Monthly Archives: January 2010

Spinal Cord Injuries to Hockey Players Have Decreased in Canada

Rule Changes, Safety Efforts Have Led to Drop in Rates and Severity of Spinal Injuries Philadelphia, PA. (January 29, 2010)- – The past decade has seen a significant reduction in the number and severity of spinal cord injuries in Canadian … Continue reading

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Sporting Prowess Through Brain Power

New Study Finds Enhanced Brain Activity in Expert Sports Players London, UK (January 29, 2010)- – – A study conducted by scientists at Brunel University and at the University of Hong Kong has found that expert sportsmen are quicker to … Continue reading

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New Smartphone Application Rewards Physicians with CME Credit for Online Medical Research

Doctors Can Gain Education Credits for Information Searches Made as Part of Patient Care Research Philadelphia, PA. (January 28, 2010)- – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of medical information, has launched XtraCredit®, an iPhone® and iPod Touch® application that … Continue reading

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Workers' Compensation Patients Get Less Benefit from Back Surgery

Advantages of Surgery for Herniated Disks May Not Apply to Patients on Workers’ Compensation Philadelphia, PA. (January 25, 2010)- Surgery provides better results than nonsurgical treatment for most patients with back pain related to a herniated disk-but not for those … Continue reading

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First U.S. Face Transplant Reported in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

‘Excellent’ Outcomes 8 Months after Groundbreaking Procedure Philadelphia, PA. (January 25, 2010)- Detailed information on the first facial transplantation procedure performed in the United States is presented in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal … Continue reading

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Heavy Backpacks Affect Children's Spines, MRI Study Finds

Disc Compression, Spinal Curve, and Pain All Increase with Backpack Weight Philadelphia, PA. (January 25, 2010)- Heavy backpacks place a measurable strain on the spines of children, with heavier loads causing greater spinal strain and increased back pain, reports a … Continue reading

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Surgeons Less Likely than Family Doctors to Prefer Back Surgery

Quality of Life Is Key Concern for Patients Weighing Back Surgery Philadelphia, PA. (January 25, 2010)- Surgeons are less likely than family physicians or patients to view surgery as the preferred treatment option for low back pain, according to a … Continue reading

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Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Announces Partnership with Laerdal Medical to Develop Nursing Skill Simulations

New Web-based Programs Let Nurses Experience Real-World Clinical Scenarios Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Laerdal Medical announced today a partnership that integrates Lippincott’s highly respected print and online nursing content with Laerdal’s state-of-the-art simulators and superior simulation programs. Practicing nurses … Continue reading

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Prompt Vaccination Reduces Chickenpox Risk After Exposure

Given Within Five Days, Varicella Vaccine Can Prevent or Reduce Disease Severity Philadelphia, PA (January 21, 2010) – For people who haven’t had chickenpox and are exposed to an ill family member, getting vaccinated within five days can reduce the … Continue reading

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New Approaches Needed to Prolong Breastfeeding While Reducing HIV Transmission

Breastfeeding Plays Critical Role in Preventing Gastroenteritis in African Infants, Report Studies in JAIDS Philadelphia, PA (January 13, 2010) – For African infants with HIV-positive mothers, reducing exposure to breast milk can lower the rate of HIV transmission. But new … Continue reading

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