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Software turns 2D X-rays into 3D images to aid surgeons
How software is turning 2D X-rays into 3D models to help orthopaedic surgeons plan surgeries. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans
Supported by machine-learning technology, researchers have developed a natural...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays Virtual radiologist stands ready to answer questions Algorithm distills findings in radiology reports Self-referring docs order more MRI studies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mysterious cosmic explosion surprises astronomers studying the distant x-ray universe
A mysterious flash of X-rays has been discovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in the deepest X-ray image ever obtained. This source likely comes from some sort of destructive event, but it may be of a variety that scientists have never seen before. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The show must go on: Teen overcomes motility disorder
In October 2016, we were spending a weekend in Minnesota for a family wedding. Little did we know we would be there longer than expected! During the rehearsal dinner, my 16-year-old daughter Sophie said she wasn’t hungry — a surprise because it had been a long day of travel and the rest of us were starving. She managed to force down some food but seemed lethargic and not herself. She later confessed that she had been feeling sick all day. Back at the hotel, I had just drifted off to sleep when my other daughter called me from their room. She said Sophie was sick and crying. I ran down the hall and when I saw he...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jennifer Shepherd Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Belinda Dickie Dr. Samuel Nurko Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center volvulus Source Type: news

Tiny sensor lays groundwork for precision X-rays detection via endoscopy
(The Optical Society) Using a tiny device known as an optical antenna, researchers have created an X-ray sensor that is integrated onto the end of an optical fiber just a few tens of microns in diameter. By detecting X-rays at an extremely small spatial scale, the sensor could be combined with X-ray delivering technologies to enable high-precision medical imaging and therapeutic applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

X-Rays Of The Earliest Stage Of Alzheimer's Offer Critical Clue About How It Starts
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com. Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X-Rays Of The Earliest Stage Of Alzheimer's Offer Critical Clue About How It Starts
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com. Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A 10-month-old girl had a parasitic twin protruding from her back — until surgeons removed it
The examinations, X-rays and dry runs using a 3D model of her tiny spine all came down to this: A team of surgeons made a careful incision and, over the next six hours, systematically removed an extra pelvis, legs, feet and tiny toes that were protruding from her neck and back. Since birth, baby Dominique had been carrying her […]Related:More than two-thirds of cancer mutations are due to random DNA copying errors, study saysA painkiller found to be no better than a placebo for sciaticaWhat the top U.S. health official should be saying on vaccines (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hand-held X-ray sources
Electronic oscillations in graphene could make a tabletop — or even handheld — source of X-rays a reality, report researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can deep-learning CAD outperform mammographers?
Can computer-aided detection (CAD) software developed with deep-learning technology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays Virtual radiologist stands ready to answer questions Neural networks read mammograms as well as radiologists Will AI soon put radiologists out of a job? Study raises new doubts about value of breast CAD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Gold standard 4.2: New features added to Sidexis 4 imaging software
The award-winning Sidexis 4 image processing software from Dentsply Sirona Imaging is ready for the IDS. With numerous new features, its capabilities are enhanced: upgraded ease of use, even more shortened practice procedures, and increased flexibility. All of this means significant improvements, in particular for intraoral X-rays and when communicating with patients.Bensheim/Salzburg, March 22, 2017. The 4.2 version for the IDS is an update for the Sidexis 4 imaging software that primarily makes intraoral X-rays more convenient. Additional functions make the procedure even easier and faster, and also contribute to be...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

