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Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys

As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death

Good news is that many can be prevented

Study Casts Doubt on Need for Physical Therapy After Ankle Sprain

Rates of 'excellent recovery' similar at 6 months, whether or not the therapy was received

Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries

Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

Health Tip: Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury

Here are common warning signs

More Years Playing Football, Greater Risk of Brain Disease: Study

Researchers track link between concussion-related inflammation and degenerative CTE

Paintball Causes Many Vision-Robbing Eye Injuries

Basketball, baseball and cycling accidents threaten eyes in other ways, study finds

Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix

When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures?

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus

San Francisco patient spent 23 days in hospital after eating super-hot pepper in contest

Leave Those Raking Injuries Behind

Stretch first, pace yourself and remember to stay well-hydrated

A Guide to Coping With Corns and Calluses

Common foot problem can be unsightly, painful and, for some people, dangerous, doctors say

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients?

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life, small study finds

Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans

They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows

Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years

Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

The Football Injuries Most Likely to End an NFL Career

Study found tendon, ligament troubles are hardest to recover from

Concussion Video Kicks Off NFL Season

Sent to every player, it describes return-to-play rules and how to recognize when to seek help

Football Injuries That Can Kill Careers

These NFL injuries affect performance on the field the most, according to new study

Few Young U.S. Burn Patients Transferred to Specialized Centers

Researchers call for clearer guidelines on treatment, follow-up

Injury Risk Spikes While Cancer Patients Seek Diagnosis: Study

Researchers urge greater prevention of medical and drug therapy complications, accidents and self-harm

People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon

Pediatricians' group suggests kids play multiple sports

Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids

Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says

Too often, lens-linked infections lead to corneal scarring and other vision issues, study shows

7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports

Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

Injuries at Indoor Trampoline Parks Jump

Researchers say finding shows need for safety standards

Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet

Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free

What you should know before children participate in youth sports

Would Weaker Beer Help Reduce Alcohol's Harms?

Researchers say drinkers wouldn't notice if alcohol content were reduced, but benefits to health and safety could be big

Don't Shrug Off Shoulder Safety When Playing Summer Sports

Golfing, swimming and volleyball can be especially hard on your upper back and shoulders

Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study

Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

Is Surgery Always Needed for Meniscal Tears of the Knee?

Study suggests exercise will work on its own, but two experts say surgery still has big role to play

Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls

What you can do to remain upright

Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb'

Playing video games hour after hour can trigger repetitive stress injuries, doctors warn

Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You

Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

Health Tip: Caring for Foot Ulcers

They're common in diabetics

Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

Report can't determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses

Are High School Athletes at Risk From Artificial Turf?

Many schools use lower amounts of fake soil as a cost-saving measure, researcher reports

Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth

Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

Concussions Strike 1 in 3 Water Polo Players

Average was just over 2 per person, and study found they were more common among females

Sprained Ankle Could Pose Longer-Term Harms to Health

Study finds link between adult injury, more heart and lung problems later

Australia's Gun Laws Silence Mass Shooters

20 years have passed since the last incident where 5 or more people were killed by gunfire in that country

Better Care Could Cut Deaths From Trauma by 20 Percent: Report

Panel says civilian hospitals should learn from military's success in saving lives

Lift Ban on CDC Research Into Gun Violence, Doctors' Group Says

Orlando massacre is worst of many such tragic incidents, AMA says, and more research is needed

Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

Study finds that most cases are first tended to at doctors' offices, not hospital ERs