Injury Health News

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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

8/6/2010
Breast Abscesses Linked to Smoking, Nipple Piercings

Other major risk factors include obesity and diabetes, study shows

8/6/2010
Depression Linked to Slow Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Improving patients' coping skills may speed recovery, researchers suggest

8/5/2010
'Body Checking' Not to Blame for Most Ice Hockey Injuries: Study

The majority of youth players are not hurt intentionally, researchers say

8/3/2010
One Therapy Session in ER Can Cut Teen Violence

Study found quick intervention would prevent one episode for every 10 kids seen

7/26/2010
More Than 70,000 Kids Injured By Medical Devices Each Year

Contact lenses, IV tubes lead list of items causing trips to the ER, study shows

7/25/2010
Playgrounds More Fun When Safety Rules Come Into Play

More than 200,000 U.S. kids go from the playground to the hospital each year, group reports

7/24/2010
Each Summer, Falls Top the List of Ways Kids Get Hurt

Injuries are often 'predictable and preventable,' expert says

7/21/2010
Not Every ACL Tear Needs Early Surgery, Study Suggests

One expert says treatment of the common knee injury is best decided case-by-case

7/20/2010
Patient's 'Lost' Blood Can Be Reused in Trauma Surgery

Process safer, cheaper than using donated blood, study authors say

7/20/2010
Brain Injury May Raise Soldier's Epilepsy Risk

Seizure condition can take years to develop, researchers say

7/19/2010
Parents Can Help Limit Kids' Exposure to Medical Imaging

Expert advises asking some questions before allowing X-rays or CT scans

7/19/2010
Major Leaguers Seem Prone to Injuries in First Half of Season

About three-quarters occur before baseball's All-Star game, research shows

7/7/2010
Best Option for Rotator Cuff Tear May Vary by Patient

Benefits found for different treatment methods, with and without surgery, researchers say

7/6/2010
Health Tip: Use Hand Tools Safely

And help prevent injury

7/6/2010
Mental Health Woes Plague 'Cyberbullies' and Their Victims

Harassment of vulnerable teens via cell phone, Web is a growing problem, experts say

6/25/2010
Thunder Shouldn't Be Ignored, Weather Experts Warn

Safety campaign urges people to get indoors fast, stay there during storms

6/25/2010
Chronic Pain Often Follows U.S. Soldiers Home: Study

Many return from Iraq, Afghanistan with complex conditions, experts say

6/22/2010
Soccer Safety Not Just for the Pros

Even amateurs need to prepare before playing to avoid injury, experts say

6/19/2010
Bump in Head Injury Numbers Linked to Summer Play

Bikes, pools, ball games main reasons for spike between 2008 and 2009, analysis finds

6/12/2010
Lawn Mowers a Real Safety Hazard for Kids

Adults need to enforce rules to prevent injuries in children, experts warn

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