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Date registered: August 25, 2010

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Specialist Media and PR initiatives at Health Plus Management.

Latest posts

  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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Nov 29

You’ve torn your ACL. Now what?

A new study sheds light on treatment choices for torn knee ligaments. Surgery may not be necessary. A 30-year-old skier takes a sharp turn on the slopes and hears a dreaded “pop” in his right knee. He has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — a band of tissue that’s important for stabilizing the joint. …

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Nov 29

Sidewalk Fall Injuries in New York City

New York City’s 12,000 miles of sidewalk provides the setting for thousands of slip and fall injuries each year. New York has unique laws under which a person may recover for their resulting injuries. November 19, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ — With more than 12,000 miles of sidewalk, 8.4 million residents and 47 million visitors each year, …

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Nov 29

New York: Board provides training on new guidelines, updates fee schedules

The Workers’ Compensation Board issued a bulletin regarding the training opportunities on the new medical treatment guidelines, which go into effect for dates of service on or after Dec. 1. The new guidelines change the manner medical care is provided to injured workers for the middle and low back, neck, shoulder, and knee. With few …

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Nov 29

Landmark State Law Protecting Domestic Workers Takes Effect

The New York State Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, the first in the United States, becomes law today — Nov. 29. By amending the Human Rights Law, Workers Compensation Law and Labor Law, the state government gave the more than 200,000 domestic workers in the metropolitan area — housekeepers, nannies, home aides — a package …

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Nov 15

Workers comp rates to increase 12 Percent

It didn’t take very long for the Department of Labor and Industries to calculate 2011’s workers’ compensation rates. You may remember the imbroglio that ensued after L&I declined to issue its proposed 2011 rates due to the changes that Initiative 1082 may impose (calculating premiums based on employee payroll, as opposed to hours worked). But …

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Nov 15

Slip and Fall? What Now? What do you do, legally, if you are subject to the defects of someone else’s property?

Premises liability is a broad area of the law that involves a person being injured or harmed in some way due to a defect that exists on a property. Examples of premises liability cases include slips and falls, or trips and falls, due to snow and ice; a slippery surface; a defect such as a  …

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Nov 15

PCI Raises Concerns that Work Comp Fee Schedule Changes Could Lead to Higher Costs for Auto Insurance

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 8 — The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America issued the following news release: In a letter to the New York State Workers Compensation Board, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) expressed concern that proposed changes to the workers compensation medical, podiatry and chiropractic fee schedule could have unintended negative …

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Nov 08

Knee injuries in female athletes reaching ‘astronomical’ levels

More women and girls than ever are year-round, multisport athletes, leading to overuse injuries that have reached astronomical levels. More than 20,000 high school girls suffer a serious sports-related knee injury each year in the United States, according to the Chicago-based Children’s Memorial Institute for Sports Medicine. Girls are up to seven times more likely …

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Nov 08

Carlos Boozer has cast removed

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer got his cast removed on Tuesday and is excited about finally being able to start the rehab process. ESPNChicago.com Bulls blog The latest news from Bulls reporter Nick Friedell. Blog “A great step in the right direction,” Boozer said after Wednesday’s practice. “I got the pins out …

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Nov 08

FDA approves Cymbalta for treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain

FDA clears Cymbalta to treat chronic musculoskeletal painIndications include osteoarthritis, chronic lower back pain The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, including discomfort from osteoarthritis and chronic lower back pain. Cymbalta was first used to treat major depressive disorder in 2004. “Up to three quarters of …

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