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Back Pain Relief Treatments Bergen County, NJ

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Back pain is one of the most frequently complained of symptoms and affects nearly everyone at some point in their life. Whether you are experiencing chronic and nagging lower back pain, numbness and tingling down the legs, or debilitating neck and shoulder pain, you are in need of treatment to help manage and reduce your pain.
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Breast Cancer Surgery Stressing Cosmetics Over Cures?

Breast Cancer Surgery Stressing Cosmetics Over Cures? | Health | Scoop.it
Recent innovations in breast cancer surgery that allow doctors to minimize postsurgical breast deformities may be stressing cosmetic outcomes to the detriment of actual rates of cure, a senior physician warned recently.
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Cost of Cancer Drugs Strongly Affects Treatment Adherence

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A study of over 1,500 cancer patients showed that drug costs have a significant effect on whether patients stick to their treatment plan. The study’s subjects had been prescribed imatinib (Gleevec), a treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer. Patients with higher co-payments were 42% more likely to skip doses and 70% percent more likely to stop taking Gleevec entirely. Missing only 15% of prescribed Gleevec doses significantly raises the chance of the cancer developing drug resistance and relapsing. The study also found drastic differences in out-of-pocket treatment costs, with co-payments ranging from nothing to $4,792 for a 30-day supply of Gleevec. The average co-payment amount more than doubled over the 9-year course of the study.


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Pancreatic Cancer and Obesity Directly Linked

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UCLA Investigators have discovered the first direct link between pancreatic cancer and obesity. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly types of cancer in humans.
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5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

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Article looks at five technologies that have the power to reshape healthcare as we know it. In other words, for the long suffering, there is plenty of hope to go around, including 3D printing, artificial intelligence and brain-computer interfaces. 


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Announcing… A New Way To Lose Neck Fat Found By A Woman Who Has Been Overweight For 13 Years

1 January, 2014: Paula Bradley of Chesterbrook, PA is happy to announce the launch of her new website, www.shakerday.com. This website has been created to give information on how to lose neck fat. Neck fat is a common problem for many people and solutions have been elusive in the past. Paula believes that she has found the answer and is willing to share it with the world.

Her inspiration to find a solution was stirred by her own personal experience; she suffered from neck fat all her life and she knows how painful it can be. “I am a girl who has been desperate to shed off neck fat and for more than a decade without success. I am not a dietician or professional trainer. I am just a woman who wanted to lose that ugly fat around my neck and face and achieved it with a startling secret that I stumbled upon”, she explained.

Neck fat comes hand in hand with being overweight or obese. The problem though, is that even losing excessive fat doesn’t help you get rid of a fat neck. It is true that there is hardly any solution that works for neck fat; most of the exercises recommended online don’t really work for most people. It seems not much attention has been paid on how to lose neck fat; once they accumulate it, most people end up living with it for the rest of their lives.

Paula explained to us the kind of information that is available on her website. She has compiled tips some of which include watching what you eat. One of the first things you must do is watch how many calories you are consuming. Leading health authority Livestrong.com agrees. According to them, “Cutting unnecessary calories from your diet can reduce your total daily caloric intake significantly in many cases. For example, a single 20-oz. soda can contain 250 or more calories. Drinking the equivalent of two of these per day adds 500 calories to your daily intake. That's equivalent to adding 1-lb. of body fat per week. As you cut calories, you'll notice your chin and neck area begin to tighten up over a period of weeks. Avoid sugary foods and drinks, fatty cuts of meat and high-calorie snacks.”

Another important tip from Paula is to drink lots of water. According to her, many people don’t realize the value of hydration when they are trying to lose weight. She explains, “Having enough water in your body boosts your metabolism and helps you regulate your weight loss, as well as maintain healthier internal processes in your body. You will not feel as hungry as much when you drink the doctor-recommended amount of water, which can help you fight unhealthy cravings for sugary foods.”

We asked her whether she had tried to help other people lose neck fat. She told us that so far, she has tried it on lots of people and all of them have been able to lose neck fat successfully.

You can contact Paula Bradley for more information on her website, www.shakerday.com .


