Injury Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/5/2008
Batted Balls Threaten High School Baseball Players

High school athletes should wear head protection, study says

6/4/2008
Cooling May Not Help Injured Brains in Children

Experts say it's too soon to judge this therapy for traumatic brain injury

6/4/2008
Health Tip: Recovering From an Injury

When it's safe to get back in the game

6/3/2008
Health Tip: Symptoms of Computer Strain

Signs that you may have an injury

6/2/2008
Bunk Beds Pose Dangers to Both Kids and Young Adults

National study finds high injury rate calls for increased prevention efforts

5/30/2008
Injury Patterns Similar for 'Circus' Artists, Elite Athletes

Most injuries occurred to muscles, tendons, analysis finds

5/28/2008
Air Bags-Seat Belts Cut Injuries, Deaths, Costs

Study estimates savings of more than $60 million over 11 years

5/15/2008
Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls

After hospital, they're twice as likely to be injured, so prevention strategies are key

5/12/2008
New MRI Technique Detects Subtle Brain Injuries

Changes in water around cells associated with how much patients improved over time

5/10/2008
Protective Eyewear Key to Sports Safety

Kids and pros need to play smart to avoid devastating vision injuries, group says

5/8/2008
TV Coverage of Tragedies Often Lacks Prevention Messages

When police, fire officials interviewed, viewers twice as likely to hear advice

5/7/2008
Virtual Reality Therapy May Help PTSD Patients

Coupled with medication, it helps ease the shock of trauma, study finds

5/7/2008
Health Tip: Good Shoes Can Prevent Falls

Footwear safety for seniors

5/6/2008
Many Teen Drivers Don't Think They're Inexperienced

But a lack of experience can be deadly, say authors of a new survey

4/28/2008
Experimental Blood Substitutes Unsafe, Study Finds

FDA delay in acting on heart hazards might have put some in jeopardy, researchers say

4/25/2008
Health Tip: Caring for a Ruptured Eardrum

Suggestions to help it heal

4/24/2008
Women Risk Bone Loss After Knee Surgery

Prevention of ligament injuries is key, experts say

4/23/2008
Exercise Plays Role in Recovery From Sports Injuries

Expert says goal is to maintain strength, not gain it, while you mend

4/10/2008
Gel Enables Severed Spinal Cord Fibers to Regrow

Works in mice, but human clinical trials could start in several years, study says

4/4/2008
Young Gymnasts Tumbling and Vaulting Their Way to the ER

Injuries send more than 26,000 rushing in for acute care each year, study finds

4/3/2008
Male Partner Violence Hurts Women's Health Worldwide

WHO study finds aftereffects reverberate long after the incidents

4/3/2008
More Than 90,000 U.S. Infants Are Victims of Abuse or Neglect

Effects of maltreatment can damage a child for a lifetime, researchers say

4/2/2008
3/26/2008
Height of Pitcher's Mound Can Strain Shoulders

Major League Baseball study found standard mound might raise risk of stress injuries

3/24/2008
Innovative Care Is Helping Iraq War's Injured Survive

Improvements mean 9 out of 10 with serious trauma live, often with little visible damage, surgeons say

3/21/2008
More Seniors Falling Victim to Escalator Injuries

A doubling of accidents in 15-year span may reflect increasingly mobile lifestyles, experts say

3/20/2008
Trauma Patients Suffer Even 12 Months After Injury

Those with joint and extremity damage had chronic pain lasting years

3/10/2008
New Guidelines Urged for Young Athletes' Neck Injuries

Helmets, pads should be left on, then removed as a unit once patient is stabilized

3/10/2008
First-Time Shoulder Dislocations Helped by Surgery

Arthroscopy kept function at 93% of pre-injury levels among young and active, study finds

3/9/2008
Elbow, Shoulder Injuries Take Heavy Toll on Pro Baseball Players

The majority never return to their pre-injury level, study finds

3/6/2008
2/28/2008
Health Tip: Muscle Injury?

Try the RICE method

2/26/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Runner's Knee

Rest as soon as knee pain starts

2/13/2008
Health Tip: Let Shin Splints Heal

Rest is the best medicine

2/7/2008
Domestic Violence Harms Long-Term Health of Victims

Both women, men suffer more chronic illnesses, practice more risky behaviors

2/5/2008
Brain Injury May Not Erase Long-Term Memory

In study, a new technique helped patients retrieve long-lost details

2/4/2008
New Guideline Urges Screening for Fall Risk

Those with poor balance, dementia, vision loss most in peril, group says

2/3/2008
Toll-Free Hotline to Help Seniors Avoid Falls

National outreach to stress importance of physical activities to improve balance

1/23/2008
Health Tip: Preventing Back Injury

Lifting techniques to help protect the back

1/21/2008
Health Tip: Learning to Use Crutches

Make sure they are correctly sized

1/17/2008
Gene That Creates Cerebral Cortex Discovered

Could led to treatments for neurological damage from injuries, disease

1/17/2008
Minor Leg Injuries Might Boost Blood Clot Risk

Simple damage such as sprain or muscle rupture raised venous thrombosis odds, study says

1/16/2008
Vitamin D May Curb Falls in High-Risk Older Women

Supplementation tied to a 23% reduced risk of falling in winter, spring

1/15/2008
Health Tip: After a Car Accident

Prepare your mind and body to return to the road