Why this health tech startup moved from LA to KC
SaRA Health co-founders Steven Coen and Valeed Malik share why they moved their company to Kansas City and how they can improve the physical therapy experience for patients and their employers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Acupuncture and athletic performance: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?two experts talk about how combining acupuncture with physical therapy can help athletes get back in the game?and?how the ancient Chinese practice may also enhance performance. To listen, click the link below. Acupuncture and Athletic Performance (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Montco physical therapy firm introduces 'office calls'
Physical Therapy& Wellness Institute is offering to send physical therapists to Horsham-area offices. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

One of the area's top entrepreneurs is leaving his first big success
One of Kansas City ’s highest-profile entrepreneurs is stepping away from the company he first built up. Matt Condon will leave his post as CEO of ARC Physical Therapy+ at the end of the year. Condon founded the company with partner Kevin O’Rourke and a single clinic in 2003. The company now has 20 outpatient cli nics along with several on-site clinics in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Condon said that ARC and a second company he started, Bardavon Health Innovations LLC, have grown exponentially… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

CU researchers: Home care for knee replacement patients aids in recovery
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A team of physical therapy researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have conducted one of the first full-scale studies to assess the effectiveness of in-home physical therapy care for patients who have had knee replacement surgery. The study analyzes Medicare home health care claims for patients treated with total knee arthroplasty in 2012 who received home health care services for their post-operation rehabilitation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physical Therapy an Option for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Physical therapy (PT) is non-inferior to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) for patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, according to a study published in the Oct. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Personal Health: Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
Some experts question whether the surgery is being done too often or too soon on patients who have not adequately explored less invasive approaches. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Knees Surgery and Surgeons Physical Therapy Longevity Source Type: news

What Does It Take to Develop a VR Solution in Healthcare
Technology is changing the face of healthcare as we know it. Virtual and Augmented Reality that once were associated only with game and film industries are now becoming a real game-changer in healthcare. Gone are the days when students practiced on real patients. Today, VR and AR solutions can not only improve medical education and training but also provide profound patient treatment, medical rehabilitation, consultation, and diagnosis. What’s next? AR & VR in Healthcare: The Industry Landscape A recent report by Research and Markets states that augmented and virtual reality in the healthcare market ...
Source: MDDI - October 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marta Hlova Tags: Digital Health Imaging Source Type: news

Featured Review: Pelvic floor muscle training versus no treatment, or inactive control treatments, for urinary incontinence in women
Chantal Dumoulin andLicia P Cacciari fromCochrane Incontinence  wanted to find out if pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) helps women with urinary incontinence problems. They did this by comparing the effects of this training with no treatment, or with any inactive treatment (for example, advice on management with pads). We asked Chantal and Lucia questions a bout this recentCochrane Review.1.Please can you describe yourself and your Cochrane Group?Since 2012 I have held a Canada Research Chair in Urogyneacoogical health and Aging. Our research program's overarching goal is toImprove continence care in older Canadian ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

WSSU, Novant Health partner for new residency program
The first physical therapy residency program to be offered at a historically black college and university is taking place here in the Triad.   The Winston-Salem State University program is a joint venture with Novant Health and runs over 12 months with a focus on neurological care.  Novant recently opened a 68-bed in-patient rehabilitation facility in Winston-Salem, the newly launched physical therapy residency program will coincide with the services offered at the facility.  “This unique… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

What is Hemiephysiodesis?
Discussion Angular deformities of the lower extremities are common problems and can be idiopathic, congenital or acquired. Idiopathic knee deformities are usually managed by monitoring and family reassurance as these often improve with time or are minimal and do not cause problems. Those ≤ 10 degrees are considered non-problematic. Genu varus usually peaks between 1-3 years and if problematic can cause waddling gait, lateral thrust and ligamentous laxity. Genus valgus usually peaks around 3-6 years and if problematic can cause circumduction gait, anterior knee pain and patellofemoral instability. Treatment options are m...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health insurer policies may discourage use of non-opioid alternatives for lower back pain
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Public and private health insurance policies in the US are missing important opportunities to encourage the use of physical therapy, psychological counseling and other non-drug alternatives to opioid medication for treating lower back pain, a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears
A physical therapy-based conservative treatment approach was noninferior to arthroscopic repair in patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Physical therapy often as good as surgery for one type of knee injury
(Reuters Health) - For many people with a tear in the rubbery cartilage that cushions the knee, physical therapy may work just as well as surgery in terms of quieting pain and returning the joint's function, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Calf muscle injury common in runners over 40
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I tore my calf muscle while running a few months ago and went to physical therapy for treatment. It seemed to heal well, but last weekend I tried running for the first time since the injury. After a couple of miles, I felt a strain in my calf. Is there anything else [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Transitions in Assisted Living
“I can’t go back home. I can barely walk. How am I going to get around in my apartment?” said a frantic Mrs. S as we sat in a meeting at the skilled nursing facility where she had been receiving care over the last 3 weeks. She turned desperately to the physical therapy team, who politely told her, “We can extend your stay another 2 days, but unfortunately you continue to have difficulties with ambulation after your fall. We are worried about your safety at home alone.” The team went on to discuss the status of her progressive chronic medical conditions, which had prompted two hospita lizations...
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Christian Bergman Tags: caring transitions Source Type: news

