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Minutes of running may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

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A group of researchers recently discovered that risks of cardiovascular diseases can be lowered even just by running a few minutes everyday, a University Herald article reported on July 29.

In the data gathered from 55,000 adults by the researchers, it was found that the adults who ran regularly had a 45 percent reduced risk of suffering from a fatal stroke or other heart-related diseases compared to those who did not run.  Health benefits were further increased for adults that ran on a regular basis over the course of six years. The researchers in their conclusion suggest that adults should include running in their daily regimen in order to lower mortality risk.

One element that puts many men at increased risk for heart disease is testosterone supplements, or Low T treatment. If you have been negatively affected by medication or other testosterone supplement treatments, the attorneys at Williams Kherkher may help you pursue the funds you need for treatment and recovery. Call our offices today at 800-220-9341 to learn more.

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More heart attack fatalities in young women than young men

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Although they have not traditionally been targeted for medical advice on heart attacks and other heart complications, it is important for young women to be aware of heart attack symptoms. Young women are not at the greatest risk for heart failure, but it does happen, sometimes in tandem with medication use that increases these chances, such as birth control pills like Yasmin and Yaz.

A recent study highlights the necessity for education of women about heart failure, as it suggests that younger women were more likely to die upon arriving at the hospital with a heart condition, NBC News reported on July 23.

In the study conducted by Yale cardiologist Doctor Harlan Krumholz and his colleagues, it was discovered that an average of 2-3 percent of women with age 30 to 54 years old who were admitted in the hospital for heart attacks from 2001-2010 died. On the other hand, an average of 1.7-2 percent of men within the same age bracket died of heart attacks. Krumholz suggested that this may be related to lack of knowledge about heart attack symptoms among women.

If you have experienced heart trouble or other complications as the result of taking Yasmin or Yaz, the attorneys at Williams Kherkher may help you pursue financial compensation to cover any medical expenses or other damages. Call our offices today at 800-220-9341 to learn more.

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Complications after hypospadias surgery

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Penile torsion, or the abnormal counter clockwise twisting of the penis along its axis, may occur as a complication in patients who have undergone hypospadias surgery.

Penile torsion complications may occur when the onlay tube or flap is repaired. The abnormal twisting of the penis after surgery may arise if the vascular and the traction of the skin graft are immobilized. Patients who have penile torsion may require additional surgery to correct the problem, especially if their appendage is rotated more than 30 degrees. Continued correction treatment may last up to six months after the fist surgery.

Treating hypospadias, including its potential complications, is often a painful experience. This birth defect can be caused by a pregnant mother ingesting Topamax. If you or a loved one have experienced negative side effects as the result of this drug, the attorneys of Williams Kherkher may possibly advocate for you to get the funds you need for treatment from negligent parties. Learn more about your legal options today by calling 800-220-9341.

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill had great impact on marine wildlife

admin Posted on August 18th, 2014 No Comments

According to the results of a study conducted by Pennsylvania State University scientists, the impact to marine wildlife by the explosion of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been greater than expected, as evident by the examination of coral reefs, Climate Progress reported on July 29.

PSU biology professor Charles Fisher, who led the study, said that the more than 210 million gallons of oil that leaked into the Gulf impacted marine life there to a great extent. A suffering coral reef found 22 kilometers east of the spill site widened the known zone of impact. Fisher noted that coral reefs are a great indicator of the health of the ocean because their skeletons remain on the seafloor, allowing scientists to study them. In contrast, the death of other marine life is harder to detect.

The attorneys at Williams Kherkher know that, in addition to severe environmental damage, the Deepwater Horizon explosion affected many U.S. residents and business owners. If you have not yet received compensation from the damages sustained in the wake of this incident, our legal team may help you pursue the funds you need. Call our offices at 800-220-9341 today to learn more.

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John Eddie Williams, Jr., Named to 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

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The legal team at Williams Kherkher is proud to announce that John Eddie Williams, Jr., Managing Partner at the firm, has been named to the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Williams was named in the practice area of Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs.

For more than 30 years, Williams Kherkher has been fighting to uphold the rights of injury and accident victims, and we are proud to see this dedication recognized through Williams’ inclusion on this distinguished list.

You can read more about this honor by clicking here.

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Hip replacement surgery and alternative treatment

admin Posted on August 15th, 2014 No Comments

New improvements in hip replacement surgery are constantly developing, creating less of a need for majorly invasive hip replacement operations.

Anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and injections are all treatment options intended to avoid surgery until it is necessary. Once the pain is great enough that it cannot be treated, then surgery should be considered. Robotic hip surgery is a new procedure that seems to offer ideal precision and minimal invasion, although extensive research has not yet been undertaken to determine all of its positive and negative aspects. Because hip replacement technology in general has improved so much over the years, the chances of a revision surgery being necessary later on continues to decrease.

Unfortunately, not all hip replacement products have always been safe for patients. DePuy hip implants in particular have seriously threatened the health of many who have them, due to metal toxicity, dislocation and bone damage. If you have experienced any negative side effects from a DePuy hip implant, the attorneys at Williams Kherkher may help you hold the product manufacturers financially accountable for any expenses related to your injury or distress. Call our offices today at 800-220-9341 to learn about your legal options.

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Six week recovery for U of L forward Akoy Agau’s sports hernia

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University of Louisville basketball forward Akoy Agau underwent surgery for a sports hernia injury that ailed him for three weeks before the operation, the Courier-Journal reported on July 29.

Despite the six weeks it will take Agau to recover, the University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino is hopeful about his performance this season. He said during a press conference just after his injury that Agau had markedly improved his skills during the off season. Over the course of the 19 games he has played in, Agau averaged 1.1 rebounds a game and .9 points.

There are alternatives to surgery for hernia patients. Once marketed as a more appropriate alternative to skin grafts for hernia patients, the medical product AlloDerm has been said to cause negative side effects in long-time users of the product. If you have suffered negatively through the use of this product, the attorneys at Williams Kherkher may help you hold the manufacturers responsible for any related expenses. Call our offices at [phone-number] today to learn more.

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Kidney scarcity for transplants makes dialysis the common treatment

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According to nephrologist Dr. Emilio Poggio, transplantation is actually the first line of recourse for chronic kidney disease patients, but the scarcity of kidney candidates make other treatments far more common.

Dialysis is a treatment that artificially performs the function of kidneys. That is, it removes blood, cleans it, and transfers it back to a patient’s body. Nephrologist Dr. Robert Hekya said this is a suitable replacement, but transplantation offers a more permanent solution for kidney disease patients.

Data gleaned from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that 10 percent of American adults, an estimated 20 million people, are currently suffering from chronic kidney disease.

Because transplantation is not an option commonly available, many who suffer from kidney disease take a kidney dialysate drug to regulate their kidneys. Unfortunately, the popular brand GranuFlo has been known to cause dangerous side effects in those who have used it. If you have experienced this, the attorneys at Williams Kherkher may help you hold the negligent drug maker financially accountable for any expenses related to your injury or illness. To learn more, contact our offices today at 800-220-9341.

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Health Canada linked testosterone medication to increased risks of heart problems

admin Posted on August 12th, 2014 No Comments

In Canada, health care providers and men with low testosterone levels are being warned about the potential heart problems associated with testosterone therapy, an article by the National Post stated on July 15.

In a review conducted by Health Canada, they found that the use of testosterone supplements by older men may heighten the risk of heart problems and other cardiovascular illnesses. Men are advised not to take the supplements if it has not been confirmed that they are experiencing decreased testosterone levels. Also, they should notify their doctors if they have a history of heart-related problems. Health care providers were advised to find out if their patients are at risk of or have experienced a heart problem before prescribing testosterone supplements. At least 12 brands of testosterone supplements are being marketed in Canada.

In the United States alone, there is extensive research that links testosterone supplements to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in older men. If you think you developed heart-related problem from using testosterone supplements, the legal team at Williams Kherkher may work for you. Find out how we may pursue negligent drug makers on your behalf by calling (800) 220-9341 today.

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Women taking naproxen at risk of cardiovascular problems

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A recent study suggested that older women who regularly take painkillers with naproxen as its active ingredient are at higher risk of suffering cardiovascular problems, Futurity reported on July 15.

According to the study recently published on “Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes,” researchers found that women who take naproxen or the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) are at risk of suffering heart attacks and stroke. In the 160,000 women in the postmenopausal stage, 53,142 of them who often take variants of NSAID painkillers had an increased risk of suffering heart-related problems. Medicine professor Marian Limacher encourages older women to use naproxen sparingly and to have them closely monitored by their doctors.

In addition to painkillers that use naproxen, females are also at higher risk of cardiovascular problems when they take contraceptive drugs like Yasmin and Yaz. If you have suffered through the use of these defective drugs, the attorneys of Williams Kherkher may help you pursue funds for medical expenses from negligent drug manufacturers. To learn more, call our offices at 800-220-9341 today.

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