Radiology Tx Relieves Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Patients suffering from chronic plantar fasciitis now have a new weapon against this debilitating foot ailment, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta in March 2015. Researchers utilized ultrasound imaging and specific ultrasonic energy to penetrate, emulsify and remove diseased fasciitis tissue.

Ready to "Spring Forward?" How to Do It The Healthy Way

This Sunday, the clocks “spring forward” to Daylight Savings Time. Even though your brain knows that the time on the clock has changed, your body's internal clock does not. In the fall, when you’ve gained an hour of sleep, you might not feel tired, but you may get cranky when you have to wait an extra hour before your lunch break. When the clocks move forward in the spring, you'll be robbed of an hour’s sleep.

Are Your Pet's Medicines Safe?

The federal Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) receives reports of accidental medication overdoses in pets as part of the agency’s overall system for monitoring drugs used in animals. Some of these reports involve pets getting into their own medications or medications for other pets in the household.

Skin Biopsy May Help Detect Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s

Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a study released on February 24th 2015 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 18th to 25th 2015.

Damage from Sun Exposure Continues When You’re in the Dark

Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation (UV) does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of Yale-led researchers concluded in a study that was published online February 19th 2015 by the journal Science.


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