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UHMS Accredits Hyperbaric Medicine at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia

June 04, 2012

The Hyperbaric Medicine Service at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia, has received accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). Fort Gordon is home to the US Army Signal Corp. The military-only center is not open to the public. About UHMS accreditation, medical director Michael Madsen, MD, said it: ... signifies Eisenhower Army

Multibillion-dollar Losses at JPMorgan Linked to Key Executive’s Struggle with Lyme Disease

May 31, 2012

When we read "JPMorgan's $6 Billion Case of Lyme Disease" in Forbes we thought maybe it was an Onion headline. But, sure enough, bank insiders and Wall Street traders have placed part of the blame for the massive blunder on the health problems of one top executive. Ina Drew, pictured right, started missing work after she contracted Lyme disease in 2010. Apparently she played a key role in

Multibillion-dollar Losses at JPMorgan Linked to Key Executive’s Struggle with Lyme Disease

May 31, 2012

When we read "JPMorgan's $6 Billion Case of Lyme Disease" in Forbes we thought maybe it was an Onion headline. But, sure enough, bank insiders and Wall Street traders have placed part of the blame for the massive blunder on the health problems of one top executive. Ina Drew, pictured right, started missing work after she contracted Lyme disease in 2010. Apparently she played a key role in

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

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