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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

Patients and physicians familiar with the symptoms of and treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome respond to Rep. Henry Waxman's denial of the sleep disorder. Waxman's statements also bring to light the overall lack of awareness about the disease among Americans. Atlanta, ...

Travelers Face Greater Risk of Leg Clots

Review finds danger up to three times higher for this serious condition MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- A review of past research confirms what many experts have long believed: People who travel bear a significantly higher risk for developing potentially life-threatening blood clots...

No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots

Taking precautions best way to avoid deep vein thrombosis, report says TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof that genetic testing can help prevent the potentially dangerous blood clots called deep vein thrombosis, a new U.S. government report shows. The presence of ...

A Little Bit of Leg Work Goes a Long Way for Travel Advantage Network and Mental Health Charity

MILLERSVILLE, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel Advantage Network employees did a little leg work one recent mellow spring morning to support the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression . In fact, they did two-and-a-half kilometers of it. (Photo: http://...

Arterial disease of the leg frequently overlooked in patients with heart disease

New York, N.Y. April 28, 2009 Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs, in which the arteries become blocked with plaque and blood supply to the legs is reduced, affects eight million people in the U.S. Early detection of PAD is important because it can limit the ability to walk and exercis...

Maggots as Good as Gel in Leg Ulcer Treatments

But while larval therapy works well, study says there's no rush to abandon standard care FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- The use of maggots to treat leg ulcers is similar to standard hydrogel therapy in terms of health benefits and costs, according to British researchers. Deb...

Drug-Eluting Stents Show Promise for Leg Arteries

Fewer repeat procedures were needed in people with peripheral arterial disease, study finds,, TUESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Treating peripheral arterial disease with drug-eluting stents may save lives and limbs in people with severely obstructed arteries, Greek researchers have...

Exercise improves leg pain caused by arterial disease

OAK BROOK, Ill. Patients with leg pain caused by arterial disease may be able to forego treatment of the affected artery by participating in hospital-supervised exercise, according to a new study published in the February issue of Radiology . Intermittent claudication is a painful leg condit...

Tamaris Announces Foot and Leg Ulcers Pose Significant Health Threat

A new research study could redefine treatment for disease Chicago, IL (Vocus) January 27, 2009 -- Americans are living longer, but living longer means our aging population is at greater risk for acquiring disease. For those with high cholesterol, diabetes and high blo...

Walking Is Good for Blocked Leg Arteries

Study shows value of exercise in treating peripheral arterial disease TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone looking for proof that a planned program of walking is good for people with the leg blood-vessel blockage called peripheral arterial disease (PAD) should check the results ...

Kay Renz Steps into PR Position for Cosmetic Foot, Leg and Vein Doctor, Jodi Schoenhaus

Watch Dr. Schoenhaus Perform Foot Fat Pad Restoration on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- "Walk with comfort and look great doing it" is more than a tag line for Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus. As a highly experienced foot surgeon, she is a leading exper...

Overweight children at increased risk of arm and leg injuries following motor vehicle crash

Children who are overweight or obese are over two and a half times more likely to suffer injuries to their upper and lower extremities following a motor vehicle crash compared with normal weight children, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center f...

Spinal Anesthesia Doesn't Cause Restless Leg Syndrome

Study also finds spinal anesthesia doesn't worsen pre-existing RLS ,,,, WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Spinal anesthesia won't cause or worsen restless legs syndrome. That's the conclusion of a new study published as a letter to the editor in the Nov. 20 issue of the New En...

CME Publication Gives Clinicians a Leg Up in Treating Disorders of the Lower Extremities

MONTVALE, N.J., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A young flight attendant complains of swelling and tightness in her right leg and a heavy feeling that prevents her from exercising. Will the ultrasound results indicate deep vein thrombosis or peripheral arterial disease? Overlapping symptomatology and...

Common Drug Eases Leg Pain From Walking

More than half taking naftidrofuryl, a blood vessel medication, improved distances 50% WEDNESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- The prescription drug naftidrofuryl eases leg cramps caused by narrowing blood vessels and enables patients to walk farther, according to Belgian researchers. ...

Mix of 2 pain-relief procedures can end chronic back and leg pain without drugs

CHICAGO April 22, 2008 Help is on the way for patients who have undergone back surgery but who continue to suffer from chronic pain in their backs and legs, thanks to a novel technology pioneered by two Chicago-area pain management specialists. Called a hybrid technique, the procedure combi...

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Leg Artery Blockages

But doctors are divided on whether supplements are a good option WEDNESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- New research has discovered that people with low blood levels of vitamin D were found to have a higher incidence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), potentially dangerous blockage...

Drug-Coated Balloons Keep Leg Arteries Open: Study

Small German trial could be a breakthrough treatment in vascular disease WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-coated stents haven't worked well for blocked leg arteries, but German doctors are reporting good initial results with drug-coated balloons, which are inserted at the en...

Minor Leg Injuries Might Boost Blood Clot Risk

Simple damage such as sprain or muscle rupture raised venous thrombosis odds, study says THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Minor leg injures -- including ankle sprains and muscle ruptures -- could raise the risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs, suggests a study by researchers in the Net...

Few Americans Know of Leg Artery Danger

Peripheral arterial disease is common and sometimes deadly, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of adult Americans polled recently said they knew little or nothing about peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a very common blockage of blood vessels in th...

