DePuy Predicts 40% Failure of ASR Hip Implant

An internal investigation conducted by DePuy owner Johnson & Johnson shortly after it recalled the DePuy ASR implant has produced troubling results.  J&J estimates that nearly 40% of patients with the recalled hip will need it replaced within 5 years. About 1/3 of the 93,000 recipients of the DePuy ASR reside in the United States [...]

By | January 29th, 2013|DePuy Hip Replacement|Comments Off on DePuy Predicts 40% Failure of ASR Hip Implant

Dietary Supplements: Helpful or Harmful?

A recent review published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition found that with a very few exceptions, dietary supplements offer no benefits to well-nourished adults eating a Western diet and may in some cases actually be harmful.  Dietary supplements are defined by law as products intended to supplement the diet that contain a [...]

By | January 14th, 2013|General Interest|Comments Off on Dietary Supplements: Helpful or Harmful?

Bouncing Your Way to Injury?

Inflatable bounce houses are becoming more and more popular at children's birthday parties and other types of events such as amusement parks and fairs.  A recent study in the journal Pediatrics discussed the increasing rate of injuries associated with these bounce houses.  In the US, thirty children a day, or about one in every 45 [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|General Interest|Comments Off on Bouncing Your Way to Injury?