Injury Health News

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3/22/2011
Steroid May Help Cut Pneumonia Risk After Brain Trauma

Hydrocortisone seemed to benefit ICU patients with traumatic brain injury, small study finds

3/21/2011
Chronic Pain Often Follows Car Crash: Study

Compared with other traumatic events, traffic accidents most likely to trigger risk, research finds

3/18/2011
Domestic Abuse Often Escapes Notice of ER Staff: Study

Most not identified as victims when treated in emergency department

3/9/2011
Risk-Glorifying Media Linked to Reckless Behavior

Dangerous driving, substance use in video games, movies may have real-life consequences: analysis

3/8/2011
Risk of Death May Linger for Trauma Survivors

Those discharged to skilled nursing facilities face highest risk, study finds

3/8/2011
Lab-Grown Urethra Used to Replace Damaged Tube

Tissue engineering creates longer-lasting replacement for urinary tract injury, study finds

3/7/2011
In Shaken Baby Syndrome, Women as Likely to be Perpetrators as Men: Study

But men are more likely to cause greater injury and to confess the crime, researchers say

3/7/2011
3/4/2011
Chemo May Raise Risk of Falls in Breast Cancer Survivors

Changes in system that regulates balance may be to blame, researchers suggest

2/25/2011
Standard Exams Might Not Catch Full Potential of Brain Damaged Patients

MRI study found cognition levels varied widely in patients with severe brain injuries

2/24/2011
Most 'Locked-In Syndrome' Patients Happy, Survey Finds

'Subjective well-being' may help those with inability to move or speak, researchers suggest

2/23/2011
Timely Care May Be Key to Treating Infected Cuts

Type of antibiotic mattered less than good first-aid, even for resistant staph, study in kids suggests

2/21/2011
Teens Posting 'Cutting' Videos on YouTube

Researchers warn that watching them may prompt vulnerable kids to injure themselves

2/21/2011
Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From Corneal Abrasion

Be careful with contact lenses, machinery

2/17/2011
Crib Injuries Land Thousands of Toddlers in ER Each Year

Study shows most involve children trying to climb out and falling on floor

2/15/2011
Motorcycle Helmets Help Protect Against Spine Injury: Study

Researchers debunk myth that weight of head protection puts neck at risk in crash

2/15/2011
Stress Fractures Hitting High School Athletes

Study finds overuse injuries are common in running-related sports

2/14/2011
Nonmilitary More Likely to Return to War Zone After Psych Condition

Researcher suggests more focus on medical issues facing civilian workers

2/14/2011
Number of Mountain Bike Injuries Dropping

Researchers credit better bike design for downward trend

2/13/2011
Spate of Hunter Injuries Spurs New Call for Tree Stand Safety

14 falls, 4 deaths in Alabama during recent hunting season leads experts to urge more caution

2/12/2011
Get Into Shape Before Spring Activities, Doctor Advises

A checkup, improved strength, flexibility can help prevent injuries when starting a new sport

2/11/2011
Helmet Use Encouraged for Downhill Skiers, Snowboarders

Head protection gains attention following high-profile deaths on the slopes

2/3/2011
Health Tip: Make Sure Your Helmet Fits

Here are some suggestions

2/2/2011
Take Safety Precautions in the Snow, Ice

Winter weather may put many at risk for injuries, experts stress

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