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Epidurals may not make labor last longer
(Reuters Health) - Giving pregnant women spinal anesthesia known as an epidural to ease their pain during the late stages of labor and delivery may not prolong the process, a new experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smudging of the Motor Cortex and Low Back Pain Severity Smudging of the Motor Cortex and Low Back Pain Severity
A new study explores the relationship between motor cortical reorganization and the severity and location of low back pain.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Why schizophrenia leads to social isolation
Michael Green, neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, has been fascinated with the human brain, behavior and mental illness since his undergraduate days.In graduate school at Cornell University, he worked in a state hospital with people who had schizophrenia. While working with them, Green noticed he could be having an ordinary conversation one moment, and then suddenly the conversation would shift dramatically, erasing the common ground they had established.“I have never encountered a condition so perplexing, both scientifically and clinically,” said Green, who is a seni...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Trial Compares Yoga, Strength Training, and Evidence-Based Advice for Addressing Back Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Portal-based Education Helps Curb Inappropriate MRIs for Low Back Pain Portal-based Education Helps Curb Inappropriate MRIs for Low Back Pain
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Abbott launches Proclaim DRG neurostim
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it launched its Proclaim dorsal root ganglion neurostimulator system designed to treat pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome of the lower limbs. The company’s Proclaim DRG system is designed to be used via Bluetooth with an Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) iPod touch as a system controller and is magnetic resonance-conditional and recharge free, all upgrades from previous versions of the device, the Abbott Park, Ill.-based company said. Abbott said it originally launched the DRG therapy system in 2016 and data from the Accurate study of it showed the system delivers “...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Abbott Source Type: news

What Recent Research is Saying About Sciatica Treatments
When an injury or other condition places internal pressure on the sciatic nerve, a large nerve which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg, it can result in tingling, weakness, numbness, discomfort, and even pain. Some patients may actually incur damage to the nerve itself, not just pressure, either from an injury like a pelvic fracture or slipped disk, or a foreign body like the growth of a tumor.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

Study identifies genetic clues to spinal stenosis
(Wiley) A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Operation Mend ’s 10th anniversary celebration raises more than $1.1 million for wounded veterans
UCLA Health ’s Operation Mend, a program for wounded U.S. veterans, celebrated its 10th anniversary at a Red, White and Denim-themed backyard party that raised more than $1.1 million to benefit the program.The celebration was held at the home of Operation Mend founder and philanthropist Ronald Katz on Sept. 24.  Nearly 600 guests attended, including 53 veterans who have been treated through the program and their caregivers. Operation Mend provides free surgical, medical and psychological services to  wounded service members injured in the line of duty after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attac...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Acupuncture could ease women's vulvar pain
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help the up to 14 million American women who experience genital pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unraveling the genetics of disc disease in dogs
(University of California - Davis) Since the early 1900s, veterinarians have observed intervertebral disc disease -- a common cause of back pain, rear limb paralysis and inability to walk -- more frequently in dogs with short legs (dachshund, French bulldog, and Pekingese to name a few.) But they couldn't pinpoint why -- until now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘ Opioid-Sparing Strategy ’ For Surgery Lowers Risk For Addiction
LOWELL (CBS) — For many people, the opioid addiction begins with prescription pain pills. It’s a story one local dad knows too well. After losing his son to an overdose he is now advocating for change — in the operating room. “You can see his bright, clear eyes and his warm smile. And really healthy and happy, really hopeful,” said Dr. James Baker describing his son, Max, after he shook his addiction to heroin. Max Baker (Photo Courtesy: Baker Family) “He said once the pills started it took less than a year to transition to heroin and he was an addict by 17,” Dr. Baker told WB...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Confronting The Crisis Dr. Mallika Marshall Exparel Lowell General Hospital opioid crisis Source Type: news

