FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy
FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 -- There's no evidence that a growing trend called whole body cryotherapy is effective, but it does pose a number of risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. In whole body cryotherapy, people are placed in an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Want to Burn Maximum Calories? Here are Ten Clever Ways to Do It
How Can I burn 5000 calories a day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Alex Lightman, Co-Author, Amazon bestseller Augmented: Life In The Smart Lane, on Quora: How Can I burn 5000 calories a day? This is a great question, here are ten steps to get you there, based on my details for clarity, which you can abstract and personalize to fit your metabolism. Develop a regular pattern of sleep and be well rested. Surprisingly few people can develop the discipline of going to bed at the same time, getting to sleep qui...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Cold Therapy? Maybe Better Save Your Money
Whole body cryotherapy, which began with elite athletes, is going mainstream, but there ’ s little evidence it helps. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Cryotherapy Health Care Decoded Tissue (Human) Source Type: news

Cryoablation Successfully Treats Recurrent Mesothelioma
Radiologists at the UCLA Medical Center are successfully killing tumor cells with extreme cold, also known as cryoablation, in patients with recurrent pleural mesothelioma. An outpatient procedure with few complications, cryoablation freezes the localized tumors with argon gas or liquid nitrogen, allowing patients to fight the almost-inevitable cancer recurrence after surgery. Dr. Fereidoun Abtin, a UCLA radiologist who performs the procedure, told Asbestos.com he is “convinced it works well for these patients.” “The results have been impressive, a lot better than what else is out there in the literature ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 6, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: cryoablation for cancer cryoablation for mesothelioma cryosurgery for mesothelioma cryotherapy for mesothelioma freezing cancer tumors mesothelioma treatment Source Type: news

CSA Medical Announces First Use of Significantly Reduced Diameter Cryogen Decompression Tube in a truFreeze(R) Spray Cryotherapy Case
LEXINGTON, Mass., Dec. 1, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CSA Medical today announced the initial use of a modified cryogen decompression tube (CDT) during a truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy (SCT) case at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. ... Devices, Product Launch CSA Medical, truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy, cryogen decompression tube (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA clears Channel Medical Cerene endometrial ablation trial
Channel Medsystems said today it won FDA investigational device exemption trial approval to run a pivotal trial of its Cerene cryotherapy device designed for endometrial ablation. The multicenter pivotal trial aims to examine the safety and effectiveness of the Emeryville, Calif.-based company’s Cerene device in endometrial ablation procedures for women with heavy menstrual bleeding who are finished with childbearing. “We expect that the Clarity study will confirm that the Cerene device can support a comfortable procedure without the need for IV sedation or narcotic pain medication. This is the first endometria...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Channel Medsystems Source Type: news

Noninvasive imaging technique protects healthy tissues during freezing of cancer lesions
(SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) A new article in the Journal of Biomedical Optics reports on an imaging technique for real-time optoacoustic temperature monitoring during cryotherapy which helps protect healthy adjacent tissues while treating cancerous lesions. The journal is published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Opioid crisis in rural areas may be tackled through telemedicine
GILES COUNTY, Va. — Robert Devereaux is a family physician in this southwest corner of Virginia, where problems around prescription opioid use far outstrip the capacity of psychiatrists and addiction specialists available to treat them. When he found crushed fragments of painkiller pills inside the nose of an older patient with chronic back pain, the […]Related:CDC whistleblower claims agency has been using wrong Zika testThat horrible morning sickness you’re having? It’s actually a good sign for the baby.The hot hype and cold reality of cryotherapy. Does it freeze your pains away? (Source: Washing...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The hot hype and cold reality of cryotherapy. Does it freeze your pains away?
A new ice age is here. And it’s making amazing promises of pain-free joints and sculpted abs. Cryotherapy – a freezing treatment turned piping-hot health trend – is being hyped by spas across the country, many of which sprang up within the last year. Among them, NYC Cryo in New York promises that cryotherapy leads […]Related:The pill mill doctor who prescribed thousands of opioids and billed dead patientsMark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $3 billion effort aims to rid world of major diseases by end of centuryGonorrhea is more dangerous than ever as resistance to antibiotics grows (Source: W...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Cold, Hard Solution for Oral Mucositis A Cold, Hard Solution for Oral Mucositis
Oral cryotherapy provides simple, cheap prophylaxis in select cancer patients undergoing chemo, but more randomized controlled trials are needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cryotherapy can burn 800 calories in THREE minutes in temperatures of MINUS 140 degrees
It's been used by athletes to speed up recovery but fans of cryotherapy say it can aid weightloss too. Kelly Edwards, 35, from NSW, tried it to ease pain but says it helped her drop a dress size in six weeks (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cryotherapy: Is Freezing The Future Of Health?
Cryotherapy has many believing this once sci-fi approach can be the future to better health and recovery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 4, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane evidence for athletes
We have rounded up Cochrane evidence to help support athletes seeking to win a gold medal …and for everyone that is inspired to get active!Cryotherapy: does it work and is it safe?Injection treatments for Achilles tendinopathyKnee orthoses for patellofemoral pain syndromeRubefacients for musculoskeletal painStretching -does it reduce muscle soreness after exercise?Treating Shoulder (proximal humeral) fractures in adultsTropical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for acute musculoskeletal painSurgical fixation methods for tibial plateau fractures Featured Review:Topical NSAIDs for acute musculoskeletal pain i...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 3, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Zero ° Collar Provides Immediate Field-Ready Cryotherapy for Head and Neck Injuries
Basalt, CO, July 18, 2016 – Talus Research + Design, a Colorado company that develops field-ready first aid solutions, has introduced its first product, the Zero ° Collar ( “ Zero Degree Collar ” ). The Zero ° Collar is the first cold therapy specifically designed for field-side use to alleviate pain and inflammation in the head and neck following athletic injuries that are often associated with concussion . The Zero ° Collar was developed by a team of medical device experts with more than 60 years of combined experience creating medical technologies. Its custom, propri...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Product Announcements Source Type: news

