Arthritis: Medical, Alternative, and Complementary Treatments

Arthritis: Medical, Alternative, and Complementary Treatments

Tired of battling joint pain, stiffness, and soreness? The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to understand and treat arthritis. Inside you’ll find expert advice and helpful tips on medical options, safe self-treatment, and alternative therapies. Living with […]

Raymond's Paragraph System: An Alternative Format for the Organization of Gross Pathology Reports and Its Implementation in an Academic Teaching Hospital (Report)

Raymond’s Paragraph System: An Alternative Format for the Organization of Gross Pathology Reports and Its Implementation in an Academic Teaching Hospital (Report)

In July 2005, A. Kevin Raymond, MD, was a guest speaker at the orientation of the new pathology residents at The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex. The topic of the lecture was “The Paragraph System,” a gross pathology dictation system that he had developed and successfully used at his own institution, the M. D. Anderson Cancer […]

Eye-Gaze Access to AAC Technology for People with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) (Report)

Eye-Gaze Access to AAC Technology for People with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) (Report)

Keywords: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, AAC, eye-gaze access, eye tracking, speech generating devices The purpose of this study was to describe a group of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis training and using the Eye-gaze Response Interface Computer Aid (ERICA) with Type & Talk or LifeMate 1.1 communication software. Fifteen people with ALS participated in the study, […]

Metaphoric and Nonmetaphoric Alternative Meanings of Ambiguous Words: Differential Processing?(Case Study)

Metaphoric and Nonmetaphoric Alternative Meanings of Ambiguous Words: Differential Processing?(Case Study)

This study assessed the possibility that the processing of metaphoric alternative meanings of ambiguous words may be differentiated from the processing of their nonmetaphoric alternative meanings. Two factors were studied in order to find a possible difference: the neural bases and the behavioral aspects of such processing. Thirty-five participants performed a priming task in which […]

Dysarthria in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Systematic Review of Characteristics, Speech Treatment, And Augmentative and Alternative Communication Options (Report)

Dysarthria in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Systematic Review of Characteristics, Speech Treatment, And Augmentative and Alternative Communication Options (Report)

Keywords: Lou Gehrig’s Disease; ALS; AAC; communication; compensatory strategies; rehabilitation; oral motor exercises This evidence-based review addresses intervention and management of dysarthria related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig’s disease) and is part of a series of evidence-based systematic reviews sponsored by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. A search of electronic […]

Complementary and Alternative Medical Lab Testing Part 4: Vascular

Complementary and Alternative Medical Lab Testing Part 4: Vascular

Complementary and Alternative Medical Lab Testing (CAM Labs) contains summaries of the published research on lab tests, primarily from PubMed trials on humans. Each chapter (disease) begins with a brief summary of conventional lab tests, followed by additional lab tests, including diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, inflammation, etc. There are sections on endocrine hormones (thyroid, […]

Ancient and Modern Secrets of Health and Long Life: Alternative Medicine, Alternative Therapies and Alternative Health (Vitamins and Supplements, Healthy living, Urine Therapy)

Ancient and Modern Secrets of Health and Long Life: Alternative Medicine, Alternative Therapies and Alternative Health (Vitamins and Supplements, Healthy living, Urine Therapy)

For 5,000 years, mankind has searched for ways to preserve health and youthfulness in order to slow down the natural aging process and live longer – alternative health & alternative medicine. Today, with so many untreatable diseases and illnesses, that search has become critical to countless millions of people because alternative health & alternative medicine […]