A 74-year-old woman traveled more than four hours with her family to Panama City, Panama, for the chance to have a knee replacement. She had been living with her son for several years because she could no longer take care of herself, her right knee was so painful. Before surgery, she told us in Spanish that she prayed to God that she would be chosen for the surgery, she so wanted her independence back. She was full of smiles and good cheer after the surgery, happily posing for a photo. She even asked us to return in the spring to do her other knee. … [Read more...] about Philly orthopedics team gets as much as it gives on medical mission to Panama
Health A woman who unknowingly swallowed a packet of pills whole had the drugs stuck in her throat for 17 days, according to a case study report in a medical journal. The otherwise healthy 40-year-old —who was not named in the BMJ report—visited an emergency room in the U.K. complaining she felt as if there was something lodged in her throat. She also had trouble swallowing. Read more: How do our bodies burn fat? Scientists offer new answer She made four trips to the ear, nose and throat departments at Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, and the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, over three weeks before medics solved her unusual case. During her first visit, ear nose and throat doctors assessed her, but x-rays of her chest and neck did not reveal any problems. An examination of her larynx using a camera also came back clear. Doctors told her to come back in 48 hours if the symptoms didn’t improve. The patient was still experiencing throat problems three … [Read more...] about Woman Gets Whole Packet of Tramadol Stuck in Throat for 17 Days, Had ‘No Idea’ It Was There
Oklahoma City — The city of Prague is suing to retake ownership of its hospital from a company it says failed to pay employees, suppliers and taxes. The Rural Community Hospital Association owns the state license to run Prague Community Hospital, but it is supposed to pay $3,000 a month in rent to the city of Prague, which owns the building.... When you subscribe for $0.99, you get full digital access to: 1) Unlock ALL exclusive articles from The Oklahoman. 2) Customize all 15 topics with NewsOK Pro. 3) An ad-FREE reading experience on NewsOK. 4) The Oklahoman for iOS and Android apps, Print Replica, Archives and Oklahoman.com. Get full-digital access.* Already a subscriber? Activate or log in with your Oklahoman or NewsOK Pro account. * Take advantage of this special introductory rate at $0.99 and get full digital access to The Oklahoman and NewsOK Pro. Renewal price after 1 month is $9.99. … [Read more...] about City of Prague sues to get back control of its hospital
Anti-vaxxers, or those who oppose vaccines, were deemed a top “threat to global health” in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Vaccine hesitancy,” as the United Nations agency calls it, “threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.” The organization in a recently released list said that while vaccines are “one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease,” there are several reasons — including “complacency, convenience and confidence” — that are to blame. Vaccination has caused certain diseases, like polio and diphtheria, to become rare in the U.S. Indeed, vaccines help the body develop an immunity to diseases by imitating infections so the body is able to more effectively combat those infections in the future. If humans were to stop vaccinations, “more children would get sick and more would die,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and … [Read more...] about Anti-vaxxers are top ‘threats to global health,’: World Health Organization
First and foremost—ask your child. I’m a child psychologist, and this was the first time I heard the word used in elementary school. Determine what roasting means to your child, whether they have ever been roasted, if they were directly involved, or if they’ve ever witnessed it. Remember, bullying behavior occurs in the presence of an audience, if enough children know to not engage in this behavior, then it will likely decrease. … [Read more...] about Are your kids ‘roasting’ their friends at school?