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Former Quadriplegic Patient Able to Walk Out of Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital

DALLAS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- When he arrived at Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital Oct. 20, 2008, Michael Hulshouser was a quadriplegic, stricken by Guillain-Barre Syndrome and barely able to lift his head. Four months later, under the care of his physician, therapist and the rehabilitation sta...

Probiotics may be able to help you keep fit and slim

Researchers from LIFE Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen are working on a promising research project that seems to indicate that probiotics have a slimming effect. Nutrition researchers from LIFE and Chr. Hansen, a Danish biotech company, are collaborating on a groundbreaking...

Using tools requires that the brain is able to control movements

Milan, Italy, 20 April 2009 - Our ability to use objects and tools to perform actions is essential to our daily activities, and it is developed to a level that is unique to our species. In a study performed by a scientific team of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the P...

Video: New First Response(R) Fertility Test Helps Women Answer the Question: Am I Able to Get Pregnant?

At-home Test Measures Hormone Levels That Indicate Egg Quality and Quantity PRINCETON, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Women trying to conceive are now able to buy at retail, a new test that can help them quickly and easily identify their potential for becoming pregnant. The First Response(R) F...

Review of Probiotic Trial Research Finds Only Bifantis(R) Able to Claim Efficacy for IBS Symptoms

Study Adds to Growing Evidence of B. Infantis 35624 Efficacy in IBS Population CINCINNATI, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A review by researchers at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) and University of Michigan (Ann Arbor , MI) of the utility of probiotics in the treatment of Irri...

Official Launch of ABLE TO CHOOSE Public Awareness Campaign

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ --- The ABLE TO CHOOSE public awareness campaign, www.abletochoose.org , driven by two years of research into public opinion on people with disabilities, will officially launch February 11, 2009, at the General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia. "The ABLE TO C...

Rural Areas Able to Increase Colon Cancer Screenings

As population ages, study finds destination states seeing higher volume of procedures THURSDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Arizona health-care providers can handle a significant increase in patients wanting colorectal cancer screening as baby boomers continue to flock to the desert st...

Diabetics with previous foot ulcers may be able to participate in walking program

COLUMBIA, Mo. More than 20 million Americans are living with diabetes, and that number is expected to increase by more than 5 million by 2010. One complication related to diabetes, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, (DM+PN), can cause individuals to develop foot ulcers and, in extreme cases, amputat...

Hospitals Now Able to Analyze Medical Mistakes without Fear of Lawsuits

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing concern over preventable harm to patients due to medical error has inspired a government agency to emulate a leading aviation safety system. An immediate outcome from recommendations in the IOM "Crossing the Quality Chasm" series of reports, is the...

Healthcare Providers Now Able to Perform Real-Time Patient Eligibility Verification

New SunTrust eClaim Revenue Gateway Alleviates Insurance Claim Processing and Payment Challenges for Healthcare Providers ATLANTA, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI ) today announced a new healthcare receivables solution for medical and dental practices of...

Customers Now Able to Receive Real Time, Online Assistance during Health Insurance Quote Process

With immediate online assistance from qualified health insurance underwriters, much of the frustration associated with filling out online insurance applications can be removed. The process will serve to not only comfort users, but expedite the entire process, saving the customer time and frustra...

Researchers Able to Continue their Work to Help Patients Thanks to McDevitt Excellence in Research Awards from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Awards go to Henry Ford Health System, MSU, U-M, Wayne State researchers DETROIT, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Five Michigan researchers whose work has helped improve health care for Michigan residents are receiving additional research dollars totaling $50,000 through Blue Cross Blue Shield o...

Laser light may be able to detect diseases on the breath

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15A team of scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder, has shown that by sampling a persons breath with laser light they can detect molecules in the breath that may be markers f...

Doctors will soon be able to feel organs via a display screen

With the aid of computerized image analysis, it may be possible in the future for radiologists to feel images with the help of a three-dimensional mouse. Erik Vidholm at Uppsala University has been involved in developing the new technology, which makes it easier to diagnose and plan the treatment...

Company's Award-Winning Sound Enhancement Technology Proven to Provide Superior Performance Over Other Technologies; Patent Will Enhance Able Planet, LINX AUDIO Brands

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Able Planet, a company founded on the principle of hearing preservation, enhancement and superior sound performance, today announced it has been awarded a patent for its innovative LINX AUDIO technology. The technology, originally developed for use i...

InfoWallet, A New Innovative Secure, Portable, Multi-Platform, Personal Life Manager Software Is Now Available

InfoWallet is an inexpensive, compact, and secure software program that keeps a person's valuable personal information private, yet conveniently accessible on any USB "Thumb" drive, in their pocket or on their computer. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2009...

The New Dragon Medical 10.1 is Now Available

Dragon Medical 10.1 is incredibly fast, stable, easy to use, and provides up to 99% accuracy right out of the box. The Nuance Dragon Medical 10.1 release presents a time and cost-saving opportunity for healthcare professionals not already embracing EMR, or the ideal chance for existing Dragon Med...

Nationwide Medical/Surgical Announces Preservative Free Flu Vaccine Available

Nationwide Medical/Surgical, a leading provider of the flu shot across the nation, has announced the availability of a preservative-free flu vaccine. (Vocus) March 11, 2009-- Nationwide Medical/Surgical, a leading provider of the flu shot across the nation, has announce...

Research Finds Why Omega-3 is Able to Improve Our Mood

A study done in University of Pittsburgh at Budapest, Hungary found some interesting results. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish like salmon//, are associated with increased grey matter volume in areas of the brain commonly linked to mood and behavior according to a University of Pittsburgh s...

