Monthly Archives: December 2010

Exome Sequencing Provides New Approach to Diagnosis of Rare Genetic Disorders

Philadelphia, Pa. (December 20, 2010) – A genetic testing approach called exome sequencing—which provides a clinically practical alternative to whole-genome sequencing—led to correct diagnosis and life-saving treatment in a child with a previously unknown genetic disease, reports an upcoming paper … Continue reading

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Many Rheumatology Patients Have Low Health Literacy

Philadelphia, Pa. (December 13, 2010) – Many patients seen at a rheumatology clinic-including some with a long history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-don’t recognize important terms related to their health and medical treatment, reports a study in the December issue of … Continue reading

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Seek Early Diagnosis and Treatment for Arthritis, Rheumatologists Urge

Philadelphia, Pa. (December 13, 2010) – In people who develop symptoms of inflammatory arthritis, early diagnosis and treatment can have a significant impact on the course of disease-in some cases even preventing deformity and loss of function from rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading

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For Golfers, Active Warm-Up Beats Passive Stretching

Philadelphia, Pa. (December 10, 2010) – What’s the best way to warm up before a golf match? Performing a passive, static stretching routine before taking practice swings may actually have a negative impact on performance, according to a study in … Continue reading

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Silverchair Developing Stedman's Online for Wolters Kluwer Health

Charlottesville, VA(December 9, 2010) — Stedman’s and Silverchair have partnered to create Stedman’s Online to electronically deliver Stedman’s respected, high-value medical terms and definitions to hospitals, health care professionals, and students. Stedman’s is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading … Continue reading

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'Box Squat' Doesn't Reduce Squat Performance for Weightlifters

Philadelphia, PA(December 9, 2010) — – The “box squat,” a popular training technique for weightlifters, has “limited negative consequences” on squat performance during strength training, reports a study in the December issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, … Continue reading

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For Women with Breast Cancer Gene, Psychological Factors Affect Choices about Risk-Reducing Surgery, Reports Genetics in Medicine

Philadelphia, PA(December 9, 2010) — In women who test positive for BRCA 1/2 mutations associated with a high risk of breast or ovarian cancer, some key psychological factors influence the decision to undergo risk-reducing surgery, reports the December Genetics in … Continue reading

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Wolters Kluwer Health Announces the Acquisition of iCare Educational Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Software

Philadelphia, PA(December 9, 2010) — Wolters Kluwer Health’s unit Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) today announced the acquisition of iCare LLC, makers of iCare EMR, an educational Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software program. iCare EMR integrates a simulated electronic medical … Continue reading

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'Jump Training' May Help Prevent Knee Injuries in Female Basketball Players

Philadelphia, PA (December 7, 2010) — A shortened, focused “jump training” program may help to lower the risk of knee injuries in women basketball players, according to a study in the December issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning … Continue reading

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Experiments Suggest Possible New Approach to Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury

Philadelphia, PA(December 7, 2010) — Initial experiments suggest a possible new approach to stem cell therapy for spinal cord injuries-using biocompatible “channels” made of chitosan to guide regeneration of new spinal cord tissue, reports the December issue of Neurosurgery, official … Continue reading

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