The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published an article about hospital paramedics who are using the cooling process of icing cardiac-arrest patients in the ambulance, even before they get to the ER, to prevent neurological damage.
After week one, many concerned fans questioned the Eagle’s decision to put two of their players back in the game after they suffered severe head injuries by hard tackles made on the field. After being taken out of the game for good, the players were diagnosed with concussions.
Cooper is providing free medical outreach services to the Bridgeton community during Bethany Presbyterian Church's second annual Faith In Action (FIA) month. The program is a five-week campaign aimed to motivate residents and church members to become involved in the community.
The Burlington County Times featured an article about the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute's free educational forum on concussions as a result of sports related injuries. The forum, which took place at Moorestown High School on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, focused on prevention and identification of concussions as well as available treatment options.
Richard Selznick, Ph.D., Director of the Cooper Learning Center, wrote an article featured in Calgary’s Child about seven strategies to help a child who is struggling academically in school. Several tips for addressing or preventing shut-down learners include open and positive communication with your child, understanding and identifying the problem, and finding someone to act as a school mentor.
An Information Technology project at Cooper University Hospital was featured in an article in CMIO magazine. Cooper’s Information Technology department received a “Health IT Innovation Award” for Implementation of cardiology PACS and cardiovascular information system (CVIS) on a virtualized server solution.
Joan Watt, RN, a hematology and oncology nurse at Cooper, was recently honored at the Cherry Hill Mall for her service to the community. The event, “A Tribute to Nurses,” was organized by PREIT Company, who encouraged shoppers to nominate nurses who have made a difference.
On Sunday, August 22, an Op-Ed article about the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University by Donald J. Farish, PhD, President of Rowan University was featured in the Courier-Post. In the article, Dr. Farish asserted that despite the current economic climate in New Jersey, conditions are optimal for building a new medical school in South Jersey.
Cutting-edge research being published tomorrow in a leading journal of neurophathology suggests a link between concussions and other brain trauma and the diagnosis of amyotrohic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. R. Robert Franks, DO, Assistant Director of Sports Medicine and Director of the Concussion Program for the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, explains the research and what it means for current concussion management.
In a study using trained residents, Dr. Winter, along with several other experts, found that a targeted breastfeeding curriculum for residents in pediatrics, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology improves knowledge, practice patterns, and confidence in breastfeeding management in residents. It also increases exclusive breastfeeding in their patients.