End-to-End Integrated solutions from Dentsply Sirona: From diagnosis to the final restoration
One year after the merger, at the IDS 2017, Dentsply Sirona will be presenting itself as a full-range provider of integrated solutions for better, safer, faster dental health care.  General practitioners, specialists and their patients all benefit from efficient workflows.Bensheim/Salzburg, March 21, 2017." We no longer think in individual products or modules, but in intelligent solutions. This enables us to support dentists and dental technicians to provide better, safer, and faster dental treatments. That is our mission and the reason why we call ourselves'The Dental Solutions Company'" explained Jeffrey T...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Digital, flexible and open – CEREC, a complete system for restorations, implantology and orthodontics
With CEREC, Dentsply Sirona provides a comprehensive and proven digital system that can be used in a variety of ways: For delivering restorations in a single visit, guided placement and restoration of implants and also for orthodontic solutions. In order to make it even more flexible, the data from the digital impression can now be exported in STL format and used for additional applications.Bensheim/Salzburg, March 21, 2017.More than30 years ago Dentsply Sirona brought CEREC to the market, a system which pioneered single visit dentistry. CEREC has been continually developed in that time so that not only restorations, but a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Announces Acquisition of RTD – the pioneer in fiber-reinforced composite posts
Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of RTD (Recherche Techniques Dentaires), a privately owned French company and the worldwide leader in endodontic posts which perfectly complements Dentsply Sirona ’s endodontics and restorative portfolio.York/Salzburg, March 21, 2017.“RTD’s unique and innovative offering perfectly complements our new R2C™ - The Root to Crown Solution. R2C™ provides state-of-the-art products and procedural guidance from diagnosis and treatment planning to the final coronal restoration. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Supporting the full implant treatment process – from planning to final restoration
With the comprehensive Dentsply Sirona Implants solutions portfolio, dental professionals can rest assured that they have the support they need for the full implant treatment process to restore function, esthetics and confidence to their patients.M ölndal/Salzburg, March, 20, 2017.The implant treatment process contains many steps - from imaging and diagnosis, treatment planning and implant surgery to abutment selection, restorative solutions and patient follow-up. At IDS, Dentsply Sirona Implants presents several new solutions to their already extensive portfolio to further support dental professionals in their daily ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Images reveal humanity's harshest diseases in colour scans
The scans and x-rays, provided by the Maryland-based US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, show the shocking extent to which some diseases can affect the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Endodontics launches new direct-to-partner communications campaign
The merger of DENTSPLY and Sirona combined the strongest brands in endodontics. The endodontic specialists DENTSPLY MAILLEFER and DENTSPLY TULSA DENTAL SPECIALTIES formed a new business unit, Dentsply Sirona Endodontics, in order to join forces and offer best in class endodontic solutions. The partnership with dealers, partners, and customers will be more important than ever before and supported by an extraordinary communication campaign, " Partner for a better future " .Ballaigues/Salzburg, March 20, 2017. Dentsply Sirona Endodontics will be communicating its new brand positioning with a broadly conceived a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Aspergillus bronchitis and mucoid impaction: PtMK
View the full imageOctober 2016View the full imageJanuary 2017Aspergillus bronchitis and mucoid impaction: PtMKMK is 59 years old and presented with right sided pleuritic chest pain and coughing over 1 week. A chest Xray and then CT scan revealed complete collapse of her right lower lobe and middle lobes. Mucous retention is seen just proximal to the abrupt cutoff.Post date: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:52Medical images: Aspergillus bronchitisImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

The impact of financial incentives on dental x-rays
AbstractThis paper assesses the impact of dentist remuneration on the incidence of potentially harmful dental x-rays. We use unique panel data which provide details of 1.3 million treatment claims byScottish NHS dentists made between 1998 and 2007. Controlling for unobserved heterogeneity of both patients and dentists we estimate a series of fixed-effects models that are informed by a theoretical model of x-ray delivery and identify the effects on dental x-raying of dentists moving from a fixed salary to fee-for-service and patients moving from co-payment to exemption. We establish that there are significant increases in x...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Which orthopedic imaging options are the safest?
Pediatric orthopedic imaging patients who need surgery often receive more x-rays...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT can direct biopsies for pediatric cancer Bone age evaluations raise complex issues How can radiology departments ensure patient safety? Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis? Physician groups launch pediatric CT safety campaign (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays
A computer-aided detection system developed using deep-learning technology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 5 trends from ECR 2017 in Vienna How radiology can find new roles in post-PACS, networked world Neural networks read mammograms as well as radiologists Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency Machine-learning analysis of heart motion predicts survival (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ABCs of DDH: What moms and dads need to know
A family’s journey with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) typically starts when a baby’s pediatrician hears a click in her hips. The next steps often include an ultrasound and a follow-up with an orthopedic surgeon, perhaps a pediatric hip specialist. College friends Tosha LoSurdo and Jessica Rohrick recently re-connected after their babies were both diagnosed with and treated for DDH at the Boston Children’s Hospital Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program. Tosha’s daughter, Carmela, and Jessica’s daughter, Phallon, were treated with a Pavlik harness and...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Parenting Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program DDH Dr. Eduardo Novais Dr. Travis Matheney hip dysplasia Pavlik harness Source Type: news

