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Girl Falls 30 feet through a Skylight and New York Personal Injury Lawyer David Perecman is not Falling for Excuses

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman questions the presence of an unfenced skylight near a rooftop playground. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2009 -- A girl falls 30 feet through a skylight and New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman knows that this is ...

More Kids Being Hurt by Falling Furniture

Researcher calls for parental diligence and new safety regulations,,,, MONDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- It was the scariest moment of Charlene Stevenson's life as a mother. Last March, her 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter were playing in her bedroom while she got dressed in...

Improved Ability to Predict Who is at Risk for Falling in SNFs and ALFs

Project launched among 6 skilled nursing facilities and 1 assisted living facility CHICAGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A multi-state project to help operators of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities improve their ability to better predict which residents are at risk for fal...

Smoking Isn't Falling as Fast as Officials Hoped: Report

CDC says more emphasis needed on tobacco-control programs THURSDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in tobacco marketing and promotion and tobacco-control programs are among the reasons why adult smoking rates are almost twofold higher in some states than others, according to ...

New Report Finds Missouri is Falling Behind in Protecting Kids From Tobacco

More than 1-in-5 Missouri kids smoke; 8,500 more become regular smokers each year WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one-in-five Missouri kids smoke cigarettes and another 8,500 will become regular smokers each year, according to a newly-released report that calls on sta...

More Seniors Falling Victim to Escalator Injuries

A doubling of accidents in 15-year span may reflect increasingly mobile lifestyles, experts say FRIDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans are being injured during slips and falls on escalators at increasing rates, a new study finds. The rate of injuries to older adults ri...

National Council on Disability Says Older Youth With Disabilities Falling Through Cracks in Foster Care System

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) today released 'Youth with Disabilities in the Foster Care System: Barriers to Success and Proposed Policy Solutions' ( http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2008/FosterCareSystem_Report.html ). The rep...

More reports of children having trouble falling asleep than maintaining sleep

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Children have more difficulty initiating sleep than maintaining sleep. Further, parents tend to underestimate their childrens sleep problems. This highlights the importance of having treatment options available to help a child overcome a sleep disorder, according to a study pu...

Alleviating the fear of falling

Getting old isn't just about body aches and pains. As we get older, our risk of falling greatly increases. Old bones don't heal like young ones, and for senior citizens, falls are a leading cause of death. But researchers at Tel Aviv University provide hopeful news from an unexpected source. Ri...

Physical Therapist Intervention for Balance Impairments May Help Reduce Risk of Falling

American Physical Therapy Association Sponsors National Toll-Free Hotline Addressing Ways to Improve Balance and Reduce Risk of Falls ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Falls are prevalent, dangerous, and costly. About one in three seniors above age 65, and nearly one in t...

U.S. Heart Disease Death Rates Falling

But cardiovascular disease remains America's No. 1 killer, AHA says TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- While cardiovascular disease (CVD) death rates in the United States are declining, the illness is still the leading cause of death in the nation, according to the American Heart Ass...

Government Takes Tough Stand Against Falling Sex Ratio

Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has said that the government is very concerned about the falling sex ratio in the country and plans to take several steps to check female foeticide, which is the main cause for the same//. Dr Ramadoss said that there were plans to set up surveillance cell...

The Falling Sperm Count In Men

Over the last century the male sperm count has been gradually falling. Nobody knows the reason. Today the numbers of infertile men are much higher than it was during the last decade. The recent Male Fertility Study, compiled by Norwich Union Healthcare indicates that 2.5 million British men are aff...

Diabetics increases likelihood of falling and associated accidental injury in elders

Falling is the leading cause of accidental death for elderly people. A new study conducted on the aging population has revealed that diabetics are four times more likely to fall than those who are not diabetic. // currently 150 million people are estimated to have type 2 diabetes, and the number is...

Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies

All of us would have had a fall at least once in our life. But how many of us wonder as to why we fall? Not many, in fact, not even a few of us. But researchers at the Locomotion Research Laboratory at Virginia Tech believe that finding the cause of a fall// will help prevent them better. The resea...

'Smart Beds' Could Help to Prevent Elderly Patients from Falling

"Smart Beds" that warn nurses when an elderly patient is trying to get up, are on trial in a hospital's geriatric ward here to prevent occupants from falling, the developer said Wednesday.// The innovation relies on sensors installed under the mattress. When a patient tries to get up, a ...

Diabetes on the Increase but Death Rate Falling

Diabetes is rising in the rich world but the death rate from it is falling due to early detection and better treatment.// Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark carried out an analysis of diabetes in a community of 470,000 people between 1993 and 1999. While the proportion of peop...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

...spitals and will report a series of troubling patterns. These include: Unclear policies on how to respond to swine flu Policies falling short of CDC guidelines--including some facilities lacking N95 masks, others re-using them after contact with infected patients Lack of consiste...

Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

... others like themselves," Santa said. Santa said CR 's Ratings point to several areas of concern with U.S. hospitals. "Too many hospitals are falling down on the job in key areas such as communication about new medications, discharge planning, and staff attentiveness," he said. A total of 3,141 hos...

Parents Lose Sleep Too When Students Begin School, Says Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic

...cs out of the bedroom. NSF's 2006 Sleep in America poll revealed that having electronic devices in the bedroom is associated with an increased risk of falling asleep in class and while doing homework. Eliminate exposure to electronic media (television, video and computer games etc.) within an hour of bedtime...

Regence BlueShield of Idaho Announces Executive Changes

...ust fundamentally rethink how insurers reimburse providers and incentivize integrated, high-quality, patient-centered care. Currently all insurers are falling short, and Regence is committed to advancing this change." Stellmon, who has been with Regence for nearly 20 years, has held a variety of key p...

The San Francisco SPCA Launches Online Guide for Summer Pet Health & Safety

...n in all areas of the United States. 3. Install and secure screens in household windows and doors, to assist in preventing cats and dogs from falling accidents. 4. Be certain dogs/cats are microchipped and wear ID tags . Be sure both have current address/telephone number information. All cat...

Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

...fact, the first American to die from the H1N1 strain, 33-year-old Judy Trunnell of Texas, fell ill while in late-stage pregnancy. She died May 5 after falling into a coma. Her healthy baby girl was delivered by C-section. Why does pregnancy put women at special flu risk? Emory University's Dr. Kevin Ault ...

Ecigarettesnational.com Says Claim by FDA and Other Health Organizations Intentionally Misleading

...goes on into the thousands. And they found ... 1% diethylene glycol in 1 out of 18 cartridges?" The doctors that performed the studies are also falling under scrutiny, because the public at large knows nothing about them. Who they are, who their past affiliations are, and perhaps most importantly, wha...

Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic Views Representative Henry Waxman's Denial of Restless Leg Syndrome as a Sign of General Lack of Awareness of the Sleep Disorder

...elieved after walking around Involuntary leg movements while awake or asleep Tiredness or inability to concentrate during the day Difficulty falling or staying asleep at night Treatment Although some primary care physicians diagnose and treat RLS, sleep specialists and neurologists often ...

Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions

...nd 20.5 percent, respectively among the population aged 20 and older. "The data reveals that the health of Philadelphia's adult population is falling victim to chronic conditions that many Americans are facing today," said Glenn Taylor, who presides over Medco's labor and government accounts. "The c...

Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Announce Creation of Infantile Spasms Awareness Week

...the FDA granted Orphan Designation to Acthar for the treatment of IS. Doral is indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and/or early morning awakenings. In recent years, Questcor has made significant business changes to prov...

Stress, Bad Bedtime Habits Cause Insomnia

...h nutmeg. Avoid workouts within four hours of bedtime. While regular exercise relieves stress, it also raises core body temperature, which can make falling asleep more difficult. Avoid caffeine, alcohol or sugary items within eight hours of bedtime. Keep your bedroom dark, cool, quiet and comfortabl...

