Injury Health News

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12/29/2009
Caution Can Help Keep Elderly Safe During Winter

Hazards exist both indoors and outdoors, experts say

12/21/2009
Texting While Driving Raises Crash Risk Sixfold

While drivers message, distance between cars shrinks and reaction times grow, study finds

12/19/2009
Child Safety Belongs at Top of Holiday Decorating List

Keep ornaments, lights out of reach of little hands

12/15/2009
Patients With Pacemakers Should Avoid MRI Scans

Study examines potential for injury when doctors decide benefits of imaging outweigh the risks

12/15/2009
Playground Surface Plays a Role in Kids' Injuries

Landing on granite sand is deemed safer than wood fiber

12/14/2009
Health Tip: Take Care When Lugging Luggage

Suggestions to help prevent injury

12/14/2009
Many Doctors Unaware of Deadly 'Choking Game'

Dozens of teens have died trying to achieve euphoric state, experts warn

12/10/2009
12/4/2009
Timing of Multiple-Ligament Knee Surgery May Not Matter

Outcomes same whether procedure done immediately or 3 weeks later, study shows

11/30/2009
Med Students Often Fail to Report Needlestick Injuries

Omission leaves them without treatment for blood-borne diseases, researchers say

11/30/2009
Health Tip: Buying a Baby Gate

Suggestions for choosing one that's safe

11/24/2009
Some Prescription Meds May Raise Seniors' Risks of Falling

Caution needed when taking sedatives, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, review finds

11/24/2009
Family Financial Status Affects Child-Care Injury Rates

Kids from less-affluent families are at higher risk, study finds

11/17/2009
Health Tip: Make Your Home Fall-Proof

Keep clutter out of the way

11/9/2009
Hot-Tub Injuries on the Rise

One-quarter of those hurt are under 16, researchers say

11/5/2009
Stem Cells Repair Acute Lung Injury in Mice

Study findings may lead to way to prevent this cause of death in people

10/23/2009
Common Knee Pain May Improve With Therapy

Supervised exercise had better results than wait-and-see approach, researchers say

10/20/2009
Babies Injured in Car Seats Used Outside of Cars

Study found more than 43,000 emergency-room visits during five-year period

10/14/2009
As More Cyclists Hit the Road, Serious Injuries Rise

Helmet use, investment in bike lanes could protect more riders, researchers say

10/6/2009
Burn Rate in Kids Has Dropped, But Still Causes Concern

Youths' thinner skin makes them more susceptible to severe injury, expert says

10/2/2009
Daily Dose of Vitamin D Helps Prevent Falls in Seniors

Supplements of 700 to 1,000 IU linked to reduced risk, study finds

9/30/2009
Dementia Risk Higher for NFL Players

Ex-players aged 30 to 49 are 19 times more likely to have memory problems, survey found

9/25/2009
Alcohol Might Lower Death Rates in Brain Injury Patients

Could have protective effect, but also raises chances of complications, study shows

9/18/2009
Health Tip: Could It Be a Torn Rotator Cuff?

Here are basic warning signs

9/15/2009
Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes

When you need goggles

9/15/2009
Emergency Medical Transport By Air Carries Risks

Stabilization of patients before flight may prevent many adverse events, researchers say

9/15/2009
Not All Kids With Head Injuries Need Brain Scans

Screening could cut down on radiation exposure, researchers say

9/14/2009
3 NFL Stars to Donate Brain Tissue for Trauma Research

Program studies affects of repeated blows to the head

9/11/2009
Young People at High Risk of Death Worldwide

Teens in low- and middle-income countries fare the worst, statistics show

9/10/2009
Girl in Iconic Vietnam War Photo Brings Message of Hope

Kim Phuc, now 46, survived extensive napalm burns to help today's burn survivors

9/3/2009
High School Sports Put Players at Risk for Severe Injuries

More needs to be done to protect young knees, ankles and shoulders, researcher says

9/2/2009
Safety Should Be the Goal for Football Players

Good coaching, right equipment can prevent serious head and neck injuries, doctors say

8/28/2009
Scans Shed New Light on Concussions

Technology helps detect hidden brain damage, study shows

8/10/2009
Health Tip: Staying Safe on the Playground

Suggestions to prevent injury

8/3/2009
Crucial Finding Advances Spinal Cord Injury Research

Scientists guide axons to re-form nerve connections in rats

8/3/2009
Gym Class Injuries Up 150 Percent

Lack of movement skills increase the risk of trouble, expert says

7/28/2009
Blue Dye Halts Worsening Paralysis in Animal Study

Discovery could lead to new treatments for people with spine injuries

7/21/2009
Health Tip: Saying Yes to Yoga?

Follow these suggestions to prevent injury

7/14/2009
Repair ACL Injuries in Young Athletes Quickly

Postponing surgery can lead to more problems, study finds

7/14/2009
7/13/2009
Bathtub Accidents Injure 43,000 U.S. Kids Each Year

Manufacturers need to make tubs more slip-resistant, experts say

7/11/2009
Type of Knee Surgery Makes Difference in Football Career

Meniscus repair may cut playing time more than ACL reconstruction, findings show

7/10/2009
Shoulder Surgery Helps Athletes Get Back in the Game

Total joint replacement doesn't keep most people sidelined for long, study shows

7/6/2009
Health Tip: Wear a Helmet

If you're at risk of head injury

7/3/2009
Put Safety First on the 4th

Follow these tips to avoid fireworks hazards

7/2/2009
6/21/2009
Don't Get Lazy About Lawn-Mower Safety

Experts offer tips to avoid mowing-related hazards

6/9/2009
Computers Causing Injuries in the Home

Falling monitors, dangerous wires a growing risk, especially for kids, study shows

6/6/2009
Good Golf Form Can Improve Game and Prevent Pain

Experts offer tips to minimize golf-related injuries

6/4/2009
Researchers Detect Blood-Clotting Mechanism

Finding could help those with potentially deadly conditions