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
Study finds hydrocarbons, in things like cleaners & fuels, pose major risk
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2013 – Many of us may not be familiar with the term “hydrocarbons”, but chances are you have them scattered throughout your house, and a new study shows that more than 100,000 injuries were reported in children due to hydrocarbons between 2000-2009.
“I’ve personally taken care of kids that have been in the hospital for more than a month with hydrocarbon injuries, and unfortunately, children still die from them,” said the co-author of the study Heath Jolliff, DO, associate medical director for the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
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Study tracks what & where you eat to see how your home impacts health
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2013 – If you want to improve your health, doctors often suggest making changes to your diet or exercise routine. But what about making changes to your house?
A compelling new study is underway at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to see how your home may impact your health.
“There have really been no studies that have looked very carefully at people’s homes to see if they either reinforce healthy activity and behaviors or undermine them,” said Charles Emery, professor of psychology and internal medicine at Ohio State and principal investigator. “So, that’s why we decided to do this study.”. . . read more
A growing number of patients learn of allergies to new hips & knees only after surgery is done
DENVER, CO -- Imagine what Paula Spurlock must have been going through. Shortly after having a hip replaced in 2011, the trouble started. “I had horrible itching and intense pain throughout my body,” she said. “I couldn’t take it. Every single thing in me itched.”
After many months and several trips to specialists, Spurlock was told it could be anything from food allergies to her medication. But no matter what she changed, the symptoms persisted and Spurlock resigned herself to a life of misery. “I just kind of thought that’s what life was going to be like,” she said.. . . read more