Sedentary Kids May Take Longer to Fall Asleep

...ave long sensed: Children who are inactive during the day have more trouble falling asleep at night. In fact, every hour of inactivity adds three minutes to...16 percent of parents of school-age children say their child has difficulty falling asleep, according to the researchers, who noted that poor sleep patterns ha...

First national study to examine rock climbing-related injuries

...ies correlated with the height of the fall. Patients who were injured after falling from a height over 20 feet were 10 times more likely to be hospitalized than patients who were injured falling from 20 feet or lower. "We found that the climbers who fell from heigh...

Shifting Scientific, Health Priorities and Global Economic Downturn Impact Investment in HIV Prevention R&D

...icide R&D, while other HIV prevention R&D received much lower levels of funding. AIDS vaccine research declined for the first time since 2000, falling by ten percent from 2007 levels. At the same time, funding for both microbicides and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) increased by eight and 13 percent...

New Outpatient Treatment for Heartburn-Related Problem Stops Esophageal Cancer Before It Starts

...a variety of stress-related conditions." Parsons recommends that people who suffer from heartburn more than twice a week, or who have trouble falling asleep because of it, have a gastroenterologist examine them. "You could have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, which is treatable,"...

Personal Injury Attorneys Contemplate Toxic Evidence in the Death of 3 Men in New York

..., 2009 in a gruesome personal injury accident at a privately operated waste transfer plant in Jamaica, Queens. All three apparently suffocated after falling into a manhole-sized, 18-foot deep well filled with four feet of liquid sludge and deadly hydrogen sulfide gas. The first man fell by accident while t...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Answers Call For Safe Science-Based Weight Loss

...ght loss and fat burning ingredients available, scientifically proven, and documents all for consumer piece of mind. "Consumers simply aren't falling for the 'one shot wonder' weight loss formulas anymore," declared Max Muscle Sports Nutrition President Sean Greene. "Specifically designed...

Financial crisis increases suicides and homicides

...alities by 4.2% in European Union countries, such as the UK. The study's findings were consistent with recent reports in the UK of rising suicides and falling traffic volume. Unemployed persons have two times the risk of death as employed persons due to suicides, and during recession people walk instead of d...

Drug Might Restore Sense of Smell

... other things don't work. Side effects of theophylline were minimal, the researchers noted, but can include jitteriness, nervousness and difficulty falling asleep. Henkin said that the findings need to be verified with a clinical trial. His team is now looking at ways to deliver the drug intranasally (...

World Population Day 2009

...1 July. Women and girls were the majority of the world's poor, even before the current financial crisis, said Ms. Obaid. "Now, they are falling deeper into poverty and face increased health risks, especially if they are pregnant." For World Population Day, she added, "I call on all l...

Conning Research: Health Insurance Industry Premium Growth and Profitability Under Pressure Through 2011

...iorating margins through 2011," said Terence Martin, analyst at Conning Research & Consulting. "Health insurer premium growth will be pressured by falling employment, marketplace competition and customer resistance to premium increases. While we project premiums to grow modestly, we project statutory net...

Global Fund Increases AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Prevention and Treatment Measures by 30-50% Over One Year

...s declining, and malaria elimination efforts have made tremendous progress, with reductions in the number of cases and malaria-related child mortality falling between 50% and 80% in a growing number of countries.(1) The Global Fund has been a leader in this progress, contributing nearly 25% of global financ...

Johns Hopkins leads first 16-patient, multicenter 'domino donor' kidney transplant

...ach year. An altruistic donor started the domino effect. Altruistic donors are those willing to donate a kidney to any needy recipient. Just like falling dominoes, the altruistic donor kidney went to a recipient from one of the incompatible pairs, that recipient's donor's kidney went to a recipient from...
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