Oct 152012
 


Edison, NJ (PRWEB) April 10, 2008

In the United States, urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for upwards of seven million doctor visits annually. According to Larrian Gillespie, retired urologist and author of You Don’t Have to Live with Cystitis (Harper-Collins), women are most susceptible to UTIs because their short urethras allow bacteria easier access to their bladders, which can lead to infections.

A strong proponent of patient education, Gillespie wants women to understand the issues about UTIs. Here, Gillespie debunks some of the top myths:

Myth: Cranberries cure urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Fact: While cranberries in the form of juice or supplements may help prevent bacteria from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract (by making the urine more acidic), they will not relieve the pain and have little effect on killing bacteria once you have a urinary tract infection (UTI). In fact, ingesting cranberries in any form while you have an infection may actually make urination more uncomfortable (even more burning) because they make the urine more acidic. It is best to pass on cranberries once an infection is present. On the other hand, if you do drink a lot of cranberry juice to help in the prevention urinary tract infections (UTIs), make sure it is 100% natural juice and not jam-packed with sugar.

Myth: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by sex.

Fact: Sexual activity, itself, does not lead to a urinary tract infection (UTI). However, sex can easily introduce bacteria into the female urethra and bladder, which for some women on certain types of birth control or those who have issues with urinating properly, can increase the chance of a urinary tract infection (UTI), even if they have sex infrequently. If you have a strong stream of urine normally, it will naturally wash away bacteria in the urinary tract, before and after sex.

Myth: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) will go away on their own.

Fact: While a urinary tract infection (UTI) may seem to subside on its own or from taking an over-the-counter product to manage it, this infection requires a visit to the doctor for a urine culture to confirm a diagnosis and a prescription antibiotic (provided by your doctor) to completely eradicate the bacterial infection. So while waiting to see the doctor, you can alleviate the infection’s painful symptoms and progression by taking Cystex

Oct 142012
 

North York, Ontario (PRWEB) September 10, 2012

In the tradition of skilled researchers and developers that have discovered new products and remedies by accident, Nano Essentials is excited to announce their new Puralen herbal laxative. The result of a manufacturers accidental ingredient substitute for E-Drops, Puralen is an all-natural diuretic and stool softener that regulates colon and urinary tract health to treat constipation, clean the colon and act as a urinary tract antiseptic. Nano Essentials produces and distributes innovative and healthy nutraceuticals that are based on natural therapies and absorbed naturally by the body.

While dedicated research in pursuit of a specific solution has brought about some of the worlds greatest products, happy accidents have played a highly significant role for an almost equal number of innovative solutions. From the microwave oven and Post-It Notes to Viagra and corn flakes, many of todays ubiquitous products are the result of happy accidents. Now, Puralen, the new herbal laxative from Nano Essentials joins that pantheon of groundbreaking solutions.

As a leading healthy nutraceuticals research and product development company, Nano Essentials has brought innovative all-natural products such as E-Drops Nano for urinary tract infections and cystitis to world markets. It was in the course of producing a new batch of their E-Drops Nano that the shipment of an incorrect manufacturing ingredient known as lecithin led to the discovery of Puralen. Lecithin is a naturally-occurring compound found in a variety of plant and animal tissues. Our 60 years of combined experience in research and development led us to experimentation with the different lecithin as a substitute ingredient in our very specific E-Drops Nano formulation, said Nano Essentials representative Vedran Hasanagic.

The Nano Essentials researchers thoroughly tested samples from the experimental batch in their laboratories and determined that the resultant product was not only safe, but had some interesting new medicinal properties. After internal testing with the president and select staff, they soon discovered that the alternate lecithin gave the drops an excellent and natural laxative property. After more testing on the all-natural experimental solution, we slightly modified it to enhance its bowel and digestive tract cleansing properties, said Hasanagic.

Dubbed Puralen, the digestive tract cleanser is an all-natural diuretic and stool softener that regulates colon and urinary tract health to treat constipation and clean the colon. Since it is an herbal solution based on the original E-Drops, it also acts as a urinary tract antiseptic.

