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Novel Personalized Medicine Trial Launched For Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Imagine if treatments for disease could be based not on a patient's diagnosis but instead on the characteristics of their tissue. By identifying and decoding the cryptic messages hidden deep inside the human proteome, scientists and physicians who study personalized medicine are seeking more effective treatments and disease management for patients. Lance Liotta, MD, and Emanuel Petricoin, III, professors of life sciences and co-directors of George Mason University's Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM), are pioneers in the field of patient-tailored research and personalized medicine. The two are studying biomarkers (or indicators of disease in tissue and bodily fluids) related to cancer, heart disease, liver disease and obesity.

Things to Know Before You Buy Discount Treadmills

Just like any other purchase we make in our lives, discount treadmills can be called a good bargain only if it turns to be a good investment for us over time. If your new discount treadmill is not able to meet your exercising needs, then investing money on this is not your wisest financial decision. In a high priced world, buyers get thrilled when are offered a discount for things that they purchase. This is the reason why shopping becomes an addictive affair for us. Unlike our day-to-day purchase like food, a discount treadmill is something that we would like to invest only once. Purchasing a treadmill for a discount or a used treadmill for sale, it surely is a big investment and you have to make sure that you buy a treadmill that suits you.

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Advantages of Vibration Exercise Machines

Everyone is becoming health conscious these days. With the increase in the level of awareness regarding fitness and health and with the advent of latest technology in the fitness field, it has now become possible for almost everyone to become fit! You can now lose extra weight in less time and with less effort. Vibration exercise machines are one of the latest and most effective weight losing machines available. This machine just requires 10-15 minutes per day from your hectic schedule. Vibration machine is a popular machine, especially known as home-based equipment. This machine gives you the freedom of exercising as per your convenience with all the comforts of your home.

Task Force Recommends Obesity Screening For Children And Adolescents

Based on new evidence that children and adolescents can be effectively treated for obesity, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen children ages 6 to 18 years for obesity and refer them to programs to improve their weight status. The recommendations are explained in the special article, "Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement, " in the February issue of Pediatrics (appearing online Jan. 18). The task force reviewed 20 clinical trials of behavioral and pharmacologic interventions for obesity and found comprehensive, moderate- to high-intensity programs are effective at helping children improve their body mass index (BMI).

Top Three Tips For Taking the Pain Out of Treadmill Shopping

To save time and money you need to arm yourself first. Searching for a treadmill can be quite the task. It can also be time very consuming not to mention the headache. So here are some top tips on selecting a treadmill. 1. Match your motor with how you are going to use it. I have gone through about three treadmills in the last 12 years. If you are just going to walk on a treadmill a couple times a week, a basic treadmill might work. Obviously the more you use it and if you are a runner, you will want a different machine. Runners consider getting a treadmill with at least a 2.5 to 3.0 horsepower motor. People who use there treadmills more than three times a week may also want to consider a sturdier machine.

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Apart From Lack Of Exercise, Prolonged Periods Of Sitting Are Harmful

In an issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, specialists argue that prolonged periods of sitting are truly detrimental. In addition, we should focus on the harms caused by daily inactivity rather than on the lack of regular exercise alone. The term "sedentary behavior" has come to mean "taking no exercise" according to doctors from the Karolinska Institute and the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden. They say it should be more correctly used to describe "muscular inactivity." Recent research indicates that prolonged periods of sitting and lack of whole body muscular movement are strongly linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and an overall higher risk of death.

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