One year later: Abbey D ’Agostino reflects on her Olympic moment
It’s August during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Abbey D’Agostino is a runner in the 5,000-meter preliminary heat. She smiles and waves at the camera as it pans in front of the participants at their starting blocks — a positive, self-assured smile that stands out amongst the competitive grimaces around her. In this moment, she is where all track and field athletes aspire to be — at the pinnacle of their sport in an Olympic stadium. From injured to inspired With about a mile to go in the event, Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand is running in front of D’Agostino when she stumbl...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories ACL injury ACL injury prevention ACL surgery Dr. Mininder Kocher Sports Medicine Division Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew CEO Bohuon to retire | Personnel Moves – Oct. 10, 2017
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that its current CEO Olivier Bohuon has announced his intention to retire by the end of 2018 and that the company has begun a search for a new chief exec. Bohuon joined the company in 2011, and has overseen a significant rise in share value with the company since taking the corner office. “Since I joined the company in 2011, we have transformed Smith & Nephew into a more focused, efficient and innovative business and I am proud of the value we have created for all of our stakeholders. Looking ahead to the next long-term phase of growth, I have decided to announce...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Invacare Mainstay Medical Nuvasive prometrika royalphilips Smith & Nephew transmed7 Source Type: news

Life Changes in a Flash, Other Mass Shooting Survivors Say
CHICAGO (AP) — Every time there's a mass shooting, Adrian Littlefield relives the one that nearly killed him half a century ago when a sniper perched high in a tower fired down on a Texas college campus. There have been dozens of rampages since then, each one a reminder of how his life was forever changed by a stranger hell-bent on mayhem. "I still get frightened when those things happen," said Littlefield, now a 70-year-old preacher living in East Texas. "It stirs something inside me, a hurt that just never goes away." Survivors of mass shootings like the one in Las Vegas say what got them throug...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Judge: Nevro lawyer ’ s tactic ‘ sleazy ’ but legal in BSX patent spat
A federal judge in California found this week that although Nevro Corp.‘s (NYSE:NVRO) failure to correct a patent examiner’s misunderstanding of prior art was a little “sleazy,” it does not account to inequitable conduct. Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) argued that the prosecuting attorney had a duty to respond to the examiner’s confusion, which came about as part of an ongoing patent argument between the two companies. But federal judge Vince Chhabria ruled otherwise. “Although this argument is not unreasonable, it goes against the great weight of the case law, which stands for the pr...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Spinal Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific nevro Source Type: news

New shot for men and women
Today I want to tell you about a quick, painless procedure that will put the spontaneity back into your sex life. And you don’t have to take a pill and then wait 30 minutes or more… I’m talking about platelet-rich plasma, or PRP for short. I’ve used PRP in my patients to heal sports injuries, aching joints and surgical wounds. It’s better than a facelift to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. But PRP also works if you’re having trouble in the bedroom. More than a third of men suffer from sexual dysfunction. And 40% of women do too. I’m talking about everything from erectile dysfuncti...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Godly gift for arthritis pain
Big Pharma is at it again… Creating and selling a drug that causes thousands of heart attacks and strokes each year. In 2015, the FDA asked drug makers to strengthen their warning labels. Since then, most have listed their dangerous side effects on the bottle. But one manufacturer thought they didn’t have to warn people about their dangerous drug. They marketed their product as a “unique” breakthrough. They even published studies promising it was “safe for long-term use.” 1 The drug is a 7-year-old arthritis drug called Actemra. It’s made by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche....
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Ron Chernow Talks Grant, Hamilton and American Legacies
Above the entrance to Grant’s Tomb in New York City, figures representing Peace and Victory frame an inscription. The slogan’s brevity belies the difficulty of the idea: Let us have peace. On a recent afternoon, the biographer Ron Chernow perched on a nearby bench to discuss his latest offering, Grant, a sweeping study of the Civil War general and U.S. President whose body lies within that monument. Gazing up at North America’s largest mausoleum, Chernow recalls that Walt Whitman dubbed Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln the two “towering majestic figures” of the Civil War. “Most livin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized Books History Source Type: news

