National Breakfast Week: Ohio & West Virginia Schools Get High Marks for School Breakfast
COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 25, 2015 - Schools in the Ohio and West Virginia are scoring high marks for changes they have made in their school breakfast programs. The announcement comes in anticipation of National School Breakfast Week on March 2-6, 2015.
Many Ohio schools are adopting new strategies in an effort to increase the number of students eating school breakfast, and those schools are seeing the results. At Watkins Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio the number of students eating breakfast has nearly doubled over the past year, according to Principal Tom Revou.
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Sports medicine surgeons design a new way to suture injury
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2015 – From elite athletes to weekend warriors, more than 250,000 Achilles tendon injuries occur every year in the United States, according to The Bone & Joint Journal. Despite the fact that the Achilles is the strongest and thickest connective tissue in the body, it’s also one of the most vulnerable to injury. That is why Dr. Timothy Miller, a sports medicine expert at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has developed a new surgical technique to repair torn Achilles tendons.
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Game measure patients’ abilities, hope is data will get more into clinical trials
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – In an effort to increase the number of patients who are allowed take part in clinical trials for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed an innovative video game. “The object of the game is to use your arms and hands to ward off attacking aliens, but the benefits of this game could be far-reaching,” said Linda Lowes, PhD, co-developer of the game. “This approach allows us to accurately and consistently track the upper body abilities of these patients, which we’re hoping will make more of them eligible for medical studies,” she said.. . . read more
Most bystanders hesitate to help, simpler CPR could change that
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) February 2015 – More than a thousand times a day someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital in this country, and most of the bystanders who witness it say they feel powerless to help. Unfortunately, that ends up costing nearly 400,000 people their lives each year.. . . read more
FDA trial will see if artificial cartilage can protect against arthritis, knee replacements
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – For the first time in the U.S., surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have implanted a plastic device designed to help patients with injured or deteriorating meniscus cartilage. The meniscus is located between the thigh and shin bones and once it’s damaged can’t heal on its own.. . . read more