Here Are Some Scary Things That Can Happen To You In A Hospital
After heart disease and cancer, the third greatest cause of death in America is medical mistakes, according to Johns Hopkins surgeon Dr. Martin Makary. Makary, who says medical screw-ups claim the lives of at least 250,000 people a year, has urged the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add medical errors to its annual list of the leading causes of death. His analysis was published in The BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal, last May ― and he probably shouldn’t hold his breath waiting for the CDC to act. A spokesman for the CDC agrees that medical errors are important and merit a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Frogs see colour at night, new lens sharpens X-rays, PICO-60 puts new limits on dark-matter
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - March 1, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Angiography: Miniature particle accelerator saves on contrast agents
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) The most prevalent method for obtaining images of clogged coronary vessels is coronary angiography. For some patients, however, the contrast agents used in this process can cause health problems. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now demonstrated that the required quantity of these substances can be significantly reduced if monoenergetic X-rays from a miniature particle accelerator are used. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Thousands of Northern B.C. patients' X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds may have been misread
A team of Vancouver radiologists is reviewing thousands of X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds from a Terrace hospital, over concerns about possible errors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef
The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef, says can reduce bacteria
The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canon will highlight new IT, DR offerings at ECR 2017
Canon will be presenting a range of new digital radiography (DR) and healthcare...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon completes acquisition of Toshiba Medical Canon invests $40M in T2 Biosystems Canon, Virtual Imaging eye grid-free x-rays Canon lands order from Ky. healthcare system Canon, Virtual Imaging to unveil DR at AHRA 2016 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brightest neutron star yet has a multipolar magnetic field
Scientists have identified a neutron star that is consuming material so fast it emits more x-rays than any other. Its extreme brightness can only be explained if the star has a complex multipolar magnetic field, the researchers say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona shares rise on Q4, FY2016 Beat
Shares in Dentsply Sirona (NSDQ:XRAY) have risen today after the dental device maker met expectations on Wall Street with its 4th quarter and full fiscal year 2016 earnings results. The York, Penn.-based company posted profits of $107 million, or 46¢ per share, on sales of $996.5 million for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, for bottom-line growth of 82.6% on sales growth of 48.5% compared with the same period last year. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 67¢, 2¢ ahead of consensus on The Street where analysts were looking for sales of $1.01 billion, which the company just fell short ...
Source: Mass Device - February 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Dentsply Sirona Source Type: news

Gwyneth Paltrow And GOOP Give Dangerous Info On Iodine. Their Expert Gets His Info From A Ghost.
GOOP is at it again with the dangerous medical advice. This time they are leaving the vagina alone and focusing their dangerous energy vibrations on your thyroid. The article that caught my eye and my disgust is about iodine and the medical “expert” is a self-described medical medium (yes, you read that correctly) named Anthony William. What, pray tell, is a medial medium? Well, Mr. William claims he “was born with the unique ability to converse with a high-level spirit who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that’s often far ahead of its time.” That’s right, he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Golden Ten Seconds of Patient Care, Improving Patient and Physician Interaction
Written by Nabil Ebraheim, MD and Molly Ebraheim What are the golden ten seconds of patient care? The first few seconds of the interaction between a physician and patient are very important. The golden ten seconds of patient care is the first interaction between the patient and the physician. The patient will make a decision within the first 10 seconds if they like and trust their doctor based on body language and unspoken words. During this critical time the patient determines their perception of you as a physician or a health care provider. The following information is designed to teach physicians about the first...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spine Concepts, Low Back Pain
Acute low back pain or low back pain with sciatica radiating to the lower leg and to the foot (Figure 1). They are initially treated conservatively for at least six weeks by physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and limited activity (as guided by the pain). Doctors should treat the condition conservatively. Even if there is a large disc herniation on the MRI, unless the disc is central or causing a neurological deficit, they need wait at least six weeks before beginning a more aggressive treatment. 90% of patients will have symptoms that resolve in one month. Smoking, depression and vibrations will increase t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Skip the x-rays after shoulder arthroplasty surgery
The number of postoperative radiographs performed after total shoulder arthroplasty...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shoulder ultrasound often changes patient management Musculoskeletal shoulder US aids clinical decisions Ultrasound might be better choice for shoulder than MRI CT shows merit in shoulder as metal implants confound MRI Bedside ultrasound can diagnose acute shoulder dislocation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How x-rays in matter create genetoxic low-energy electrons
Researchers have investigated what x-rays in matter really do and identified a new mechanism of producing low-energy free electrons. Since the low-energy electrons cause damage to the matter, the identified process might be important in understanding and designing radiation treatment of illnesses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

