Head injury more Common in College Football Practices than in a Game

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As research continues to explore the relationship between collision sports and brain injury, a new study suggests college football players suffer more concussions during practices than in actual games.  Published in the Journal JAMA Neurology, the study reviewed data from collegiate football programs enrolled in the Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium. Data was … Continued

Truth, Transparency & Accountability

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We were honored to represent the Delaware Community in their fight for environmental justice and look forward to furthering the battle against corporate contamination. https://www.justice.org/resources/publications/trial-magazine/2021-july-truth-transparency

Fight Against COVID May Lead to more Drug-Resistant Germs

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The urgent worldwide battle against COVID-19 may have allowed dangerous drug-resistant germs to gain a greater foothold in human populations and care facilities. Hospitals and nursing homes are home to different forms of multi-drug resistant germs—bacteria, fungus, and viruses. According to STAT, there are 2.8 million multi-drug resistant infections (formerly called “superbugs”) in the US … Continued

Study Revisits Relationship between Some Drugs and Birth Defects

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Recent studies published in the BMJ suggest that children of pregnant mothers who were prescribed opioids or antibiotics during pregnancy do not have a higher risk of suffering major birth defects. In recent years, studies have suggested babies who were exposed in utero to drugs prescribed for their mothers, like opioids or antibiotics, could lead … Continued

Research suggests Increased Risk for Patients Prescribed Multiple Thinners

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Patients routinely treated with multiple blood thinners may have higher risk of bleeding events without a corresponding reduction in risk of blood clots. Blood thinners are a type of medication used to prevent or deter the formation of blood clots. Anticoagulants are one type of blood thinner that work by thinning the blood to reduce … Continued

FDA Investigates Infections Caused by Unsanitary Endoscopes

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released guidance to healthcare providers about possible contamination of urological endoscopes. An endoscope is a medical device with a lighted flexible tube and camera attached. The device is small enough to be inserted into openings in the body, like the mouth, nose, or anus. Threading through the … Continued

Juneteenth – Another Day of Independence

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The U.S. has been officially celebrating Independence Day on July 4th since 1870. But on June 15, 2021, The Senate unanimously passed S. 475, a bill creating a second federal independence day—Juneteenth—signed into law by President Biden on June 17, 2021. Long celebrated by African Americans, Juneteenth, a blend of June and 19th, commemorates and celebrates … Continued

Philip Federico Named 2021 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record

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Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A founding partner Philip Federico one of three lawyers recognized Baltimore (June 8, 2021) — The Daily Record has named Philip C. Federico, founding and senior partner at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., to its 2021 listing of Influential Marylanders. The recognition comes on the heels of Mr. Federico achieving landmark … Continued

What is Trauma Informed Health Care?

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Trauma does not recognize boundaries. Health care that acknowledges and responds to the damaged emotional and physical boundaries of traumatized patients is called Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). The study of the impact of trauma began in a systemized way in the 1970’s with returning veterans of the Vietnam War.  The term “shell-shocked” was used previously to … Continued

Poultry Industry Must Answer for Polluting Maryland Communities

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The Daily RecordPhilip FedericoMay 7, 2021 Poultry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, as dietary preferences favor chicken over beef and farming and processing technologies have brought a new era of consolidated mass production. Corporations operating poultry facilities have for decades been able to avoid regulatory scrutiny by way of … Continued