Month: June 2010

Poor Outcome from Long-Term Acute Care Hospitalization

People recovering from serious illness used to recuperate in a traditional hospital, no matter how long it took. But in the past 15 years, a new form of hospital–the long-term acute care hospital–has emerged. These hospitals can provide intensive and specialized care for patients who don’t necessarily need all of the services offered by a …

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When Is a Sport Not a "Sport"?

For girls and young women, one sport accounts for more than 65% of of all high school catastrophic injuries, and more than 70% of all collegiate catastrophic injuries. (For the record, “catastrophic injuries” are life changing events, including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and death.)  Less severe injuries are also common–each year, this sport sends more …

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New Jersey Manufacturer Fined for Nearly $160K

A New Jersey Manufacturer was fined nearly $160K.  These fines were levied secondary to an inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  During this inspection OSHA found the employer to have committed 36 Federal Violations. http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2010/05/jersey_city_firm_cited_for_osh.html

RECALL: McDonald's Shrek Glasses

According to WRAL, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of its 16-ounce promotional glasses because the painted design contains cadmium, a toxin that can cause cancer, bone softening, and kidney problems. The glasses are being sold to advertise the theatrical release of “Shrek Forever After.”  About 12 million glasses have been …

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Surprising New Treatment for Headaches and Dizziness After TBI

Doctors have always known that traumatic brain injury can affect vision. Now, researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School and St Joseph Mercy Health System have discovered that those vision changes can cause other symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, and anxiety. Better yet, there may be a way to treat those symptoms with eyeglasses fitted …

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