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New instrument helps doctor find hidden vein
Highlands Today
They generally don't pose an immediate health threat, but their presence is more of personal disdains that owners want gone and there is updated technology in to help do that. According to the American Society for Vascular Surgery, 20 to 25 million Americans have varicose veins — veins that have enlarged and twisted, appearing as bulging, blue-blood vessels clearly visible through the skin. Dr. M. Braimah Saaka, a vasular surgeon in Sebring, Florida, is one of the only doctors in his area with a "vein illuminator."
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Algorithm helps identify proper surfaces for pressure ulcer treatment, prevention
Rutgers-Camden News
Patients suffering from painful pressure ulcers — commonly known as bed sores — must have the proper support surface to lie on while immobilized. A new algorithm developed in part by a Rutgers University–Camden nursing scholar will help guide nurses and other healthcare providers in choosing the proper surface to meet individual patient needs.
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GE's new multiparameter probe to prevent pressure ulcers
MedGadget
GE has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to test a new multiparameter sensor for detecting and monitoring decubitus pressure ulcers. The handheld portable device has a thermal sensor for spotting elevated temperature on the skin, a parameter that can point to infection or active healing, depending on where the heat around the wound is produced.
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  Enluxtra makes wound healing simple

Numerous reports of faster healing in chronic wounds prove the effectiveness of Enluxtra "smart" dressing. Over 100,000 patients received this easy, affordable, and painless treatment, with impressive results. Enluxtra's "no-guesswork" feedback-driven material changes its function from absorption to hydration as needed, which makes it a perfect dressing for any wound.
 


Study: Lower-extremity revascularization confers little benefit for nursing home patients
TCTMD
The majority of elderly nursing home patients who undergo surgical or endovascular revascularization for lower-extremity PAD are unlikely to have improvements in function, and a high percentage will become nonambulatory, die or both within a year, according to a study published online April 6, ahead of print in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Researchers: Carefully alternating antibiotics can prevent bacteria developing resistance
Medical News Today
In a surprising new study, researchers show it is possible to kill drug-resistant bacteria by alternating two antibiotics at doses that would ordinarily boost bacterial resistance and survival when used alone or combined.
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Glue and sponges revolutionize the way we treat wounds
GMA News
Using super glue to seal wounds is a lifehack that's been around for a while. It's useful in a pinch, but it's not exactly recommended since the chemicals in the glue could irritate your skin. But a company called Medical Adhesive Revolution seems to have taken this basic idea and run with it.
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Affordable Care Act faces more hurdles in coming months
By Rosemary Sparacio
The Affordable Care Act has survived one repeal attempt in the Supreme Court, as well as more than 50 repeal attempts by the House of Representatives and the Senate. However, President Barack Obama's signature legislation faces yet another significant challenge to its existence. In the current case before the Supreme Court (King v. Burwell), a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs this June would essentially cut off the healthcare law's tax credits/subsidies in roughly two-thirds of the states. Additionally, many Americans are still unaware of the penalty that will be assessed for those who have not signed up for coverage by April 15.
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