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
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
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 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).
As a youngster, Demetrio McNeil was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. McNeil uses a walker and wheelchair to move around, but cerebral palsy hasn’t put a damper on his ambition. He has overcome sizable obstacles and – if all goes well – he will soon receive his degree in medical billing.
One usually only hears about a birthing injury if it involves someone close to you or if the victim’s family files a birth injury lawsuit. Yet, now parents can instantly share their birth stories with the world through the Internet and allow others to better prepare for potential difficulties in
Infants suffer birth injuries far too often, even in places like Ohio – where mothers and babies enjoy an overall standard of health care above most of the world. In Ohio, preventable birth injuries often result from a doctor’s failure to monitor the fetus or promptly take action when a serious condition
This morning, football fans awoke to the shocking news that former National Football League star Junior Seau had died in an apparent suicide. Although few details have been divulged, the former linebacker’s death resulted from a gunshot to the chest – purportedly self-inflicted. His ex-wife told the media that she
Debbie Mills, 23, was told she would never be able to get pregnant after being diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This condition is as cruel as it is rare, forcing the victim to endure a lifetime of excruciating pain from the slightest of injuries – even past injuries
New research shows that a drug approved for the treatment of diabetes may be valuable to victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Exendin-4 is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by diabetics but its spectrum of medical value may be much broader, according to