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2014-03-04 16:21:13

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the world, motorcycles are a major contributor to road crashes that involve deaths and serious injuries. In response, many US states and foreign countries have enacted motorcycle helmet laws. Although a review of the scientific literature shows that wearing helmets has led to a marked decrease in the number of rider deaths and injuries, few studies have addressed the role played by different types of helmets in...

2011-04-01 16:33:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) reminds children and adults: As you suit up for outdoor fun this spring, don't forget to protect your face and head. Spring often brings a flood of patients suffering with head, mouth and facial injuries resulting from sports-related accidents to doctors' offices and even emergency rooms. Helmets work Whether you are riding a bicycle, scooter or motorcycle, or...

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2010-06-05 05:50:00

A new study of spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries associated with mountain biking suggests the sport may be just as risky as diving, football and cheerleading. "The medical, personal, and societal costs of these injuries are high," wrote the authors of the study in a report published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.  Mountain biking, which involves high speeds and long vertical drops over extreme terrain, is growing in popularity.  But researchers warn the sport...

2010-04-01 07:30:00

ST. LOUIS, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), 67 percent of parents admitted that their child does NOT wear a mouth guard during organized sports such as football, baseball, basketball, soccer and lacrosse. The statistic validates an unsettling trend: Orthodontists and dentists are seeing young patients suffer oral and facial trauma as a result of sports injuries. Sadly, many of these injuries could have been minimized,...

2009-11-10 15:20:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before news of the November 5, Fort Hood shootings reached the public, oral and maxillofacial surgeons Major Mark E. Ranschaert, DMD and Major Joseph Dylan Bowles, DDS were in Fort Hood's Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center emergency room working to save the lives of the shooter's victims. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050125/CGTU021LOGO) Arriving in the ER to help treat the influx of patients, Majors Ranschaert and Bowles...

2009-04-10 13:00:35

A man severely injured in a fall has undergone the second partial face transplant performed in the United States, says a statement from a Boston hospital. Eight surgeons, led by Dr. Bohdan Pomahac at Brigham and Women's Hospital, performed the transplant Thursday during 17 hours of surgery, The Boston Herald reported Friday. The surgeons replaced the man's nose, hard palate, upper lip, facial skin, muscles that animate the face and the nerves that power them and provide sensation, the...

2009-03-04 15:01:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Facial trauma is a too frequent occurrence during sports activities ranging from cycling to volleyball. Earlier this week Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced H. Res. 193, a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to designate April as National Facial Protection Month. Congresswoman McCarthy, chairwoman of the House Education & Labor Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, has been a vocal supporter of...

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2009-01-21 08:25:00

A distinct pattern of facial injury has emerged in women who are victims of domestic violence, according to a new report. The findings are published in the January/February issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Surgeons and other physicians hope the findings will help them recognize patients who are victims of this type of abuse that hurts 25 percent to 33 percent of American women. "Because intimate partner violence accounts for 34 percent to 73 percent of facial injuries in women,...

2009-01-20 09:39:49

Women who are victims of intimate partner violence tend to have different patterns of facial injury than women who experience facial trauma from other causes, according to a report in the January/February issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. This information, and other key characteristics such as a delay before visiting a health care facility, could help surgeons and other physicians recognize patients who are victims of this type of abuse.Intimate...

2008-07-20 15:00:32

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick Operations on children and elderly patients are being put on the backburner because of the massive workload created by people injured in drunken fights and assaults. Waikato Hospital's head of plastic surgery, Zachary Moaveni, said putting off the surgery to operate on those with preventable injuries was "extremely frustrating". He said drunk patients were often difficult to deal with and sometimes abusive. Mr Moaveni's comments follow a New Zealand Medical...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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