What makes the new Puralen so innovative as an excellent digestive tract cleanser and herbal laxative is the fact that it causes no dependency after prolonged use and also has the added plus of providing pleasant breath to the user, said Hasanagic. As a research and development company using state-of-the-art nanotechnologies to deliver healthy alternatives to conventional pharmaceuticals, Puralen fits perfectly with our mission of creating products that are all natural without the dangerous side effects of many pharmaceuticals.

For more information, please visit http://puralen.com/







Oct 132012
 


Reno, NV (PRWEB) October 11, 2012

Test results submitted by Consumers Union have found that grocery store shelves are littered with contaminated chicken. Tests show that as much as two-thirds of grocery store chicken contains bacteria that are resistant to common antibiotics.

What does this means in terms of the effect on consumer health? E. coli is more common in our food supply than we have previously thought. One clear example is that of E. coli as it relates to urinary tract infections. “In 80 to 90 percent of routine urinary tract infections, E. coli is the most common cause,” says Amy Manges, PhD, associate professor in the department of epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health at McGill University in Montreal.

In 71 percent of cases, the E. coli bacteria collected from women with UTIs matched that of the E. coli found in supermarket chicken, while just 29 percent matched those found in beef and pork. Similarly, the E. coli bacteria collected from factory-farm slaughterhouse chickens matched UTI bacteria 79 percent of the time. The statistics are alarming as E. coli slips into our food supply with higher and higher concentrations and without regulation.

E. coli is a major cause of common infections like UTIs and those infections are not easy to cure because they are resistant to common antibiotics. About the curability of E. coli infections, The Mayo clinic says For illness caused by E. coli O157:H7, no current treatments can cure the infection, relieve symptoms or prevent complications. Such a statement is not comforting to those who wish to protect family and loved ones from the effects of E. coli bacteria. The bacteria is more common and harder to cure than ever.

Despite the inability of antibiotics to treat E. coli infection, a brand new approach has been found that suggests that high-potency colloidal silver, like NutraSilver, can kill this deadly bacterial infection. In FDA and ISO-certified independent lab tests conducted at MicroCheck Labs, NutraSilver killed 8.2 billion cells of eColi at the rate of 99.999% in 30 minutes. Dr. Sinclair, MicroChecks CEO, stated The NutraSilver product at 3 drops in one liter of water is extremely effective against these bacterial pathogens killing 99.999% of the organisms after only 30 minutes of contact time.







Oct 132012
 


Glendale, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2012

Audio-Digest Foundation will be giving away the following Written Summaries on Amazon Kindle:

Anesthesiology Continuing Medical Education: PHARMACOLOGY to increase knowledge of new anesthetic drugs for 2009 and effectively choose drugs for use in outpatient spinal anesthesia.

Emergency Medicine Continuing Medical Education: WOUND MANAGEMENT to improve the management of nonsurgical wounds and decrease risk for infection.

Family Medicine Continuing Medical Education: BAD BLOOD to improve evaluation and treatment of anemia and thrombophilia.

Family Practice Continuing Medical Education: PAIN AND BEHAVIORAL DILEMMAS to improve the management of fibromyalgia and pediatric attentional and behavioral problems.

Gastroenterology Continuing Medical Education: DIGESTIVE DISEASES WRAP-UP to improve the management of upper gastrointestinal tract disease.

Audio-Digest General Surgery Continuing Medical Education: CANCER IN THE FAMILY/PANCREATIC CANCER to emphasize the role of genetics in determining a patient’s risk for cancer and to improve the management of pancreatic cancer.

Audio-Digest Internal Medicine Continuing Medical Education: TRUST CYCLE: SAVING LIVES, CHANGING LIVES FROM THE BEDSIDE TO THE BOARDROOM to improve workplace communication, satisfaction, and patient care.