African power plant relieves migraine
I treat a lot of different kinds of chronic pain at my clinic. The patients most desperate for relief are the migraine sufferers. If you get migraines, you know they can knock you out for days at a time. The World Health Organization says migraines are to blame for more lost years of healthy life than multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, ovarian cancer and tuberculosis combined.1 But mainstream medicine knows very little about the cause of migraines or how to treat them. Most doctors prescribe Imitrex. That’s a drug to help relieve headaches, pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound.  But Imitrex can actually ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Brain Health Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Interactions between brain and spinal cord mediate value effects in nocebo hyperalgesia
Value information about a drug, such as the price tag, can strongly affect its therapeutic effect. We discovered that value information influences adverse treatment outcomes in humans even in the absence of an active substance. Labeling an inert treatment as expensive medication led to stronger nocebo hyperalgesia than labeling it as cheap medication. This effect was mediated by neural interactions between cortex, brainstem, and spinal cord. In particular, activity in the prefrontal cortex mediated the effect of value on nocebo hyperalgesia. Value furthermore modulated coupling between prefrontal areas, brainstem, and spin...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tinnermann, A., Geuter, S., Sprenger, C., Finsterbusch, J., Büchel, C. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Low-cost, high-volume services make up big portion of spending on unneeded health care
Low-cost, high-volume health services account for a high percentage of unnecessary health spending, adding strain to the health care system,  new UCLA-led research suggests.Analyzing data on 5.5 million patients in Virginia, the researchers found that services providing no net health benefits to patients cost that state ’s health care system more than $586 million in 2014. Of that amount, 65 percent went to low-cost, high-volume services such as unnecessary lab tests.The findings arepublished in the October issue of the peer-reviewed journal  Health Affairs.The researchers relied on a large Virginia claims ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fresh Perspectives on Safer Patient Lifting and Moving
Lifting and moving are among the most important but dangerous endeavors in which EMS providers engage. The consequences of a misstep can be devastating and long-lasting. Consider the case of a healthy paramedic in a large municipal service. He was a former kickboxer and avid weightlifter at the time of his injury. On the day he was injured, he was taking a patient down a flight of stairs on a flexible Reeves stretcher. As he and his partner were descending the stairs, the patient moved, causing the EMS crew and patient to fall. The paramedic sustained a serious injury to his back. Due to the typical "I don't need help...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Niklavs Eglitis, BS, NRP Tags: Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Fresh Perspectives on Safer Patient Lifting and Moving
Lifting and moving are among the most important but dangerous endeavors in which EMS providers engage. The consequences of a misstep can be devastating and long-lasting. Consider the case of a healthy paramedic in a large municipal service. He was a former kickboxer and avid weightlifter at the time of his injury. On the day he was injured, he was taking a patient down a flight of stairs on a flexible Reeves stretcher. As he and his partner were descending the stairs, the patient moved, causing the EMS crew and patient to fall. The paramedic sustained a serious injury to his back. Due to the typical "I don't need help...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Niklavs Eglitis, BS, NRP Tags: Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Sent $100,000 Overseas Before Attack
(LAS VEGAS) — The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, the authorities said Tuesday. Meanwhile, investigators are taking a harder look at the shooter’s girlfriend and what she might have known about the attack, with the sheriff naming her a “person of interest” and saying the FBI is bringing her back to the U.S. on Wednesday for questioning. Authorities are trying to determine why...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Ritter & Mike Balsamo / AP Tags: Uncategorized Nevada onetime Source Type: news

Quick Recovery After Outpatient Knee Replacement (Video)
Treatment TermsKnee replacement surgeryKnee pain and knee injuryOrthopaedicsJoint Replacement Surgery Author Erin Hull Overview Lee Tucker opted for outpatient knee replacement surgery after a 40-year-old knee injury prevented him from getting around. He's glad he did. Now the Duke football facility manager is back to enjoying his job and life at home. Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Opting for Outpatient Surgery for Knee Replacement ContentWhile members of the Duke football team were improving their agility, finessing their sacks and blocks and increasing their speed, a mem...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Hip pain in young athletes: Q & A with a sports medicine specialist
When your child plays a sport, it’s often hard to tell where everyday aches and pains end and a potentially serious injury begins. Bumps and bruises are anything but rare in contact sports, and muscle soreness can be a common complaint for any young athlete — especially given the rigor of youth athletics these days. So how do you know when your child’s hip pain is due to an actual injury? Dr. Mininder Kocher, orthopedic surgeon and Associate Director of the Sports Medicine Division at Boston Children’s Hospital, helps answer parents’ questions about hip pain in young athletes. What are s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Ask the Expert Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Division of Sports Medicine Dr. Mininder Kocher FAI femoracetabular impingement hip dysplasia hip impingement labral tear Source Type: news

