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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Female soccer players suffer the most concussions in high school sports

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 14, 2017)-High school girls have a significantly higher concussion rate than boys, with female soccer players suffering the most concussions, according to new research presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Distracted walking: a serious issue for you, not me

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons releases study on distracted walking perceptions, behaviors; offers tips for pedestrians to stay injury-free and engaged during busy holiday season ROSEMONT, Ill.- A new study on distracted walking released today by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) finds that more than three quarters (78 percent) of U.S.

Prescription Safety

There are multiple ways to manage pain and discomfort, and patients and their doctors should work together to determine the most effective and safest course of action. Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment can range from exercise and activities that boost physical and mental health, to cold and hot compresses, over-the-counter pain medications and more powerful prescription opioids (also called narcotics).

AAOS launches redesigned

Now easier for patients, caregivers and doctors to access, view and share trusted bone and joint health information -the authoritative, trusted consumer website on bone and joint health-has a new design that is easier to navigate, access and view, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced today.

New AAOS PSAs Tackle Opioid Misuse, Childhood Obesity

During the AAOS Annual Meeting, the Academy unveiled its two new 2017 public service announcement (PSA) campaigns on prescription safety and the dangers of opioid misuse, and the vital role families play in combatting childhood obesity by promoting exercise and bone health in children.

Design approach developed for new catalysts for energy conversion and storage - Northwestern Now

Northwestern University researchers have discovered a new approach for creating important new catalysts to aid in clean energy conversion and storage. The design method also has the potential to impact the discovery of new optical and data storage materials, catalysts that impact pharmaceutical synthesis and catalysts that allow for higher efficiency processing of petroleum products at much lower cost.

Chad Mirkin to receive Nano Research Award - Northwestern Now

"It is a privilege to receive the 2018 Nano Research Award along with distinguished Professor Lei Jing," Mirkin said. "I have known and admired Professor Ling's work for many years. We share a mutual commitment to harnessing the power and potential of nanotechnology toward solving many of the world's most challenging problems. I also want to thank Tsinghua University Press and Springer Nature for this tremendous honor."

Are Your Patients Visiting Reliable Websites for Information?

A new study, presented at the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting, confirmed what many orthopaedic surgeons already know: Most of their patients use the Internet to research symptoms, conditions, and procedures, and that the information they are accessing may not be reliable.

Active Families: The Foundation for a Lifetime of Bone and Joint Health-OrthoInfo - AAOS

To emphasize the need for kids to stay healthy and active, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) created a new television public service advertisement that humorously features grandparents introducing various outdoor activities to their technology-focused grandson.

American Medical News
Policing medical practice employees after work

Posted Aug. 26, 2013 The University of Pennsylvania Health System and its affiliates recently joined Cleveland Clinic and other hospitals in banning the employment of smokers. Proponents say such policies lower health care costs and improve employee and community health.

AGD (Academy of General Dentistry) Impact
State of Emergency

AGD Impact, the newsmagazine of the Academy of General Dentistry, presents in-depth coverage of issues affecting the way general dentists practice.
Athletic Culture Is Causing an Epidemic of Youth Overuse Injuries |

The potential impact these injuries have on child growth and long-term musculoskeletal health is alarming Thank you for the engaging and eye-opening article, " Final Four for the 4-Foot Set " (July 22, 2013). As the article explains, today's youth athletic culture promotes year-round training in a single sport.

Megalibrary approach proves useful for the rapid discovery of new materials

Different eras of civilization are defined by the discovery of new materials, as new materials drive new capabilities. And yet, identifying the best material for a given application-catalysts, light-harvesting structures, biodiagnostic labels, pharmaceuticals and electronic devices-is traditionally a slow and daunting task.

AAP News
Hurricane Katrina-- two years later: Looking forward

Editor's note: This special AAP News report examines how children and medical personnel are faring on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. ![][1] After Katrina, a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) worked out of tents in front of Ochsner Medical Center to treat

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Even if you live alone, home may be the best place to recover after orthopaedic surgery

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 14, 2017)-Despite higher costs, many doctors recommend and some patients prefer, recovery at an in-patient rehabilitation facility following total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. And yet a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at home.

Shopping for an EHR (the second time around)

By - Posted April 8, 2013 Michael J. West, MD, PhD, a Washington endocrinologist, recalls when his practice reached the "boiling point" several years ago with its electronic health records system. "The notes weren't formatting correctly," he said. "Pieces of charts were disappearing.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting Media Center

The world's largest meeting of orthopaedic surgeons, researchers, and allied health professionals will meet March 14 - 18 in San Diego, Calif. About AAOS Annual Meeting

AAP News
Hurricane Katrina--two years later: 'The forgotten evacuees'

Editor's note: This special AAP News report examines how children and medical personnel are faring on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. ![][1] The storm highlighted the urgent need for electronic medical records and more detailed disaster planning specifically geared

AAP News
Standing orders for healthy newborns are valid, say CMS, Joint Commission

Pediatricians soon may get a good night's sleep. A new letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) confirms that hospital standing orders for healthy newborns - including the administration of hepatitis vaccine, vitamin K and prophylactic ophthalmic antibiotics - are indeed
Distracted walking: a serious issue for you, not me

Welcome to OrthoInfo, the patient information web site of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Our site contains over 400 articles about fractures, sports injuries, joint replacement and other orthopaedic topics written specially for patients and families.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
New criteria specify when antibiotics are appropriate for dental patients with artificial joints...

Most patients with implants do not need antibiotics before dental procedures ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 28, 2016)-New American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) criteria specify when it may be appropriate to consider antibiotic administration prior to various dental procedures to prevent infection of an orthopaedic replacement joints or implants.

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
Consumers Looking for Reduced Sugar and Salt in Food Products More than Low- and No-Fat

More than 50 percent of consumers are interested in products with reduced levels of salt and sugar, and yet new products in the United States are more likely to tout low- or no-fat attributes, according to a June 23 panel discussion at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans.

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Institute of Food Technologists
Kosher Food Q&A -

Inventive chefs and product developers are devising new applications for this time-tested food formulation tool, which amplifies flavor, aids in sodium reduction, promotes satiety, and more.

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