Zero ° Collar Provides Immediate Field-Ready Cryotherapy for Head and Neck Injuries
Basalt, CO, July 18, 2016 – Talus Research + Design, a Colorado company that develops field-ready first aid solutions, has introduced its first product, the Zero° Collar (“Zero Degree Collar”). The Zero° Collar is the first cold therapy specifically designed for field-side use to alleviate pain and inflammation in the head and neck following athletic injuries that are often associated with concussion. The Zero° Collar was developed by a team of medical device experts with more than 60 years of combined experience creating medical technologies. Its custom, proprietary desi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Product Announcements Source Type: news

Zero ° Collar Provides Immediate Field-Ready Cryotherapy for Head and Neck Injuries
Basalt, CO, July 18, 2016 – Talus Research + Design, a Colorado company that develops field-ready first aid solutions, has introduced its first product, the Zero° Collar (“Zero Degree Collar”). The Zero° Collar is the first cold therapy specifically designed for field-side use to alleviate pain and inflammation in the head and neck following athletic injuries that are often associated with concussion. The Zero° Collar was developed by a team of medical device experts with more than 60 years of combined experience creating medical technologies. Its custom, proprietary de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Product Announcements Source Type: news

FDA slams spas' cryotherapy claims
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has deemed whole-body cryotherapy a sham -- and a risky one at that. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware whole body cryotherapy claims, FDA warns
HealthDay News Whole body cryotherapy -- a trendy treatment used for everything from arthritis pain to Alzheimer's -- may pose serious health risks, the FDA warns. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns
Health benefits aren't proven, and trendy treatment carries risk of injury (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns
FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 -- Whole body cryotherapy -- a trendy treatment that has been used for everything from arthritis pain to Alzheimer's -- may pose serious health risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. "Based on purported health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns
Title: Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA WarnsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/8/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 8, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A "Cool" Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks
A growing number of wellness centers, spas, and sports rehabilitation centers are promoting whole body cryotherapy (WBC) as an effective way to treat chronic pain and a host of other medical conditions, and help you lose weight. However, the FDA has not cleared or approved any WBC machines for any medical use. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A " Cool " Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks
A growing number of wellness centers, spas, and sports rehabilitation centers are promoting whole body cryotherapy (WBC) as an effective way to treat chronic pain and a host of other medical conditions, and help you lose weight. However, the FDA has not cleared or approved any WBC machines for any medical use. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Iron Cowboy Used Acupuncture to Fuel 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 Days in 50 States
Go ahead and read that headline again. 50 Ironman triathlons in 50 days in 50 states. There are no typos there. James Lawrence, who goes by the nickname Iron Cowboy, actually did that last summer. And he used acupuncture to help fuel his journey. The Iron Cowboy's 50.50.50 has been documented by numerous media outlets. It's worth a Google search to understand the magnitude of what he endured to break his own world record of consecutive Ironman races and raise money for the child-obesity epidemic. A lesser covered aspect of the Iron Cowboy's great adventure is his use of acupuncture. Specifically, he received laser-acupun...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austin restorative health chain sets sights on national expansion
Restore Cryotherapy, riding a wave of interest in the extreme-cold treatment for aches and pains, is betting it can expand to the rest of the country while keeping its competition in a deep freeze. The Austin company opened its second location April 26 in a shopping center in Round Rock. It also has a facility in Austin on William Cannon Drive and another coming in about three weeks in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Round Rock location is at 110 North Interstate 35, in the same shopping center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Acutus Medical closes $75m Series C round for 3D cardiac mapping tech
Acutus Medical said today that it closed a Series C funding round worth $75 million for the AcQMap 3D cardiac mapping technology it’s developing – including a contribution from an unnamed strategic investor. Carlsbad, Calif.-based Acutus said participants in the round included new backers Deerfield Management, Xeraya Capital and the undisclosed strategic; prior investor Advent Life Sciences also participated. Acutus, which pulled down a $26 million Series B round in September 2014, said it plans to use the proceeds from the C round to develop a full suite of products for catheter-based proce...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Acutus Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Mayo Doctors Will Test Cryotherapy for Mesothelioma Tumors
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, opened a mesothelioma clinical trial involving intrapleural cryotherapy before surgery to trigger an anti-tumor response. It is the only cryotherapy clinical trial for mesothelioma conducted in the U.S. Two previous cryotherapy trials for mesothelioma at other cancer centers in 2009 and 2011 were withdrawn or terminated. Cryotherapy involves dissipating small cancer tumors by freezing them with controlled nitrogen vapors. It has been used with other cancers, but it remains a controversial procedure as an adjuvant therapy for mesothelioma. The Pacific Meso Center in Los Ang...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 8, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Source Type: news

