Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bladder Cancer Risk May Be Decreased By Increasing Selenium Intake

A common mineral may provide protection against bladder cancer. According to results of a study published in the September issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, selenium intake is associated with … Continue reading

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CMS Proposes Policy And Payment Rate Changes For Inpatient Stays In Acute Care And Long-Term Care Hospitals In FY 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed the fiscal year (FY) 2011 policies and payment rates for inpatient services furnished to people with Medicare by both acute care hospitals and long-term care hospitals. The proposals are intended to … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Eyes Are Potential Gateway To Quicker Diagnosis, Treatment, UCI Study Suggests

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but new research indicates they also may mirror a brain ravaged by Alzheimer’s disease. UC Irvine neuroscientists have found that retinas in mice genetically altered to have Alzheimer’s undergo changes similar … Continue reading

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Boston Scientific Announces Japanese Approval Of Heart Failure Lead

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announced Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) approval of its ACUITY(R) Steerable left ventricular lead for use with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, which treat heart failure. The Company also received reimbursement approval … Continue reading

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Anemia Affects Body And Maybe The Mind

For older adults, anemia’s trademark loss of oxygen-toting red blood cells has long been linked to fatigue, muscle weakness and other physical ailments. Now researchers at Johns Hopkins have found a relationship between anemia and impaired thinking, too. “Our work … Continue reading

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Columbia University Psychiatry Professors Prescribe Fisher Wallace Cranial Stimulator To Over 250 Patients

Fisher Wallace Laboratories announced that two psychiatry professors at Columbia University, Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Andres San Martin, have prescribed the Fisher Wallace Cranial Stimulator to more than 250 patients suffering from depression, anxiety and insomnia. The handheld, FDA-sanctioned … Continue reading

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Brain Damage Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease Captured By Innovative 3D-Imaging Technique

Using an advanced three-dimensional mapping technique developed by UCLA researchers, the team analyzed magnetic resonance imaging data from 24 patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 25 others with mild Alzheimer’s disease. Patients in both categories exhibit progressive brain … Continue reading

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