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?. . . read more
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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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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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.. . . read more
Take a look inside the nation’s first fully integrated cancer emergency department
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) September 2014 – With a unique focus on cancer patients, the first emergency department of its kind in the U.S. has opened its doors at The Ohio State University and is ushering in a new trend in personalized health care. The new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is the first to have a cancer-specific emergency department integrated with a regular E.D.. . . read more