New addition to El Dorado Hills Town Center isn't a boutique or restaurant
Don't be surprised if a new business in the El Dorado Hills Town Center gets a chilly reception. That's kind of the point. NorCal Cryotherapy is opening soon at 4364 Town Center Blvd. The business offers "cold therapy" to clients such as athletes who want to revitalize sore muscles. But this is more than your standard ice pack. Cryotherapy customers generally are immersed in cold temperatures during a brief time in a whole-body chamber. A Facebook page for NorCal Cryotherapy says it will open Jan.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 29, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sonya Sorich Source Type: news

6 Questionable Health Trends We'd Like To Leave Behind In 2015
As the year comes to a close, it's time for one of our favorite traditions, saying goodbye to questionable health trends we'd like to leave behind in 2015. While the year brought promise in certain areas -- we moved away from fad diets; the U.S. surgeon general endorsed walking as exercise; and the phrase "harm reduction" became a buzzword -- there were also some major letdowns. So in the spirit of Festivus, we're airing our grievances. Here are six health trends that have sorely disappointed us over the past 365 days: 1. Calling pleasurable foods 'crack' As members of the media, we'll take some respons...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Are The Cold, Hard Facts On Cryotherapy?
Does whole body cryotherapy (WBC), which essentially involves standing in a deep-freezing tank for several minutes, actually help you lose weight, reduce pain, improve athletic performance, improve sleep, and slow aging as has been claimed? Or is WBC just another "cool" fad with claims that will eventually be refuted by scientific studies and potentially serious risks? Or is the answer somewhere in between? Some high profile athletes and celebrities have touted WBC's benefits but the recent death of a 24-year old woman during a cryotherapy treatment has brought some increased scrutiny on a practice that has been ...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 23, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

After Death, Nevada Issues Cryotherapy Guidelines
The state health department’s recommendations are part of a wave of scrutiny directed at a treatment with an array of health claims but little evidence to back them up. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Ake-Salvacion, Chelsea (d 2015) Cryotherapy Accidents and Safety Nevada Source Type: news

Claims for Cryotherapy Treatment Get New Scrutiny After a Death
A woman’s death in Nevada in October placed attention on the growing practice of full-body cryotherapy, which its enthusiasts say has many benefits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE TURKEWITZ Tags: Ake-Salvacion, Chelsea (d 2015) Cryotherapy Facebook Inc FB NASDAQ Social Media Accidents and Safety Rejuvenice Cryotherapy (Nev) James, LeBron Nevada Temperature O'Neal, Shaquille Source Type: news

Cost to treat low-risk prostate cancer can vary widely, UCLA study finds
How much does it actually cost to treat low-risk prostate cancer? A team of UCLA researchers are the first to describe the cost throughout the entire process for men being treated for low-risk prostate cancer — from their first appointment to post-treatment follow-up testing. Analyzing several different types of cancer treatment that were available throughout the entire 12-year study period, the researchers found a wide variance in costs. The research indicates that there may be a better way to monitor costs and keep them in check for patients, said Dr. Aaron Laviana, the study’s first author. “As we move...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 3, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Woman's death raises cryotherapy safety concerns
Spa employee died in a deep-freeze chamber; doctor calls the treatment's health claims "very shady" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cryotherapy sparks safety concerns
A woman's death prompted concerns over the risk of ice-cold cryotherapy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cryotherapy death calls benefit into question
Chelsea Ake-Salvacion was hoping to soothe her aching body at the end of the day by taking a quick dip in one of the cryotherapy tanks at the spa in Nevada where she worked. But the session ended tragically when the 24-year-old was found dead the nex... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Galil Medical to pay nearly $11m for Perseon
Galil Medical agreed to pay $10.6 million to acquire Perseon Medical Corp. (NSDQ:PRSN) and its MicroThermX microwave ablation device. The deal calls for Arden Hills, Minn., and Yokneam, Isrel-based Galil to pay $1 per share plus 2¢ per warrant for Perseon, formerly known as BSD Medical. “We believe this transaction propels us to a market leadership position in minimally invasive treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, with a broadened product offering that delivers both ‘hot and cold’ ablation solutions for our growing base of interventional radiologists,” Galil Medical ...
Source: Mass Device - October 28, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Oncology Galil Medical Perseon Source Type: news

