Month: March 2012

Celexa Can Cause Heart Abnormalities

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued safety information about popular antidepressant medication Celexa (generic name: citalopram hydrobromide). Celexa is in the class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which make more of the brain chemical serotonin available to brain cells. In August 2011, the FDA issued a Drug Safety …

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"It Couldn't Happen to Me"–Heat Deaths in Children

SafeKids USA is always slightly ahead of the curve–in a good way. They want to remind everyone that even though spring has just begun, the weather here in North Carolina has already topped 70 degrees. But with these glorious days comes the opportunity for tragic news:  reports of children left unattended in a vehicle, dying …

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Massage Proved to Help Control Pain and Improve Healing

For most people, massage is a guilty pleasure to be enjoyed only rarely. But athletes know better…they understand that receiving a massage after a strenuous workout or game can help their bodies recover more quickly. Now, science has proved the health-promoting benefits of massage. According to an article in ScienceDaily, there’s no reason to feel …

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Research Reveals Details About Stair-Related Injuries in Young Children

A new article in the journal Pediatrics, in a 10-year period, about 932,000 children under the age of 5 were taken to hospitals for injuries they sustained on a staircase, usually at home. According to an article in The New York Times: “What that tells us is that we have much more that we need …

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Concussion Information for Home or On the Go

There are two new and wonderful resources about concussion. You know we write a lot about mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), and it takes a lot to impress us, but these resources are truly special:  One is a physician-developed smart phone app designed to help coaches, parents, and athletes recognize and assess concussion; the other …

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