A child rushed to a hospital every 4 hours, parents urged to know guidelines
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May, 2012 - A new study shows that a young child is rushed to a hospital every four hours in the U.S. due to an injury from a bottle, sippy cup or pacifier.¹
It is the first national study to analyze accidents involving these common products, which can lead to everything from minor cuts and bruises to more serious dental injuries involving lost or broken teeth.¹. . . read more
Experts: Games allow athletic trainers to chart & track a patient’s healing process. . . read more
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Before athletes who’ve suffered a concussion can get back into the game, researchers are asking some of them to play video games. From social media-themed games designed to check a patient’s mental progress, to exercise games to chart their physical ability, the idea is to use familiar tools in new ways.
Use up 400%¹ - new study aims to eliminate “trial and error” prescriptions. . . read more
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The use of antidepressants has soared in the U.S., up nearly 400% over the last 25 years¹. With more than 50 different options on the market², antidepressants have now become the most commonly used drug among adults ages 18-44.¹
But for all those people taking all those prescriptions, doctors are left with some unsettling questions, like: Why don’t antidepressants work for everyone? Why do some people respond to certain drugs, while others don’t? And, why do some antidepressants work initially, but lose their effectiveness over time?
New ASPS Statistics Show “Chinplants” Are Fastest Growing Procedure
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 16, 2012 – New statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics -- a phenomenon which appears, in part, to be sparked by increased usage of video chat technology, an aging baby boomer population and a desire for success in the workplace.
Chin augmentation grew more than breast augmentation, Botox® and liposuction combined in 2011. The procedure skyrocketed in both women and men, as well as in all patients over the age of 20, with the largest increase seen in patients age 40 or older.. . . read more
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – If you or your children still have your tonsils, you may want to hang on to them, if at all possible. For the first time, researchers have discovered that your tonsils perform a task that wasn’t suspected before, they could be an important source of immune cells known as T-cells.¹
“T-cells are critical in our body’s defense against things like infection and cancer,” said Dr. Michael Caligiuiri, CEO, Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Director of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. “We’ve been able to show, quite conclusively, that the tonsils are a ‘factory’ for these T-cells.”. . . read more