In 2017 Super Demario amassed 1027 yards and 1

first_imgIn 2017, “Super Demario” amassed 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns on 198 carries.Related LinksRichard becomes third player in ASU history with two 1,000-yard seasonsDemario Richard scores trio of touchdowns in ASU winIn the last game of ASU’s season — and in Richard’s college career — it only took the running back a little more than a quarter of play to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his ASU career.In a crucial game — which decided if ASU would be bowl-eligible — Richard showed up in a big way, scoring three touchdowns and surpassing the 100-yard mark for the third straight time.In four years at ASU, Richard accumulated 3,202 yards for 26 touchdowns. He also caught 69 balls for 662 yards and seven scores.After the Cardinals decided to release running back Adrian Peterson, who led the Cardinals’ run game in 2017 with 448 yards and two touchdowns, earlier this month and with David Johnson coming off of a wrist injury, the Cardinals depth chart is pretty thin.Fellow running back T.J. Logan is on the roster but missed all of the 2017 season, while D.J. Foster played in seven games. The other running back on the 2017 roster, Elijhaa Penny, has been tendered by the team. 4 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals brought in former Arizona State running back Demario Richard for a workout Friday. Great Workout For The @AZCardinals . Preciate You Fella’s !— Demario Richard (@codeblackrich4) March 23, 2018At the NFL Combine, Richard ran a 4.7-second 40-yard dash time and bench pressed 225 pounds 12 times. He also registered 29.5 inches and 115 inches on the vertical leap and broad jump, respectively. Top Stories center_img Arizona State running back Demario Richard (4) stiff-arms Arizona cornerback Lorenzo Burns during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov 25, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State defeated Arizona 42-30. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Christiana Care Health System opens first Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Delaware

first_imgJun 21 2018To increase access to advanced neurological care, Christiana Care Health System has opened the first Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) in the First State.Specially outfitted private hospital rooms in the Transition Neuro Unit at Christiana Hospital provide state-of-the-art equipment for video and audio monitoring. In the rooms, brain waves are tracked with electroencephalography (EEG) and electrical activity in the heart is recorded with electrocardiography (EKG), helping clinicians understand what is happening during a seizure. To further enhance safety, nurses assist patients whenever they are out of their bed. And patients wear mobility vests that connect to a stationary lift, a system that allows patients to move around a room – and prevents them from falling if they have a seizure. This is one of the few EMUs in the U.S. that uses a patient lift to prevent falls.Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder, in which brain activity becomes abnormal, leading to seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations or loss of awareness. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that there are 3.4 million Americans with epilepsy and there is a growing incidence of the disease among the adult population in Delaware, especially among people 60 and older.”Our community deserves the very best in neurological care,” said Valerie Dechant, M.D., physician leader, Neuroscience Service Line, and medical director, Neurocritical Care and Acute Neurologic Services. “Our new Epilepsy Monitoring Unit will enable us to serve the complex neurologic needs of our adult patients.”Related StoriesNew research links “broken heart syndrome” to cancerWeightlifting is better for the heart than cardioRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaChristiana Care’s EMU is part of a larger effort to establish an epilepsy center of excellence, so adults of any age can receive the highest quality routine and specialty care for seizure disorders.”We want to help patients who believe they have been over-diagnosed or under-diagnosed so they can see improvement in their lives,” said Neurologist John R. Pollard, M.D., medical director of the new EMU.While most patients with epilepsy are successfully treated by a general neurologist or epileptologist, a significant number of patients have persistent fainting or seizure episodes – or they have unwanted side effects from medications. This new facility enables physicians to work more closely with these patients to understand their seizures and determine appropriate treatment.”Typically, these patients visit an EMU where they may stay for several days so they can be safely taken off medications, inducing seizures that are recorded and studied so a proper diagnosis and treatment can be planned,” said Christy L. Poole, RN, BSN CRNI CCRC, a neurosciences program manager. Visiting an EMU to induce a seizure could be a source of anxiety for patients and their families.”Our staff works with patients and families to reduce any fear by providing information on what to expect, stressing procedures that enhance patient safety and making the stay as pleasant as possible,” said Susan Craig, MSN, RNIII-BC, epilepsy clinical nurse practice coordinator. read more