The bill would classify compression therapy equipment as "durable medical devices" and clarify that such treatment is "reasonable and necessary." Compression therapy is gradually becoming more widespread as a preventative treatment for lymphedema and deep vein thrombosis.
Health care providers and advocacy groups around the world marked the second annual World Thrombosis Day on October 13, 2015. The movement's mission is to increase global awareness of thrombosis and reduce death and disability cause by the disease.
A new report highlights the potential hazards of a controversial but widely-used medication.
On May 2, national and worldwide attention focused on Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., where the Kentucky Derby was contested on its traditional first Saturday in May spot on the calendar. And the beginning of America's Triple Crown series served as a high-profile backdrop to the fact that Vascular PRN's horse compression system is available any time of the year as an all-natural therapy for the treatment of injured horses.
Equine sustaining bite to leg is latest among growing number of gator-linked incidents in Florida.
Ailment commonly known as pigeon fever can cause debilitating conditions in horses.
Agency has saved hundreds of equines, continues to offer veterinary services.
In 2013, a collaborative study funded by the National Institute of Health Research in the UK found that intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) reduced the risk of blood clots and improved survival rates in immobile patients with acute stroke.
Louisiana Medicaid recipients will now receive complete coverage for the use of compression pumps and other compression therapies to treat lymphedema, according to an announcement from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH).
A large number of patients cannot take traditional anti-clotting drugs, such as warfarin, because of the risks of internal bleeding and drug interactions.