Injury Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/22/2008
Sexual Dysfunction Common a Year After Major Trauma

Rate double that for healthy patients, regardless of gender, site of injury, study says

10/16/2008
'Bug Bombs' Causing Injury

466 cases, including one baby's death, are linked to the repellent 'foggers,' U.S. report finds

10/16/2008
Travel Was as Dangerous 500 Years Ago as Today: Study

Changing modes of transport have had little effect on unintentional injuries

10/13/2008
Lack of Insurance Raises Abused Babies' Death Risk

Poorer access to care may play a role, experts say

10/10/2008
Health Tip: Coping With Epilepsy

Help protect yourself in the event of a seizure

10/7/2008
Early Mobility Best for ICU Patients

Getting out of bed sooner helped quality of life after discharge, study finds

10/7/2008
Microwaves a Menace for Young Kids

Scalds, resulting in serious injuries, can occur, study finds

10/3/2008
Study Questions Guidelines on Immunizations

Researchers suggest needles used on kids are sometimes too long

9/27/2008
Fall Sports Peak Time for Lower Leg Damage

Sprains, fractures, turf toe most common injuries, but warm-ups, proper gear cut risks

9/24/2008
Health Tip: Choosing a Knee Brace

Which type is best for you?

9/21/2008
Fall Cleanup Is a Prime Time for Accidents

Whether it's raking leaves or climbing ladders for repairs, work safe

9/20/2008
Sports Eye Injuries Leading Cause of Blindness in Youths

But safety glasses can cut injury risk by 90%, vision expert says

9/17/2008
Team Tracks Cell That May Repair Skeletal Muscle Damage

Mouse study confirms stem cells surrounding fibers can repopulate and help heal injury

9/12/2008
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries

September is vision safety awareness month, and group offers tips to prevent accidents

9/10/2008
9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years

Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

9/8/2008
Fall Risk Higher in Older Women Who Sleep Less

And medications do little to influence the link, study finds

9/8/2008
Kids' Eye Injuries From Golf Clubs Rare But Severe

Most hurt by other children wielding club while playing away from course, study says

9/3/2008
Health Tip: Know the Signs of Concussion

See your doctor following a head injury

8/25/2008
Cheerleading Causes Majority of Female Athlete Injuries

Catastrophic damage blamed on gymnastic-type stunts now common in routines, study says

8/21/2008
Text-Messaging Injuries Blamed on Distraction

Inattentiveness contacting others can lead to injuries, death while walking or driving

8/18/2008
Antidepressant Use Tied to Poorer Driving

But experts aren't sure if the pills, or underlying depression, are to blame

8/17/2008
Pack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists

Orthopedic doctor offers tips on how to choose and use the proper backpack

8/14/2008
Safety Triggers, Training Cut Nail Gun Injuries

Study urges more regulation of tools responsible for more than 35,000 ER visits yearly

8/13/2008
Health Tip: Something in Your Eye?

How to get it out safely

8/4/2008
Diving Accidents Common Among U.S. Kids

About 6,500 kids seen in ERs each year, study finds

8/2/2008
Orthopedic Surgeons Weigh in on Pool Safety

Fractures, sprains and strains result from ignoring common-sense precautions, group says

7/31/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Back Injury

Suggestions on how to lift things properly

7/22/2008
Spinal Cord Stem Cells May Act as Nerve Repair System

Grown in lab, then returned to body, they could lead to nonsurgical treatments

7/21/2008
Hybrid Cars Pose Risk to Blind, Visually Impaired

Virtually silent engines remove key cue to safety; group seeks legislative help

7/19/2008
Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly

Not all homes are the same, but common sense measures can reduce the risk, expert says

7/15/2008
Health Tip: Toddler-Proof Your Home

Protect your child from injury

7/14/2008
Elbow Injuries on Rise Among Young Athletes

But surgery helps them return to prior playing level 83% of time, report shows

7/12/2008
Summer Is Peak Time for Lightning Strikes

The rule of thumb? 'When thunder roars, go indoors'

7/11/2008
Trauma Center Counseling Reduces Kids' Repeat Injuries

Emergency department 'teachable moments' remembered well by parents, youngsters, study finds

7/10/2008
ACL Reconstruction With Cadaver Tissue Risky in Younger Patients

Failure rate after surgery as high as 24% in middle-age patients, study shows

7/7/2008
Health Tip: Safety on Wheels

Prevent injuries from roller sports

7/5/2008
How to Stay Out of the ER This Summer

Common sense and caution guarantee outdoor fun stays healthy, expert says

7/4/2008
On Independence Day, Think Fireworks Safety First

Experts say leave the July 4 celebrations to the pros

7/3/2008
Playing It Safe With High School Sports

Coaches, athletic trainers focus on prevention, better treatment for young athletes

6/30/2008
Health Tip: Wear Eye Protection

Prevent injury during work and play

6/27/2008
Golf Cart Injuries Give Rise to Calls for Regulation

Study finds safety standards needed, especially for use on public roads

6/26/2008
6/24/2008
Senior Falls Can Lead to Brain Injury

They resulted in 8,000 deaths, 56,000 hospitalizations for those 65 and older, CDC reports

6/20/2008
Worldwide War Deaths Underestimated

Three times as many killed as once thought in 50 years of conflicts, new analysis suggests

6/19/2008
Crop Workers Have Highest Heat-Related Death Rate

CDC finds mostly foreign-born farm workers had rate 20 times higher than general work force

6/17/2008
Type, Severity of Iraq War Injuries Change Over Time

Insurgents' explosive devices killing more soldiers, leaving injured with more wounds, study says

6/16/2008
Don't Let Injury Spoil Outdoor Summer Fun

Preventing problems requires preparation, planning and anticipating trouble, experts say

6/13/2008
Repeat Teen Self-Cutters Likely to Engage in Risky Sex

Only 39% said they used condoms consistently in previous 90 days, study finds

6/12/2008
Pennsylvania Injuries Rise After Repeal of Helmet Law

Study finds 32% increase in motorcyclists' head trauma deaths since law revoked in 2003

6/5/2008
Hispanic Workers Dying at Higher Rates Than Others

Language, literacy barriers cited, particularly in construction jobs, CDC reports