Fingertip injuries may point to child abuse, research finds
Fingertip injuries may be a signal to health-care providers that a child has been physically abused, according to a new Rutgers study.The researchers found that young children who had suffered a fingertip injury were 23% more likely to have a documented history of abuse or neglect than children who never had fingertip injuries.The study looked at a New York database that tracks medical discharge records from more than 4.9 million children from infancy to age 12 who received emergency department care between 2004 and 2013. Of those, the researchers identified more than 79,000 children who were ...
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Nets star Kyrie Irving will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery
NEW YORK — Nets GM Sean Marks confirmed to reporters on Thursday that Kyrie Irving will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.The news comes one day after Irving’s teammates said they are taking his injury aggravation on a game-by-game, day-to-day basis. That clearly is no longer the case.Irving, who initially suffered a right shoulder impingement on Nov. 4, missed 26 games after trying to play through the injury. He received a cortisone shot on Dec. 24, which allowed him to return to action on Jan. 12 and played in nine games before spraining his righ...
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Ryan Newman in serious condition after Daytona 500 crash, NASCAR says
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries after a horrendous last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president, said Newman was transported to Halifax Medical Center for further treatment and evaluation.“Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. His is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening,” O’Donnell said. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time.”During the final run to the finis...
Florida man slashes stepdaughter and daughter with a machete, police say
LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Two girls, 10 and 17, were slashed with a machete Friday morning and the younger girl’s father was taken into custody after fleeing from the home where the attacks happened, Lauderhill police said.The incident occurred about 10 a.m.Dennis Reid, 47, slashed one of the girls in the neck and the other has injuries to her head and arm, police said.The girls were both taken to Broward Health Medical Center. Though their conditions are not known, Lt. Michael Santiago said they are expected to survive.“There was also a third child in the house who is also the suspect’s child, a you...
Pizza sends record number of people to the ER in 2018
Who knew pizza was such a health hazard?Yes, it’s full of calories and carbs, but those don’t send you to the emergency room. In 2018, however, nearly 4,000 people went to the hospital for a pizza-related injury.That number was released Sunday — National Pizza Day — by Babylon Health, a medical services provider. Babylon analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, run by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.Findings were based on medical records from a sample of “100 emergency departments across the country in which the word “pizza” was included in doctors’ notes,”...
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Justise Winslow trade from Heat to Grizzlies leaves injury question unanswered
SALT LAKE CITY — Justise Winslow’ arrival to the Memphis Grizzlies added further intrigue — but little additional clarity — to the differences he had with the Miami Heat over the back issue that has had him sidelined for all but one game since Dec. 4.“The coaching staff thought I was able to play,” Winslow said at the Grizzlies’ practice facility less than a week after being dealt to Memphis in the trade that delivered Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill to the Heat.The 2015 Heat first-round pick declined to offer details of the injury that has limited him to 11 games this season, an ...
Illinois says Ayo Dosunmu did not suffer structural damage to his leg in final-play fall
Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu has no structural damage to his left leg, the school announced Wednesday, after falling on the final play of Tuesday night’s 70-69 loss to Michigan State at the State Farm Center.Dosunmu underwent an MRI on Wednesday, a day after he slipped and fell awkwardly while attempting to drive for a potential winning basket. He was helped off the court without putting pressure on his left leg.Illinois fans fell silent, and coach Brad Underwood said after the game he was unsure of the severity of the injury.Illinois did not release the specifics of Dosunmu’s injury Wednesday, ...
Cabaret darling Shannon Turner suffered a brain injury — and survived to sing about it
PHILADELPHIA — Singer Jim Morrison’s status as an “American poet” comes in for a brutally sarcastic drubbing when Philly cabaret singer Shannon Turner the songs of the late Doors front man.In a performance posted to YouTube, Turner interrupts her version of Morrison’s “Roadhouse Blues” to mock not only the song’s rudimentary lyrics, but also what she calls “the worst scat that (she’s) ever heard anyone do ever in the history of sound.”Despite that takedown, there’s an undeniable power to Turner’s performance when she resumes the song, belting out “the future’s uncertain and the end is always n...
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In this Penn doctor's novel 'Night Theater,' a surgeon is asked to bring a slain family back to life
PHILADELPHIA — The idea, said Dr. Vikram Paralkar, came to him “in a flash.” A surgeon would be faced with bringing the dead back to life over the course of one night.In the story, set in a small clinic in rural India, the surgeon is confronted by a man, his heavily pregnant wife, and their young son, with the request that he operate on the family to repair wounds sustained in a murderous attack. Though they’re walking and talking, their blood isn’t flowing. They are dead, and will remain so, he’s told, unless he can repair their bodies by morning.Medicine meets magical realism in “Night Theat...
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Kings center Richaun Holmes received platelet injection for torn labrum, team reveals
MILWAUKEE — More than five weeks after Richaun Holmes hurt his shoulder, the Kings have finally revealed the nature and extent of his injury as well as the next course of treatment.The team announced Tuesday that Holmes received a platelet-rich plasma injection Monday to treat a labral tear in his right shoulder. The Sacramento Bee has learned that an MRI revealed the tear shortly after Holmes was injured against the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 6. For 35 days, the Kings described the tear only as “an injury to the right shoulder joint” despite repeated requests for clarification from reporte...
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