Every hour, every day a child is taken to a hospital as injuries surge 22%
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) December 2013 – Researchers have conducted the largest and longest study of high chair and booster seat injuries in the U.S., and have found that injuries are on the rise. “We have more than 9,400 injuries a year in this country, that’s a child every hour of every day who is treated in an emergency department for an injury associated with high chairs,” said Gary Smith, MD, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.. . . read more
Doctors see increase in hip problems in younger patients, including stars
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) December 2013 – Lady Gaga has it. Baseball great Alex Rodriguez does too, and so do a growing number of young patients. It’s a condition called hip impingement, and by the end of the year more than 70,000 people - many of them under the age of 30 - will need surgery to fix it. That’s twice the number of patients who needed surgery just five years ago.
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Experts offer safety advice from meal prep to reheating leftovers
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2013 – On any given day, 350 people are hospitalized for food poisoning and around Thanksgiving the risk of getting sick can go up.
Often, families will host several guests for Thanksgiving dinner, which can mean more people handling food, more cutting boards and utensils being shared and more people getting sick as a result.. . . read more
New measure calls for life-saving food allergy medicine in every school
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2013 – In an effort to protect millions of school children from allergic reactions from severe food allergies, President Obama has signed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act. Epinephrine is a life-saving medicine that can reverse the effects of a severe allergic reactions to food and other allergens, but only if it’s injected into patients within the first few minutes. This new measure offers incentives to schools who keep epinephrine on hand and train their staffs how to use the injectors.. . . read more
Don't let the extra hour of sleep you get this weekend force you to fall back into your old sleep habits.. . . read more