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  • Accident survivor graduates from MUCTC

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Name: Antwon Pinkston The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON– On Oct. 25, 1996, Erin Moreland’s family was shocked by tragic news — that their teenage daughter was seriously injured in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury with multiple fractures to her body. Moreland had been an unrestrained passenger in the back seat of the totaled vehicle. At age 16, she had just ...
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  • Boston Life Sciences, Inc. Solidifies Comprehensive Axon Regeneration Position with Children’s Hospital Boston

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Thursday May 11, 12:30 pm ET Worldwide Licensing and Sponsored Research Agreements Focused on Axon Regeneration for Functional Recovery in CNS Disorders Should Enhance BLSI’s Intellectual Property Portfolio HOPKINTON, Mass., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boston Life Sciences, Inc., (Nasdaq: BLSI – News), a biotechnology company focused on diagnostic and therapeutic products for ...
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  • Continued success in traumatic brain injury programme

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    AsiaNet 5/1/2006 NEUREN Pharmaceuticals Friday announced that it has jointly filed a new patent with the US Army’s Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) as a result of new experiments showing its compound, NNZ-2566, significantly reduces non-convulsive seizures following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Non-convulsive seizures often occur soon after brain injury and are an important ...
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  • Dual Stent Could Help Save Lives

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    LAST UPDATE: 4/28/2006 3:30:24 PM Local doctors have found a way to up your odds of surviving a critical injury. Vascular surgeons at the University of Cincinnati are repairing a potentially life threatening condition from car accidents to traumatic falls in a whole new way. When you hit the steering column in a car accident, emergency surgery if often required to fix what is called blunt thoracic ...
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  • Exploring Phantom Limb Pain

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Name : Steven A. King, MD, MS April 2006, Vol. XXIII, No. 4 First described more than 500 years ago, phantom limb pain (PLP) is a common disorder today; as many as 50% to 80% of patients who undergo amputation report experiencing pain in the missing body part.1 Although it is easy to recognize and diagnose, its cause remains unclear and it can be difficult to manage successfully. Perhaps ...
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  • Former WCI inmate

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    convicted in ’04 murder Name: MARCELLE HANEMANN The Daily News BOGALUSA – Nathaniel Parish, a former Washington Correctional Institute inmate was found guilty Wednesday of second degree murder for the beating death of a fellow inmate on Sept. 28, 2004. Sentencing has been set for June 14. The jury took about two hours, after a two-day trial, to come back with the verdict, said ...
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  • Graduate enters field that helped her find her voice

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    By David Tisdale Brooke Jorns Davis of Hattiesburg will walk the walk at graduation today at the University of Southern Mississippi, only because the university’s Children’s Center for Communication and Development enabled her to talk the talk. As a child, Davis had an articulation disorder that prevented her from engaging in normal speech. “I pretty much couldn’t speak at ...
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  • HANNIBAL, Mo. - Area youth are invited to bring their bicycles, roller blades, scooter or skateboard to the ninth annual “Ride Cool” Helmet Safety Event.

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    This event, sponsored by Hannibal Clinic Health Services, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday on the campus of the Hannibal Clinic. The St. Louis Sprockets Stunt Bike Team will perform, doing stunts and talking to kids about the importance of wearing helmets when riding. More than 600 bicycle and safety helmets will be given away to area youth. The first 600 kids and teens to register at the ...
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  • Health notes

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Wednesday Radiant Research-Akron — Offers free cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 754 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 200, Mogadore. Call 330-628-6001 for an appointment. Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties — Offers support and education for women who are in abusive relationships, whether emotionally, physically, ...
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  • It’s criminal to ignore terrorism’s wounds

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    By LOUIS RENE BERES and DR. MICHAEL L MESSING Read reports on the recent suicide-bombing of a fast-food restaurant in Tel Aviv – an attack the Palestinian government argues was justified – and you will learn that nine Israelis were killed and dozens were “wounded.” But what, exactly, does it mean to be in the second category? A news media that seek to reduce every tragedy ...
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  • Luci Center benefit will celebrate horses, new start

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Name : Walt Reichert/Sentinel-News Associate Editor Amateur photographer Molly Raper has captured hundreds of horses on film in nearly every kind of setting, from wild horses splashing in water on the beaches of North Carolina to a pair of therapy horses rough-playing in a pasture in Shelby County. Raper is donating 53 of her framed photographs to a fund-raiser for the Luci Center Saturday, May ...
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  • NeuroMedix announces that Minozac reduces brain inflammation in a mouse model of traumatic brain injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Wednesday May 10, 8:03 am ET TORONTO, May 10 /CNW/ – NeuroMedix Inc. (“NeuroMedix”) (TSXV: NMX) today announced that its lead drug candidate for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Minozac, is also effective in reducing brain inflammation in mice suffering traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) and in preventing the cognitive deficit that generally results from such ...
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  • Oak Park council supports parents of special needs children