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Benefits of Common Therapies for Children with Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral palsy is not a single problem but a group of multiple disorders affecting movement, posture and balance. It is a common disorder that affects children with their 18 months of age.
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Is Obesity Responsible for Cancer?

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The link between obesity, and heart diseases and diabetes are well known.
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Killeen Orthopedic Surgeons

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Killeen Orthopedic Surgeons - (254) 634-2857

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Orthopedic Doctors Killeen

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Spinal Manipulation Holds Its Own in the Treatment of Back Pain

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If back pain is ailing you, a new review of existing research might be of interest to you. It finds that hands-on spinal manipulation performed by a chiropractor is as helpful as other common treatments, such as painkillers.
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75% fear public spaces are disease hubs: Survey

In India the top three illness concerns are seasonal cold (47.3%), skin infections (37.1%) and seasonal flu (31.9%), reveals a Global Hygiene Council 2013 study. The survey was carried out on over 18,000 adults across 18 countries, including India.

 

When it comes to contracting an infectious disease, Indians are most cautious. About 95% are concerned about themselves or their family contracting one. As many as 77% Indians ensure they and their families wash their hands with soap after going to the toilet and before eating.

 

 

On the risky places for contracting disease, 75% of the respondents in India perceive public places as the riskiest, while 49% adults around the world (including India) picked mass gatherings. Also, 20% said they avoided attending mass gatherings to pre-empt infections.

 

About 68% of adults from across the globe believe public transport is one of the riskiest places for picking up infectious diseases while 11% view the home as potential disease carriers.

 

The biggest (30%) infectious disease concern across the world is seasonal flu, but it varies widely across the world.

 

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75% respondents in India view public places as disease carriers

 

49% of adults around the world view mass gatherings as risky

 

77% Indians wash their hands with soap after going to toilet and before eating

 

Illness concerns


India - seasonal cold, skin infection and seasonal flu

 

UK - stomach upset, diarrhea and vomiting and staph infection

 

Nigeria - seasonal colds, waterborne illnesses and skin infections

 

source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-10-12/india/42967746_1_seasonal-flu-public-places-skin-infection


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Tackling corruption in Indian medicine

Some doctors and non-governmental organisations are taking up the fight against corruption in Indian medicine, which many observers claim is widespread in the country. Dinsa Sachan reports.

 

When a cheque landed on the desk of 63-year-old doctor Himmatrao Saluba Bawaskar, from a diagnostic centre under the guise of “professional fee”, Bawaskar not only returned it, but he also filed a complaint against the centre with the Medical Council of India (MCI), the national watchdog for medical education and doctors. His case is currently being heard by the state medical council of Maharashtra.

 

Kickbacks have been part of the Indian medical practice since the beginning, says Puneet Bedi, a leading gynaecologist based in New Delhi who has appeared on Indian television to speak about medical ethics in the country. He notes that many hospitals and clinics routinely issue cheques to doctors under sanitised names such as “professional fee” to encourage them to recommend their services to their patients.

 

K K Aggarwal, a Delhi-based physician on the ethics committee of MCI, says there's no method at present to document the percentage of doctors taking kickbacks, but he admits that the practice exists.

 

see original for more: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62364-8/fulltext

 

 
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Physical Therapy Doctors, Hospitals, Clinics, Centers | Physical Therapy Treatments

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Read stories, recent updates and patient stories on physical therapy. Empowered Doctor specializes in informing patients and bringing patients and doctors together.
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AstraZeneca - MedImmune and Immunocore enter immunotherapy agreement to develop novel cancer therapies

Both companies will research and develop novel cancer therapies using Immunocore’s Immune Mobilising Monoclonal T-Cell Receptor Against Cancer (ImmTAC) technology.

This platform of biological medicines, or ImmTACs, exploits the power of the body’s own immune system to find and kill diseased cells. ImmTACs direct a patient’s T cells to specifically destroy only the cancerous cells, avoiding damage to healthy cells.

Under the terms of the agreement, Immunocore and MedImmune will work together to generate ImmTACs against selected cancer targets. AstraZeneca and MedImmune will have the right to further develop and commercialise ImmTAC products to add to their immune-mediated cancer therapy portfolio. Immunocore will receive an upfront payment of $20 million per programme and the company is then eligible to receive up to $300 million in development and commercial milestone payments for each target programme and significant tiered royalties if the programmes are successful.


