The 2015-2016 hunting season will be upon us very shortly. It really doesn’t matter if you hunt deer, bear, turkey or water fowl, shooting guns can damage your hearing. Do you know which of your patients enjoy hunting? Do you discuss the impact firing guns has on their ears and hearing? When people are exposed to noise greater than 140dB, their hearing can be permanently … [Read more...] about Should Hunters Worry About Hearing Loss?
– A New Application for an Existing Technology By Scott Grabill, DO Historically, surgeons have used cement to hold the components in place in total joint replacements. Over the last decade, we’ve seen improved porous metals designed to mimic cancellous bone of the human body. Recently, we have newer implants with this porous metal that can be press-fit directly against … [Read more...] about Press-fit Fixation for Total Knee Replacements
What You Need to Know About the EMV Fraud Liability Shift By Nicole J. Harrell and Beth A. Norton If you are one of the 51 percent of small business owners who haven’t heard about the new credit card rule that went into effect on October 1st, you should know that there has been a significant shift in liability for credit card fraud, and that liability likely just shifted … [Read more...] about Are You Compliant?
When our Physician Advisory Board suggested we write about caring for the children of Hampton Roads, we knew we could dedicate an entire issue to the topic and not scratch the surface. We had to narrow our approach, so after thoughtful consideration, we decided to focus on four difficult conditions that affect the young, and the care available locally. Chest Wall … [Read more...] about Caring for Children with Difficult Conditions
Eye health starts before we’re born. We all know how important prenatal care is, and the impact our ancestry and genetic make up have on us. For a select few, early detection of disease or abnormality can be either sight or life saving! In the United States, we are fortunate to have a robust post natal ocular screening and disease prophylaxis program administered in most … [Read more...] about Preventing Childhood Blindness is YOUR Responsibility, Too