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Bryan Pope

Construction Job Site Injuries Down From a Decade Ago, Work Still Needs to be Done

On April 5th in St. Petersburg, Florida, a construction crane on site at the new St. Petersburg Police station toppled over for no apparent reason—narrowly missing several construction workers who might have been crushed otherwise. The harrowing few moments were […]

Bryan Pope

Worker Safety at Risk as new OSHA Program Still in Limbo

After the Occupational Safety and Health Administration failed to set up a website for approximately 450,000 companies that are required to submit employee injury and illness reports electronically, federal regulators announced that they will extend the companies’ deadline beyond July […]

Bryan Pope

Feds Propose Speed Device Be Required on Large Trucks

With pressure and financial consequences to make deliveries on schedule, it’s no wonder semi-trailer truck drivers sometimes push and exceed posted speed limits. But a proposed federal rule would make that difficult.   What the Rule Would Require The National […]

Bryan Pope

As Road Construction Increases, So Do Work Zone Accidents

In 2014, there were 669 fatalities nationwide as a result of crashes in work zones, or 1.8 work-zone fatalities per day. In the state of Texas where they are currently experiencing phenomenal growth—the city of Austin in particular—there are currently […]

Bryan Pope

Educating Your Doctor About CRPS/RSD

The average CRPS/RSD patient sees five and 10 doctors before he can get a diagnosis, and many physicians have little or no knowledge or understanding of the condition. Some question whether or not it even exists. What is CRPS/RSD? Complex […]

Mary Alice McLarty

Former ER Doctor Spreads the Word: CRPS is Real

Dr. Billy Alexander, an internal medicine physician from West Monroe, Louisiana, took a strong message to the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting in late October: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is real. “Surprisingly, some physicians are somewhat skeptical […]

Mary Alice McLarty

New Study Says Ketamine May Reduce Pain in Adolescents with CRPS/RSD

A new study suggests that ketamine may be a safe and effective way to relieve chronic pain in adolescents suffering from a variety of chronic pain conditions, according to a report published by Pain Medicine News. The purpose of the […]

Mary Alice McLarty

Finnish Researchers Find Link Between the Choroid Plexus and RSD/CRPS

Aalto University neuroscientists, in collaboration with researchers at Helsinki University Hospital and Harvard Medical School, have found a link between the size of the choroid plexus in the brain and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic […]

Mary Alice McLarty

Fight the Flame 5k Raises Money for RSD-CRPS

The 3rd Annual Fight the Flame 5k is an official time-chipped race and walk to raise awareness and money for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). It scheduled for November 1 at 8:00 a.m. at McAlpine Creek Park […]