Jun 192015

With many voices carrying the message that medical research is imperative to finding treatments and cures, lawmakers have placed increased NIH funding on the Congressional agenda in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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       Publication: MDA    Date: 6-16-15

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Feb 082014

The controversy begins with the name. Everyone experiences fatigue, and lots of people are tired most of the time. But long-standing fatigue is just one of many debilitating symptoms.

“There are many people — scientists, clinicians, advocates — who believe the name ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ does harm to patients,” said , a deputy assistant secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Author:  Miriam E. Tucker  

Publication: Shots Health News From NPR   

Date: 1-30-14

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Smart Underwear

 Posted by on September 1, 2013 at 12:05 PM  Assistive Tech, Care, Diagnosing, Medical
Sep 012013

Two articles about smart underwear, but both for different purposes.  One is about underwear that can literally save your life and the other can save you from embarrassment.

Chemical sensors printed on elastic could lead to ‘smart’ underwear

As the technology to support wearable electronics advances, researchers are investigating new ways of making our clothing more “intelligent” – from smart shirts for theater ushers to the development of clothing that can respond to the wearer’s emotive state. So would it surprise you to learn that your humble underpants could one day save your life? A new study has shown that printed sensors on the elastic band of your underpants could monitor biomarkers in your sweat and tears, make autonomous diagnoses and even administer life-saving drugs. View Entire Article   Author: Judy Garvey  Publication: Gizmag Date: 06-21-2010

‘Smart underwear’ could warn incontinence sufferers of leaks

Scientists are developing ‘smart underwear’ that can vibrate or send a text message to warn wearers if their incontinence protection is leaking.
View Entire Article   Author: Stephen Harris   Publication: The Engineer  Date: 12-07-2011


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Aug 042012

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is a major proponent in newborn screening for neuromuscular diseases.  Many of these genetic disorders are not detected until visual sometimes prompt worried parents to seek help from a Physician.  Detecting these disorders early is very important in maximizing the health of these individuals as they age.  Newborn screening only takes a very small amount of blood and doesn’t have the possibility of complications which in amniocentesis can have.  MDA is holding a survey of newborns and children diagnosed with neuromuscular diseases.  MDA hopes numbers will prompt newborn screening for neuromuscular diseases.  Use the following link to learn more about new one screening and MDA’s effort towards this end.  More Info and Survey

Author:  Timothy A Carey   Publication: DisabilityVoice

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Fibromyalgia Happens

 Posted by on January 6, 2012 at 3:02 PM  Care, Diagnosing, Medical, Research and Treatments
Jan 062012

Despite the preconception of that Fibromyalgia happens to only older women, Fibromyalgia does occur in men and children.  I put together a few links for information on Fibromyalgia, which includes articles on Fibromyalgia in women, men, and children.  The first is an article on Fibromyalgia from Mayo Clinic.  Second, an article about men having Fibromyalgia.  Last, an article about children and Fibromyalgia.  I hope this information will help people better understand Fibromyalgia.

Author: Timothy A Carey  Publication: DisabilityVoice


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Dec 032011

Diagnosed as bipolar and autistic while still a child, Bridget Morris grew up with a host of developmental problems. That’s why, when she was tested for Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) At age 10, her mother, a nurse, was “very cavalier.”

Bridget had muscle tightness, weakness and scoliosis (a curved spine), her handwriting was worsening, and she had begun to fall and walk with a “wide” gait to steady herself. Nevertheless, her mother was shocked when told her daughter had FA.  View Entire Article

 Author: Miriam Davidson  Publication: Quest Magazine Date: 01-01-2011

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Nov 212011


Healkick is a new forum for patients in their 20s and 30s with neuroimmune diseases, including ME/CFS, chronic Lyme, multiple chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, mold illness and atypical multiple sclerosis. The group’s founder, 27-year-old chronic Lyme and ME/CFS patient Joey, has been sick for five years. Joey identified the need for a virtual place for patients under the age of 40 to come.  View Entire Article
Author: Mindy Kitei        Publication: CFS Central  Date: 1-29-2011
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Ultrasound Anywhere

 Posted by on September 1, 2011 at 11:36 AM  Care, Diagnosing, Medical
Sep 012011

Trauma doctors have a saying: Time is blood. The quicker a physician can identify an injury or disease, the better the patient’s chances of survival. Ultrasound can show doctors a patient’s beating heart or blood flowing through a kidney, and now the Vscan, just a bit larger than a smartphone, puts the tool in every doctor’s lab coat. View Entire Article

Publication: Popular Science Magazine th

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Jul 262011

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with researchers from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), have published a new study in Pediatrics: “Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in U.S. Children, 1997–2008.”    View Entire Article

Publication: CDC  

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Jun 262011

GE and Mayo Clinic announce today that they are the recipients of a five-year, $5.7 million research grant to study and develop a dedicated MRI brain scanner to image a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including stroke, depression, and autism….  View Entire Article

Publication:  CNet News  Author: 

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