Archive: Nov 2012

Diabetic Foot Disease: A Deadly Diabetic Complication

November 29, 2012

  Foot disease most dreadful complication of diabetes By: Our Staff Reporter | November 14, 2012 . 0           ISLAMABAD – World Diabetes Day is being marked today (Wednesday). Diabetes mellitus has reached a pandemic state and diabetic foot disease is the most dreadful complication of diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes is 8.3 per cent and out of this 15 per cent develop diabetic foot disease, and the rate of amputation is almost 19 seconds. One person becomes disabled…

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Robots: Our New BFF’s. A new approach to fighting the Battle of the Bulge.

November 29, 2012

  Autom, the Robotic Weight Coach: Interview with Intuitive Automata’s Founder, Dr. Cory Kidd by SHIV GAGLANI on Nov 28, 2012 • 12:15 pm   1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; 2) A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or…

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Arthritic Knee? Your cartilage is in the print tray!

November 28, 2012

  Hybrid 3D Printer Will Make You New Cartilage by SCOTT JUNG on Nov 27, 2012 • 11:20 am   Someday soon, knee replacement surgery might begin with a trip to a nearby printer. That’s because researchers from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have demonstrated proof of concept of a printer that can produce three-dimensional cartilage constructs. This novel bioprinter utilizes two low-cost fabrication techniques to produce a structure that is both durable and biologically active. An electrospinning machine uses an electrical current to…

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Polymer Mixture Treating Wound Infections: Like a 2-part epoxy for the wound?

November 24, 2012

  Multifunctional Polymer Adapts to Fight Infection, Filter Water, and More (VIDEO) by SCOTT JUNG on Nov 23, 2012 • 2:39 pm Scientists at the University of Akron have developed a new polymer system that can do everything from stopping bleeding to filtering water. In addition to the polymer’s impressive adaptability, the researchers say its preparation is amazingly simple: just open a package and mix two ingredients together. The polymer’s adaptability comes from the fact that its structure is an “electrospun polymer fiber mat” in…

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Paying for Obesity Prevention: It’s about time the health policy makers woke up.

November 24, 2012

Medicare to Pay for Obesity Counseling in the Name of Prevention A recent landmark decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) represents an important first step toward addressing one of the great ironies of American health care…. Insurers have been willing to foot the bill for managing the complications of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, but most have not been willing to reimburse practitioners for their work in treating obesity, which is often the…

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Data Collection from the Sole.

November 23, 2012

  Rapid Rehab Smart Insole Will Train Athletes and Assist Rehab Patients by SCOTT JUNG on Nov 13, 2012 • 8:38 am Over at the University of Utah, engineering professor Stacy Bamberg has developed a smart shoe insole to shamelessly compete with Nike’s line of high-tech shoes and running products. More importantly, though, it may help patients with prosthetic legs and people undergoing rehab to correct their gait after a hip fracture or replacement. The device, called Rapid Rehab, consists of a custom gel insole…

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