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2013-06-27 23:20:28

Dr. Patti Paris leads serious illness and injury care at Alaska’s only Level II Trauma Center hospital. ANCHORAGE, AK (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), an acute and specialty care provider for Alaska Native and American Indian people, announced the appointment of Patti Paris, M.D., FACEP, MBA, as new Service Chief of the ANMC Emergency Department (ED). As a longtime member of the ANMC staff, Dr. Paris brings compassion, expertise and leadership to the care...

2013-06-26 16:54:05

The knees are the body part that is injured the most by dinghy sailors. The injuries are primarily due to overstrain and most often occur during physical training. This was shown in a study at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. "Studies have been made on the risk of injury for many sports, but not for dinghy sailing. With more knowledge, we can create recommendations that will prevent sailors from getting injured," says Lena Bøymo-Having, who conducted the study at the...

2013-06-26 10:18:44

Findings suggest similar strategies may one day be useful for human patients Using a novel technique to promote the regeneration of nerve cells across the site of severe spinal cord injury, researchers have restored bladder function in paralyzed adult rats, according to a study in the June 26 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings may guide future efforts to restore other functions lost after spinal cord injury. It also raises hope that similar strategies could one day be used...

2013-06-25 13:30:13

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, Pennsylvania) have categorized the appearance and evolution of abnormalities on neuroimages that represent abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants. The researchers' descriptions of these abnormalities are important for narrowing down the timing of AHT, which can aid police in identifying and excluding potential perpetrators. Appearances of a variety of abusive traumatic injuries on cranial CT...

2013-06-25 13:17:38

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Chicago have found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to demonstrate a moderate disability after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury than children without ADHD. Detailed findings of this phenomenon are reported and discussed in "The impact of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on recovery from mild traumatic brain injury. Clinical...

2013-06-20 23:11:06

Treatment with recently identified molecule helps neutrophils travel to site of injury, may reduce sepsis, other complications Advances in emergency medicine and trauma surgery have had a significant impact on survival of patients in the days immediately after major injuries, including burns. Patients who survive the immediate aftermath of their injuries now are at greatest risk from infections — particularly the overwhelming, life-threatening immune reaction known as sepsis —...

2013-06-19 23:22:05

New York Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Armin Tehrany announces an interactive infographic detailing all injuries of the top 20 tennis players on the ATP list New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 After the immense success of the NBA Injury Watch Infographic, Dr. Armin Tehrany, a top New York orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee surgery, is happy to present yet another sports infographic - the interactive Tennis Injury Watch. This infographic will neatly contain visualized information...

2013-06-19 16:26:23

CHICAGO, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- People who suffer pain from an injury or wear and tear of the joints often don't know where to turn for help. Now they can seek free help from a licensed professional trained in musculoskeletal conditions. Accelerated Physical Therapy, with 230 centers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin and Arizona, is offering a complimentary pain and injury screen at all of its facilities. (Logo:...

2013-06-18 23:02:59

The San Diego law firm provides statistics and advice to prevent falls by elderly adults in the care of nursing home facilities. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 One of the primary causes of injury in nursing homes is unnecessary fall episodes. A 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that each year a typical nursing home with 100 beds reports 100 to 200 falls, and many more falls go unreported. Among older adults aged 65 and over, falls are the leading cause of death by...

2013-06-07 20:20:45

Hiking, biking and auto travel can be fun during the summer, but the increased risk of injury presented by these activities often necessitates the expert attorneys at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock. LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer brings a number of opportunities for fun, from swimming and biking to theme park rides and sports. However, besides being a great way to enjoy the outdoors, all of these activities have something else in common - an unusually high...


Latest injury Reference Libraries

Cold Compression Therapy
2013-03-04 15:59:27

Cold Compression Therapy is used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) for instances such as soft tissue injuries, strains, sprains, or post-surgical therapy. As the name suggests, the therapy includes the application of cold (cryotherapy) but also includes the principles of R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Cryotherapy, application of cold or ice to the painful area, lowers the metabolic rate of the tissue and prevents further injury to the site from the inflammatory...

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2010-12-03 16:24:27

A goaltender mask, referred to a goalie mask, is worn by an ice hockey, inline hockey, and field hockey goaltenders in order to protect them from injury. In 1959, Jacques Plante was the first to create and use a practical mask. It was made of fiberglass that was contoured to his face although it eventually morphed into a helmet/cage combination. However, the single full fiberglass mask is much more popular option due to its safety. This mask changed the way goaltenders played since it...

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