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David Mittleman

Common Drug Shows Promise in Treating Autism in Children

Drug May Help Kids With Autism French researchers may be onto something with a blood pressure drug they are using off-label on children with Autism.  That drug, bumetanid, which is a diuretic used to decrease fluid retention in those with high […]

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Tonsillectomies Common, But Not Necessarily Safe

Catastrophic Surgery Brings Into Question Necessity of Tonsillectomies When 13-year-old Jahi McMath had her tonsils removed, her mother hardly thought that the young girl would suffer any other complications besides a sore throat.  The girl seemed to be acting normal […]

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Low Speed Collisions and Traumatic Brain Injuries: Part II

Motor Vehicle Accidents One of the Most Common Causes of TBI Yesterday I wrote about low-speed vehicle collisions and their ability to cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).  Today I will continue my discussion of TBIs, their relation to car accidents, […]

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Low Speed Collisions and Traumatic Brain Injuries: Part I

Low Speed Vehicle Collisions Can Lead to a Serious Injury When  most people think of serious injuries related to a car accident, they usually assume that the vehicles involved were traveling at very high rates of speed.  However, low speed […]

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Immune System Wellbeing Closely Connected to Mental Health

Mental Illness Linked to Immune System Wellbeing For too long we’ve assumed that mental illness is merely a symptom of the mind, and unrelated to the condition of the rest of the body.  However, recent research suggests that a depressed […]

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Formerly Homeless Woman Awarded Medical Malpractice Settlement Against L.A. Hospital

Homeless Women Receives Medical Malpractice Settlement  A formerly homeless woman in L.A., Dyrene Loftis, was recently awarded a $7.5 million settlement against L.A. County-USC Medical Center.  She alleged that medical staff acted negligently the day of her labor and delivery, […]

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Dental Trauma and What to Do to Save Your Teeth

Dental Trauma: Chipped, Loose or Knocked Out Teeth Dental trauma is a problem that occurs mostly to young people who are prone to roughhousing, but it can happen to adults, too.  Just one quick move on the basketball court, a […]

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Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water Supply

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water Supply The so-called brain eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, has been in the news very frequently over the past couple of years.  The most recent case involved 12-year-old Kali Hardig who survived the deadly infection […]

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State Troopers on Roads to Help Drivers Follow New Law

State Troopers Launch Campaign to Transition Drivers Into New Law State troopers launched a campaign this weekend to help drivers transition to a new law that motorists must move over or slow down when they see emergency vehicles on the […]

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Study Finds Link Between Pre-eclampsia, Premature Birth and Cerebral Palsy

Pre-eclampsia: Serious Health Condition in Pregnancy Proper prenatal care is vital for both mother’s and baby’s health.  Health problems such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia in  pregnant women can cause serious consequences for the baby.  Pre-eclampsia is characterized by high […]