Cryotherapy death calls benefits of the health trend into question
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cryotherapy Center Where Woman Died Is Shut Down
Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations determined the company didn’t have proof of a workers’ compensation insurance policy, which the state requires. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE TURKEWITZ Tags: Ake-Salvacion, Chelsea (d 2015) Cryotherapy Rejuvenice Cryotherapy (Nev) Nevada Source Type: news

Death of Woman in Tank at a Nevada Cryotherapy Center Raises Questions About Safety
Chelsea Ake-Salvacion felt she was on health care’s cutting edge, working at a cryotherapy center. Last week, she was found dead in one of its tanks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KIMBERLEY McGEE and JULIE TURKEWITZ Tags: Rejuvenice cryotherapy Nevada Source Type: news

C2 Therapeutics Coldplay cryoballoon wins CE Mark
C2 Therapeutics said today its Coldplay cryoballoon focal ablation system won CE Mark approval in the European Union. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s device is designed to treat precursors to esophageal cancer known as Barrett’s Esophagus. The Coldplay device uses extreme cold to destroy targeted diseased tissue while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. “C2’s Coldplay CryoBalloon technology blends the precision and controlled depth of radiofrequency ablation with the inherent benefits of cryotherapy, which until recently was lacking in control and visibility during therapy delivery. Coldpl...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance c2 Therapeutics Source Type: news

There is no evidence that whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) is an effective or safe treatment for muscle soreness after exercise.
A review funded by the NIHR Systematic Reviews Programme (SRP) has found that the currently available evidence is insufficient to support the use of WBC for preventing and treating muscle soreness after exercise in adults. It also found that the best prescription of WBC and its safety are unknown.Analysing the results of four small randomised-controlled... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - October 16, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rugby 'cold therapy' may not work
The Welsh Rugby team might want to ditch cryotherapy sessions ahead of their match against Fiji on Thursday, say medical experts who have evaluated this deep freeze treatment for tired muscles. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intralesional Cryotherapy for the Treatment of Keloid ScarsIntralesional Cryotherapy for the Treatment of Keloid Scars
How effective is this novel technique compared with other options for keloid scar treatment? Is it a viable treatment alternative? Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Freezing the airways with liquid nitrogen could help destroy bronchitis
The new treatment, which is being tested on chronic bronchitis, targets the thickened airway tissue by freezing it - a technique known as cryotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A year without a uterus – Saizo’s story
The post A year without a uterus – Saizo’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I went for visual inspection of the cervix on the 10th of April 2013; since this was a free service and being a nurse I had better chances of being screened for cervical cancer by my colleagues. The nurse gave me the positive results and we awaited the arrival of the Doctor to confirm the diagnosis. However the Dr said it was probably an infection and I was given some painkillers and had a follow up VIAC done; after taking the antibiotics which was clear. I had a pap smear which showed some pre-cancerous cells. I then c...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories cervical cancer Source Type: news

Frostbite injury of the breast: a case report - Öksüz S, Eren F, Sever C, Ülkür E.
This paper presents an unusual case of frostbite injury to the breast area caused by faulty cryotherapy application. Cryotherapy, commonly used by patients and health professionals, relieves pain and edema after trauma and sports injuries. However, applyin... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

CSA Medical raises $6.6m
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical has raised $6.6 million in a new financing round, according to an SEC filing. The Baltimore, Md.-based company’s main product is the TruFreeze spray cryotherapy device, designed to deliver super-cold liquid nitrogen via catheter to ablate unwanted tissue, according to CSA. The company’s latest round had 26 unlisted investors, with CSA acquiring all but $13,000 of the funds they were looking for, according to an SEC filing. While no investors were named for the most recent round, Ascension Ventures, SC Life Services, Intersouth Partners, First Analysis, Rose Park...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Olympian and UNM alum invests in cryotherapy business in Journal Center
New Mexicans looking to beat the heat — or win their next heat — now have an option in the area around the Journal Center. University of New Mexico alum and Olympic runner Jarrin Solomon has opened what he believes is the area's first dedicated cryotherapy business. Located in the Journal Center at 7600 Jefferson St. NE, Excel Cryotherapy features a cryotherapy chamber, a lobby and a space with exercise equipment for clients to use post-session. Cryotherapy is a process in which part of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 6, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Sal Christ Source Type: news