After vicious attack, trauma experts collaborate to help save "Northstar"
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) June 2013 – A horse that survived a vicious attack is making medical headlines thanks to a pair of historic surgeries to save him. Last summer “Northstar,” an American Paint horse, was approached in a pasture in Pennsylvania, doused with a flammable liquid and, inexplicably, set on fire.
“Really severe injury over his shoulders and withers and back, all the way down to his pelvis,” said Dr. Samuel Hurcombe, assistant professor of Equine Emergency and Critical Care at The Ohio State University’s Galbreath Equine Center. “These are large areas of 3rd degree burns, right down to the cartilage and bone.”. . . read more
Printable, portable chart makes sure kids get proper insulin each meal
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) June 2013 – Each time 11-year old Isaac Hedrick sits down to eat, he makes sure a calculator is nearby. He has to. Isaac has diabetes, so at every meal, he must add up the amount of carbohydrates he will eat and balance that with precisely the right amount of insulin he needs.
If he doesn’t, his blood sugar levels can fluctuate and, over time, can wreak damage on his system.. . . read more
Targeted Drug Shows Real Potential as a Safe and Effective Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Mantle Cell Lymphoma
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two clinical studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) suggest the novel agent ibrutinib shows real potential as a safe, effective, targeted treatment for adults with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).. . . read more
Breast Cancer Patient Education Act coincides with Angelina Jolie’s educational New York Times op/ed
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today announced its strong support of the “Breast Cancer Patient Education Act” (S. 931). This bipartisan legislation is being introduced today, coinciding with National Women’s Health Week, in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Donna Christensen, M.D. (D-VI) and in the United States Senate by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter (R-LA).
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Environmental factors like sunlight, sleep & screens may play vital roles
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2013 – For decades doctors have looked inside the minds of patients to better understand A-D-H-D. Now, in a fascinating new approach, many are beginning to look at external factors like the three S’s - sunlight, sleep and screens - to better understand this growing problem.
“This opens up new vistas for us, new things to be investigated that maybe we hadn't quite thought about before,” said Eugene Arnold, MD, a psychiatrist and ADHD expert at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Nisonger Center.. . . read more