The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves and tissues that extends from the base of the brain down the length of the back. When the cord is injured or damaged, messages from the brain are disrupted or cut off completely, resulting in partial or total loss of feeling and movement below the point of injury.
Burns can be some of the most serious and painful injuries a person can experience. Thousands of people suffer moderate to severe burns each year in the United States, with even more suffering minor burn injuries.
Kellen Winslow, Jr. was supposed to help the Cleveland Browns, when he was drafted in 2004. He spent the first two years of his career basically riding the bench, after injuries kept him from playing – but thanks to him, the team almost went to the playoffs in 2007. He broke multiple records in 2009 when he was traded to the Bucs, but it wasn’t enough. He rode the bench again for the Seahawks in 2012, quit the Patriots after one game, and his career ended on the Jets in 2013.
In a follow-up to a blog we wrote back in March, an Ohio judge denied a request by lawyers to throw out one of the 45 lawsuits against University Hospitals (UH) by clients whose frozen embryos or eggs were destroyed in a UH fertility clinic in Cleveland. In early March, 4,000 eggs and embryos belonging to 950 families were damaged when temperatures improperly and dramatically rose in one of the clinic's storage tank's freezers.
A recent interview with two doctors from Medical College of Georgia delved into their research on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and how a popular blue food dye might help patients heal more quickly. Dr. John Vender, the Vice Chair of MCG's department of neurosurgery, and Dr. Krishnan Dhandapani, an MCG neuroscientist, spoke to The Means Report in Augusta in March.
A Swedish study published on March 21 in the Public Library of Science found that children diagnosed with brachial plexus birth injuries have a higher risk of developing mental health issues as a teenager, according to an article from PsychCentral. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden analyzed data on 600,000 Swedish teens and discovered that more than 1,600 with brachial plexus palsy used anti-depressants and other medications for mental health issues more frequently than their peers.