The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that...Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center has called it an "extremely active"Full Story >
An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.Full Story >
Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.Full Story >
A female suicide bomber identified as a widow of two killed Islamists blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 12, including two children and five police officers, police said.Full Story >
Authorities in eastern Afghanistan say explosives transported by suspected Taliban fighters accidentally detonated while they were stopped at a mosque, killing 12 people.Full Story >
A would-be suicide bomber died when his explosives-rigged vest went off prematurely in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday morning, police said. The apparent failed attack came a day after a major Taliban assault on an...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 3:35 AM EDT2013-05-25 07:35:23 GMT
A large fire is burning at a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.In addition toFull Story >
A large fire burned a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford early Saturday morning. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.Full Story >
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
A new procedure for people dealing with lower back and leg pain caused by spinal stenosis is being used by an orthopedic surgeon at Saint Francis Hospital.
The surgeon is using a new device called the I-O Flex, and makes more room for the nerves without the need for major surgery and a long recovery time.
Stan Valinski, of Burlington, said he has been dealing with back and leg pain for 30 years.
"I was in severe pain just standing," he said. "It was in both my legs. I traveled by wheelchair. It was embarrassing."
Valinski is no stranger to back surgery, he said, and he has had previous operations and fusions.
He just didn't want to go through the pain all over again.
"I just kept putting it off," he said. "I was fearing the worst."
But things changed when he met Dr. David Kruger, who was using the I-O Flex to perform back surgeries.
"A patient who would benefit from the I-O Flex is someone with spinal stenosis with leg pain," he said. "Their nerves are pinched in the back. Typically, when they sit or stand they have leg pain, leg fatigue and their legs feel heavy."
The I-O Flex essentially makes extra room for the nerves by shaving down bone and soft tissue that's putting pressure on the nerves.
"We make an incision and expose the spine with a very small incision to get into the spine where the nerves are so we have to do a lamonotomy which is a small hole in the bone of the spine and once we're inside the spine we can pass these tools across where the nerves travel and free up the nerves," Kruger said.
Kruger said with the I-O Flex recovery time is minimal compared to a traditional surgery that includes bone fusions, screws, one grafting and a long recovery.
"It changed my whole life," Valinski said. "I was afraid to stand. It made me not want to go out at all. You want to stay in the comfort of your little chair at home and not do anything, but it changed that whole equation. Once I got my legs back I was like, 'let's go. Lets do this.'"
Traditional back surgery recovery time is anywhere from two to six weeks, but with the I-O Flex, patients walk out the very same day.
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:19:48 GMT
Last week, Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said "two rouge IRS employees" were responsible for targeting conservative groups in 2012, something the IRS admitted to. However, the Exempt OrganizationFull Story >
The IRS worker says an Exempt Organization Specialist's job is to ask questions to those applying for 501(c)4 status, but there was never any intent to target conservative groups. The worker says this is not the conspiracy some are making it up to be.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
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