Monthly Archives: November 2011

Few Contact Lens Users Follow Recommended Lens Care

‘Essentially All’ Patients Fail to Follow Care Steps—Even Though They’re Aware of Complication Risks Philadelphia, Pa. (November 30, 2011) – Most people who wear contact lenses perceive themselves as following standard guidelines for lens wear and care—but only a tiny … Continue reading

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Study Takes Scientific Look at ‘Pedaling Power’ in BMX Racing

Track Difficulty Has Important Implications for Training BMX Racers, Reports JSCR Philadelphia, Pa. (November 23, 2011) – While pedaling power is important in bicycle motocross (BMX) racing—especially at the start of the race—other skills have a greater impact on performance … Continue reading

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Motor Vehicle Crashes and Violence Leading Causes of Facial Fractures in Children

Cause of fractures varies by age and socioeconomic status Philadelphia, Pa. (November 22, 2011) – Facial fractures in children occur in different patterns in different age groups, but most often occur with other types of severe injuries, reports a study … Continue reading

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Breast Reduction Surgery Has Higher Complication Rate in Older Women

More Problems with Infections and Healing in Women Over 50 Philadelphia, Pa. (November 22, 2011) – Complications following breast reduction surgery—particularly infections—are more common in women older than 50, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive … Continue reading

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New ‘Pathophysiology in Medicine’ Series Launches in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences

Expert Updates Will Tie Latest Scientific Discoveries to Current Clinical Care Philadelphia, Pa. (November 17, 2011) – As scientific research delves into the processes underlying human disease, doctors are challenged to integrate these new discoveries into patient care.  To help … Continue reading

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Kevin Sorbo Talks about Surviving and Recovering after Stroke

‘Hercules’ Actor Talks to Heart Insight about Rebuilding His Life and Career after Three Strokes Philadelphia, Pa. (November 16, 2011) – You may remember Kevin Sorbo as the actor who played the mighty Hercules on a hit TV show. But … Continue reading

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Old Drug May Have New Use in Protecting Brain

Dipyrone Could Help to Limit Brain Injury after Stroke Philadelphia, Pa. (November 16, 2011) – An older nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called dipyrone may offer a new approach to reducing injury to brain tissue after a stroke, according to a … Continue reading

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Recognized in Six Categories by FOLIO: at the 2011 Eddie & Ozzie Awards

Largest Awards Competition in Magazine Publishing Celebrates Excellence in Outstanding Editorial and Design New York, NY (Nov. 16, 2011) – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is pleased to announce that it has won awards in … Continue reading

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Hand Sanitizer in Schools Helps Prevent Some Cases of Influenza

Hygiene Program for Kids Reduces Influenza A and Missed School Days, Study Finds Philadelphia, Pa. (November 14, 2011) – A hand and respiratory hygiene program including frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer helps reduce illness caused by influenza A and … Continue reading

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Spinal Surgery Becomes More Cost-Effective Over Time

For Specific Diagnoses, Value of Surgery Increases with Continued Follow-Up Philadelphia, Pa. (November 14, 2011) – For specific causes of back pain, spinal surgery provides a good value over long-term follow-up, compared to nonsurgical treatment, concludes a report in the … Continue reading

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