Dermoscopy An Able Tool For The Fight Against Skin Cancer

Dermoscopy would make significant improvement in the fight against skin cancer. A study showed that the application of three basic criteria of dermoscopy gives more clarity for referring patients to a skin specialist. // This was shown in a study promoted by IDIBAPS-Hospital Clinic, in collaboratio...

Pill might be able to reduce the damage loud noise does to your hearing

It's the latest wrinkle in research toward finding a pill that will help protect and even treat hearing loss from exposure to loud noise. While the effort is hardly new, experts say it has picked up steam in just the past few years.// Starting in a few months, a group of 600 Marines will face ri...

Blood Test May be Able To Predict Heart Attack Risk

Oxidized phospholipids can be tested in blood to indicate the possibility// of heart attacks in people under 60 years of age. A report in the 7th July 2005 issue of New England Journal of Medicine indicates that the blood levels of Oxidized phospholipids may indicate the amount of fatty bu...

Cancer Patients Might Be Able To Actually Help Themselves

New research looks at why and what can be done to activate the cells to destroy tumors. Researchers say the failure of these immune cells to kill // cancer may be due to different cell priming or suppressing mechanisms. Researchers now say that they have found a method to activate the anti-canc...

Diabetics Can Now Be Able To Control Both Blood Sugar And Their Weight

Type 2 diabetics can now control their blood sugar without gaining weight or increasing their insulin doses, say researchers according to a new study.// In an effort to achieve near normal control of blood sugar research has resulted in a variety of drugs that lower blood sugar levels while improvi...

Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set of Teeth.

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have successfully regrown mouse teeth in a petri dish from single mouse cells - and they think humans are next. They hope to push the research in the direction where they could take initial tissue from a [human] patie...

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...

The Lupus Foundation of America Applauds New Legislation that Caps Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

...e that may provide a better quality of life for people with lupus. But these anticipated new treatments will mean nothing if people with lupus are not able to access them because they are cost-prohibitive. For example, some people with multiple sclerosis, another autoimmune disorder, may pay out-of-pocket...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

...quently, the study reported. Although Benedetti noted that "wine consumption was not an issue," she also acknowledged that the researchers "weren't able to look at the impact of wine as much as we wanted to because we didn't have enough information available." "And I wouldn't want to say that heavy ...

Verizon and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Launch Program to Help Victims Protect Themselves by Using Technology

...opic arm of Verizon, is designed to teach domestic violence advocates about the use of new technology. Armed with the latest tools, advocates will be able to pass on the information to survivors, support groups and law enforcement in their communities. On Friday (Aug. 7), approximately 50 domest...

DuPage Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Marianjoy Pediatric Continuing Care Program

...e program costs for the families it serves. Though many of the families are able to pay the initial $80 fee for a session, the economy and financial difficulties have discouraged parents from being able to enroll their children in additional programming sessions. "We ar...

Fumbled handoffs can lead to medical errors

... responsible for following up with the patient after discharge. Since the researchers looked retrospectively at the discharge summaries, they were able to see if test results reported after discharge called for a change in the patient treatment plan or management. "We found that a huge number -- ...

Nuvo Announces 2009 second quarter financial results

...2009, the Company's net loss declined significantly to $1.7 million compared to $2.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2008. The Company was able to reduce its net loss as lower research and development costs, an increase in licensing fee revenue and a foreign exchange gain more than exceeded in...

Courage Center Presents 2009 National Courage Award to Jordan Thomas

...gin his junior year at the College of Charleston. While hospitalized after his injury, Thomas was touched by the kids he saw who would never be able to achieve their dreams because they did not have the money to continue their recovery and rehabilitation. Part of the reason, he discovered, is that...

Beetroot Juice May Boost Stamina

...t cordial) for six days. After drinking the beetroot juice, the men were able to cycle for an average of 11.25 minutes -- 92 seconds longer than after co...nce of the findings to those people who suffer from poor fitness and may be able to use dietary supplements to help them go about their daily lives," Jones ...

Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access

...elivery is "a recipe for failure," said Alwyn Cassil, a spokeswoman for the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, D.C. "You won't be able to sustain the expanded coverage because it will just bankrupt us." Spending on health care this year is projected to reach $2.5 trillion, or 17.6...

X4 Labs to Create Solid Gold Male Enhancement Device for Rich Saudi Man

...ntly orders for $35,000 may become the norm for companies like X4 Labs. Defying the ongoing economic crisis, $35,000 shows that some are still able to afford the lavish purchases of the rich and famous. This male health accessory is the most expensive traction device ever produced and will likely ...

Omega Protein Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

...ced fish oil sales prices and increased costs of sales related to the 2008 fishing season inventory, there is a likelihood that the Company may not be able to remain in compliance with certain financial covenants for the remainder of 2009. If current conditions persist, it may be necessary for the Compan...

IPC The Hospitalist Company Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...d New Jersey, entered into during the second quarter of this year. Importantly, by leveraging our expenses across a larger revenue base, we have been able to substantially improve our operating margin, which increased by 130 basis points to 9.4% for the quarter and by 120 basis points to 9.7% for the yea...

Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

...ery in people who've had a stroke, a new study suggests. "One-third of patients who have strokes develop clinical depression, which makes them less able to recover from the stroke, worsens cognitive functioning, impairs social functioning and is associated with other adverse consequences," study co-aut...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

...influenza A or B antigens in about 15 minutes. Respiratory samples were used from 65 people known to have swine flu or seasonal flu. The tests were able to detect the H1N1 swine flu only when a high percentage of the virus was in the respiratory sample, which means that many infections would be missed,...
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