MEDIHONEY Used to Prevent Amputation of Patient's Leg

Clinicians at major NY hospital tout MEDIHONEY(TM) at press conference PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI) , a provider of advanced wound care products, announced today that MEDIHONEY was the focus of a major press conference las...

Simpler Test May Be Best for Diagnosing Blood Clots in Leg

Compression ultrasound similar to more expensive whole-leg color ultrasound, study finds,,,, TUESDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- An older, simpler test to look for blood clots in the leg -- called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT -- is as effective as a newer, more expensive test, new res...

Gene Linked With Restless Leg Syndrome Spotted Out

Scientists have identified the first gene that is linked to Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), which is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide . RLS is characterised by powerful, most often overpowering need to move the legs and is also a major cause of insomnia and sle...

A Young Girl Loses Her Leg Due to Surgeon’s Carelessnes

Bhubaneswar: A 12-year-old girl was allegedly operated on her leg instead of her polio-afflicted hand in Orissa's coastal district of Jajpur, some 100 km from here, the// patient's father complained. The girl was a victim of an unusual case of polio affecting the hand, but the surgeons on Sat...

Simple Arm Exercises Could Help Relieving Leg Pain

Simple arm exercises could help beat peripheral vascular disease - a blood circulation problem that causes severe leg pain, says a study //. John Saxton and other researchers from Sheffield Hallam University's centre for sport and exercise science studied more than 100 patients aged between 50...

Mirapexin to Treat Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome or the shaking leg syndrome is a common type of disorder in which the patient develops tingling and itching sensation in their legs//. For the first time Europe has approved the drug to be sold to treat the disorder. It affects the nerves and causes aches and pains. Statistic...

Restless leg syndrome may remain under-diagnosed in many

A large multinational population study had brought into focus that restless leg syndrome// may remain under-diagnosed and untreated in people and in turn severely hamper the quality of life for them. Restless leg syndrome is a disorder of neurological origin. This condition happens when the ur...

Restless leg syndrome can be a family trait

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder of neurological origin. This condition happens when the urge to move one’s// legs becomes strong even if the person is stationary. The people suffering from the condition suffer from sensations like burning or itching, or even sensations of something crawling on ...

Prevention Of Recurrent Leg Ulcers

Latest research shows that combination treatment proves to be the best option to substantially reduce the risk of recurrent leg ulcers.// Surgery to remove part of the affected vein in addition to compression treatment was investigated as a new treatment option for leg ulcers .Surgery did not p...

Exercise helps people with cramping leg pain

A new study published by New England Journal of Medicine suggests that patients who have cramping leg pain symptomatic of peripheral arterial disease(PAD) may benefit from walking a little// while longer, even as the pain persists. Kerry J. Stewart, Johns Hopkins University, Director of Clinic...

Exercise helps with leg cramps

According to a recent study researchers have observed that there is evidence which shows that exercise, even though painful, is the best way forward in peripheral arterial disease. Around five per cent of those aged 55// or over will be affected by peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition whe...

Support for patients with Leg Pain

According to a new study, it is found that antioxidant treatment improves circulation and reduces pain in patients with peripheral artery disease. Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs with blood.// It affects an estimated 5 million to 10 million people in t...

Good treatment for leg ulcers

According to a new review of the medical proof, the drug pentoxifylline is effective in the treatment of venous leg ulcers. Venous leg ulcers are caused by poor circulation and they are quite common among people aged 60 or over. Standard treatment is by compression stretch bandages, but up to a thi...

Schwarzenegger Undergoes Surgery for Broken Leg

Actor and governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone surgery for his broken leg. Schwarzenegger broke his right femur while skiing in Sun Valley// in Idaho Dec 23. The surgery took place three days later and doctors used screws and cables to fix together broken fragments of bone. ...

Skin Cancer Tumour Removed from Laura Bush's Leg

US First Lady Laura Bush had a skin cancer tumour removed from her leg in November, the White House has said.// The wife of US President George W. Bush had a biopsy of a small sore on the shin of her right leg shortly before US congressional elections, White House spokesperson Eryn Witcher sai...

MRSA Causes Man To Face Prospect Of Losing Leg

Sandy Davidson, who was being treated for a bowel complaint, now faces the risk of losing his leg after he caught the MRSA superbug in the hospital. // His left foot became infected when he was being treated, but nurses told him it was nothing. He was sent home, but returned four months later only ...

ConvaTec Launches Versiva(R) XC(R) Campaign and Best Practice Statement

...ols of care managing chronic wounds such as venous leg ulcers(4) and pressure ulcers.(6) In the study in patients with venous leg ulcers, there was a significant reduction (p<0....ronic and acute wounds, including pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, partial thickness (s...

Muscle Density Linked to Disability

...d were those who scored lowest on measures of physical function, such as walking speed, ability to stand up from a chair repeatedly, grip strength and leg strength. The researchers also found that people with the least dense thigh muscles -- meaning more fat than lean tissue -- were more likely to be ...

Paper Highlights Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Medical-Grade Honey in Topical Wound Care

...ounds such as: diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis leg ulcers, arterial leg ulcers, leg ulcers of mixed etiology, pressure ulcers (I-IV), ...

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

...epeatedly begged the nurse to call her doctor, but the nurse ignored her pleas, instead giving her pain medication and suggesting that it was simply a leg spasm. Sandbo then developed incontinence, a sign of neurologic damage, according to testimony. During rounds the next morning, ...
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