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Boston Doctor Describes ‘Roller Coaster’ Allergy Season

Allergies.

The temperatures soared this weekend, and according to a few testimonials on Facebook, so did peoples’ seasonal allergy symptoms.

Patch checked in with Jessica Savage, instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate physician at Brigham and Womens’ Faulkner Hospital, to find out if this season has been worse than the past or if it’s just our sinuses telling us that.

Patch: Was there a resurgence in hay fever allergic reactions this past weekend due to the heat or do people just think there was?

Jessica Savage: I’ve definitely seen people with more severe symptoms lately, but I haven’t found evidence of higher than normal pollen levels. I think it’s just that typically spring and fall are really bad seasons and we’re experiencing the worst of the spring season right now.

Patch: So this is the peak?

JS: Yeah, it’s more that this is a typical peak in everyone’s symptoms rather than something unusual. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

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Doctor: ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Injured MBTA Officer’s Recovery

Dr. David Miller, an intensive care physician at Mount Auburn Hospital, and Edward Donohue, brother of injured MBTA officer and Winchester native Richard Donohue Jr., speaks during a press conference Sunday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.

During a press conference Sunday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. David Miller said he was “cautiously optimistic” about Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr.’s recovery after he was wounded during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on Thursday night.

Following the conference, Dr. Russell Nauta, professor of surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital, explained what happened to Donohue Jr.

“He was shot through the anterior thigh and there was an entrance wound and no exit wound so the bullet remains in the leg,” Nauta said, adding that there were no fractures and partial transection of three out of the four blood vessels that are in the leg. “There was bleeding from the wound that led to cardiac arrest at the scene.”

Nauta said cariopulmonary resuscitation was started on Donohue Jr. at the scene and continued in the emergency room, where there was a “tranfusion of fluids and blood products to the point of restoration of the pulse and pressure at which point he went into the operating room.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 22, 2013 at 4:30 am

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Doctor Recalls Chaotic Scene in Medical Tent After Blasts

The Copley Square area completely deserted aside from police, firefighters and EMS.

Dr. Martin Levine was standing outside a medical tent on Boylston Street Monday afternoon, a half-block from the finish line, when he felt the violent force of the first blast. 

“Make way! We’re going to have casualties … we need room,” Levine yelled into the medical tent filled with hundreds of runners. 

The 62-year-old New Jersey resident had taken the day off from his sports and family medical practice in Bayonne, as he has done every year for the last 19 years, to work the finish line at the Boston Marathon. 

He usually spent the day tending to sprained ankles, knee pain, shin splints and other common distance running injuries.

But this year would be different.  

As the first explosion hit, Levine saw the plume of smoke rise from the crowd at the finish line and said he knew instantly that at least 35 to 40 people were injured.

Levine began running toward the injured as the second bomb went off and kept running. He thought there might be a third explosion, but he couldn’t stop. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 18, 2013 at 12:50 am

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