Pain in back? Try THESE six exercise moves at home to ease discomfort
PAIN in back affects millions in the UK, but regularly doing exercise could help symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest on Low Back Pain
Here ’s an update on the ACP’s latest guideline on noninvasive treatment options for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Reducing EMS Provider Lift Injuries
A culture of safety is a big thing for all first responders; in fact, it's everything. As we all know, when exposure to risk is mitigated, life is easier for everyone. But-and there's always a but-what do we do when a safety culture is broken? Even worse, what do we do when injury, pain and disability are shrugged off, as is common in many public safety departments, as just being part of the job? Crippling Injuries Injury, disability and even death are risks that every first responder accepts when entering the profession. Back injuries alone account for more than 20% of all workplace injuries in the United States and are a...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P (ret.) Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Book Review: Blinded by Hope
The words, “You’ve suffered no hardship,” ring in Meg McGuire’s ears as she watches her forty-three year old son receive a sentence to four years in prison. It is then that she realizes there are some things a mother’s love simply cannot overcome, and mental illness is one of them. In her riveting memoir, Blinded by Hope: My Journey Through My Son’s Bipolar Illness and Addiction, McGuire tells the story of her son Ryan who battles bipolar, addiction and incarceration. Yet on a much larger level, McGuire exposes the messy and often heartbreaking reality of mental illness. In the...
Source: Psych Central - October 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Bipolar Book Reviews Dual Diagnosis Family Parenting Personal Stories Substance Abuse Bipolar Disorder Depression skateboarding Source Type: news

The influence of divided attention on walking turns: effects on gait control in young adults with and without a history of low back pain - Smith JA, Gordon J, Kulig K.
The cognitive control of gait is altered in individuals with low back pain, but it is unclear if this alteration persists between painful episodes. Locomotor perturbations such as walking turns may provide a sensitive measure of gait adaptation during divi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

A Model Almost Lost Her Eye After Getting a Sclera Tattoo. Here ’s Why She Did It
A Canadian woman nearly lost her eye after undergoing a dangerous and increasingly popular procedure to permanently color in the whites of her eyes. Catt Gallinger, a 24-year-old model, had sought out a “sclera tattoo” — a relatively new trend in which people get ink injected into their eyeball to turn the sclera, or the white part of the eyeball, into a different color. Gallinger’s procedure last month went wrong and left purple ink oozing out of her eye, which quickly became swollen, infected and painful. “It hurt. It burned,” Gallinger told TIME on Friday. “At its worst, it&rsq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

At Your Service: Another Way of Quieting Anxiety
The Bully Within and Without A young man described his anxiety as being like a gang of bullies surrounding and taunting him with invectives such as, “You’re going to fail anyway, so why bother trying?” “Nothing is ever going to work for you.” “What if everything falls apart?” These inner demons echoed some of what he came to believe when he was in middle school — a period which seems to be the bane of the existence for many teens. It tends to be a point in their development when they cross an invisible line into their own personal hell. In his case there were actua...
Source: Psych Central - September 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety General Happiness Psychotherapy Relaxation and Meditation Self-Esteem Self-Help Source Type: news

SSM Health Physical Therapy acquires SpineCare Inc.
SSM Health Physical Therapy has acquired local spinal pain care and rehabilitation provider SpineCare Inc. With the acquisition, SpineCare's office on North New Ballas becomes part of the SSM system, joining a network of more than 60 physical therapy centers across the region. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are looking forward to both joining a market leader in spine and pain physical th erapy and becoming part of the SSM-Select Medical family,” Janice Klein, former owner of SpineCare,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Beyonc é Had Lady Gaga’s Back When She Needed a Friend
Lady Gaga has been having a rough year, luckily her friends are there to help her through. After cancelling her Brazil tour due to chronic pain, the singer has opened up about her struggle with fibromyalgia, which she also discussed in her Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. As she continues to raise awareness about her pain and the condition, her friends have been rallying around her. To help Gaga stay cozy and warm, Beyoncé sent her an Ivy Park hoodie. Per modern custom, Gaga posted a selfie wearing the sweatshirt on Instagram as a thank you note to her friend. She noted in the photo’s caption that she...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized Beyonce celebrities Lady Gaga Source Type: news

