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  • A home away from home

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-Oct-2006

    Fisher House, a new residence on the grounds of Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital, gives families of military soldiers a place to stay while loved ones recover Name : Lauren McSherry Photographs Norbert von der Groeben Eight weeks after their son was injured in Iraq, Tim and Linda Perry carried their suitcases into a newly decorated bedroom at the Fisher House in Palo Alto. It had been a long ...
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  • Experiment, study to use crash victims

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-Oct-2006

    Sunday, May 7, 2006 By TOM VOGT, Columbian staff writer Most people who participate in medical studies get a chance to weigh the pros and cons of a new drug or technique being used on them. It’s called informed consent. It’s hard to get when an unconscious accident victim has been rescued from a crumpled car. That’s an issue Oregon Health & Science University researchers must ...
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  • Iraqis review lessons at Quantico

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-Oct-2006

    Name: PAMELA GOULD During their first few days in the United States, 13 officers from the Iraqi army visited the traditional tourist spots of the nation’s capital. They walked to the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Washington Monument and the White House, and spent time in the Smithsonian Institution. At the Capitol, they were impressed by schoolchildren who had traveled ...
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  • Over 1,500 British troops suffering mental problems from Iraq

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-Oct-2006

    Over 1,500 British troops have returned from Iraq suffering from mental problems, including post traumatic stress disorder, Defence Secretary John Reid has revealed. “Between January 2003 and December 2005 inclusive, 1,551 UK service personnel who had served in Iraq on Operation Telic were subsequently assessed by the Defence medical services as suffering from a mental health ...
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  • Queensbury boxer died of multiple head injuries — new and previous

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-Oct-2006

    By BRENDAN McGARRY, [email protected] SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 28-year-old Queensbury man who died shortly after sparring in a city boxing ring in February succumbed to multiple traumatic head injuries linked to recent boxing, a coroner said on Monday. Richard J. Hermance Jr. died Feb. 2 at Saratoga Hospital following a few rounds at Saratoga Youth Boxing Association’s gym on Weibel ...
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  • Special Education: The expensive vehicle that will help drive our children to a better future

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-Oct-2006

    Local schools are called upon to make major investments in the lives of children with special needs Name : Ronald Scaglia Last year, 21 Long Island school districts’ budgets were defeated, and a record number were forced to adopt austerity budgets. Recent scandals involving the theft and misappropriation of taxpayer funds, an aging Long Island population and ever increasing property taxes ...
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  • Treatment Holds Promise for Decreasing Secondary Brain Injury in TBI Patients

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-Oct-2006

    Description Effective resuscitation in patients with traumatic brain injury and hemorrhage is a challenge. While blood is the optimal resuscitation fluid, it is typically not available in the out-of-hospital setting, and its use is associated with certain risks. Research shows that HBOC-201 holds promise… Keywords AANS SECONDARY BRAIN INJURY RESUSCITATION HEMOGLOBIN HYPOTENSION HYPOXIA ...
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  • Woman pleads guilty to defrauding Paonia man, others

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-Oct-2006

    Name : Katharhynn Heidelberg Daily Press News Editor DENVER - In a surprising move Friday, the woman the IRS says participated in one of the biggest prime banknote fraud schemes in Colorado changed her plea to guilty. Jannice McClain Schmidt, 69, had been indicted in 2004 for her role in a prime bank note scheme the IRS contends bilked victims, including Cliff Seigneur of Paonia, out of a total of ...
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  • Apathy and Its Treatment in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Oct-2006

    By Paul F. Malloy, Ph.D., and Patricia A. Boyle, Ph.D. Although memory and other cognitive impairments are considered the hallmark features of most dementias, neuropsychiatric abnormalities occur in the majority of such patients (Cohen et al., 1993). Neuropsychiatric symptoms are associated with a rapid course of decline, elevated caregiver distress and overutilization of health care services ...
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  • Bulletin Board - Support Groups

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Oct-2006

    Web Posted: 05/07/2006 12:00 AM CDT San Antonio Express-News Phone numbers are in area code 210 unless otherwise indicated.) ALCOHOL and DRUG ABUSE Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour phone line and meeting guide. 828-6235. Narconon Arrowhead non-profit organization dedicated to treating drug and alcohol addictions. Offers free assessments and referrals. (800) 468-6933 or www.stopaddiction.com Narconon ...
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  • Hemoglobin Solution Could Limit Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Oct-2006

    WEDNESDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) — Resuscitation with a special hemoglobin oxygen-carrying solution may cut risks for secondary brain injury in patients with traumatic brain injury and hemorrhage, new research shows. The solution, called HBOC-201, is a type of balanced salt solution that contains chemically stabilized bovine (cow) or human hemoglobin meant to increase oxygen delivery to ...
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  • Safety fair set at Skate Park

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Oct-2006

    The Tuscarawas County Safe Kids Coalition will hold a safety fair Saturday from 11 to 2 at the New Philadelphia Skate Park. The event, part of National Safe Kids Week, is designed to teach children, teens and caregivers about the brain and risks of traumatic brain injury. Free food, T-shirts and multi-sport helmets will be offered. According to Safe Kids, traumatic brain injury is the leading ...
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  • Scientists and Researchers meet at International Consensus Conference on Impairments of Consciousness Sponsored by Northeast Center for Special Care