Spinal Cord Stimulation, Physical Therapy Help Paralyzed Man Stand, Walk with Assistance
Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, are reported in Nature Medicine. With an implanted stimulator turned on, the man was able to step with a front-wheeled walker while trainers provided occasional assistance. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Electrode treatment, physical therapy combination lets two paralyzed people walk again
(Reuters Health) - Doctors in Kentucky reported Monday that two of four paralyzed patients were able to walk again with limited assistance after treatment with electrical stimulation to the portion of the spinal cord cut off from the brain, combined with intense physical therapy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Paralyzed people are beginning to walk with a new kind of therapy
A few patients paralyzed by spinal cord injuries had an electrical stimulator implanted and underwent intensive physical therapy. They're taking their first steps in years. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Johnson Source Type: news

Spinal cord stimulation, physical therapy help paralyzed man stand, walk with assistance
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, are reported in Nature Medicine. With an implanted stimulator turned on, the man, Jered Chinnock, was able to [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - September 24, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Physical therapy firm Pivot continues rapid growth in Md., region
By the end of 2018, Pivot Health Solutions will have opened more than 30 new physical therapy locations this year, with plans to open at least 30 more next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

What Type of Conservative Treatments Can Help for Plantar Fasciitis?
Discussion The plantar fascia consists of 3 bands of dense connective tissue that originates in the medical calcaneal tubercle and inserts into the base of each of the 5 proximal phalyanxes in a fan-shaped distribution. It acts as a shock absorber and reinforces the medial longitudinal arch as the foot undergoes forward propulsion. The -itis in plantar fasciitis (PF) is a misnomer as it is not an acute inflammation but is a chronic degenerative process involving the plantar fascia aponeurosis of the foot usually at the medial tubercle of the calcaneous. Repetitive strain seems to cause microtearing which then causes a repa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Comprehensive study suggests the efficacy of yoga and physical therapy in treating chronic lower back pain
(Natural News) If you have lower back pain, you may want to consider taking yoga as an option, aside from physical therapy: A study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine has found that yoga is as effective as physical therapy in treating chronic lower back pain. Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) conducted the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age
Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to loss of independence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Muscles Exercise Elderly Falls Physical Therapy Nursing Homes Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Personal Health: Preventing Muscle Loss Among the Elderly
Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to loss of independence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Muscles Exercise Elderly Falls Physical Therapy Nursing Homes Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Treating chronic lower back pain with yoga and physical therapy
(Natural News) Many people with chronic lower back pain undergo physical therapy to help improve their symptoms. A study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine has suggested that yoga may be just as effective for chronic lower back pain. Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) compared the effects of physical therapy and yoga... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PT Better After Hip Surgery Than Opioids in Younger Adults
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- Physical therapy management is associated with better outcomes for young patients undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery, compared to primary or exclusive opioid treatment, according to a study recently published in Physical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Amphetamines don't improve post-stroke motor recovery
Researchers have found combining amphetamines with physical therapy for stroke patients doesn't improve motor recovery. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reflexion Health's new deal with BevCap kicks off expansion into payer markets
This morning, virtual physical therapy platform Reflexion Health announced that it has inked a deal with BevCap Management, a program manager for captive insurance companies. This marks Reflexion ’s first deal in the insurer market. As part of the partnership BevCap’s clients will have access to Reflexion’s Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (Vera) as well as Reflexion’s cloud-based clinical services network, which lets patients using Vera get care through video check-ins and follow-ups from a physical therapist. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

