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2013-11-08 12:23:24

The Vaginal Mesh Lawyer/Doctors Group lead by Dr. Greg Vigna discusses the link between transvaginal mesh surgery and the increased risks of organ perforation. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) initial release of information regarding the health risks associated with the transvaginal mesh device in 2008, a number of studies have been conducted to assess these risks with regard to specific health conditions. When the...

2013-11-06 23:00:47

Now, NFL players can choose any brand of helmet that complies with prescribed standards and it's a given they will get the best advice available. Considering the injuries so far this season, players should also ask their agents to provide expert advice on protecting their incomes, in the event a hit takes them out of football for good, says Frank N. Darras, of DarrasLaw. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 The 2013-14 season will be the last to feature Riddell as the official...

2013-11-05 23:03:20

NFL players should consider investing in disability insurance in case they are sidelined due to substance abuse or other injuries, says Frank N. Darras, founding partner of DarrasLaw. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 The Jacksonville Jaguars announced last week that Justin Blackmon, second-year receiver, is suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. He will be eligible to apply for reinstatement before the 2014 season....

2013-10-31 23:04:43

Using 3D gaming technology, the iOS and Android app provides on-the-spot data about common real-time sports injuries and sports injury recovery. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 InjuReplay, a Lincoln, Nebraska-based company that provides educational sports injury information for fans, parents, coaches, athletes and fantasy league enthusiasts, recently released a sports injury app called Interactive Athlete™. The InjuReplay™ sports injury app, which is available on Android and iOS...

2013-10-31 10:34:32

University of Notre Dame researchers have, for the first time, identified the enzymes that are detrimental to diabetic wound healing and those that are beneficial to repair the wound. There are currently no therapeutics for diabetic wound healing. The current standard of care is palliative to keep the wound clean and free of infection. In the United States, 66,000 diabetic individuals each year undergo lower-limb amputations due to wounds that failed to heal. A team of researchers from...

2013-10-30 11:14:53

Could reduce rate of severe falls leading to medical care Exercise programs designed to prevent falls in older adults also appear to prevent injuries caused by falls, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. Fall-related injuries are very common among older people and are a major cause of long-term pain and functional impairment. They also increase the risk of discharge to a nursing home and have a high economic cost. Well-designed exercise programs can prevent falls in older...

2013-10-29 23:35:22

Honey has been used since ancient times as a therapy for fighting infections in wounds. Though its popularity died down with the invention of antibiotics, it's recently seen a re-emergence and is likely to popularize immensely over the next few years. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Although honey is one of the most ancient conventional therapies for fighting infections, its popularity waned in the early 20th century when antibiotics popularized. However, in recent years,...

2013-10-29 15:52:31

Injuries may put athletes at risk for long-term back problems Lower back injuries are the third most common injuries suffered in athletes under age 18, according to a study presented by Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine physician Neeru Jayanthi, MD. Many injuries are severe enough to sideline young athletes for one-to-six months, and put them at future risk for long-term back problems. Jayanthi presented findings Oct. 28 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National...

2013-10-29 12:25:17

Study May Help Assess Player Injury Risk CLEVELAND, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Image IQ, Inc. announced today that findings from an orthopedic clinical study conducted by ImageIQ and Cleveland Clinic show that professional baseball pitchers with lower degrees of dominant humeral torsion, or the degree of twisting of the long arm bone running from shoulder to elbow, are more prone to severe arm and shoulder injuries. These findings, published in The American Journal of...

2013-10-28 11:56:27

Reducing the number of household firearms, especially handguns, may reduce childhood gunshot injuries There are approximately 7,500 child hospitalizations and 500 in-hospital deaths each year due to injuries sustained from guns. In an abstract presented Oct. 27 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, researchers also identified a link between the percentage of homes with guns and the prevalence of child gunshot injuries. In "United...