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Faster Method to Identify Salmonella Strains

Posted on 06/24/2013 05:04:59 PM

A new method can reduce by more than half the time it takes health officials to identify Salmonella strains, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Currently most public-health laboratories use a technique called pulse field gel electrophoresis, or PFGE, to subtyp..

Facts You Need to Know About Hip Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted on 06/02/2013 05:31:24 PM

Hip joint pain is a very common problem nowadays. You might have heard stories about a number of people complaining about this medical condition called rheumatoid arthritis, which affects about 1.3 million of American and women, and is believed to be thrice the risk of developing the disease, accord..

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on 05/20/2013 04:41:42 PM

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we wanted to take this opportunity to educate our clients on both skin cancer prevention and detection.  This is a subject close to my own heart, as I have several family members who have skin cancer and I myself have had numerous precancerous moles remove..

Tips For An Allergy-Free Home

Posted on 05/07/2013 05:50:05 AM

Spring is here, together with all the associated allergies. In order to reduce the factors that cause those unpleasant health conditions in your own home, you can try some of the simple strategies listed below:   •        Make sure the air in your house i..

Getting to Know the Common Causes of Hip Pain

Posted on 03/30/2013 09:30:36 AM

The hip is a joint where the thigh bone meets the pelvic bone. The hip joint is fashioned to endure repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear, orthopedic experts say. The ball and socket are the largest joints in the body, which fits together in a way that allows for fluid movement.  H..

Three Frequently Asked Questions About Stress Urinary Incontinence

Posted on 03/26/2013 05:26:25 PM

Whether you give out a hearty laugh, sudden sneeze, or persistent cough, chances are an accidental leak may be subsequently on its way.  These are just some of the common triggers that prompt women to unintentionally leak an amount of urine -- normal circumstances that anybody may experience on..

New Surgical Approach for Hip-Replacement Promotes Less Pain, Faster Recovery

Posted on 03/15/2013 04:32:40 PM

Imagine a new anterior side hip replacement surgery whose main selling point minimized pain and faster recovery from the procedure that is the tagline for the newest surgery to appear. That is the story one patient named Sean Toohey, who walked up a flight of stairs at the hospital. Later that after..

Quick Facts About Breast Cancer

Posted on 03/08/2013 10:57:17 AM

Not all women have the same risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast cancer comprises 22.9 percent of all cancers in women worldwide. There are several types of cancer, including those that were linked to the recently reported metal-on-metal hip implants believed to cause cance..

Five Most Commonly Asked Questions About Hip Replacement

Posted on 03/07/2013 09:18:54 AM

What is a hip replacement surgery?Hip replacement surgery is the removal of a damaged hip joint and putting in a new one called prosthesis. It may be done under a general anesthesia or an epidural one. The operation will usually last for about an hour or two, during which the surgeon may make a six-..

Exercises Following a Hip Replacement

Posted on 03/01/2013 03:00:38 PM

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure involving the reconstruction of the hips, one of the major bone structures in the body. This means you'll need a lot of rest and time for recovery. But in order to fully get back on your feet, you'll also need a strenuous exercise routine as prescribed by your ..

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