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RECALL: Attention Phenobarbital Users

A very serious recall was announced by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. Bottles labeled to contain phenobarbital actually contain hydrocodone with acetaminophen. Phenobarbital is a barbiturate used as a sedative, and also to control convulsions in people with epilepsy. It was discovered that some bottles that were labeled as phenobarbital actually contained the narcotic pain medication commonly known as Vicodin …

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About Super Bowl Suffering…and Stress Attacks

Who’s your team? Packers? Steelers? No matter where your allegiance lies, you may want to prepare for Sunday’s big game. Your life may depend on it. And no, that’s not hyperbole. According to an article in The New York Times, watching the Super Bowl can be hazardous to your health, especially if your team loses. …

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Concussion Has Long-Term Effects For Teen Athletes

New research published in the February 2011 issue of the medical journal Neurosurgery revealed that high school athletes who had two or more concussions were more likely to report physical, emotional, and cognitive problems than those who had never had a concussion. “It appears that youth athletes who sustain multiple concussions experience a variety of …

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Americans Eating Too Much of the "Spice of Life"?

The human body requires salt to live. It helps nerves conduct messages throughout the body, allows muscles to move us, and generally regulates fluids so we don’t become either bloated or dehydrated. In cooking, moderate amounts of salt helps to bring out flavors in food. But we can definitely get too much of this good …

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2011 Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Tour Arrives in NC

When Sarah Jane Donohue was five days old, she was shaken violently by her baby nurse. The result was four broken ribs, 2 broken collarbones, and severe, permanent brain injury. As a response to this devastation, her father, Patrick Donohue, Esq., founded The Sarah Jane Brain Project. Its mission is to create a model system …

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