Lymph node transplant, bypass surgeries shown to help prevent, reverse lymphedema
COLUMBUS, Ohio) – For millions of women who have overcome breast cancer, the challenge is not over. Up to 40 percent of women who undergo surgery, radiation and chemotherapy will develop lymphedema as a side effect of their treatment. Lymphedema is a persistent and often painful condition that can cause swelling in a woman’s arms, legs, hands or feet.. . . read more
Bursts of focused ultrasound waves allow ‘brain surgery without cutting the skin’
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – In an attempt to offer a noninvasive treatment for patients with Essential Tremor, doctors are burning cells deep inside the brain using an innovative technology involving MR guided focused ultrasound. “This is brain surgery without cutting the skin,” said neurosurgeon Dr. Ali Rezai, director of the Center for Neuromodulation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Principal Investigator (PI) for this study. “We’re able to beam more than one thousand ultrasound rays into the brain with pinpoint accuracy and precisely burn the abnormal part of the brain causing the hands to shake,” he said.. . . read more
Researchers test 3,600 combinations, find seat angles, headrests cause improper fits
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – A soon-to-be-released study suggests a surprising number of car seats don’t fit into vehicles properly, requiring many parents to stuff rolled up towels, blankets or pool noodles under the car seats to make them level.. . . read more
Doctors: the harvest, grow, implant procedure could change approach to knee injuries
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Doctors are testing a novel approach in an attempt to repair damaged cartilage in the knee. They’re harvesting healthy cartilage cells from a patient, using those cells to grow new cartilage in a laboratory, then implanting the new cartilage into the patient’s knee in an effort to help it heal.. . . read more
Wrong: A sagging lower back can cause back pain and excessive strain at the shoulders.
Right: Keep your core tight and don’t lock out your elbows.
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