Doctors see increase in hip problems in younger patients, including stars
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) December 2013 – Lady Gaga has it. Baseball great Alex Rodriguez does too, and so do a growing number of young patients. It’s a condition called hip impingement, and by the end of the year more than 70,000 people - many of them under the age of 30 - will need surgery to fix it. That’s twice the number of patients who needed surgery just five years ago.
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Experts offer safety advice from meal prep to reheating leftovers
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2013 – On any given day, 350 people are hospitalized for food poisoning and around Thanksgiving the risk of getting sick can go up.
Often, families will host several guests for Thanksgiving dinner, which can mean more people handling food, more cutting boards and utensils being shared and more people getting sick as a result.. . . read more
Don't let the extra hour of sleep you get this weekend force you to fall back into your old sleep habits.. . . read more
Expert panel to discuss health impact and need for regulation
Doctors are warning that the “wild west”, anything goes, marketing of e-cigarettes could be putting people, especially kids, at risk. E-cigarettes are a booming business among smokers, from those who want to light up indoors to smokers who hope to quit. They are also, according to the CDC, increasing in appeal to kids. Doctors warn these new products, which deliver nicotine to the lungs through a battery-generated vapor rather than via tobacco smoke, could lull some users into a false sense of security… like “light” cigarettes did decades ago.. . . read more
Studies show patients often get better faster during game play
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2013 – Often decried by parents as a waste of a child’s time, video games are increasingly finding favor with older generations and the medical providers who treat them.
In a unique collaboration, clinicians, computer scientists, an electrical engineer and a biomechanist have teamed up with physical therapists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to create a video game that is showing promise in patients undergoing rehabilitation for stroke.. . . read more