Injury Health News

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6/10/2010
Violence on the Rise at U.S. Health Care Centers

Frustration with overburdened health care system may be one cause, experts say

6/9/2010
Health Tip: When You're Using Crutches

Recommendations to prevent slips and falls

6/8/2010
Study Slams Body Checking for Young Hockey Players

Move puts Pee Wee-level players at triple the risk for injuries, including concussion

6/3/2010
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From a Sports Injury

Precautions to take before the game

5/26/2010
Brain Injuries May Lead to Sleep Woes

Low levels of hormone that triggers the need for a night's rest may be the cause, research finds

5/18/2010
Major Depression Often Follows Brain Injury

Patients, including many veterans, are at 8 times the risk after head trauma, study finds

5/14/2010
Safety Training Makes for Safer Mining

Study found severe injuries dropped after federally mandated worker education

5/4/2010
Health Tip: When to See a Doctor for a Knee Injury

Signs that you should seek treatment

5/3/2010
Child Abuse Head Injuries Rise as Economy Falls

Study found almost twice as many per month in a downturn

4/23/2010
FDA Targets Safety Problems With Infusion Drug Pumps

More than 56,000 reports of problems, 500 deaths have prompted agency to act

4/22/2010
Younger Workers Face Higher Injury, Death Rates

CDC calls on employers to make job settings safer

4/21/2010
Gene-Targeted Therapy Might Help Prevent Paralysis

In rats, approach minimized dangerous bleeding around spinal cord

4/9/2010
Gulf War Syndrome Is Real, But Causes Unclear: Report

IOM panel believes genetic studies may reveal why soldiers from 1991 conflict suffer today

4/9/2010
More Kids Falling Prey to Sports Overuse Injuries

New campaign highlights need for education and prevention

4/6/2010
Most Holiday Injuries to Kids Spurred by Everyday Mishaps

More than 500,000 a year wind up in ER during major U.S. holidays, researchers find

4/4/2010
Weight Training-Related Injuries on the Rise

Most injuries occur when using free weights, not machines, study finds

3/29/2010
Health Tip: Avoid a Runner's Overuse Injury

Take it easy and pace yourself

3/21/2010
Safety Should Be Priority for Those Involved in Kids' Sports

Teamwork between players, parents and coaches can help prevent injuries

3/13/2010
Eye Health and Safety Should Be Job One

Spotlight focuses on work-related risks during Save Your Vision month

3/12/2010
Football Injuries More Likely on Certain Artificial Turf

More players had ligament damage, ankle sprains than on natural grass, study shows

3/11/2010
Pre-Season Test Spots Baseball Pitchers at Risk of Injury

Weakness in rotator cuff a warning sign, but exercise regimens can help, experts say

3/10/2010
Severe Injuries From ATV Accidents on the Rise

Studies found more amputations, spinal injuries among kids who ride them

3/10/2010
Youth Baseball Injuries Becoming More Common

Stretching, rest can ease elbow, shoulder pain that plagues many young players, studies show

3/5/2010
More Info Needed on Problems With Insulin Pumps

Not clear if troubles stem from the devices or patient error, FDA panel says

2/22/2010
Pediatricians Want Redesign of Hot Dogs, Candy to Curb Kids' Choking

New AAP policy also pushes for warning labels on packaging of high-risk foods

2/15/2010
Elevators Can Bring Injury to Seniors

Researcher urges installation of bigger buttons to stop closing doors

2/12/2010
Girl Softball Players Suffering More Shoulder Injuries

Too much throwing, too little conditioning may be to blame, study says

2/11/2010
Fitness a Factor in Snow Shoveling Injuries

Some people just aren't in good enough shape to do it themselves, expert warns

2/3/2010
Wii Popularity Leads to New Kind of Gaming Injury

Instead of hand pain, some injure their feet on Wii boards, report notes

2/3/2010
Tylenol May Protect Kidneys After Severe Muscle Damage

Treatment prevented organ failure in injured rats, study found

1/30/2010
For the Knee, Shoes and Playing Surface Matter

Study finds that cleats and natural grass make the safest combination

1/26/2010
U.S. Bans Texting by Truck and Bus Drivers

Violators using interstate roadways now subject to fines up to $2,750

1/26/2010
In Injury-Prone Soccer, Headers Aren't the Problem

Colliding with other body parts, and the ground, cause more injuries, experts say

1/24/2010
Downhill Sports Can Take a Dangerous Turn

Expert advises skiers, snowboarders to keep alert and wear a helmet

1/22/2010
Even in War Zones, Battle Doesn't Cause Most Injuries

Military needs to treat more conditions before they become severe, expert says

1/20/2010
New Gene ID'd in Brittle Bone Disease

Discovery may shed light on origin of osteogenesis imperfecta, researchers say

1/18/2010
Health Tip: Prevent Injuries From Toys

Help keep your child safe

1/18/2010
Parents Not Taking Concussions Seriously Enough

These injuries can be dire and must be monitored, study says

1/14/2010
Deadly 'Choking Game' Still Common Among Kids

6 percent of those responding to Oregon poll said they tried the dangerous pastime

1/14/2010
Stabilizing Spine May Be Waste of Time in Gun, Knife Victims

Doubled chance of death in those not brought directly to trauma center, study finds

1/14/2010
Haiti Faces Serious Health Risks in Quake's Wake

Lack of medical care, safe drinking water top list of threats, experts say

1/14/2010
1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior

6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

1/13/2010
1/12/2010
FocusDriven Seeks to Crack Down on Distracted Drivers

Federal government, safety group target use of cell phones and texting devices

1/11/2010
Seat Belts, Bike Helmets Go Unused in Movies Aimed at Kids

Hollywood demonstrates safe practices only about half the time, study finds

1/9/2010
Younger Hunters Prey to Treestand Injuries

Safety campaigns could help prevent serious accidents, expert says

1/6/2010
Need a New Hand? One Day, You May Be Able to Regrow One

Research in salamanders is lighting the way to human limb regeneration, scientists say

12/31/2009
Tarantula Owners, Mind Your Eyes

Spider's hairy defense mechanism led to corneal injury in man, report says

12/31/2009
Drinking, Walking on New Year's Eve Risky Business

More pedestrians killed on Jan. 1 than on any other day of the year, research shows

12/30/2009
If Ski Injury Occurs, Plans for Fun Go Downhill Fast

The slopes are no place to get careless about safety, doctor warns