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MIT device could prevent epileptic seizures
...ibrillator typically implanted under the patient's collar
bone stimulates the left vagus nerve about every five minutes, which has been shown to help reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in many patients. The MIT researchers and colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) seek to i...
Artificial cervical disc replacement offered for neck and arm pain problems
...ients leave the hospital the following day. A soft collar
is optional for comfort and there are few activity restrictions recommended for the first six weeks. If the cervical device is demonstrated to be safe and effective and is approved by the FDA, Philips believes it will be more widely used than the art...
Spousal violence affects one in three Albanian wives
...th more than 12 years of education, women in white collar
jobs, women with least educated husbands, and women married to men raised in rural areas. Women were also at higher risk if they were more educated than their husbands. These findings, related to women's and men's status, are in keeping with theories...
Study shows nicotine levels in Lexington service workers drop 56% after Smoke-Free Law
...y secondhand smoke exposure when compared to white collar
workers; and Lexington's law is helping to change that." The study also showed that workers were less likely to report colds and sinus infections after the law went into effect (84 percent pre-law; 49 percent at three months; and 50 percent at six mo...
New approach to thyroid surgery reduces incision size
... at the base of neck, called a transverse cervical collar
incision, move the muscles and dissect out the thyroid. This approach remains the best option for some patients who have had previous surgery or have an extremely enlarged thyroid. But most patients 65 percent of the 44 patients in the study likely...
Vaginal cancer detected more often with PET than CT scans
...reated cervical cancer will move to nodes near the collar
bone and will not be survivable. "It is very important to know at the time of diagnosis, for both cervical and vaginal cancer, not only what the patient has in the pelvis, but where the tumor has spread," Grigsby says. "That will absolutely determin...