Internal Medicine Continuing Medical Education: BREATHING (NOT SO) EASY: DYSPNEA AND PNEUMONIA to improve the assessment and management of dyspnea and pneumonia.

Audio-Digest Neurology Continuing Medical Education: CLUSTER HEADACHES/PERIODIC PARALYSIS to improve the diagnosis and clinical management of cluster headaches and periodic paralysis.

Obstetrics/Gynecology Continuing Medical Education: AFFAIRS OF THE HEART to improve management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women and increase awareness of the connection between preclampsia and CVD.

Audio-Digest Oncology Continuing Medical Education: ADVANCES IN PROFILING AND TREATING BREAST CANCER to improve the management of breast cancer.

Ophthalmology Continuing Medical Education: CORNEAL AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY to improve outcomes and reduce complications associated with corneal surface ablation.

Audio-Digest Orthopaedics Continuing Medical Education: PATIENT SAFETY AND PATIENT SATISFACTION to enhance patient safety and increase patient satisfaction.

Otolaryngology Continuing Medical Education: ETHICAL ISSUES IN MEDICINE to provide guidance about ethical issues that may occur in medicine.

Audio-Digest Pediatrics Continuing Medical Education: UPDATE ON SELECTED INFECTIONS to improve management of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children.

Psychiatry Continuing Medical Education: BIPOLAR DISORDER: PART 2 COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION to improve the recognition and treatment of cognitive dysfunction in bipolar disorder.

Audio-Digest Urology Continuing Medical Education: URINARY INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN to improve the management of urinary incontinence in women.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine, The University Of Kansas Medical Center, The University Of California, San Diego, The University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine, The University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

According to Paul Angles, Internet Marketing Director for Audio-Digest Foundation, “Releasing our written summaries on Kindle allows our subscribers to take advantage of the portability and convenience of the Kindle, and lets non-subscribers and even patients learn more about specific conditions and treatments.”

Because of its massive library of titles, Audio-Digest Foundation plans to release written summaries of its CME titles daily through August.







Oct 122012
 


Glendale, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

Audio-Digest Foundation will be giving away the following Written Summaries on Amazon Kindle:

Anesthesiology Continuing Medical Education: Endocrine Management/Perioperative Heart Failure to improve the management of stress-induced adrenal insufficiency and hyperglycemia, and perioperative heart failure.

Emergency Medicine Continuing Medical Education: Hiv Update to improve the management of HIV-associated conditions and side effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

Family Medicine Continuing Medical Education: Critical Care Issues In Older Adults to improve diabetes education and management.

Family Practice Continuing Medical Education: Fyi On Stds to improve management of common gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

Gastroenterology Continuing Medical Education: Gastrointestinal Cancer: Part I to improve the management of celiac disease (CD).

General Surgery Continuing Medical Education: Ethical And Legal Conflicts In Medicine to improve management of bowel injuries, and to review medical and legal issues in the determination of brain death.

Audio-Digest Internal Medicine Continuing Medical Education: Issues In Neurology to improve the management of sleep-disordered breathing and treatment of the patient with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS).

Internal Medicine Continuing Medical Education: Diagnostic Imaging to improve the management of the patient with abnormal liver tests, and the evaluation and treatment of patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

Neurology Continuing Medical Education: Migraine: Communicating With Patients to improve sedation practices and protocols for patients in the neurologic intensive care unit (ICU).

Audio-Digest Obstetrics Continuing Medical Education: Fetal Demise And Fetal Malposition to improve management of sexual disorders and of vasomotor symptoms in menopause.

Oncology Continuing Medical Education: Genetic And Viral Origins Of Cancer to improve the management of lung cancer and multiple myeloma.

Audio-Digest Ophthalmology Continuing Medical Education: Cataract And Refractive Surgery to improve the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Orthopaedics Continuing Medical Education: Traumatic Fractures: Problems And Solutions to improve the recognition and surgical management of upper extremity orthopedic conditions.

