Injury Health News

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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

10/13/2010
Gulf War Nerve Agent Tied to Late-Onset Heart Damage in Mice

Signs appeared 10 weeks after exposure to low-dose sarin, researchers found

10/12/2010
Non-Prescription 'Fashion' Contacts Can Harm Your Eyes

Lenses should be fitted by a professional to prevent damage, expert says

10/5/2010
Hypertonic Fluids Don't Seem to Aid Brain Injury Outcome

No benefit from early electrolyte treatment outside hospital in patients who aren't in shock, study finds

10/4/2010
Interactive Video Games Linked to Injuries

However, expert says it's not a major problem

9/30/2010
Blacks More Likely to Die in Motorcycle Crash Than Whites

Despite better helmet-wearing behavior, black riders at greater risk, data shows

9/28/2010
Nursing Home Workers At Risk for Assault: Study

Musculoskeletal pain among staff may often be related to violence in the workplace

9/27/2010
Better Screening Urged for Self-Injury in Teens

Not all kids who intentionally cut or burn themselves meet 'classic profile,' expert says

9/26/2010
ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar

From 1990 to 2006, emergency treatment for players aged 9 to 14 rose 163 percent, study finds

9/24/2010
Drug Combo May Treat Brain Injury, Animal Study Suggests

Therapy seemed to improve rats' memory after trauma, but more research needed, experts say

9/23/2010
Booze Tax Hikes May Reduce Alcohol-Related Problems

Higher costs have even greater impact than drinking prevention programs, analysis finds

9/23/2010
Texting Taking a Deadly Toll on Roads

Cell phone use sends distracted driving fatalities soaring, U.S. report finds

9/14/2010
Tendon Injuries May Be Linked to Estrogen Levels in Female Athletes

Further research needed to test theory that naturally higher amounts increase risk, scientists say

9/13/2010
More Kids Who Play Basketball Suffering Head Injuries

While other types of injuries have declined, concussions have gone up 70 percent, study finds

9/11/2010
Play Heads-Up Football to Avoid Getting Hurt

Campaign seeks to reduce the number of injuries suffered by young athletes

9/9/2010
Injury Risk Greater in Poorer Neighborhoods, Study Finds

Residents in low-income areas have 20 times greater risk of trauma from guns and cuts

9/9/2010
In Elderly, Risks Differ for Indoor Versus Outdoor Falls

Prevention programs should take seniors' lifestyle, environment into account, researchers say

9/9/2010
10% of 2010 Winter Olympians Suffered Injuries

Bobsledding, ice hockey, alpine freestyle skiing proved among most dangerous sports, study says

9/8/2010
Kids Playing With Laser Pointers May Be Aiming for Eye Trouble

Teen boy damages retina with Internet-purchased 'toy,' doctors say

9/7/2010
'Self-Embedding' Takes Teen Self-Injury to the Extreme

Radiologists recommend minimally invasive procedure to remove staples, paper clips and more

9/7/2010
Urgent Care, Retail Clinics Offer Alternatives to ER Visits

Less expensive options could save over $4 billion a year in U.S. health care costs, study suggests

9/3/2010
Safety Top Concern of U.S. Workers, Surveys Show

Issue gets too little media attention, spokesmen say

9/3/2010
As Hurricane Earl Hits East Coast, Residents Urged to Brace Themselves

Feds advise shoring up homes, storing water and food, and monitoring radio, TV

9/2/2010
East Coast Residents Should Prepare for Hurricane Earl: FEMA

Feds advise shoring up homes, storing water and food, and monitoring radio, TV

9/1/2010
Case Study Reveals 'Percussionist Wrist' Injury

Similar to tennis elbow, painless growth appears to be instance of overuse

9/1/2010
Health Tip: When Something's Stuck in Your Eye

Take care not to scratch the cornea

8/31/2010
East Coast Should Prepare for Hurricane Earl: FEMA

Feds advise residents to shore up homes, store water and food, and monitor radio, TV for info on risks and evacuation

8/30/2010
8/30/2010
Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids

Pediatrician group issues new guidelines for sport-related head injuries

8/27/2010
Kids + Sports = Risk for Concussion

Being on the alert for symptoms can be key to preventing brain damage

8/27/2010
When It Comes to the Head, No Hit Is Normal

After repeated blows in various sports, teen nearly dies

8/23/2010
Child Sledding Injuries Number 20,000 a Year

Adolescent boys most likely to be hurt, researcher says

8/19/2010
High School Football Players Prone to Heat-Linked Illness

They're much more vulnerable than kids playing other sports, study finds

8/18/2010
Osteoarthritis Risk May Be Higher If Knees Point Outward

Leg alignment seems to play role in distribution of joint stress, research suggests

8/15/2010
Proper Training for Marathon Run Takes Time, Experts Say

Advice includes building up mileage slowly and avoiding overtraining

8/7/2010
Back-to-School Tips on Backpack Safety

Four factors keep students from shouldering a too-heavy load