Teleflex manufactures surgical clips that are commonly used by surgeons to close up arteries during operations. The Hem-o-lok clips are a safe alternative to staples in many types of surgery – but not all. The surgical clips are not recommended for laparoscopic kidney donor surgeries, as one woman’s family sorrowfully
The Ohio House of Representatives recently voted in favor of a bill aimed at preventing Ohio youths from the devastating effects of head injuries. The legislation would protect young Ohio athletes from participating in sports if they exhibit concussion symptoms. The bill is important, because it would prevent a statewide
Children with cerebral palsy face serious obstacles, but several medical devices are providing some of these children with improved mobility. These medical devices use electrical impulses to help people with cerebral palsy move their legs better. The WalkAide helps people suffering from partial paralysis or weakness in their lower leg,
The medical field has made many inroads in understanding the long-term effects of brain injuries. Unfortunately, these advancements haven’t done much to improve the outlook for children with brain injuries. Most doctors still believe it’s impossible to develop an accurate prognosis for children who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
People often overlook the impressive perseverance displayed by those living with cerebral palsy. Yet rightfully, the gutsy performance of a Columbus boy has captivated the nation. A video of Matt Woodrum, 11, running a 400-meter race has gone viral, inspiring more than 1.2 million viewers. Even though Woodrum has spastic
A new medical study is examining the impact of cord blood upon young children with cerebral palsy. The clinical trial involves children with a spastic form of cerebral palsy between the ages of one and six who have preserved their infant cord blood. The scientists will intravenously infuse the children