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Group serves as guiding light in confusing times Name : Avi Rutschman [email protected] The Special Education Advisory Council of Oak Park wants to assure parents of special needs students that they don’t need to feel hopelessly lost when dealing with local education agencies. The group serves as a guiding light, educating parents about their children’s rights and encouraging ...
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  • Palm Beach County Medical Society Honors NovaVision in 3rd Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Friday May 12, 10:07 am ET NovaVision Vision Restoration Therapy, the First and Only Therapy to Improve Visual Field Deficit from Stroke or TBI, Recognized for Advancements in Healthcare Nationwide BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 12, 2006–NovaVision, Inc. today announced it received the Palm Beach County Medical Society Advancements in Healthcare Award at the ...
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  • Physicians And Engineers Pool Resources To Prevent Stroke

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    A professor at the University of Houston and his research students are working with physicians and scientists at the Methodist Neurological Institute on new technology to help identify which brain aneurysms are at highest risk of rupture and could cause a stroke. Improving treatment of cerebral aneurysms, which are ballooning weak spots in the wall of a blood vessel in the brain, is at the center ...
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  • Proposed study seeks a better way to treat blood loss

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Trauma – Doctors want to test hypertonic saline on accident victims in Portland and other cities Name : ANDY DWORKIN Doctors hope that the traumatic accidents of thousands in Oregon and nationwide will answer a vexing question: How to best help people who have lost lots of blood? They think the answer may be using a highly concentrated saline solution in place of the less-salty liquid that ...
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  • Smell the roses, and be grateful

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Anosmics – those without a sense of smell – miss something often taken for granted. By Bryan David Finlayson I was 13 when I lost my sense of smell. Skateboarding downhill in Santa Barbara, Calif., my stepbrother Christian and I were racing. It was not important where we were going; there was no reward for winning, no punishment for losing. We were competitive. Gaining speed, I broke ...
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  • SOUTH SHORE ENTREPRENEUR: CENTERS HELP SMOOTH THE ROAD TO RECOVERY; 3 who met in Braintree work with traumatic brain injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Name : BRAD KELLY The Patriot Ledger Helping victims of traumatic brain injuries often can be a frustrating process. But the owners of Community Rehab Care have been able to build a rewarding career guiding those with such disabilities to recovery. Ann Gillespie of Marshfield, Eileen Chernoff of Ashland and Virginia Mills of Wellesley started their first Community Rehab Care center in 1996 in ...
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  • Stem-cell tech improves spinal-cord injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    By Christine Dell`amore Apr 27, 2006, 0:12 GMT WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) — A new stem-cell technology has allowed rats with spinal-cord injuries to walk again within two weeks, an advance that could one day help people with traumatic spinal-cord injuries. The rats that were given immature immune system support cells, or astrocytes, experienced a 40-percent rise in nerve-fiber ...
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  • Support groups

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Monday, May 08, 2006 HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS Alabama Head Injury Foundation For people with traumatic brain injuries and their families and friends. AHIF Small Places, United Way Building, 3600 Eighth Ave. South, 6:30 p.m., third Thursdays. ALS Strength and Courage Care Group Supports comprehensive services and research for adults and families affected by Lou Gehrig’s disease. Sponsored by the ...
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  • The Iraq war's hidden wound

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Brain injuries are common in combat, but they're not always apparent By Robert Bazell Chief science and health correspondent NBC News Updated: 7:51 p.m. ET April 26, 2006 PALO ALTO, Calif. – Alec Geiss, a sergeant in the Army National Guard, broke several bones when his truck overturned in Iraq. Months after he was home and healed, his wife Shana began to notice changes in his personality. ...
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  • Vet’s tale is keeping King on the move

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    By Lynn Carey CONTRA COSTA TIMES IN PALM BEACH, the weather’s fine — especially for Dave King. The author is there with all expenses paid. It’s one of the perks that goes with writing a novel with the wide appeal that “The Ha-Ha” has. So, he’s staying at the Breakers, where he and his partner of 30 years retire after sunset to the elegant bar for gimlets that ...
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  • WWI mental casualties were ‘hidden’

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Sep-2006

    Tuesday Apr 25 17:11 AEST Of the 330,770 young Australians who served abroad during World War I, 61,919 never came home and 137,013 were wounded in action. But there’s another group of hidden casualties – the psychologically scarred who may have suffered no physical harm but whose wounds in many cases endured to the end of their life. Historian Michael Tyquin said the full story of ...
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  • Alcohol Awareness: Alcohol can be deadly in short and long term

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Sep-2006

    Tuesday, April 25, 2006 9:46 AM CDT Editor’s note: This is the last in a four-part, weekly series. By Adam Hammer, staff writer Hangovers are temporary, but cirrhosis of the liver is forever and often results in death. "Alcohol is a contributor to the top three causes of death partially because the immune system is decreased," Barb Meek, a certified nurse practitioner at Fountain Centers, ...
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  • Autopsy results show man killed by Taser

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Sep-2006

    Paul Roberts/Staff Writer Issue date: 4/26/06 Section: News The results of the autopsy of Juan Manuel Nunez III were released Tuesday stating his death was caused by “acute alcohol intoxication and concussive brain injury complicated by post traumatic apnea.” The results state Nunez’ death was caused by a brain injury when he collapsed after being Tased, by Lubbock police officer ...
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