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Most Cancer Physicians Would Choose Hospice for Themselves

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In a survey of almost 4,500 physicians who treat cancer patients, the majority said that they would enroll in hospice if they themselves had terminal cancer. This was especially true for women, primary care physicians, those with more patients in managed care, and those treating more terminally ill patients. Physicians who expressed a higher preference for hospice for themselves were also more likely to discuss hospice care with their patients early on in treatment, suggesting that personal preferences regarding hospice can influence patient care. The survey’s authors therefore suggest that physicians with negative views of hospice for themselves should consider further educating themselves about how hospice may benefit their patients.


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If evidence suggests physicians' personal views may impact or influence patient care and what options and choices are offered, how can patients be sure they are being informed without bias?  Through better communication skills, self-advocacy, and giving themselves permission to ask questions about the physicians' personal beliefs. More evidence that patients must take the lead in being educated and ensuring they are clear how personal opinion may or may not be influencing information they are or are not receiving.

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More Americans Exercise While They Work

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A growing number of Americans are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the workday at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving workstations. Others are forgoing chairs in favor of giant exercise balls to stay fit.


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"The Healthcare revolution will not be televised"

My Presentation from Athens looking at 5 things digital can do to revolutionise pharmaceuticals (with a bit of Gil Scott Heron thrown in for good measure)


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Une intéressante présentation (en anglais) qui aborde les principaux concepts qui seront fondateurs de l'e-santé à venir. Une belle inspiration pour le développement des futurs réseaux de santé numériques.

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 What are the Costs Involved with Sports Injuries? | Spiritual Health

It is healthy to indulge in sports as it helps to keep your body fit and active. But sports also carry risks along, such as bruised legs, ACL tear, bone
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Mammograms

According to a European study, it was found that out of every 1000 females between the age groups of 50 to 70 who opt for a mammogram once in every 2 years, 7 to 9 lives will be saved.
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Knee Surgery Killeen

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Herniated Disc

Many patients with back pain, leg pain, or weakness of the lower extremity muscles are diagnosed with a herniated disc. When a disc herniation occurs, the cushion that sits between the spinal verte...
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Physical Activity Levels in Childhood Lowers Fracture Risk in Old Age

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Get out there and be active with your kids, you may be helping them to prevent a broken hip as they get older.
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SC orders video recording of clinical trials of new drugs

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The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government to video record clinical trials of five new drugs, making it tougher for multinationals to shirk responsibility when testing of their patented medicine reacts adversely on patients.

A bunch of petitions in the apex court had complained about lax implementation of the clinical trial regime and alleged that multinational manufacturers had exploited the loopholes to make India the testing ground of their new drugs.

Countering senior advocate Colin Gonsalves and Sanjay Parekh who argued for halting clinical trial of 162 new drugs permitted by the Drug Controller General till their usefulness for India was established, additional solicitor general Sidharth Luthra said the government had established a three-tier scrutiny system comprising New Drugs Advisory Committee, technical committee and apex committee to examine applications for clinical trials in India.

 

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Estibaliz Undiano Hernandez's curator insight, November 10, 2013 2:11 PM

Este artículo comenta la aceptación por parte del Corte Supremo de la grabación de los ensayos clínicos de nuevos fármacos. Me parece adecuado que se haya tomado una medida así, ya que se está garantizando el principio de seguridad a los participantes. Es decir, en el caso de que exista alguna irregularidad o se detecte algún tipo de riesgo para la salud de los mismos, se puede identificar rápidamente y detener el ensayo. Es una idea que habría que tener muy en cuenta en nuestro país.

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La grabación del consentimiento informado de los pacientes es un buen método para asegurar que no haya fraude respecto a los sujetos del ensayo. Sin embargo, debe tenerse cuidado de no infringir el derecho a la intimidad. Las medidas que ayuden al cumplimiento de los derechos básicos evitarán los abusos por parte de las empresas farmacéuticas en su búsqueda de beneficios económicos.