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Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003

riously in order to avoid a lifetime of physical and psychological problems."

FROM SNAKE BITES TO SKATE SPRAINS, SUMMER SERVES UP SPECIAL HAZARDS FOR KIDS

Although summertime won't officially be here for another three weeks, kids are already taking advantage of the warmer weather and longer days and spending more time outdoors. According to two pediatricians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, summer brings with it a special set of hazards and increased injuries to children. Injuries of all types including drowning, sunburn, food poisoning, insect bites and stings, barbecue burns, skateboarding, bicycling, rollerblading and even fireworks injuries all increase during the summertime. Following are tips for protecting kids this summer.

OUTPATIENT STAPLING PROCEDURE SPARES "PAIN FIBERS" AND GIVES IMMEDIATE HEMORRHOID RELIEF

When ointments, suppositories and physician-prescribed rubber band ligation fail to provide relief, 150,000 American hemorrhoid sufferers each year finally give in and undergo hemorrhoidectomies, only to experience weeks or months of pain and limitations resulting from the surgery itself. But a relatively new outpatient procedure may bring an end to the long-term discomfort of internal hemorrhoid removal. With the Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (PPH), surgeons use a circular stapling device that lifts hemorrhoidal tissue up to its original position and trims out a band of tissue above the "pain" line, resulting in much less pain, faster recoveries and fewer recurrences.

37-YEAR-OLD FORMER TELEVISION NEWS ASSIGNMENT EDITOR RECEIVES HEART TRANSPLANT JUST FOUR DAYS BEFORE HIS BIRTHDAY

In March, Vincent Rankin, then age 37, bought his casket and began planning his funeral. He had virtually given up on receiving a heart transplant. Because a transplanted heart ideally comes from a donor of relatively similar size and compatible blood type, Rankin knew that at 6-feet, 6 inches tall, a
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Contact: Sandra Van
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800-880-2397
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
22-Jul-2003


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