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First-of-a-Kind Surgery In U-S For Severe Headaches

Doctors test device designed to “turn off” cluster headaches

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – For the first time in the United States doctors have surgically inserted a small neurostimulator behind the cheekbone of a patient in an attempt to treat cluster headaches, which are more rare and more painful than migraines.  Paul Alterio, a 39-year old father of two from Lexington, Ohio underwent the procedure at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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O-R Tactic Cuts Drug Risks In Kids, Admissions By 98%

Doctors Use Ultrasound to Find & Numb Certain Nerves, Eliminate Opioids for Pain

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – Any parent whose child has undergone surgery can tell you how nerve-racking it can be.  Not only do parents worry about the pain associated with surgery, but also the drugs that are often used to control it.

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After Watching Disturbing Video, CPAP
Usage Soars

An additional two hours of therapy per night, and patients maintained improvement three months later

DENVER, CO -- August 18, 2014 -- Like more than 20 million other Americans, John Brugger has been diagnosed with sleep apnea.  He snored, tossed and turned and struggled to breathe during the night, which often left him not only exhausted the next day but also raised his risk of heart attack, stroke and car accidents.  Fed up, Brugger went to his doctor, who suggested he use a CPAP machine, which delivers air through a face mask while he sleeps to keep his throat open with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

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What Happens When Autistic Kids Become Adults?

New program offers medical care, social support for often “forgotten” patients

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – Since 1987, the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has skyrocketed more than 1,100 percent.  Today, we spend $11.5 billion dollars a year on everything from educational programs to medical therapies to help those children.

 

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Experts Urge Schools: Make Breakfast A Priority

Breakfast is the meal most likely skipped by students, which is often linked to lower test scores, higher absence rate

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - As students prepare to head back to class this fall, several groups are challenging Ohio schools to make breakfast available to more students.  “We know that kids who eat breakfast consistently perform better academically, they have increased attendance, they’re not tardy as often and they make fewer trips to the school nurse’s office,” said Karen Bakies, a registered dietitian with the American Dairy Association Mideast, one of the groups calling for more schools to offer breakfast programs to students.  

 

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