Injury Health News

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1/30/2011
Running-Related Injuries on the Rise in U.S. Kids: Study

Formal guidelines needed to help adults teach children the proper way to run, expert suggests

1/29/2011
Multiple Concussions Raise Teen Athletes' Health Risks

Two or more head injuries can lead to problems with memory, sleep and headaches, study finds

1/28/2011
Psychopaths' Lack of Empathy Mimics Brain Injury: Research

Treatment for frontal lobe damage may also help those with personality disorder

1/28/2011
Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers

Few facilities were rated as providing high-quality care for both old and young, study finds

1/26/2011
1/22/2011
Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns

Problems ranging from heart attacks to horseplay lead many shovelers to ERs each year

1/18/2011
Rep. Giffords Continues to Improve

Her husband said she is smiling, and gave him a neck rub

1/17/2011
Rep. Giffords Continues to Improve

Her husband said she is smiling, and gave him a neck rub

1/16/2011
Rep. Giffords Has Surgery to Replace Breathing Tube

Operation and insertion of feeding tube are described as common with brain injuries

1/14/2011
Health Tip: Get Fit For Golf

Here are suggested exercises

1/13/2011
Rep. Giffords Continues to Recover From Gunshot Wound

When she first opened her eyes, it was like 'watching a miracle,' friends say

1/13/2011
Bottle Rockets Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries in Kids

Protective eyewear urged, even for bystanders, whenever these fireworks are used

1/12/2011
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Can Move Arms, Breathe On Her Own

Wounded Congresswoman reported to be alert and responding to her doctors

1/11/2011
Wounded Congresswoman Breathing on Her Own: Report

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said to be alert and responding to her doctors

1/10/2011
While Doctors Are Optimistic, Prognosis for Wounded Congresswoman Is Unclear

It could be a year before extent of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery is evident, experts say

1/10/2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent a Concussion

Contact sports are a common cause of brain injury

1/6/2011
1/4/2011
Survey Finds Much Victimization of Children Goes Unreported

Percentage of cases revealed to authorities has risen, experts say, but many remain hidden

1/3/2011
Soldiers' PTSD Tied to Lasting Psychosocial Effects

Concussions, mild traumatic brain injuries less likely to affect long-term outcomes, study finds

1/3/2011
Snowblowers Can Remove Fingers, Too

Experts urge extra caution when clearing the chute

12/30/2010
For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER

Experts offer tips on how to keep kids safe while enjoying winter play

12/30/2010
ER Visits by Underage Drinkers Spike on New Year's

Adults urged to talk to kids about dangers of alcohol use at this time of year

12/30/2010
Health Tip: Lift Luggage Without Injury

Here's what to do when lugging luggage

12/23/2010
Driving a Bad Idea for People Wearing a Cast, Brace: Experts

It takes longer to brake when driver's ankle is immobilized, study finds

12/23/2010
Obese Drivers at Higher Risk of Death in Car Crashes: Study

Findings might have implications for car design, car safety testing, researchers say

12/10/2010
Children, Teens Account for Half of Exercise-Related Heat Injuries

Heat injuries requiring an ER visit also jumped 133 percent from 1997 to 2006, study finds

12/8/2010
12/7/2010
Youth Sports Injuries Reaching Epidemic Levels, Experts Report

8,000 kids are treated in ERs daily, trainers' association says

12/5/2010
Put Ladder Safety on Your Holiday To-Do List, Experts Say

Simple steps can help prevent decorating-related falls this season

11/26/2010
Stores Urged to Take Steps to Avoid 'Black Friday' Frenzy

Limited quantities, long lines, coupons spur bad behavior by intense shoppers, researcher says

11/24/2010
Holiday Drinking Can Kill, Experts Warn

Drunk-driving accidents, heart problems, home injuries are preventable, say U.S. emergency doctors

11/23/2010
Toys Getting Safer, But Dangers Still Lurk: Report

U.S. watchdog group lists playthings that contain toxins or pose choking risk

11/23/2010
Practicing Moving to Music May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

But another program, using videos and risk awareness, didn't help older hospitalized patients, research shows

11/22/2010
Better Helmet Design Might Lower Soldiers' Risk for Brain Injury

Scientists say adding face shield dulls impact of blasts

11/19/2010
Outreach, Enforcement Can Curb College Kids' Drinking: Study

Community, college-based efforts seemed to lower off-campus consumption, researchers say

11/19/2010
Health Tip: What Causes Bed Sores?

Medically called pressure ulcers

11/8/2010
Health Tip: Signs of Corneal Damage

Here are common symptoms

11/7/2010
Many Falls, and Resulting ER Visits, Can Be Prevented

Youngest and oldest at highest risk, but everyone can benefit from simple household precautions

11/5/2010
Falls, Not Gunshot, May Be Hunters' Biggest Threat

Most accidents involve tumbles from tree stands, study finds

11/3/2010
Concussion Rate in Young Hockey Players Higher Than Thought

Canadian researchers found rate was three times that reported in earlier studies

11/2/2010
Program May Help Prevent Falls in Hospitalized Patients

Individualized plans reduced injuries during short-term stays, study finds

11/1/2010
Concussion Should Sideline Athletes: Neurologists

Medical evaluation needed before athlete gets cleared to play, Academy of Neurology advises

10/28/2010
Artificial Turf Helps Football Players With Agility Drills

But for the collegians studied, the 40-yard dash was just as fast on natural grass

10/25/2010
10/25/2010
NFL Players With Concussions Sidelined Longer: Study

Team physicians appear to have adopted a more 'conservative approach to concussion management,' neurologist says

10/23/2010
Airbags Protect Kidneys in Car Crashes, Study Finds

Findings are surprising and suggest additional research could reveal more benefits, researcher says

10/22/2010
Iraq War Vet, Daytime TV Star Turns Scars Into Inspiration

Soldier-turned-actor J.R. Martinez works with other burn-injured vets to boost awareness

10/22/2010
1 in 10 Child Athletes Injured, Experts Say

Here's how parents can help curb the trend

10/18/2010
Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among the Elderly

Easy steps to reduce your risk of falling

10/15/2010
More U.S. Kids Getting Hurt Using All-Terrain Vehicles

30% of those hospitalized suffered traumatic brain injury, researchers found