1 in 5 have first food reaction at school course teaches schools to be ready
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2012 - As a new school year gets underway, there is one test that teachers and other school officials can’t afford to fail; improperly responding to a student who is having a severe allergic reaction to food can be dangerous and, in extreme cases, even deadly. . . . read more
Football fans often left speechless after games - tips to avoid serious issues
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2012 – Cheering on your favorite team from the stands may seem harmless enough, but as fall sports get into full swing doctors are cautioning fans to take steps to avoid injuries - especially to their voices.
This time of year passionate fans often get carried away at the stadium, doing damage to their vocal cords that can last well into the work week and beyond. . . . read more
High-tech device bombards brain with electrical current, kills cancer cells
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – August 2012 - A new electrical approach to serious brain tumors is giving patients hope when they might be out of other options. Doctors at The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute at Ohio State University are using a kind of electrical “helmet” to help control brain tumors that might otherwise be untreatable.
The device, called NovoTTF, is used to treat tumors known as glioblastomas. A patient with this type of tumor wears a cap, which has a series of electrodes that are taped to the patient’s shaved head. . . . read more
ABOUT THE COLUMBUS VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE
The Columbus Volunteer Challenge is a city-wide volunteer event focused on lifting up and highlighting the importance of service to others—a critical element in building a community that is more inspired, proud and engaged.
Led in partnership by the City of Columbus and United Way of Central Ohio, the Columbus Volunteer Challenge will kick off on Saturday, August 25 and run through September 11, the National Day of Service. These two days will bookend an 18-day span of volunteer projects that will engage individuals, families, young professionals, teens, faith-based and corporate volunteers. . . . read more
Decade-long study of kids born deaf yields surprising clues to dyslexia
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) July 2012 - Imagine trying to learn to read if this sentence actually looked like this:
Ignmiea rtiyng to leanr to rade if this eesnetcen acutaulyl loodek like tish.
That’s the frustration many people with dyslexia feel every day. It’s estimated some 40 million Americans¹ struggle with some level of dyslexia, which can leave them confused, frustrated and struggling to keep up.. . . read more