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1. An advance; the course of a disease.
2. To advance; to go forward; said of a disease, especially, when unqualified, of one taking an unfavorable course.
[L. pro-gredior, pp. -gressus, to go forth, fr. gradior, to step, go, fr. gradus, a step]


1. To move forward; advance.
2. To increase in scope or severity, as of a disease taking an unfavorable course.


[L. progressus, a going forward]
The ongoing sequence of events of an illness.


(progres, prŏ-gres)
1. An advance; disease course.
2. To advance; go forward; said of a disease, especially, when unqualified, of one taking an unfavorable course.
[L. pro-gredior, pp. -gressus, to go forth, fr. gradior, to step, go, fr. gradus, a step]

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Q. Is there a way stopping caries progress? I'm 17 and I've recently noticed I have chalky white spots on the back of two of my teeth at the bottom. I go to the dentist regularly (I have braces at the minute) and I'm assuming he's seen them but he hasn't mentioned them. I'm just curious as to weather caries are treatable? Is there anything my dentist can do to stop it progressing into something worse?

A. Caries starts by demineralization of the enamel. The enamel is the hardest material in our body. The bacteria gets the mineral out of it and it becomes weak. Start as white color and continues to a black unpleasant color as it progresses into the tooth. If you rinse your mouth often with fluoride and brush your teeth properly- it will stop the demineralization and the fluoride will take the place of other minerals in the enamel. This will stop the caries and the white spot will slowly becomes black. This is a good situation- it’ll be harder then before.

Q. My friend has Progressive MS, he is bound to a wheelchair, Prognosis? How can I help? He must be moved by a Hoyer Lift, he has caregivers. He has a beautiful voice and does have enough ability to move in his chair around local community. He has some bad days with spacicity, I want to help but am unsure as to how? He is 60? or so and lives on his own, he has had MS for many years and a number of complications, such as pneumonia and decubitus. Please help me to help him!

A. There are a number of ideas and resources for social and recreational activities (i.e. wheelchair sports, dancing, travel, aviation, etc.) that may be helpful, which can be found at

Q. Having chronic headaches, start in base of neck and progresses to migraine, worse when lying on stomach. Why? I have been having chronic headaches for the past 2 weeks. They start in the base of my neck and become migraines. They intensify when I lay on my stomach, blood rushes and they throb. Sometimes I can give myself relief by pressing firmly on my head or keeping my neck in a certain position. Just wondering if anyone knows what might be causing them.

A. Pinched nerve, bad posture is my problem anyway. I have a pinched nerve in my neck and my posture is horrible which causes me to get the worst headaches and they always start at the base of the neck and I always thought I had great posture (set up straight and all), but I was soooo wrong. Check with a Doctor and seek help from a Chiropractor if possible. They can do wonders. But for now, try lying on your back with a pillow or towel rolled up and placed under your neck only. It will support your neck and give it a nice crack too that helps a good deal too. That also helps keep the headaches away. Do you get sick to your stomach when the headaches come on?

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Progress Software Corporation also offers key application infrastructure software through its other operating units: Sonic Software, DataDirect Technologies, and Progress Real Time Division.
The Accelerator offerings provide prospective Application Partners (APs) who want to take advantage of the latest technologies available with an opportunity to learn more about Progress, its products, services and best practices.
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PASeries Reading is designed to measure reading progress throughout the school year and to forecast growth for students in grades 3-8.
Rich, graphical dashboards are a key element of our industry-leading event processing platform," said Mark Palmer, VP of event processing at Progress Software.
Sonic products from Progress Software help IT organizations achieve broad-scale interoperability of IT systems and the flexibility to adapt these systems to rapidly changing business needs.
BGN is deploying technology from several Progress product lines that combine to deliver this unique retail application: Progress Apama([R]) Event Processing for managing the fast-moving RFID event data, OpenEdge([R]) for all transactions processed by the stores, Sonic ESB([R]) for integrating all the store automation applications onto a single, seamless backbone, and Progress([R]) EasyAsk for natural language access to the books in the inventory for customers.
Progress Software announced that it has been named an enterprise service bus (ESB) market leader by Forrester Research, an independent market research company, for its Sonic ESB product family.
XDMS combines the strength of the Progress OpenEdge business application platform, which has been recognized for its flexibility and low total-cost-of-ownership, with the Sonic ESB product, the industry-leading approach to standards-based application integration.
to the prestigious InfoWorld CTO 25 is a testament to the potency of this vision," said Jeffrey Stamen, senior vice president, corporate development and strategy, Progress Software Corporation.

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