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Date registered: August 25, 2010

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Specialist Media and PR initiatives at Health Plus Management.

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  1. National Pain Awareness Month — August 28, 2017
  2. PRP Therapy Faster Healing For Athletes — August 8, 2017
  3. Brooklyn Pain Specialist — July 20, 2017
  4. Marijuana medical health benefits — June 19, 2017
  5. Athlete injury – When to see a doctor — June 8, 2017

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Oct 31

Snow gave region the slip

While records for date still fell, we just missed getting lots more The heaviest bands of an extraordinarily powerful October snowstorm stopped short of the Capital Region this weekend, but previous record snowfall totals across the Albany area were still shattered by one of the most impressive pre-Halloween blasts of winter weather in the past …

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Oct 31

Overuse of M.R.I. scans often leads to sports-injury misdiagnoses, specialists charge

M.R.I. scans almost always turn up something abnormal, but most of those abnormalities are inconsequential and require no medical treatment. Some sports-medicine physician specialists are speaking out against what they see as the massive overuse of M.R.I. (magnetic resonance imaging) scans for sports- and exercise-related injuries, according to an article that ran this past weekend …

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Oct 31

Workers’ comp problems

Most Americans assume if a loved one or breadwinner is killed or seriously injured on the job, insurance — at the very least, the workers’ compensation insurance that states generally require employers to carry — will help with the resulting expenses. But a pair of recent cases cast doubt on whether this system is working …

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Oct 31

Workers’ Comp Results Deteriorated for Northeastern States Last Year

Most states in the northeastern region reported deteriorating workers’ compensation underwriting results last year, according to latest data from A.M. Best. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maine and Rhode Island were especially hard-hit. Pennsylvania’s direct premiums written fell 8.6 percent last year. New Jersey’s fell 8.3 percent. Delaware’s was down by 8.1 percent. Maine fell 5.5 …

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Oct 31

Study finds no link between elderly patient activity and hospital falls

Elderly patients who suffered in-hospital falls were found to be no more active than patients who did not fall, according to a study from the University of Texas. Investigators for the retrospective case-control study, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, analyzed the mobility patterns of elderly patients aged 65 years or older …

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Oct 21

Best Ways Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter

  (HealthNewsDigest.com) – NEW YORK — Winter is a special time for celebration. It should also be a time for added caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. It is the season for falls, slips on icy streets, and other dangers that can be especially harmful for older adults. “Something …

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Oct 20

Paralyzed man’s mind moves prosthetic arm

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Seven years after a motorcycle accident damaged his spinal cord and left him paralyzed, 30-year-old Tim Hemmes reached up to touch hands with his girlfriend in a painstaking and tender high-five.   The project, one of two brain-computer interface (BCI) studies under way at the University of Pittsburgh, used a grid …

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Oct 20

Workers’ Comp Results Deteriorated for Northeastern States Last Year

Most states in the northeastern region reported deteriorating workers’ compensation underwriting results last year, according to latest data from A.M. Best. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maine and Rhode Island were especially hard-hit. Pennsylvania’s direct premiums written fell 8.6 percent last year. New Jersey’s fell 8.3 percent. Delaware’s was down by 8.1 percent. Maine fell 5.5 …

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Oct 19

N.Y. high school football player dies after game

HOMER, N.Y. (AP) – A high school football player in central New York died Friday night after he suffered a head injury during a game. The fatal injury comes at a time when the safety risks of youth sports are under intense scrutiny, due to questions about whether enough is being done to protect players’ …

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Oct 19

When the Nurse Wants to Be Called ‘Doctor’

NASHVILLE — With pain in her right ear, Sue Cassidy went to a clinic. The doctor, wearing a white lab coat with a stethoscope in one pocket, introduced herself. “Hi. I’m Dr. Patti McCarver, and I’m your nurse,” she said. And with that, Dr. McCarver stuck a scope in Ms. Cassidy’s ear, noticed a buildup …

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