Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old woman who swam from Cuba to Key West in 2013, has launched EverWalk, which aims to get Americans walking. She’s hoping millions will join her and Bonnie Stoll as they walk across America.
On Fourth of July, remember that more than 200 people seek medical attention for fireworks injuries each year. These can be very serious, causing second- and third-degree burns, blindness, scarring, amputations and even death.
Phillips Company has recalled nine brands of topical antibiotic products most used on scrapes, cuts and burns, after an FDA inspection of Phillips facilities. The products are Tetrastem; Diabecline; Tetracycline-ABC; VenomX; Acneen; StaphWash; StringMed; NoPain; and LidoMed.
Approximately 3,500 people die of drowning annually, according to a 2017 USA Swimming Foundation research study. Even more startling is the fact that African-American children are 5.5 times more likely to drown than Caucasian youngsters.
The Lighthouse Learning Center for Children and The Art of Shaving recently joined forces to create a fun, tactile experience for their sighted and visually impaired preschoolers — and their fathers — in celebration of the center’s first graduating class and Father’s Day.
Many patients and caregivers struggle to make an informed decision about the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells in injury recovery as these are newer, and thus less understood, treatments.
Paul Casas, a 28-year-old Special Ops Air Force trainee, first became aware of his symptoms when his left arm would go numb and his memory began to slip. He was diagnosed wtih Moyamoya disease, a rare condition that causes blood flow to the brain to be restricted. A University of Miami neurosurgeon, Jacques Morcos, M.D., operated on him on May 24 at Jackson Memorial, performing a double-barrel bypass that would essentially give him a new artery to supply blood flow to the right side of his brain. Four days after the operation, Casas was discharged from the hospital, cured. His symptoms immediately disappeared, with his memory immediately coming back. Casas shared his experience at a new conference on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
Carl JusteThe Miami Herald
Air Force special-ops trainee Paul Casas, on being diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, a rare brain disease.