10 Little-Known Tips For Saving Money On Health Care
Sometimes, the devil is in the details. That’s a rule that applies to health care as well; the more you know, the better off you will be. Here are 10 ways you might be surprised to know you can save money on the one truly priceless thing you have: your health. 1. Prescriptions may cost you less if you don’t use your insurance. As difficult a pill as this is to swallow, your best deal on some commonly prescribed drugs may be found by ignoring the drug coverage you pay for and instead just reaching for your wallet. Often, your insurance drug plan requires a copay that is higher than the cost of paying cash at the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding the Emergency Room Model: 'Central Care System' Could Help Americans Gain Universal Health Care Access
By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD -- There are many reasons why emergency rooms are dangerously overcrowded. With millions of Americans lacking adequate access to primary care providers, emergency rooms have become the primary health care system and safety net for the uninsured, underinsured and those without access to other medical care.1 Overcrowded and with overworked staffs, ERs are perilously close to collapse in many places. (See my other article on ERs here: Our Nation's Emergency Rooms). In fact, many already have closed their doors.2 There is an increased demand for emergency department care, as hospital emergency rooms have ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fracture Healing
Fracture healing is a process in which the body heals and repairs the broken bone. Requirements for bone healing A requirement for bone healing is vascularity (sufficient blood supply). The nutrient artery supplies 80% of the cortex. The periosteal vessels supply the outer 20% of the cortex. The metaphyseal vessels provide a very rich blood supply to the ends of the bone (Figure 1). Fractures stimulate the release of growth factors that attract stem cells and promote angiogenesis, vasodilation and healing of the bone. Blood flow increases at the fracture site. Metaphyseal bone heals faster than diaphyseal bone because of...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rotator Cuff Tear and Injury
Rotator cuff tears are a common source of shoulder pain. A tear of the rotator cuff may involve a single tendon or multiple cuff tendons (Figure 1). The patient will present with a painful, weak shoulder (Figure 2). It occurs more in the older population. In patients older than 80 years of age, 50% of these patients will have rotator cuff tear (majority are asymptomatic). Partial thickness or full thickness tears may progress in size or increase in symptoms. Evaluation When examining the patient, the physician will find that when a patient is younger than 40 years old with a history of trauma, or a patient who is...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$80M Asbestos Settlement Reached in Kansas City
An $80 million asbestos settlement involving two former Jackson County courthouse employees led to Missouri’s largest medical monitoring fund established in an asbestos case. The class-action asbestos lawsuit settled more than 30 years after a renovation exposed thousands of government workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Jackson County and Kansas City-based U.S. Engineering, the firm responsible for the asbestos removal, agreed to settle the case in October 2016, just a week prior to the opening trial date. An estimated 7,500 people — former courthouse employees, jurors, attorneys and jail inmates — could...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 25, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: asbestos in kansas city courthouse asbestos lawsuit asbestos litigation in missouri asbestos settlement kansas city asbestos lawsuit kansas city asbestos settlement mesothelioma lawsuit mesothelioma lawyer in missouri Source Type: news

