing products for minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine, announced today that it has agreed to purchase Cervitech(R) Inc., a New Jersey based company focused o...

Energy-Saving LED Replacement for Popular Appliance and Display-Case Light Fixture Design Now Available

A First in LEDs for Illumination: New Off-the-Shelf OptoElectronix 180-Degree LED Floodlights Deliver up to 60-Watt Light Equivalent With 75-Percent Energy Savings and 50,000-Hour Life SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- OptoElectronix today announced a breakthrough in the use of LEDs ...

Nicotine Replacement May Help Smokers Quit Gradually

But products' use in U.S. to help people cut back remains controversial,, FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- For smokers who want to cut down on the number of cigarettes they smoke, using nicotine replacement therapy not only helps them smoke less but makes it twice as likely that the...

VA to Build Stand-Alone Replacement Hospital in Denver

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fulfilling President Obama's pledge to "stand with our veterans as they face new challenges," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will build a stand-alone replacement hospital fo...

Leading German Healthcare Group Selects Equipment and Software from Varian Medical Systems for Major Replacement Project

RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology among New Capabilities Offered to Cancer Patients in HELIOS Hospitals BERLIN, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer patients throughout Germany will gain access to the most modern radiotherapy treatments with the announcement by the HELIOS Kliniken...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes ValveXchange's Pioneering Heart Valve Technology for Unique Long-term Management and Future Replacement Advantages

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the prosthetic heart valves market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ValveXchange, Inc. with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation of the Year Award for developing the innovative ValveXchange...

Male Hormone Replacement Company Renewman.com Critical of MLB for Testosterone Abuse Publicity

Andropause treatment provider and renowned male hormone replacement experts Renewman.com is criticizing the potential negative impact of publicity concerning professional athletes within MLB testing positive for banned substances including testosterone and HGH (human growth hormone) may have on m...

Inspired Cancer Survivor Launches Customized Hair Replacement Techniques at Award-Winning Hair Salon

Greenbelt, MD Salon & Hair Replacement Center, Hair Fantasy, LLC is now offering new innovative hair replacement services for clients battling with hair loss, thinning hair or baldness. Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) February 27, 2009 -- There are several reasons for hair lo...

Artificial disc replacement as good or better than spinal fusion surgery

AUDIO: Spine surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis are reporting that artificial discs seem to be a viable alternative...

Joint Replacement Soars as Number of Docs Falls

Low reimbursement rates turning many young doctors off the specialty, researcher says THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- More people are lining up for hip and knee replacements, just as the number of surgeons who do them is falling, two new studies reveal. Both reports were prese...

Navigation System Significantly Improves the Surgical Accuracy of Total Knee Replacement for Arthritis Patients

HONG KONG, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH) announced today that the orthopaedic surgical team had successfully performed a large number of cases of total knee replacement surgeries on arthritis patients with the application of computer-assisted navig...

Male Hormone Replacement Therapy Optimism for 2009

Andropause, also referred to as 'male menopause' may not be a household name, but its symptoms are. Often misdiagnosed as depression, it is estimated that four out of five men over the age of 40 have low testosterone. Since 1999, re NEW MAN (renewman.com) has been renowned for treating andropause...

Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery

Workouts counter functional decline, could ward off osteoarthritis, study says WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may play a key role in helping people recover from total knee replacement and knee osteoarthritis (OA), two new studies show. After receiving a total kn...

Study identifies potential 'safe period' for hormone replacement use

A new study makes important new findings on the role of hormone use on the risk of breast cancer, confirming that the use of estrogen plus progesterone increases the risk of both ductal and lobular breast cancer far more than estrogen-only; suggesting a two-year "safe" period for the use of estrog...

A Checklist for Joint Replacement Surgery

Knowing what to expect before and after procedure aids healing, experts say SUNDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- With increasing numbers of baby boomers reaching retirement age, joint replacement surgery is becoming a reality for more Americans. But improved movement and lack of pa...

Turner Reaches Milestone on $323 Million Virtua West Jersey Replacement Hospital in Voorhees, N.J.

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of healthcare facilities, has topped out the $323 million state-of-the-art Greenfield replacement hospital for Virtua Health. Turner is serving as the construction manager for the project that is schedu...

Exercise plays large role in recovery from knee replacement and the occurrence of osteoarthritis

Two new studies found that exercise may be a factor in recovering from a total knee replacement (total knee arthroplasty or TKA) and knee osteoarthritis (OA). One study involving a progressive quadriceps strengthening program after total knee replacement found that it enhanced clinical improvement...

Pennsylvania to Offer Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Kits Beginning Feb. 2

'Determined to Quit' Week to be observed Jan. 25 - 31 HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To support Pennsylvanians who have made quitting smoking a personal goal for 2009, the Department of Health announced today that a limited number of free nicotine replacement therapy ...

Turner Selected to Construct Replacement Hospital for University Medical Center at Princeton

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of healthcare facilities, has been selected to construct a $441 million replacement hospital for University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP) in Plainsboro Township, N.J. The scope of work includes...
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