The Bigger the Better: Cigarette Warning Labels Prompt Quit Attempts

Cigarette warning labels can influence a smoker to try to quit even when the smoker is trying to avoid seeing the labels, according to a survey of thousands of adult smokers in four countries published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)|10-Jul-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Drought and Poor Wheat Harvest in Kansas Has Effects on National Economy, Says Climatologist

The anticipated record low wheat harvest in Kansas will affect food availability and the national economy, says a Kansas State University climatologist.

– Kansas State University|10-Jul-2014 9:10 AM EDT

Comprehensive Concussion Literature Analysis Lays Foundation for Evidence-Based Guidelines

There has been heightened public concussion awareness in the last few years related to professional sports, in particular, the NFL. The most underreported, under diagnosed and underestimated head injury is concussion, with the number of cases ranging in the millions every year. The term “concussion” is not well defined in clinical or research contexts, contributing to confusion among patients, families, and health providers. This in-depth analysis includes extensive data from the strongest scientific research, providing an evidence-based foundation for diagnostic and prognostic criteria, and ultimately treatment guidelines.

– Congress of Neurological Surgeons|10-Jul-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Men’s Hot Flashes: Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy May Ease the Discomfort that Guys Don’t Talk About

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Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study.

– Baylor University|10-Jul-2014 7:30 AM EDT

Stabilizing Shoulder Surgery Helps NFL Players Return to the Game

Shoulder instability is a common injury in football players but the rate of return to play has not been regularly determined following surgery. A new study, discussed at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting today details that return rates for NFL players is approximately 90 percent no matter what the stabilization procedure (open vs. arthroscopic).

– American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)|10-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Intercollegiate Contact Athletes with Shoulder Instability Return to In-Season Sports

College athletes experiencing in-season shoulder instability regularly return to play within one week of injury, but developed recurrent instability in 63% of cases, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. This latest information may help guide team physicians in providing the most optimal treatment plans for injured players.

– American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)|10-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Young Athletes Should Consider the Benefits of ACL Surgery

Young patients who wait for ACL surgery may be at increased risk for secondary knee injuries, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. The study adds to existing research noting the risk of secondary meniscal and chondral injuries in pediatric patients.

– American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)|10-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Entering MLB Early May Increase Elbow Surgery Risk

The common elbow surgery made famous by Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, Tommy John, definitely does its job to return pitchers to the mound, but risks for having the surgery may be able to be recognized earlier in a player’s career, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting today. The study was the largest cohort of MLB pitchers, to date, that have undergone UCL reconstruction.

– American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)|10-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT
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