Otolaryngology Continuing Medical Education: Threats To Lung Function: What Can We Do About Them? to improve the recognition and management of diseases of the larynx.

Pediatrics Continuing Medical Education: Poisoning/Insect Bites to improve the management of pediatric urinary tract infections (UTIs) and enuresis.

Audio-Digest Psychiatry Continuing Medical Education: Treatment Of Older Adults to improve the diagnosis and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and management of the effects of trauma on women’s mental health.

Urology Continuing Medical Education: Therapeutic Approaches To Prostate Cancer to improve the diagnosis and management of urinary incontinence and pain due to interstitial cystitis.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine, The University Of Kansas Medical Center, The University Of California, San Diego, The University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine, The University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

According to Paul Angles, Internet Marketing Director for Audio-Digest Foundation, “Releasing our written summaries on Kindle allows our subscribers to take advantage of the portability and convenience of the Kindle, and lets non-subscribers and even patients learn more about specific conditions and treatments.”

Because of its massive library of titles, Audio-Digest Foundation plans to release written summaries of its CME titles daily through December.







Oct 112012
 

Zachary, LA (PRWEB) November 6, 2005

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Oct 112012
 


Edison, NJ (PRWEB) August 26, 2009

According to Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D., featured urologist in the new Cystex “Know Your Bladder Better” video series and author of “A Seat on the Aisle, Please! The Essential Guide to Urinary Tract Problems in Women,” (Copernicus Books, 2006), “Cranberries contain chemicals called proanthocyanidins (PACS) which prevent E. coli bacteria from adhering to the cells lining the urinary tract. This lowers the risk of getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) because E. coli is responsible for 85% of UTIs.”

However, while cranberries can aid in UTI prevention, Dr. Kavaler says that once you have this type of infection, cranberries in any form will do little to help treat it, and can actually exacerbate the painful urination that is one of the main symptoms associated with a UTI.

“The pain of a UTI is caused by irritation and inflammation of the urethra and urethral opening. Once you have a urinary tract infection, the same acid in the cranberry juice that acidifies the urine to help keep bacteria at bay can actually increase the irritation and cause more pain when urinating,” she explains.

She advises that the best thing to do is to make an appointment to see your healthcare provider who will take a culture to confirm that you have a UTI and if so, will prescribe a course of antibiotics. In the meantime, however, while waiting to see your doctor, take the over-the-counter urinary pain relief medication Cystex to help calm the symptoms.

To help women better understand their bladder health, Dr. Kavaler is the featured expert of the new Cystex “Know Your Bladder Better” video series at http://www.cystex.com . An embeddable video player allows you to post the videos on a Web site, blog, etc. Women can also connect with Dr. Kavaler directly by visiting the interactive feature “Ask the Urologist.”

Visit http://www.cystex.com for more information.

Please note that the new “Ask the Urologist” and Q&A with Dr. Kavaler on the Cystex Web site (http://www.cystex.com) or other sites associated with the Cystex Web site is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a personal medical diagnosis or formal medical advice. If you have any health questions or concerns, we recommend that you seek medical advice from your physician.

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Jul 202012
 


Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

Wakely Consulting Group Inc., a national financial, actuarial and healthcare reform consulting firm serving the health care industry including including state and federal reform, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage, has launched the National Risk Adjustment Simulation http://www.WakelySimulation.com, an important research project to provide participating health insurance companies with estimates of the impact of the Affordable Care Acts (ACAs) risk adjustment program and the impact of previously uninsured and high risk pool members entering the insurance market.

 

According to Ross Winkelman, Managing Director of Wakely Consulting Groups Englewood, CO office, Most states are not already performing such simulations. In addition, in states where the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) will run the risk adjustment program, CCIIO will not provide simulation results for health plans to use in pricing products. The Wakely national simulation project parallels its risk adjustment planning and simulation work already underway on behalf of states under Federal planning grants in Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and others. It is very interesting to hear Vedran Hasanagic view to this topic.

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