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Older Adults More Likely To Sustain Severe Injuries In Motorcycle Crashes
2013-02-07 08:49:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Motorcycling has been dramatically increasing in popularity for the over-50 crowd for years, with one in four bikers in 2003 being over-the-hill. Along with this surge in popularity, has come a hefty price. A report in the journal Injury Prevention has found that older motorcycle enthusiasts are three times more likely to be hospitalized after a crash than younger bikers. The report found that as motorcycle accidents have steadily...

2013-01-31 23:03:13

Serious concerns about Pradaxa´s side effects are underscored by the FDA´s new warning that the blood thinner should not be used to prevent stroke or blood clots in patients with mechanical heart valves, says Driscoll of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 John J. Driscoll, a nationally recognized attorney representing drug injury victims, today urged patients to read the U.S. Food and Drug Administration´s recent warning about the prescription...

2013-01-29 23:00:32

Brachial plexus injuries need to be treated with care and urgency; the longer sufferers wait to find a solution the more they risk permanent damage. Dr. Berzin, a Houston plastic surgeon, is now accepting patients suffering from a brachial plexus injury. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Brachial plexus injuries can be extremely painful and may become permanent. Sufferers of this type of injury must educate themselves on what the brachial plexus is, how injury occurs, the difference...

2013-01-24 23:03:21

Mel Cave, Director of Physical Therapy at Somers Orthopaedics Offers Tips for Safer Alternatives to Adding Weights While Walking Carmel, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 The health benefits of walking have long been known. More than 2,400 years ago, Hippocrates said, "Walking is a man's best medicine." Today we know that walking, like other forms of regular exercise, improves cardiovascular health, controls weight, reduces stress and helps maintain overall strength and fitness. And walking is...

2013-01-16 23:00:50

Patients with recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement implants should contact an attorney before signing any documents provided by Stryker Orthopaedics or Broadspire Services, Inc., according to Fred Pritzker, an attorney representing patients. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 Attorneys Fred Pritzker and David Szerlag represent dozens of patients in cases against Stryker Orthopaedics for injury from its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems (see below)....

2013-01-10 05:02:18

Leading Pediatric Clinical Resource Now Part of EBSCO Publishing´s High-Quality Point-of-Care Databases. IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has expanded its evidence-based healthcare content with the acquisition of PEMSoft, a premiere pediatric point-of-care clinical information resource. PEMSoft is an online clinical library and multimedia decision support system that addresses acute and chronic illness and injury conditions in children from newborn to...

2013-01-09 12:33:50

An experimental oral drug given to mice after a spinal cord injury was effective at improving limb movement after the injury, a new study shows. The compound efficiently crossed the blood-brain barrier, did not increase pain and showed no toxic effects to the animals. "This is a first to have a drug that can be taken orally to produce functional improvement with no toxicity in a rodent model," said Sung Ok Yoon, associate professor of molecular & cellular biochemistry at Ohio State...

2013-01-01 10:54:52

New imaging findings Physicians at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Northwest Radiology Network (Indianapolis, Indiana) report the case of a 17-year-old high school football player with second impact syndrome (SIS). A rare and devastating traumatic brain injury, SIS occurs when a person, most often a teenager, sustains a second head injury before recovery from an earlier head injury is complete. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case in which...

2012-12-27 05:02:12

PATS was very pleased with research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting showing that students participating in sports at a schools without access to an athletic trainer had a greater likelihood of being injured, suffering recurrent injuries and concussions. Athletic trainers facilitate treatment of injuries and monitor recovery so that athletes are not returned to play prematurely. (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 With the holiday season in full swing and in light of the...


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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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