Monthly Archives: July 2013

The New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Clinical Study of Minimally-Invasive Device for Treatment of Reflux Disease

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: Last year, an FDA advisory panel evaluated the study and voted unanimously in favor of the medical device’s safety, efficacy, and clinical benefit. This positive vote was followed by FDA approval of the device on March 22, 2012. The data published today in the NEJM reports three-year results from this clinical investigation. The patients in the study reported suffering from reflux symptoms for a median of 10 years and taking reflux medications for a median of five years, underscoring the chronicity of GERD and the long-term dependence on medications to manage symptoms.
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Advice On Helping Eliviate Your Acid Reflux Symptoms

Don’t wear clothing that has a tight waistband. Alcohol is another no-no. Besides causing acid to begin to build up and eat away at your stomach lining, alcohol worsens acid pillows for acid reflux gerd reflux. If you are going out with friends, limit your alcohol intake if you want to feel good when you get home. Shed some excess pounds.
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Left-side sleepers instinctively avoid GERD

Are you aware of anything physical that might be waking you such as shortness of breath or pain in your legs? Other causes include nocturnal reflux and the need to urinate. Early-morning awakenings can also be a sign of depression. Lastly, it is not uncommon for people with sleep apnea to awaken in the early morning and be totally unaware that the struggle to breathe against a closed airway was the cause. Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My wife and I are traveling to England this summer.
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Top tips for landscape photography

Japanese knotweed is just the latest in a long line of aquatic and terrestrial invaders from afar threatening native species, often because invaders aren’t susceptible to local diseases and other afflictions. Garlic mustard, spotted knapweed, purple loosestrife, buckthorn and others have been targeted for eradication with varying degrees of success. Eradicating Japanese knotweed is tough. Fire doesn’t seem to help. If you cut off one stem, another grows faster from the root system. Pulling out the roots with tools can work but takes so much effort that it’s impractical for large patches. “About the only thing that works is chemical treatment,” Gibbs said. “This stuff grows so fast; people say you can watch it grow.” The same hardiness that made the plant useful in gardens is what has caused it to spread.
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What you focus onbecomes larger. The aperture takes priority when shooting landscapes. For maximum depth of field, focus on a point one-third into the scene, just beyond the foreground subject, and stop down to f/16. If your camera has one, use the depth-of-field button to confirm visually what you’re hoping to achieve. At this aperture, with a sensor setting of ISO 100, shutter speeds will drop below 1/15th of a second.
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First-time home buyers warned of possible mortgage hikes

BMO Economics projects the Bank of Canada will raise its overnight lending rate in the second half of 2014. “The Bank of Canada has made no changes to its policy bias,” said Doug Porter, Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets. “With Canadians debt-to-income ratio poised to stabilize in the months ahead and the housing sector cooling, we continue to look for a rate hike during the second half of 2014. Even so, other interest rates, such as longer-term mortgage rates, can rise well ahead of the Bank of Canada.” Frances Hinojosa, Mortgage Expert, BMO Bank of Montreal, noted that the current projections indicate the cost of borrowing to own a home will gradually increase, and buyers should take note when planning their purchase. “It remains vital for Canadians – particularly homeowners – to be prepared for the inevitable rise in interest rates.” Those living in Ontario are the most likely (34 per cent) to expect interest rates to stay steady over the next five years, whereas those in the Prairies are the least likely (27 per cent).Twenty-eight per cent ofBritish Columbians expectrates to stay steady. The report also showed that, while the timing of the rise in rates may be different, Canadians are taking the right steps — 76 per cent plan to “stress-test” their mortgage against a higher interest rate to ensure they can afford their home over the long term. Ontarians are the most likely (80 per cent) to stress-test their mortgage, while Atlantic Canadians are the least likely (62 per cent).
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Key’s kick in the teeth to first home buyers – Labour

“Nationals policy will mostly hurt low to middle income earners in provincial cities and south and west Auckland. Wealthy people buying in the hot parts of the market in Auckland will be much less affected. “Each per cent that the loan to value ratio (LVR) is hiked by adds $4,412 to the deposit for the average home in New Zealand, and a whopping $6,393 in Auckland, according to QV figures released only last week. A 10 per cent hike raises deposits by $44,125 across New Zealand and $63,938 across Auckland,” said Phil Twyford.
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New beef code to target pain management

The code should be released later this summer and focuses on the humane treatment of animals. It is not mandatory but makes recommendations on handling pain, including consulting with veterinarians on the use of anesthetic and analgesics. Animals do show us pain. You just have to be good enough to see it, said Joe Stookey, an animal behaviourist at the University of Calgarys faculty of veterinary medicine.
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Santa Monica Pain Management Clinic, Advanced Pain, Now Offering Over Ten Chronic Pain Treatments

E-mail Address Send to a Friend Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 One of the best pain management clinics in Santa Monica, Advanced Pain Management, is now providing over ten effective chronic pain treatments. The Santa Monica pain management doctors provide individualized treatments based on patient presentation and maintain a high rate of success. Advanced Pain sees patients at numerous locations including Santa Monica, Rancho Cucamonga, Los Angeles and Burbank. For more information and scheduling call (310) 626-1526. Advanced Pain pain treatment treats simple and complex pain conditions, including degenerative disc disease, sciatica, failed back surgery syndrome, scoliosis, chronic back or neck pain, RSD, headaches, migraines, degenerative arthritis and more.
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