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Dr. Cynthia Lee Jackson listed in San Diego Magazine's 2014 Top Dentists and Specialists

Dr. Cynthia Lee Jackson listed in San Diego Magazine's 2014 Top Dentists and Specialists

Announcing a special recognition appearing in the April, 2014 issue of San Diego Magazine published by San Diego Magazine Publishing Company. Dr. Cynthia Lee Jackson was selected for the following honor: "2014 Top Dentists and Specialists" [More]
Access provides update on new formulation of anti-inflammatory drug amlexanox

Access provides update on new formulation of anti-inflammatory drug amlexanox

ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP) provided an update on a new formulation of the anti-inflammatory drug amlexanox, called LexaGard™, for the treatment of inflammatory and ulcerative conditions of the esophagus. [More]

New orthotic device could aid in rehabilitation of patients with ankle-foot disorders

​A soft, wearable device that mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle-foot disorders such as drop foot, said Yong-Lae Park, an assistant professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. [More]
Keeping teeth and gums healthy through interactive games

Keeping teeth and gums healthy through interactive games

Learning about oral health can be informative and fun at the same time. The Pennsylvania Dental Association's (PDA) website features a section specifically designed for kids, and we encourage you to check it out. The Kids' Corner, www.padental.org/kidscorner, is an excellent resource for children of all ages and features the lovable Topher Tooth. It includes interactive games and activities, information on brushing and flossing, answers to frequently asked questions, nutritional information and more. [More]

Children with buck teeth can be corrected in early adolescence stage

Children with prominent front teeth, colloquially known as buck teeth, often require orthodontic work to straighten their teeth and improve both their bite and appearance. [More]
First Edition: December 17, 2013

First Edition: December 17, 2013

Today's headlines include reports about how the health law is viewed by immigrant populations. [More]
UTHealth starts clinical trial to study two forms of stem cell treatments for children with CP

UTHealth starts clinical trial to study two forms of stem cell treatments for children with CP

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial studying two forms of stem cell treatments for children with cerebral palsy has begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School. [More]

Health plan cancellations create White House's next set of challenges

News coverage is focusing on the notion that a large percentage of people who currently have individual health coverage are receiving cancellation notices because their plans don't meet the standards created by the health law. Many of these people, according to reports, will face "sticker shock" with their new insurance. A critical emerging question is whether the Obama administration expected this scenario. [More]
Patellofemoral knee brace can improve pain, bone marrow lesions in knee osteoarthritis patients

Patellofemoral knee brace can improve pain, bone marrow lesions in knee osteoarthritis patients

Use of a patellofemoral knee brace can improve pain symptoms and bone marrow lesions in patients with a type of osteoarthritis of the knee, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego. [More]
NIH awards $2.4M to develop innovative robots to aid people with visual and physical impairment

NIH awards $2.4M to develop innovative robots to aid people with visual and physical impairment

​Three projects have been awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to develop innovative robots that work cooperatively with people and adapt to changing environments to improve human capabilities and enhance medical procedures. Funding for these projects totals approximately $2.4 million over the next five years, subject to the availability of funds. [More]
Longer looks: Making Romneycare work for other states; primary care's new challenge; Boston Marathon first responders continuing battle

Longer looks: Making Romneycare work for other states; primary care's new challenge; Boston Marathon first responders continuing battle

Every week reporter Ankita Rao selects interesting reading from around the Web. [More]
Experts offer tips for preventing and coping with osteoarthritis

Experts offer tips for preventing and coping with osteoarthritis

Most everyone is bound to get osteoarthritis -- if they live long enough. That old saying among arthritis experts is backed up by the numbers. The painful and often debilitating joint condition is the most common form of arthritis. [More]

State highlights: L.A. sues to stop measured aimed at creating its own health department; as nation implements health law, Mass. eyes lowering costs

Los Angeles County filed suit Tuesday to remove from the ballot a measure that would strip the city of Los Angeles from the county health department's jurisdiction and require the city to create its own department. The suit argues that the ballot measure, set to appear before voters in June, is invalid because it seeks to take away administrative decision-making authority that is the purview of the county and the city, and that it is preempted by state law (Mehta, 10/1). [More]

No health law budging from either side as gov't shutdown continues

Neither Republicans nor Democrats appear ready to budge in the short-term to end a government shutdown and their impasse over funding for the health law. House Republicans are looking to pressure moderate Democrats in the Senate by sending the upper chamber a series of bills aimed at getting them to split from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but Republicans are beginning to feel the pressure building themselves over who will get the blame for the shutdown. [More]

First Edition: October 2, 2013

Today's headlines include news reports about how the health law's new online insurance marketplaces -- glitches and all -- went live at both the federal and state levels. [More]

50 states, 50 views of health exchanges

Media outlets across the country spotlight the opening of federal and state-run websites that are designed to be a portal into new insurance marketplaces where those without group coverage can compare and purchase plans. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describes a fund created by the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics to pay the premiums of those who would have been eligible for expanded Medicaid had the state opted into that health law program. The Texas Tribune spotlights potential problems as a result of state restrictions on the navigators who are supposed to act as consumer guides. [More]
Wearing back braces prevents need for spinal correction surgery in children with AIS

Wearing back braces prevents need for spinal correction surgery in children with AIS

A multi-center study led by University of Iowa researchers to determine whether wearing back braces would prevent the need for spinal correction surgery in children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) was cut short when early results were overwhelmingly in favor of bracing. [More]

Survey shows most Americans are not prepared to deal with dental emergency

Although 72 percent of Americans have fillings, caps or crowns, most are not prepared to deal with a dental emergency, according to a survey conducted by Majestic Drug Company, a leading provider of oral care products. [More]

First Edition: August 27, 2013

Today's headlines include reports regarding the gathering storm as the White House and GOP lawmakers continue to hold firm in their positions regarding the looming debt limit. President Barack Obama says he won't negotiate while some Republicans are pushing for to defund, or at least delay, the health law's implementation. [More]

Studies support use of EOS 3D imaging system in assessing impact of bracing for AIS

EOS imaging, the pioneer in orthopaedic 2D/3D imaging, today announced that two new studies supporting the use of its 3D imaging technology in assessing the impact of bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis have been published online in the European Spine Journal. [More]