News tagged with chronic disabilities
(HealthDay)—Clinical outcomes are positive for patients with chronic low back pain due to degenerative disc disease who undergo lumbar fusion, according to a review published in the April 1 issue of Spine.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Motor control exercises (MCE) are better at reducing pain and disability than other treatments for chronic low back pain (LBP), according to a review published in the March 15 issue of Spine.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Patients with neck injuries incur increased health and social costs—which also affect their spouses and may begin years before the initial injury, reports a study in the March 1 issue of Spine.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Although total disc replacement for chronic low back pain due to degenerative disc disease yields statistically significant improvements compared to conventional fusion, the clinical relevance ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
People with disabilities, while making up just 17 percent of the working-age adult population, account for almost 40 percent of all emergency department (ED) visits, finds a new study in Health Services Re ...
Health Dec 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Americans spend as much as $635 billion each year on the direct and indirect costs associated with chronic pain, according to a new study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Aubagio (teriflunomide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Medications Sep 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Good health helps children with stressful transitions from elementary school to middle school, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Students with chronic conditions such as asthma, obesit ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- For adult patients with acute or chronic low back pain (LBP), assessing the baseline score for catastrophizing does not help clinicians in routine clinical practice predict the evolution of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The challenges that come with battling a chronic medical condition or developmental disability are enough to get a young person down. But being left out, ignored or bullied by their peers is the main reason youths with special ...
Pediatrics Apr 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Soldiers in war zones and farmers tending their fields can have in common chronic exposure to chemicals that impact their nerves.
Medical research Apr 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that the likelihood of becoming disabled with age increases with the following factors: having a chronic condition or cognitive impairment; low physical activity; slower gross ...
Health Jan 16, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
New research shows that older Americans with cirrhosis have significantly worse health status and greater functional disability compared to those without this potentially deadly disease. In fact, findings now published in ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new method is set to help doctors diagnose osteoarthritis at such an early stage that it will be possible to delay the progression of the disease by many years, or maybe even stop it entirely.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Sep 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Systemic scleroderma has slowed Tracy Zinn but it has not stopped her from working. Thanks in part to determination and an accommodating employer, Zinn is now in her 13th year as an account executive for a ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 12, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |