Category Archives for Medical News

Breakthrough Technology: Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention Now Portable

Tampa, FL — (SBWIRE) — 01/29/2014 — A remarkable new portable vascular compression system weighs only one pound and offers a 17-hour battery life. Typically, vascular compression devices applied to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are 10- to 15-pound calibrated…

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Is It Fattening? Believe It or Not, Your Nose Knows!

A recent eye-opening study by the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia discovered that people can detect the fat content of food via their sense of smell. The same test was conducted three times; once in Philly with people of…

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Why We React to Pain in Different Ways

Ever wondered why some people are much more sensitive to pain than others? Your sister might react intensely to a pin prick, while you would barely blink.  There are those kids that stumble and bump themselves, and get up with…

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New Technology Addresses Sleep Apnea Head On

With 18 million Americans losing sleep at night due to sleep apnea, a new pacemaker-like device that stimulates the nerve in the neck that controls those muscles that keep the airway open is sure to bring relief to many. While…

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Rise of Orthopedic Rehab Specially Geared Towards Children in Response to Increase in Sports Injuries

More than 3.5 million children receive treatment for sports injury annually, with high-school athletes accounting for an estimated 2 million of them. With a growing  year-round emphasis on competitive sports – especially single-sport concentration and intense training regimens – medical…

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Hope for All You Spring Fever Sufferers

Until now there were only 2 options to make the season more bearable to all those with pollen allergies – either take an antihistamine or get regular injections of immunotherapy. A new breakthrough treatment is just starting to make waves…

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Can a Cup a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Seems there are some more benefits to that daily cuppa coffee than just that shot of caffeine. Mayo Clinic Researchers have just uncovered a link between drinking coffee and a lower risk of PCS – a rare autoimmune liver disease…

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Higher Mortality Rate Post-Heart Surgery for Cancer Survivors

They’ve survived cancer only to be felled by heart problems years later. According to a recent study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, individuals having undergone radiation to treat cancer in the past may have a worse prognosis…

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Is There Such Thing as “Too Much” Care?

Among the many dilemmas faced by physicians in today’s healthcare system, one of the trickiest is deciding how much care is enough – and how much is too much.  Armed with ever evolving technology and treatment options, and without clear…

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Your “Off Day” May be the Day to Get to the ER

What can you do to detect a heart attack early on and prevent fatal results? Too Many symptoms of a heart attack go unrecognized or are often overlooked by the patient as an ‘off’ day. Innocuous looking symptoms include, indigestion,…

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