Obamacare -- Price Transparency
By Dr. Sudip Bose Jan. 16, 2017 -- One thing is certain about the future of Obamacare, and that is that it will change under a Donald Trump presidency. And from President-elect Trump's recent statements, it will happen much sooner rather than later. Insurance premiums for Obamacare plans as well as other plans outside the exchange have gone up significantly in 2017 -- 100 percent or more in some states. Deductibles also have changed significantly. People going in for health care treatment or to refill prescriptions are being hit by enormous up-front bills because of the rise of deductibles. For example, a Nevada man went...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sketching out magnetism with electricity
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers drew magnetic squares in a nonmagnetic material with an electrified pen and then “read” this magnetic doodle with X-rays. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hip Pointer
Hip pointer injury is a painful injury to the pelvic bone of the hip (Figure 1). A hip pointer results from either a contusion to the iliac crest (Figure 2) and rarely from avulsion fractures. Anatomy Occasionally, a hip pointer may cause an avulsion fracture, where part of the bone is pulled away by the attached muscle. What are the symptoms of a hip pointer? The symptoms of hip pointer include obvious bruising and swelling, reduced range of motion, pain and tenderness, and weakness in the hip and leg (Figure 3). X-rays are used to rule out a fracture. A full assessment is necessary to rule out any possibility of ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All in the family: A big sister returns to the dance floor
Kristina Peitzch jokes that with four daughters her family keeps the local dance school in business. It started with Jessica, now 13. Jessica fell in love with ballet when she was 3. A few years later, Danielle followed, then Madison and finally Abigail. Going to the studio on a nearly daily basis is a family affair. But when Jessica was 9, she started experiencing mysterious ankle pain. Dancing felt a little less enjoyable. “It was random at first and seemed to happen more with activities like gym class or ballet,” says Kristina. The pain would disappear for a few weeks, so Kristina attributed it to growing pa...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Boston Children's at Lexington Dr. Dennis Kramer Dr. Gregory Melkonian Lower Extremity Program Orthopedic Center osteochondritis dissecans Source Type: news

All in the family: Returning to the dance floor
Kristina Peitzch jokes that with four daughters her family keeps the local dance school in business. It started with Jessica, now 13. Jessica fell in love with ballet when she was 3. A few years later, Danielle followed, then Madison and finally Abigail. Going to the studio on a nearly daily basis is a family affair. But when Jessica was 9, she started experiencing mysterious ankle pain. Dancing felt a little less enjoyable. “It was random at first and seemed to happen more with activities like gym class or ballet,” says Kristina. The pain would disappear for a few weeks, so Kristina attributed it to growing pa...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Boston Children's at Lexington Dr. Dennis Kramer Dr. Gregory Melkonian Lower Extremity Program Orthopedic Center osteochondritis dissecans Source Type: news

Group names 6 top priorities for imaging R&D
An interagency working group established by the U.S. National Science and Technology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Obama signs 21st Century Cures Act Deep learning shows promise for reading chest x-rays Bluemke leaves NIH to head up Radiology U.S. sets new rules, penalties for clinical trials Cancer Moonshot initiative eyes advanced imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

From photosynthesis to new compounds for eye diseases
Researchers have succeeded in using X-rays to minutely observe a photosynthesis reaction and produce a movie of the event. The findings will aid understanding of similar processes in the human eye. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

"Obamacare" -- Three Keys for Improvement
By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Dec. 31, 2016 -- As the 2016 presidential campaign came to a close and we elected a new president, polls showed that of the half-dozen things that most concerned Americans, health care was one of the major topics. No real surprise there. There are advocates for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, who say that statistics show that 21 million more Americans got health care who didn't have it before, and that those least able to afford it were the ones who benefitted from the ACA. There are advocates against the Affordable Care Act who point to what they say is a broken system, with ins...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rethink the Salter-Harris I Fracture
The last 50 years of pediatric fracture management may have included a substantial misunderstanding of Salter and Harris’s original findings. In a recent issue of SMART EM we went under the evidence sea and into the depths of pediatric orthopedics, where there is a question trainees (and parents) with overdeveloped common sense have been asking for a half century: why do we immobilize bones that are clinically and radiographically normal? The infamous Salter-Harris type I fracture has, in many settings, become the most common type of pediatric ‘fracture’. And yet the diagnosis is, in the overwhelming majo...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news