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First Look: Hennepin County Medical Center Replacement Hyperbaric Facility Set to Open in June

May 30, 2012

The local media is buzzing about the new hyperbaric oxygen treatment center set to open in June at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The TV spot below features a patient story that adds the human element to HCMC's long struggle to build this impressive new facility, designed and constructed by Fink Engineering. We also enjoyed last week's story in the StarTribune.

First Look: Hennepin County Medical Center Replacement Hyperbaric Facility Set to Open in June

May 30, 2012

The local media is buzzing about the new hyperbaric oxygen treatment center set to open in June at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The TV spot below features a patient story that adds the human element to HCMC's long struggle to build this impressive new facility, designed and constructed by Fink Engineering. We also enjoyed last week's story in the StarTribune.

Memorial Day Reflections on Traumatic Brain Injury and the March 11 Massacre in Panjwei, Afghanistan

May 29, 2012

This long weekend we, like all Americans, remembered our fallen war dead. But we could not help also thinking about the atrocity of March, when Army staff sergeant Robert Bales murdered 17 Afghan civilians in their homes in the middle of the night. Speculations of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) hit the press even before Bales was identified as the alleged

Necrotizing Infections: National Story Generates Some Local Interest in Omaha

May 22, 2012

Widespread coverage of the Georgia woman battling a necrotizing infection in an Augusta hospital has led health journalists across the country in search of the local angle. Of most interest: Doctors report an unusually high number of cases recently at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Hyperbaric medical director Dr Jeff Cooper said his center has treated six patients with necrotizing fasciitis,

A Podiatrist Speaks Against Podiatrists Supervising Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

May 21, 2012

A leading podiatric physician and regular Podiatry Today blogger last week spoke up against Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) monitoring patients receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Citing state law in his home Indiana and discussions with his Healogics wound center colleagues, DeHeer concludes: Despite being a proud member of the podiatric profession, I feel that until we have a

A Podiatrist Speaks Against Podiatrists Supervising Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

May 21, 2012

A leading podiatric physician and regular Podiatry Today blogger last week spoke up against Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) monitoring patients receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Citing state law in his home Indiana and discussions with his Healogics wound center colleagues, DeHeer concludes: Despite being a proud member of the podiatric profession, I feel that until we have a

Hyperbaric Oxygen for Necrotizing Fasciitis: Georgia Woman Loses Limbs and Fights for Life

May 20, 2012

Our thoughts today with Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old University of West Georgia graduate student who is fighting a very public battle against necrotizing fasciitis at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Copeland suffered a deep gash to her leg in a zip-lining accident on May 1. By May 4 the wound had become infected with the rare flesh-eating bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila. She was rushed to the

Headstrong: Postshow Brain Injury Discussion (Part 2)

May 19, 2012

At long last we bring you Part 2 of Ivan Oransky's postshow discussion May 2 with neuropsychologist Dr Jill Brooks and ESPN senior writer Peter Keating. The stage play Headstrong runs through May 27 at the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York City. Part 2 (29:03) Hat tip: Rich Kelley (@rpmkel)

Hyperbaric Oxygen and Type 1 Diabetes: New Animal Study Suggests Preventive Effect

May 17, 2012

When HyperbaricLink talks diabetes we're usually talking diabetic ulcers. But we note with great interest a promising new paper published online last week in the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes, in which scientists at the University of Miami say they used hyperbaric oxygen to prevent or slow the progression of Type 1 diabetes in mice. Our first question is, How does hyperbaric

Hyperbaric Oxygen and Type 1 Diabetes: New Animal Study Suggests Preventive Effect

May 17, 2012

When HyperbaricLink talks diabetes we're usually talking diabetic ulcers. But we note with great interest a promising new paper published online last week in the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes, in which scientists at the University of Miami say they used hyperbaric oxygen to prevent or slow the progression of Type 1 diabetes in mice. Our first question is, How does hyperbaric

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