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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: September 30, 2015 | by: jerry | in: Veterans Disability
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Scientists Researching Molecule-Blocking Method for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease that currently has no cure and no guaranteed treatment. Researchers have worked on developing new, more effective treatments that are less invasive and longer-lasting. New research from the University of Montreal in Canada may have found a new, more advanced treatment fitting those parameters. The Melanoma Cell Adhesion […]

written: September 16, 2015 | by: jerry | in: Social Security 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 […]

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Researchers Develop Faster Method for Performing Skin Cancer Biopsies

Approximately 73,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2015, predicts the American Cancer Society. Skin biopsies have been at the forefront of the fight against skin cancer, but the procedure can take up to 30 minutes and requires a specialist to perform the sampling. Researchers at the Carlos III University of Madrid have Spanish […]

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Patients with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors More Likely to Develop Other Cancers

Research from the University of California – San Diego School of Medicine may have doctors looking more closely at patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Looking at national cancer records in the SEER database from 2001-2011, researchers analyzed the association between GIST and development of other cancers. The study found that one in every 5.8 […]

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