LSUHealthNO studies innovative approach to improve walking in children with CP
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 million translational research grant over five years to Noelle Moreau, PhD, PT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions, to study the effectiveness of a highly innovative approach to improve the ability of children with cerebral palsy to walk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physical therapy after a fall may help reduce emergency department revisits
(American Geriatrics Society) In a new study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers explored whether older adults who received physical therapy (PT) services while in the ED for a fall experienced fewer fall-related repeat visits to the ED. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eight exercises for tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is a repetitive strain injury in the forearm. A person can usually treat it at home with rest and over-the-counter medication. Exercises that strengthen forearm muscles can also help ease the pain and prevent tennis elbow from reoccurring. Here, we describe eight exercises for tennis elbow rehabilitation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Source Type: news

Yes, Physical Therapy is OK in Emergency Departments
(MedPage Today) -- Tips for building a program (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the Valsalva maneuver?
The Valsalva maneuver is a breathing technique that increases pressure in the chest. Doctors can use it to normalize some abnormally fast heart rhythms. People may also use this technique regularly without knowing it, such as when they push to induce a bowel movement or try to pop their ears. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Source Type: news

Balance, falls, and exercise: beliefs and experiences in people with hemophilia: a qualitative study - Flaherty LM, Schoeppe J, Kruse-Jarres R, Konkle BA.
BACKGROUND: Prior research has established that falls are commonplace in adults with hemophilia, and advises that physical therapy and exercise are successful in fall prevention. Recognizing obstacles and catalysts to physical therapy and exercise in peopl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Suburban rehabilitation hospital acquired for $27 million
Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital in Kyle has been purchased by The Sanders Trust LLC, a health care real estate investment company based in Birmingham, Ala., for $27 million. The two-story, 54,400-square-foot hospital is leased by a joint venture between Post Acute Medical, Seton Healthcare Family and Medcore Partners. It has 40 beds and is located at 5980 Kyle Pkwy., about 20 miles south of Austin. In addition to medical rehabilitation management, the hospital prov ides physical therapy,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Birmingham Business News staff Source Type: news

Suburban rehabilitation hospital acquired for $27 million
Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital in Kyle has been purchased by The Sanders Trust LLC, a health care real estate investment company based in Birmingham, Ala., for $27 million. The two-story, 54,400-square-foot hospital is leased by a joint venture between Post Acute Medical, Seton Healthcare Family and Medcore Partners. It has 40 beds and is located at 5980 Kyle Pkwy., about 20 miles south of Austin. In addition to medical rehabilitation management, the hospital prov ides physical therapy,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Birmingham Business News staff Source Type: news

