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HensonFuerst Investigating Link Between Morcellation Surgery & Cancer Spread

Women who have had uterine surgery or hysterectomy can tell you that the recovery can be long and painful. So when a new technique known as morcellation became available–which allowed laparoscopic hysterectomies or uterine fibroid removal–it was seen as a great medical step forward. Now, morcellation is being linked with the spread of a rare …

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iPad Helps Diagnose Concussions

If you think that iPads are just entertainment devices, you should read about St. Edward High School in Ohio athletic trainer Jason Cruickshank. He uses an iPad to help diagnose his student athlete concussions. Using the tablet with the C3 Logix concussion app, the coach has a baseline measure of all his athletes’ cognitive function, balance, …

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Q&A about Possible CJD Exposure at Forsyth Medical Center

Since posting the story about how 18 patients at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, were possibly exposed to the rare but deadly Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), we’ve had folks ask for more information. While there has been no additional information provided by the hospital, we’ve put together this list of answers to common questions: I’ve …

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Forsyth Medical Center Exposures Some Patients to Serious Disease Risk

Today, officials at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, admitted that improper medical instrument sterilization exposed 18 neurosurgery patients to the deadly Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is caused by infectious agents called “prions,” which are extremely difficult to kill. On January 18, 2014, a patient suspected of having CJD had surgery. Instead of throwing away …

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Acetaminophen Drug Injuries Prompt FDA to Issue Dosage Warnings

January 30, 2014 Advancements in the field of medicine has supplied us with the drugs we need to treat a variety of ailments. But some of these medications can have serious side effects when not used properly. The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst point out the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has …

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Flu Deadly in NC

According to an article on WRAL.com, the number of cases of influenza jumped in December. A total of 13 people have died of flu this season, and 5 of those deaths happened just last week. What’s most surprising is that seven of the 13 deaths happened to people in their prime, between the ages of …

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