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Medication Errors Happen Every 8 Minutes In Kids

From double-dosing to wrong meds, study is first to track mistakes made by adults

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)  – Just in time for cold and flu season, a newly published study is showing how often adults make mistakes when giving medication to children.  The study, led by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that medication errors occur in a child every 8 minutes in the U.S., on average, and the numbers are inching up.

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Could Video Therapy Retrain The Brain, Cure ADHD?

Study uses neurofeedback with animated graphics to “train” kids to concentrate

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – It’s estimated 6 million children have some form of ADHD in the U.S. and treating them is not cheap.  Each year we spend well over a hundred billion dollars in therapy and medication, but instead of relying on medicine, what if doctors were able to teach children to control their symptoms on their own - simply by using the power of their minds?

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Body Position In Breast Cancer Therapy Matters

Women who get radiation therapy on stomachs rather than backs, show benefits

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) October 2014 – Doctors are making radiation therapy more effective for breast cancer patients simply by modifying the table a woman lays on, and by turning her onto her stomach during treatment.  Traditionally, women who undergo radiation therapy lie on their backs, and while that approach can be very effective, there’s a slight chance of radiation damage to healthy heart and lung tissue.  It’s also been associated with long-term problems in the shape of the affected breast.


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Study: New Device Can Slow, Reverse Heart Failure

Cuff around aorta pumps blood from the heart, proves effective in some severe cases

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) October 2014 – Citing a new published study doctors are calling an experimental device a “potential breakthrough” in the treatment of heart failure patients.  The C-Pulse device was tested in 20 patients for the first time in the U.S. and was able to slow or, in some cases, actually reverse the symptoms of heart failure.  It could represent a new treatment option for many of the 5 million Americans with heart failure. 

 

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Study: Ibuprofen May Make Old Lungs Look Young

Lab tests show daily ibuprofen lowers lung inflammation in elderly mice

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – A common drug you may already have in your medicine cabinet is showing potential in possibly helping to reduce inflammation in our lungs as we age.  Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center gave a daily dose of ibuprofen to older mice in lab tests, and after just two weeks saw a dramatic drop of inflammation in their lungs and a boost in their response to infection.

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