Month: October 2011

Hip Replacements Fail, Sometimes Without Symptoms

Last year, DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of their hip replacement systems due to a higher-than-usual failure rate, causing patients to have to have second surgeries to replace the replacement. Then, in May 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered all producers of “metal-on-metal” hip replacements to study …

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iPad a Benefit to Nursing Home Residents

A fascinating article in the Montreal Gazette describes how people living in Health Central Park nursing home in Florida have had their brains, mobility, and social lives jump-started by a simple gadget: the iPad. The hope is that the iPad and other digital tablets could become a mainstream treatment device for people with Alzheimer’s disease …

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Can Motherhood Cause Brain Injury?

Can motherhood cause brain injury?   Yes… indirectly. An article in the Deseret News recounts the experience of mom Erin Stewart, whose preschooler gave her a concussion: Motherhood is rough. I’m not talking about emotions here. I’m talking physically rough. I’m talking just-got-back-from-the-doctor-with-a-minor-concussion rough. Seriously. My preschooler gave me a concussion. In what will forever be …

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International Walk To School Day

International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 5, 2011. According to Safe Kids USA, a government site devoted to helping to keep children safe, approximately 13,000 child pedestrians age 14 and younger are injured each year in crashes with motor vehicles. For the twelfth year, Safe Kids and FedEx will team up to teach …

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