Month: August 2009

California Congressman Recognized for Funding of the State Ombudsman Program

A congressman in California has been recognized by a senior advocacy group for authoring legislation providing extra funding for the state ombudsman program.  North Carolina also has a State Ombudsman program which many people do not even know exists.  The program provides each county with a person, known as an ombudsman, whose job is to …

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Status of Diabetes Management in the Nursing Home Setting

I am a diabetic.  I am also a lawyer who focuses on nursing home abuse and neglect cases, and in that context I have seen and brought to light through litigation numerous instances of diabetes in the elderly being mismanaged in a nursing home setting.  Diabetes is a complicated condition, and requires multifaceted approaches and …

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Researchers Studying the Brain Injuries of Combat Veterans

For the first time, researchers are studying the brain injuries of combat veterans, using mapping techniques, hoping to better understand the intricacies of how such injuries occur and what can be done about them.  I am excited because such research will ultimately benefit my brain injury clients, who struggle on a daily basis with their …

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Promising New Treatment for Brain Injury

A new study highlights a promising new treatment for brain injury.  It appears that repetitive Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBO) treatments, started 1 hour after traumatic brain injury can significantly reduced axonal loss and neuronal degeneration, suggesting that HBO was able to attenuate the effects of brain damage by reducing the progression of neuronal injury.  HBO is …

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