You Asked: What Is Belly Button Lint?
Poor Georg Steinhauser. A professor of ecology and radiation studies at Leibniz University in Germany, Steinhauser would love to talk about the important environmental research his team is conducting. But back in 2009, he published a study on the nature of “navel fluff,” which is the technical term for belly button lint. He’s been hounded by curious patients and journalists ever since. “It was a fun study, and I enjoyed the public attention for a while,” he says. But now he’s over it and ready to move on. Steinhauser’s study captured the public’s attention because it tapped i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized belly button belly button lint belly button pain how does lint get in your belly button Research what causes belly button lint what is belly button lint where does belly button lint come from Source Type: news

Infographic: Low Back Pain
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Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

More Buildings, Perhaps Lives at Risk Following Mexico Quake
MEXICO CITY (AP) — As many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage in Mexico City nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake collapsed 38 structures. The risk of delayed collapse is real:  The cupola of Our Lady of Angels Church, damaged and cracked by the Sept. 19 quake, split in half and crashed to the ground Sunday evening. There were no injuries. Nervous neighbors continued calling police Monday as apparently new cracks appeared in their apartment buildings or existing ones worsened, even as the city struggled to get back to normality. Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno sa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Maria Verza and Christine Amario, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Relievant Medsystems taps ex-Cameron Health chief Hykes for CEO | Personnel Moves, Sept. 26, 2017
Relievant Medsystems said it named former Cameron Medical chief Kevin Hykes to be its new CEO, effective immediately. Hykes, who led Cameron Health to a $1.35 billion buyout in 2012 by Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), replaced Alex DiNello, who was named COO, Relievant said. Relievant makes the Intracept device for treating lower back pain. Hykes was most recently chairman & CEO of Metavention, which is developing treatments for Type II diabetes, and an operating partner at Versant Ventures. “Kevin is a highly respected industry veteran with an exceptional track record of building and leading strong teams,...
Source: Mass Device - September 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat Breathtec Biomedical Inc Histogenics HistoSonics Inc. integer lombardmedical Masimo Medizone pulmodyne Relievant Medsystems Inc. RTI Surgical Source Type: news

How Nick Kroll Turned His Most Embarrassing Puberty Stories into a New Animated Series
For most people, puberty is an embarrassing experience that they would never willingly revisit. But that’s precisely why comedian Nick Kroll wanted to address it in his new animated comedy series, Big Mouth, which hits Netflix Sept. 29. “As open as society is, there are still certain things that we feel like are too awkward to talk about,” he tells TIME. “And those are the things that we wanted to zero in on specifically.” Big Mouth follows pals Nick (voiced by Kroll) and Andrew (voiced by John Mulaney) as they navigate the awkwardness and uncertainty of puberty. It does so in a way that&rsquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Eadicicco Tags: Uncategorized Cartoons Comedy Jenny Slate Netflix nick kroll Television Source Type: news

Getting her life back: Amelia overcomes chronic pain
The pain seemed to come from nowhere. Although fifth-grader Amelia Watt had sprained her ankle playing soccer a few weeks earlier, the injury had seemed inconsequential. Yet now, she couldn’t put any weight on her foot without crying. Soon, the burning pain crept up her leg and her foot began to turn purple. Even taking a shower had become excruciating. At age 11, this vibrant, active girl was relegated to crutches, afraid to walk. Eventually, Amelia’s local physicians diagnosed her with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a chronic pain condition believed to be caused by malfunction of the nervous system. C...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic pain Chronic Pain Clinic complex regional pain syndrome Dr. Edin Randall Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center (PPRC) Source Type: news

