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Arthritis: A prevalent and debilitating condition for a lot of veterans…

More and more U.S. veterans (approximately one-third according to a recent study) suffer from arthritis. While arthritis can develop a number a ways, for veterans, a common denominator exists – orthopedic injuries they sustained while in the military. For example, soldiers who fought in the Gulf War often wore Kevlar helmets and heavy battle gear […]

written: February 3, 2016 | by: DLC | in: Veterans Disability
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Botox Helping Prevent Atrial Fibrillation in Post-Op Cardiac Surgery Patients

The popular cosmetic treatment Botox (botulinum toxin) is finding many more medical uses than providing facelifts. Doctors are already using Botox to treat bladder conditions as well as excessive sweating. Now, a recent study is monitoring its usefulness in cardiac surgery patients. Research presented at the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions showed the […]

written: February 3, 2016 | by: DLC | in: Social Security Disability
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Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center have determined that treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduced the recurrence of atrial fibrillation. The research team analyzed seven studies concerning sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation involving a total of 1,087 patients. Obstructive sleep apnea patients who received CPAP treatment showed […]

written: February 3, 2016 | by: DLC | in: Social Security Disability
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Epilepsy Drug May Protect Eyesight of MS Patients

Acute optic neuritis is an eye condition that can occur in people who have multiple sclerosis. The condition is an inflammation of the ocular nerve and affects approximately half of the people who will develop MS in their lifetime. When a person develops this eye condition they can experience blurry vision, sudden and partial or […]

written: February 3, 2016 | by: DLC | in: Social Security Disability
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Breath Test Could Help Doctors Predict and Diagnose Stomach Cancer

Because stomach cancer rarely causes symptoms in its early stages, most diagnoses do not occur until later stages when the disease is less treatable. Researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology have developed a testing method that hopes to detect stomach cancer earlier and even predict a patient’s future risk of the disease. The study, […]

written: February 3, 2016 | by: DLC | in: Social Security Disability
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New Treatment for Prostate Cancer Uses Low-Temperature Plasma

Researchers at the University of York in the UK revealed a new concept in the fight against early-stage prostate cancer in the British Journal of Cancer. Current treatments may be inadequately useful for long-term prognosis and sought to find a viable solution. Through their trials, the team found the use of low-temperature plasmas caused a […]

written: February 3, 2016 | by: DLC | in: Social Security Disability
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Study: MRI Scans Could Improve Detection Methods for Breast Cancer

Research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is 90 percent detected 90 percent of all forms of breast cancer. This compared to the standard methods of mammography combined with ultrasound, which yield a detection rate of only 37.5 percent. The study included 1,365 screenings on 559 women considered […]

written: February 3, 2016 | by: DLC | in: Social Security Disability
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Ankle Support Exoskeleton Could Help Stroke Patients and Patients with Mobility Problems

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and North Carolina State developed an external mechanism that reduces the metabolic cost of walking. It can be especially beneficial for patients who are suffering from mobility problems. One of the authors of the paper describing the exoskeleton, assistant professor Steve Collins of Carnegie Mellon, says he believes it could help […]

written: February 3, 2016 | by: DLC | in: Social Security Disability
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Experts Report Breast Cancer Has Multiple Disease Subtypes

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2015 and approximately 40,000 women will die from the disease. As researchers strive to find better treatments, new research has come to light about the nature of the disease. A group of researchers from some of the […]

written: February 3, 2016 | by: DLC | in: Social Security Disability
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Hawaiian Woman Receives Bionic Eye Implant to Restore Vision

The Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii recently became the first center in the Asia-Pacific region to implant a bionic eye and restore partial vision to a patient with retinal blindness. The eye implant system, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is approved in the United States and the European Economic Area. The implant works as […]

written: February 3, 2016 | by: DLC | in: Social Security Disability
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