Physitrack launches enterprise-focused offerings for its digital physical therapy platform
To expand beyond the small- and mid-size employer market, digital physical therapy, telehealth, and patient engagement platform Physitrack has launched two new enterprise-focused offerings for new or current customers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bham investment firm acquires $27M Austin hospital
A Birmingham health care real estate investment company has made a multimillion purchase in a suburb of Austin. The Sanders Trust acquired Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital at 5980 Kyle Parkway in Kyle, Texas, in a $27 million deal. The two-story, 54,400-square-foot hospital is leased by a joint venture between Post Acute Medical, Seton Healthcare and Medcore Partners. In addition to medical rehabilit ation management, the hospital provides physical therapy, speech language pathology, occupational… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Surgery allows young woman paralyzed in fall 10 years ago to walk again
At 16, Yadira Perdomo of Bogot á, Colombia, was often taunted by other students at her high school for her small-town accent and her taste in music. When her mother asked her if she’d like to change schools, she replied that she was determined to stick it out and finish the year.But the bullying escalated. One day at school, a group of students lured Perdomo near a window on the third floor — and then pushed her out.In that instant, everything changed. The impact from the fall left Perdomo with fractured vertebra in the lower back and the loss of all sensation in her legs. She could no longer walk or con...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sisters Hospital repurposing Depew clinic
Sisters of Charity Hospital is repurposing a Depew clinic with specialty services for patients. The clinic on Transit Road will be used for primary care and endocrinology services, with its name changing from CHS Partners in Rehab to Sisters Health Center Depew. Catholic Health provides services from 62 locations in the region. The Depew clinic had provided such services as physical therapy , balance therapy, concussion testing and falls assessment and prevention.  The system is relocating the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Sisters Hospital repurposing Depew clinic
Sisters of Charity Hospital is repurposing a Depew clinic with specialty services for patients. The clinic on Transit Road will be used for primary care and endocrinology services, with its name changing from CHS Partners in Rehab to Sisters Health Center Depew. Catholic Health provides services from 62 locations in the region. The Depew clinic had provided such services as physical therapy , balance therapy, concussion testing and falls assessment and prevention.  The system is relocating the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medline buys Canadian stroke rehab device maker NeuroGym
Medline has acquired physical therapy and rehabilitation equipment maker NeuroGym Technologies of Ottawa. NeuroGym’s equipment is designed for people who have had a stroke or other traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, balance issues and/or the need for fall prevention therapy. The equipment requires the patient to initiate movement, which the company says can help rewire the brain and speed recovery. It includes a sit-to-stand trainer, bungee mobility trainer to re-teach walking and improve balance, a pendulum stepper for lower extremit...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Dynatronics taps ex-NinePoint CEO von Jako as chief exec | Personnel Moves – July 11, 2018
Dynatronics said late last month it tapped former NinePoint Medical CEO Christopher von Jako as its new chief executive officer and board member, succeeding Kelvyn Cullimore Jr. who will stay on the company’s board of directors. Prior to joining Dynatronics, von Jako acted as prez & CEO of NinePoint Medical. Before joining Nine Point, von Jako also served as prez & CEO of NeuroTherm, prez of ActiViews and held positions with medtech companies including Integra LifeSciences, Covidien and Medtronic. “After thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to h...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News AngioDynamics berkshiresterilemanufacturing Corindus Vascular Robotics Dynatronics Corp Guerbet integer MedPlast Medtronic Myomo Inc NinePoint Medical Inc. Pavmed viant Source Type: news

Teens with concussion may benefit from earlier physical therapy
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For adolescents with symptoms following a concussion, starting physical therapy (PT) earlier -- within less than three weeks after the injury -- provides outcomes similar to those of later PT, suggests a study in the July issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Functional assessment and injury risk in a professional soccer team - G ómez-Piqueras P, González-Víllora S, Sainz de Baranda Andújar MDP, Contreras-Jordán OR.
At the last World Conference on Sport and Physical Therapy celebrated in Bern (Switzerland, 2015), it was confirmed that the functional skills of an athlete are a very important variable to be considered in the recovery of an injury. On the other hand, its... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Addressing Suicide Among Cancer Patients
The recent suicides of highly regarded fashion designer Kate Spade and television celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain remind us this mental health crisis can touch anyone. Cancer patients are no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates between 1999 and 2016 have risen more than 30 percent in half of the country and by nearly 60 percent in some states. This trend is particularly worrisome for cancer patients because this group has a higher suicide risk than the general public. For mesothelioma patients and the people who care for them, one part of this picture deser...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Medtronic ’s Momentum in Innovation Continues
Medtronic seems to be on a roll when it comes to innovation. The Dublin-based company has received the greenlight from FDA for an expanded indication of the Kyphon HV-R Bone Cement. Under the new indication, Medtronic can market Kyphon for the fixation of pathological fractures of the sacral vertebral body using sacral vertebroplasty or sacroplasty. Sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs) are a common cause of debilitating back pain. SIFs mimic the symptoms of lumbar spine pathology. Studies show more than two-thirds of patients diagnosed with SIFs aren't able to associate their pain with a traumatic event. As a result, phys...
Source: MDDI - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Portland wearables maker gets $1.6M grant for physical therapy system
APDM Wearable Technologies will use the SBIR Phase II grant to develop the industry ’s first over-ground gait biofeedback rehabilitation system using both visual and auditory biofeedback. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Doctors Think a Woman ’s Tattoo May Have Been Causing Her Severe Leg Pain
Doctors in Scotland believe a woman’s large tattoo on her leg may have been the cause of her unexplained inflammation and severe leg pain. The authors of a report on the woman’s case, published in BMJ Case Reports, say it is a reminder to physicians that they should be mindful of their patients’ tattoos if they encounter unusual and unexplained symptoms. The 31-year-old woman was suffering a condition called inflammatory myopathy, which affected her left leg and caused pain severe enough to disrupt her sleep. The woman had a double lung transplant in 2009, and was taking drugs to suppress her immune syst...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime tattoos Source Type: news