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2013-07-26 11:40:47

'See-saw' molecule may offer clues to potential therapies in the long-term More than 11,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries each year, and since over a quarter of those injuries are due to falls, the number is likely to rise as the population ages. The reason so many of those injuries are permanently disabling is that the human body lacks the capacity to regenerate nerve fibers. The best our bodies can do is route the surviving tissue around the injury site. "It's like a detour...

Cities Safer Than Rural Areas
2013-07-23 10:45:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite having higher average homicide rates, cities tend to be safer than rural areas, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota. The researchers came to their somewhat counter-intuitive conclusion by looking at county-level data for all injury deaths across the US from 1999 to 2006, excluding the September 11 terrorist attacks. "Cars, guns and drugs are the unholy trinity...

2013-07-11 13:21:27

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) surgery is a common knee injury procedure, but the overall incidence rate of having to go through it again within 24 months is 6 times greater than someone who has never had an ACL tear, according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. "In our study, female athletes after ACLR demonstrated more than four times greater rate of injury within 24...

2013-07-09 23:28:48

Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries, occurring in people of all ages, both athletes and non-athletes. Leading Orthopaedist Dr. Stuart Styles provides tips for understanding torn meniscus treatment. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Knee problems send almost 20 million people to a doctor's office each year. Injuries to the knees are common to all sports and cumulative wear and tear on the knee sends large numbers of older people to doctors' offices as well. “The...

2013-07-09 23:22:38

Mahir Reiss, a physical therapy professional, is speaking out on effective ways for athletes to prevent injury. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Mahir Reiss is a veteran physical therapist who regularly uses his knowledge to help athletes prevent and recover from injury. Now, Dr. Reiss is lending his support to a new article that details some important strategies that any athlete should use in order to prevent injury. Regardless of whether the individual is a “weekend warrior”...

2013-07-08 23:01:35

New Resource Shares Insider Tips and Treatment Options to Get Players Quickly Back into the Game Concord, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Game Ready®, the leader in active compression and cold therapy technology for injury treatment and post-operative recovery, today announced it is releasing a new guide to help football players, trainers and coaches understand how to optimize recovery from injuries sustained on the field. The E-book, Getting Back in the Game: How to Recover Faster from...

2013-06-28 23:20:07

Attorney John J. Driscoll of The Driscoll Firm, P.C., has filed a lawsuit in Illinois alleging that three Pradaxa patients died and four more were injured after taking a blood-thinner manufacturered by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Bidachem. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Nationally recognized drug injury lawyer John J. Driscoll and The Driscoll Firm, P.C., are representing 10 people from seven states in a new lawsuit alleging that fraud and misrepresentation by drug...

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...


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...

45_b0b7e0e3a195fd514b87c712283cfceb
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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.