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Program for abdominal and pelvic health offered at Rush University Medical Center
... approaches such as biofeedback to test the pelvic floor
muscles or electrostimulation to train weak muscle...ive way for any woman to build strength for pelvic floor
muscles, when done correctly. " Dugan says other treatment options include oral and injectable medic...
Therapy to overcome fears helps children with obsessive-compulsive disorder
...number 13 will cause bad luck might go to the 13th floor
of a building to get exposure to this number. Exposure and response prevention teaches children how to reduce their fears and rituals by thinking and acting in more healthy ways. The children learn that their fears and rituals are unnecessary. And ...
Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds
... an episiotomy would be less likely to have pelvic floor
problems, such as fecal or urinary incontinence or impaired sexual function, later on. By the 1930s, the procedure had become common in obstetrical practice. The procedure remains common today, occurring in more than 1 million of the roughly 4.2 mil...
Physiotherapists cure incontinence
... the surgery option open to people who fail pelvic floor
muscle training. "To find out how effective physio... women, aged from 23 to 77 years, undertook pelvic floor
muscle training taught by specialist continence physiotherapists in 35 centres across all Australian...
Mayo Clinic creates 'Office of the Future'
... care, Dr. Levine created his NEAT-oriented office floor
within six months of his scientific publication. "... and no cubicles. The result: a traditional office floor
is transformed into a clean, sunny, open space with 10 Plexiglas standing computer desks, complete w...
New insight into potential cause of sexual dysfunction in women
...l nerve, which provides nerve fibers to the pelvic floor
muscles and is also responsible for sensation in the genital region. They evaluated the role of genital neurological integrity and sexual function in 56 women. They used a validated screening questionnaire to identify women between ages 18 and 68 wit...
Day care settings are a significant source of indoor allergens
...llected from up to four, one square meter areas of floor
on both carpet and hard surfaces. Twenty facilities had dust collected from both surfaces. Detectable levels of each allergen were found in every facility where dust samples were collected. Concentrations were the highest for allergens from cats, d...
Exposure to carcinogenic crop toxin lowered by simple intervention
... the use of small quantities of insecticide on the floor
of the storage facility. In each village the researchers randomly recruited fifteen families that were farmers growing groundnuts and eating from the communal family meal. These 600 individuals had their blood aflatoxin levels measured at harvest tim...
IBM and EPFL join forces to uncover the secrets of cognitive intelligence
...tem that will be installed at EPFL will occupy the floor
space of about four refrigerators, and will have a peak processing speed of at least 22.8 trillion floating-point operations per second (22.8 teraflops), making it one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The first phase of the project w...
Survey finds women suffer in silence with pelvic floor disorders
While most women suffer from pelvic floor
disorders (PFD), the majority don't seek help unti...ercent, reported suffering from one or more pelvic floor
disorders, 70 percent had not sought medical help. And further, that by the time they did see the do...
Measures can help save frontal sinuses
...ge pathway for the frontal sinuses by removing the floor
of the sinuses between the eyes and creating a hole in the septum that separates the nose. "This opens up the sinuses so they drain without obstruction," says Dr. Kountakis. 'This is a last-ditch effort to try and fix chronically obstructed frontal s...
Household dust is main source of flame retardants in humans
...requently bringing toys and other objects from the floor
to their mouths, the researchers suggest. Breast-feeding infants have higher levels of PBDEs than all other ages, which is consistent with earlier research revealing high levels of PBDEs in the breast milk of women across North America. We hypothesiz...
Molecular ballet unravels, links proteins so cell can direct own movement
...rd said. "This is like dragging yourself along the floor
by placing the palms of your hands down and letting the rest of your body flow forward. In the cell, that sort of stress could destroy the link between alpha-actinin and actin molecules and destabilize the cell's skeleton." Such stress could pull alp...
Serving up suds a hazardous task
...ight of the bar, installing a slip-free perforated floor
behind the bar, using higher tables for customers, better organizing the cooler, and using a dolly to move heavy loads. Pamphlets were also recommended for placement at each work station in the pub's kitchen and serving areas, to remind staff of how ...
Independent panel to evaluate a chemical used in some plastics for hazards to human health
...pproximately 12-1p.m. Where: Carlyle Room, 5th floor
Holiday Inn Old Town, 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Tel: 1-703-549-6080 Fax: 1-703-684-6508 http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hisl/1/en/hd/axeot Why: A wide variety of consumer products including cosmetics, building and car materials,...
I think, therefore I fall
...ll. Patients shuffle or slide their feet along the floor
and hold onto something constantly for support. Soon the abnormal gait itself becomes a problem, even to the point that a person doesn't walk for months or years. To treat the disorder, persuading patients to try to walk and convincing them they can ...
Evacuation of elders during disasters to be addressed at GSA's upcoming annual meeting
...l difficulties. The symposium will conclude with a floor
discussion about future federal activities to enhance measurement on the RC/AL population in light of these presentations. Sunday, November 20 at 1:45 p.m. The Capitol Hill Experience - Learning Public Policy From the Inside Out: Aging and health ...
'Smart' buildings to guide future first responders
...he systems would send information such as building floor
plans and data from motion, heat, biochemical and ...tops to track the spread of a developing fire on a floor
plan even before reaching the scene. Other real-time building sensor information includes status inf...
Childbirth not linked to urinary incontinence, study finds
...nsive questionnaire about their symptoms of pelvic floor
disorders, and 101 pairs underwent a clinical evaluation. The results: 49.7 percent of the women who had given birth reported some degree of urinary incontinence compared to 47.6 percent of the women who had never given birth. The difference is not s...
Endotoxins in house dust pose a significant risk for asthma
...and wheezing came from endotoxin levels in bedroom floor
and bedding dust. However, the effects were obser...entrations were highest in kitchen and living room floor
dust, and lowest for bedding (including mattress and pillow). "The mean concentration of endotoxin i...
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