The Difference Between President Trump and President Obama ’s Reactions to the NFL Kneeling Movement
Almost a year after Colin Kaepernick first knelt as the U.S. national anthem played ahead of a game, his silent protest has once again become the subject of national attention — this time, because President Trump has launched a days-long tirade at players who have joined the movement. But while a year ago, it was the act of kneeling in protest police treatment of African Americans that captured the most attention, in 2017, it appears to be Trump’s unconventional response to the act. Since Friday, the Commander in Chief has called for NFL fans to walk out of games if they saw a player kneel, and added on Twitter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

NFL Owners Should Stand Up to Donald Trump on National Anthem Protests
With his threat at the United Nations this past week to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary, and his labeling of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “Rocket Man” on a “suicide mission,” President Donald Trump escalated his war of words with a country flirting with a nuclear strike. Few world leaders at the General Assembly cheered him. On Friday, Trump got his applause — by hurling his “tough” talk at America’s de facto national pastime, NFL football. At a rally in Huntsville, Ala., in support of Republican Senator Luther Strange, Trump cursed some of its ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump NFL onetime Roger Goodell Source Type: news

Inflammatory Spinal Disorders Common in IBD Patients Inflammatory Spinal Disorders Common in IBD Patients
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) and inflammatory back pain are common in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients two decades after IBD diagnosis, according to findings from the IBSEN study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Metavention CEO hops to another VC-backed startup
Kevin Hykes has left his post as CEO of Metavention to take over as top executive at another venture capital backed startup that is now exploring opening a Twin Cities office. Hykes has been named CEO of Relievant Medsystems, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company that aims to treat lower back pain by destroying nerves. He was previously CEO of Metavention, whose headquarters moved from California to Eden Prairie under Hykes' leadership. Metavention develops technology to tr eat diabetes. Asked whether… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Undetected fractures linked to back pain in older men
(Reuters Health) - About three in five older men with tiny spinal fractures related to osteoporosis reported new or worsening back pain in a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims
Conclusion The results from this very small randomised controlled trial showed that people having LP therapy in addition to usual CFS/ME care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms at six months, and improved school attendance and depressive symptoms at 12 months. However, there are a number of limitations to this research that need to be considered: Participants in both groups improved, so both treatments were effective to some extent. This was a very small trial, and the results analysis involved fewer than the 100 people recruited. It would need to be repeated in a much larger group to demonstr...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

i-Fect Delivers Plasmids!
Important for Gene Expression Studies.I have posted many examples of how our customers usei-FectTM  and otherTransfection Solutions for Gene Manipulation Studies. There are also manypublications.Here we feature how i-Fect was used to delivery plasmids to the CNS: Sara Elramah, Mar ía José López-González, Matthieu Bastide, Florence Dixmérias, Olivier Roca-Lapirot, Anne-Cécile Wielanek-Bachelet, Anne Vital, Thierry Leste-Lasserre, Alexandre Brochard, Marc Landry& Alexandre Favereaux.Spinal miRNA-124 regulates synaptopodin and nociception in an animal model of bone ...
Source: Neuromics - September 21, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Bone Cancer Pain cancer biology iFect Plasmids Transfection Reagents Source Type: news

i-Fect Deliver Plasmids to the CNS
Important for Gene Expression Studies.I have posted many examples of how our customers usei-FectTM  and otherTransfection Solutions for Gene Manipulation Studies. There are also manypublications.Here we feature how i-Fect was used to delivery plasmids to the CNS: Sara Elramah, Mar ía José López-González, Matthieu Bastide, Florence Dixmérias, Olivier Roca-Lapirot, Anne-Cécile Wielanek-Bachelet, Anne Vital, Thierry Leste-Lasserre, Alexandre Brochard, Marc Landry& Alexandre Favereaux.Spinal miRNA-124 regulates synaptopodin and nociception in an animal model of bone ...
Source: siRNA and DsiRNA Transfection Efficiency - September 21, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: C iFect Plasmid Transfection Plasmid Vector shRNA plasmids Source Type: news