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Reducing fears key to success of CBT or GET in people with chronic fatigue syndrome

Reducing fears key to success of CBT or GET in people with chronic fatigue syndrome

Reducing fears that exercise or activity will make symptoms worse is one of the most important factors determining the success of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) or graded exercise therapy (GET) in reducing fatigue and improving physical function in people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to new analysis of data from the PACE trial, reported in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. [More]
Life satisfaction associated with higher bone density in older women

Life satisfaction associated with higher bone density in older women

Women aged 60-70 who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density and they suffer from osteoporosis less frequently than their unsatisfied peers, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. [More]
Bayshore Community Hospital releases new Multi-specialty Interventional Suite

Bayshore Community Hospital releases new Multi-specialty Interventional Suite

Bayshore Community Hospital recently unveiled its new Multi-specialty Interventional Suite, outfitted with advanced technology capable of performing complex minimally invasive cardiovascular, endovascular, and interventional radiology procedures. [More]
Study demonstrates that pelvic floor muscle training improves erectile function

Study demonstrates that pelvic floor muscle training improves erectile function

Preliminary results of a four-month clinical trial offer hope for the thousands of baby boomer men turning 50 every minute, with nearly 6-in-10 of them experiencing erectile dysfunction. Proving pelvic floor exercise can help turn back the clock on sexual decline, the study demonstrates that weighted resistance training improves erectile function in both healthy men and those with erectile dysfunction. [More]
Simple training exercise of catching a medicine ball may help prevent falls in the elderly

Simple training exercise of catching a medicine ball may help prevent falls in the elderly

The simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [More]
Advisory Board announces completion of Royall acquisition

Advisory Board announces completion of Royall acquisition

The Advisory Board Company, a global insight-driven technology, research, and services provider, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Royall & Company. [More]
Tips to avoid winter slips and falls

Tips to avoid winter slips and falls

Tread lightly and don't get too confident; winter is officially here and sidewalks are slippery. About 1 million people take a tumble every year and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 20,000 people die annually due to fall-related injuries. [More]
Researchers to explore physical, psychological effects of ultra-endurance running

Researchers to explore physical, psychological effects of ultra-endurance running

In the upcoming Race Across USA, ultra-endurance athletes will run a marathon a day as they cover 3,080 miles from California to Maryland. [More]
One cup of blueberries per day could help reduce blood pressure, arterial stiffness

One cup of blueberries per day could help reduce blood pressure, arterial stiffness

Just one cup of blueberries per day could be the key to reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with cardiovascular disease. [More]
Researchers report that weight-reducing bariatric surgery fuels job discrimination

Researchers report that weight-reducing bariatric surgery fuels job discrimination

People say that they would be more likely to hire someone who has lost weight through exercise and dieting than through surgery. This is just one of the stigmas faced by obese people who undergo weight-reducing bariatric surgery, reports Robert Carels of East Carolina University in the US and his team of researchers. [More]
SAFE Family Wearables releases SAFE Kids Paxie Band for children

SAFE Family Wearables releases SAFE Kids Paxie Band for children

SAFE Family Wearables today launches the SAFE Kids Paxie Band, a fashionable GPS-enabled wearable device designed for children, with an accompanying mobile management application. [More]
Making New Year's resolution to control diabetes

Making New Year's resolution to control diabetes

José Rodriguez often skipped breakfast and lunch only to eat a large dinner at the end of the day. Despite his erratic eating habits, Mr. Rodriguez thought he was healthy until a routine blood test revealed he had type 2 diabetes. [More]
New study finds that exercise may improve lives of Parkinson's disease patients

New study finds that exercise may improve lives of Parkinson's disease patients

Exercise may help people with Parkinson's disease improve their balance, ability to move around and quality of life, even if it does not reduce their risk of falling, according to a new study published in the December 31, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
5 bad strategies to avoid when losing weight

5 bad strategies to avoid when losing weight

Is your New Year's resolution to lose weight? Here are five bad strategies to avoid, according to Dr. Aaron Michelfelder of Loyola University Health System. [More]
Tips for setting weight loss goals in 2015

Tips for setting weight loss goals in 2015

According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the top New Year's Resolution for 2014 was to lose weight, and #5 was to stay fit and healthy. [More]
Former baseball player describes his journey in diabetes management

Former baseball player describes his journey in diabetes management

Former professional player Dmitri Young impressed the baseball world when he appeared at a game this summer, having lost about 100 pounds since he last played in 2010. [More]
United Therapeutics submits pre-market approval application for use of Remodulin with implantable drug infusion system

United Therapeutics submits pre-market approval application for use of Remodulin with implantable drug infusion system

United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) announced today that Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) has submitted a pre-market approval application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of Medtronic's SynchroMed® II implantable drug infusion system (including a newly developed catheter) for use with United Therapeutics' Remodulin® (treprostinil) Injection delivered intravenously to patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. [More]
Vermillion closes previously announced private placement with investors

Vermillion closes previously announced private placement with investors

Vermillion, Inc., a bio-analytical solutions company focused on gynecologic disease, announced today that the Company closed its previously announced private placement with investors including Oracle Investment Management, Jack W. Schuler, Birchview Fund LLC and several Vermillion directors. Total proceeds were $10.5 million, before offering expenses. [More]
RMG’s Simi Valley Diabetes Clinic offers free diabetes care for members

RMG’s Simi Valley Diabetes Clinic offers free diabetes care for members

Regal Medical Group (RMG) today announced its Simi Valley Diabetes Clinic, offering free diabetes care for members, has helped more than 200 patients receive comprehensive, individualized, successful treatment. [More]
PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals closes underwritten public offering of common stock

PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals closes underwritten public offering of common stock

PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company advancing patient care in critical areas, announced the closing of an underwritten public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock, and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate 3,500,000 shares of common stock, at an offering price of $4.00 per share and $.01 per warrant. [More]