Tag: "lifting" at medical news
Physician and congressional leaders convene on Capitol Hill
... time for the House and Senate to begin some heavy lifting
and address the issues impacting the stability of the Medicare program in an open, timely fashion. The groups remain concerned that the continuation of the current physician payment system, even with congressional interventions, is a pathway to decre...
New device for stroke patients improves walking
... partial leg paralysis that prevents the foot from lifting
-- causing instability and difficulty walking. Now, a new high-tech rehabilitation device -- available in the New York Cityarea only at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center -- helps these patients regain the ability to wal...
Nationwide study compares surgeries to treat urinary incontinence in women
...rs during coughing, laughing, sneezing, running or lifting
heavy objects, causing urine to leak. The condition develops when the normal support structures of the urethra and bladder are weakened, causing the bladder to move down toward the bottom of the pelvis. In the sling procedure, a strip of the patien...
Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
... in which coughing, laughing, sneezing, running or lifting
heavy objects causes urine to leak, is commonly treated with surgery designed to provide additional support to the bladder neck and urethra during increases in abdominal pressure that occur with these kinds of activities. However, randomized, contro...
Caring for the sick now a public health priority for developing countries
...s and health professionals need to understand that lifting
unnecessary regulations is vital for the large number of ill people needing care. The authors recommend training and education as a key part to developing palliative care programs. "Experience shows that training programs for health professionals ...
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job
...drywaller, for example, would work muscles used in lifting
large sheets of drywall overhead and in place. Dur...eek, the amount of weight used durinig free weight lifting
was heavier than that of the first two days of the week. At the end of the six weeks training, the...
MIT brace aids stroke recovery
...tients progress from basic motor training, such as lifting
boxes or reaching for a light switch, to more complex tasks such as carrying a laundry basket or flipping a light on and off while holding an object with the unaffected limb. According to the study researchers-Dr. Joel Stein, Kathryn Krebs and Rich...
Listen to your heart: Researchers discover a physiological indicator of vulnerability to temptation
...ions can be spent just like a muscle that has been lifting
heavy weights. When we spend our strength on one task (trying to control your emotion around a petulant boss), there is less to spend on others (avoiding the Ben & Jerrys when we get home). The funny thing about being vulnerable to saying, eating...
Law professor finds home health-care workers have few legal protections
... hazard to workers stems from the amount of client lifting
that can often lead to severe muscle injuries. "Ho...ely on co-workers to help lift patients or can use lifting
devices, home health care workers typically work alone and without the aid of patient transfer devic...
Black tea soothes away stress
...ressful situations (threat of unemployment, a shop lifting
accusation or an incident in a nursing home), where they had to prepare a verbal response and argue their case in front of a camera. The tasks triggered substantial increases in blood pressure, heart rate and subjective stress ratings in both of t...
Repealing 'Blue Laws' on Sunday alcohol sales increased alcohol-related crashes and crash fatalities
...first study to look at the public health impact of lifting
a statewide ban on Sunday packaged alcohol sales found a substantial increase in alcohol-related traffic crashes and fatalities, according to an article published today in the online version of the American Journal of Public Health. According to th...
Robot wheelchair may give patients more independence
...beds, chairs and toilets without assistance.* The lifting
ability of the system, which is called the "HLPR Chair" (for Home Lift, Position and Rehabilitation), also should significantly reduce caregiver and patient injuries. The HLPR chair draws on mobile robotic technology developed at NIST for defense a...
Researchers aim to give nurses a lift
...t nurses often work 12 hours shifts, the amount of lifting
in one shift adds up a lot, and you can see how th..., providing nursing with access to more mechanical lifting
devices would help reduce the risks, he said, adding that mechanical lifting
devices are currently u...
Identification of role for proteins in children's muscle disease could open up new treatment options
...ng, climbing stairs, getting up from the floor and lifting
the arms. The children also often become uncharacteristically miserable and fractious and they may complain of tummy pain. Heat shock proteins (HSP) are a group of proteins whose expression is increased when the cells are exposed to elevated tempera...
JCI table of contents, June 8, 2006
..., and prevents its entry into the nucleus, thereby lifting
the HDAC-mediated repression of specific genes. The authors go on to show that CaMKII-mediated phosphorylation of HDAC4 in cardiac cells results in cardiomyocyte enlargement. The study provides new insight into CaMKII and HDAC signaling pathways in t...
Injuries from lawn mowing increase nationwide
...ower or changing blades Many injuries occur while lifting
mower--get help if needed Never service the mower while it is running Mow only in good weather conditions--avoid mowing in high heat Do not use riding mower on steep hills or embankments Do not carry passengers on riding mowers or tow passengers ...
Understanding the actions of others requires the frontal cortex
...rchers showed participants video clips of a person lifting
up a box, and asked the participants to determine the weight of the box by paying close attention to the actions of the actor. Normally, participants can succeed in this task without much trouble, but performance was significantly impaired if the lef...
Poor neighborhood conditions triple risk for disabilities
...kely to develop difficulties walking, standing, or lifting
than those in cleaner, better-maintained areas. T...stairs, standing, stooping, crouching, kneeling or lifting
10 pounds. Many of these functions are influenced by respiratory health as well as lower-body streng...
Surgery enters virtual world
...A doctor would say 'I'm cutting the skin' or, 'I'm lifting
the muscle', and the haptic system will adjust the force and pressure to suit that stage of the operation," says Zannoni. It means the operation is as close to reality as is possible with current systems. The system could prove very cost effective if...
Large sinus tumors can be removed endoscopically, study finds
...ve incisions made along the nose or under the lip, lifting
the face in a technique called facial degloving, and moving bone - potentially the upper jaw and cheekbone and sometimes brain out of the way. Complications include eye loss, cerebral spinal fluid leaks and disfigurement, which may require reconstru...