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2014-04-16 12:11:34

Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows. Many of those injuries and others aboard the two types of vessels could be prevented with the right interventions, and the research methods used in the study could help identify and reduce injuries and fatalities in other types of commercial fishing,...

2014-04-15 23:02:54

Although the UFC takes the safety of participating fighters very seriously and has a host of precautionary rules in place, the fighters should also focus on protecting their future earning potential by purchasing an individual disability insurance policy. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters train extensively to compete against each other but no matter how good their training is, there are still injuries, including ones to the head. Brain trauma is caused...

2014-04-14 23:09:45

Those who suffer from back pain and other muscle injuries could do far worse than try out a Clinical Pilates session or two in their new studio insists MD and coach at Inner Strength Pilates in Adelaide, Tamara Gollan. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Clinical Pilates is actually a series of mat-based rehabilitation exercises adopted by physiotherapists and which focus on helping those with muscle strains, neck and back pain and other forms of discomfort relating to the body’s muscular system....

2014-04-11 12:52:44

Also more likely to specialize in 1 sport, Loyola study finds A Loyola University Medical Center study is reporting for the first time a link between overuse injury rates in young athletes and their socioeconomic status. The rate of serious overuse injuries in athletes who come from families that can afford private insurance is 68 percent higher than the rate in lower-income athletes who are on public insurance (Medicaid), the study found. The study also found that privately insured...

2014-04-11 11:42:45

ACP: Physicians have a right and responsibility to discuss gun violence with their patients A new policy paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP) offers nine strategies to address the societal, health care, and regulatory barriers to reducing firearms-related violence, injuries, and deaths in the United States. Reducing Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in the United States is published today in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Annals of Internal Medicine. Principal among...

2014-03-31 16:26:21

At almost $500 a stitch, hospital emergency room visits for minor lacerations are creating bigger demand for urgent care. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MD Now Urgent Care - a leading provider of urgent care services in South Florida remains at the forefront of affordable urgent care. According to a December 2, 2013 New York Times article, emergency rooms have become the big moneymakers for most hospitals in the last decade. Minor lacerations are one area where...

2014-03-31 16:23:31

Ophthalmologists encourage athletes to wear eye protection as spring sports season begins SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions take to the playing field this spring, the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons warns the public that thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this April, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds coaches, parents and athletes of the importance of wearing eye...

2014-03-26 23:27:00

Tips learned from Olympians can apply to every level of athlete from weekend warriors to recreational activity. GUNNISON, COLORADO (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Gloria Beim, M.D., as chief medical officer for Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia recently returned from her experience with several insights. As a front-row spectator to the Olympics and many other world-class competitions to which she has witnessed, Beim observed the drama, the athletes’ dedication and...

2014-03-26 23:22:56

The federal judge overseeing the Biomet Inc. metal-on-metal hip litigation recently approved a two-part settlement agreement involving two Biomet metal hip implant devices for at least $56 million. A qualified Biomet Magnum M2A implant patient must file a lawsuit by April 15, 2014 to be included in the settlement, Parker Waichman LLP Notes New York, New York (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective...

2014-03-25 23:32:10

The comprehensive outpatient treatment program at the Memorial Center for Wound Healing specializes in the prevention and treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds. Pembroke Pines, Fla. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Months after his surgery, 66-year-old Lawrence Liburd knew that the gaping 6-inch wound on the sole of his right foot just didn’t look right. After his podiatrist referred him to the Memorial Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Memorial Hospital Pembroke,...