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Oct-2006

    (PRWEB) – (PRWEB) May 5, 2006 — Twenty-three leaders in the field of coma and coma-like states, many internationally known, were hosted at Mohonk Mountain House by Northeast Center for Special Care last week to answer the question: "What do we know about coma and what do we need to know?" They came together to help shape the future policy and management for altered states of ...
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  • Senate passes Shaken Baby syndrome bill

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Oct-2006

    May 6,2006 (Albany, NY – AP) – State senator Nicholas Spano has announced that the Senate has passed his Shaken Baby Syndrome bill. The bill would make the reckless assault of a child a class D felony. Spano says this will help immensely in cases of shaken baby syndrome and serious beatings where children suffer terrible injuries but intent to injure can’t be proved. Shaken Baby ...
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  • Serum Magnesium Levels May Play Role in Traumatic Brain Injury Outcome

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Oct-2006

    Libraries Medical News Description Close to 1.5 million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur in the United States every year. Annual direct and indirect TBI costs are estimated at $56 billion. Research correlates serum magnesium levels to TBI outcome and offers insight into potential treatment. Newswise - Close to 1.5 million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur in the United States ...
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  • ‘Trauma Mommas’ come to the rescue

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Oct-2006

    Moms of children who suffered brain injuries united to provide assistance to parents of young trauma patients hospitalized at Shands Jacksonville and Shands at the University of Florida. By RON WOOD Associated Press JACKSONVILLE – On a quick walk through Shands Jacksonville’s pediatric intensive care unit, Tracy East almost shudders when she spies a child in bed hooked up to tubes and ...
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  • Blood Test Predicts Brain Injury Outcome

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Oct-2006

    THURSDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) — Blood levels of magnesium in patients who’ve just suffered traumatic brain injury could help predict outcomes, researchers report. A team at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Trauma Research Center measured initial blood magnesium levels in 83 patients with severe brain injuries. They found that 35 of the patients had normal magnesium levels when ...
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  • Counseling profession booming statewide

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Oct-2006

    As stress from increased family and work demands has built nationwide, more people are willing to turn to professionals for help. Universities, advocacy groups and employers have encouraged mental-health counseling, and the profession now is booming in Illinois. The number of licensed professional counselors, or LPCs, in the state rose 46 percent, and the number of licensed clinical professional ...
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  • Danielle Walk/Run draws record number

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Oct-2006

    BINGHAMTON — To raise money for organizations that combat drunk driving, 309 runners and about 400 walkers made it to the finish line at MacArthur Park during the 15th annual Danielle 5K Run/Walk on Sunday. “This is the first time we’ve topped 300 runners,” said David Cody, deputy commissioner of the Broome County Department of Parks and Recreation. “It’s ...
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  • Plato expects bigger 2Q loss as revenue falls

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Oct-2006

    Shares of Plato Learning dropped 9.7 percent Friday after the provider of computer-based tutoring programs said its second-quarter net loss widened as revenue declined. The net loss in the quarter ended April 30 likely will be between $5.5 million and $6.3 million, Bloomington-based Plato said in a preliminary earnings statement. Plato had a net loss of $3 million a year earlier. Second-quarter ...
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  • Rodeo aims to keep bikers safe

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Oct-2006

    By Jeff Shaffer, Staff writer WATSONTOWN - Bicycling is a recreational sport enjoyed by many children and adults. However, many riders don't exercise precaution while enjoying the pastime. The consequences can be disastrous. That is why local officials decided to raise awareness and hold a bike rodeo Saturday at the Watsontown Elementary School. "The idea is to promote safety and education," said ...
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  • The Hartford Strengthens Accident Insurance Product

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Oct-2006

    Monday May 8, 2:08 pm ET Stand-alone AD&D meets employers’ need for comprehensive, flexible coverage HARTFORD, Conn., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG – News), a leading U.S. provider of group disability and life insurance, announces enhancements to its stand-alone accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance to ...
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  • 'Trying to find happiness is harder'

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Oct-2006

    May 07,2006 ROSELEE PAPANDREA DAILY NEWS STAFF Greg Acosta was the kid who made everybody laugh. During his senior year at Jacksonville High School in 2005, he was voted class clown and most unforgettable in the yearbook. He was a laid back kind of guy who didn't have a care in the world. But life has changed for the 20-year-old. It took just a split second, said his mother, Sandy Acosta of ...
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  • Allon Therapeutics Releases First Quarter Operating Results

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 2-Oct-2006

    Thursday May 11, 8:30 am ET VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(CCNMatthews – May 11, 2006) – Allon Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:NPC – News), The Neuro Protection Company(TM), reported today in its first quarter 2006 operating results that it continued to achieve important milestones in its drug development programs. Achievements during the quarter included: – Publication of ...
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  • Center Devoted to Combat Sports Will Research Tough Questions

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 2-Oct-2006

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and renowned trainer Teddy Atlas are pulling no punches in backing the newly formed Combat Sports Center for Safety and Research (CSCSR). “I’m excited about being a part of this groundbreaking initiative. The research is important for the sport and will ensure the future safety of boxers,” notes Lewis. The ...
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