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Burn Treatment Calls For ‘Constant’ Feeding

Doctors: burns heal faster if patients get 3-4 times more protein, 140% more calories

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Burn treatment not only focuses on wound care and pain management at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, but doctors also pay very close attention to how much a patient is fed.

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Addiction App Puts Support System At Fingertips

App tracks an addict’s status, provides immediate access to help

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – An innovative app developed in response to a growing number of people addicted to heroin, is putting a strong social support network in the palms of the hands of those who need it most.

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Girls Suffer More Overuse Injuries In Teen Sports

Study names top sports for “overuse” injuries, girls at higher risk than boys

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) June 2015 – A new study shows that when it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys. Overuse injuries include conditions like stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur when athletes are required to perform the same motion repeatedly.

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Nurses Cut Stress 40% With Relaxation Steps At Work

Ohio State study shows dramatic stress reduction among ICU nurses

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)  May 2015 – More than 40 percent of Americans say their job is “very” or “extremely” stressful, which not only costs our economy billions of dollars each year, it also takes a significant toll on our health.

 

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Most Women Don't Know Female-Specific Stroke Signs

National survey: women are largely unaware of many symptoms and risks of strokes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2015 – A new national survey shows that most women don’t know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke. The survey, released byThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, found that only 11 percent of women could identify female-specific risk factors for stroke from a list and nine out of 10 weren’t aware that hiccups combined with chest pain are among the early warning signs of a stroke in women.

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