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Scientists Film Early Concussion Damage And Describe Brain's Response To Injury
2013-12-09 13:29:47

[ Watch the Video: Concussion Secrets Unveiled with Dr. Dorian McGavern ] NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings reported in Nature suggest that the brain's protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact. Using a newly developed mouse trauma model, senior author Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., scientist at the National...

2013-12-02 23:02:38

Athletico opens its newest physical therapy clinic in the Quad Cities located in Silvis, Illinois. This facility, managed by local native, Nathan Sels, PT, DPT, is committed to offering residents relief from pain, injuries, accidents, and everyday aches. Silvis, IL (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Athletico opens its newest physical therapy clinic in the Quad Cities located in Silvis, Illinois. This facility, managed by local native, Nathan Sels, PT, DPT, is committed to offering residents...

2013-11-26 16:14:21

Nearly half of orthopaedic surgeons sustain at least one injury during their career and, in many cases, the resources available to them are inadequate, according to a Vanderbilt study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The study is the first to demonstrate that many surgeons are injured on the job during their careers, according to lead author Manish Sethi, M.D., assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. Twenty-five percent of orthopaedic surgeons surveyed...

2013-11-24 23:02:10

SRO now offering a comprehensive approach to orthopaedic knee conditions. Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 At Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO), a collaborative team of multi-specialist orthopedic surgeons and experienced physical and occupational therapists work together to bring the best outcomes to patients suffering from knee injuries. It’s not only professional athletes who are vulnerable to debilitating knee injuries like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears – it...

2013-11-07 13:18:23

Although the number of children born to teenage parents has decreased since the 1990s, these children continue to be at an increased risk for injury, both accidental and intentional. This may be because many of these teenage parents are poor, uneducated, and lack parental safety and supervision skills. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers analyzed the types of injuries to children of teenage parents. Brian D. Robertson, PhD, and colleagues from...

2013-11-04 09:16:31

Kidney repair may not require stem cells Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have a new model for how the kidney repairs itself, a model that adds to a growing body of evidence that mature cells are far more plastic than had previously been imagined. After injury, mature kidney cells dedifferentiate into more primordial versions of themselves, and then differentiate into the cell types needing replacement in the damaged tissue. This finding conflicts with a previously held...

2013-10-31 23:04:26

Today, the head of the NFL Players Association says Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is sorry for saying he'll target opponents' knees now that the league has come down hard on him for headshots. "Players need to protect their income, because one injury can end it all," says Frank N. Darras, of DarrasLaw. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 On October 20, in the Redskins 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Brandon Meriweather was flagged twice...

2013-10-30 23:01:41

Dr. Mark Schakel and Tom Sathers, Ph.D of Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO http://www.srortho.com) discuss the best in preventative measures for female athletes and ankle sprains, the most common in orthopaedic injuries. The Foot and Ankle Center at SRO offers the latest and most comprehensive care aimed at preventing and treating foot and ankle injuries in order to get athletes back to doing what they love. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Ankle sprains affect American athletes with...

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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...

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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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.