Injury Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/1/2006
'Spare Tire' Might Protect Men During Car Accident

A little extra weight may act as padding, study finds -- but only for men

2/28/2006
Rehab Helps Partially Paralyzed Walk Again

Two very different programs work equally well, study finds

2/26/2006
Avoid Olympic-Sized Sports Injury

Proper conditioning, training key to safe winter fun, expert says

2/25/2006
Watch Out for Winter Health Woes

Experts offer tips to safeguard elderly this season

2/24/2006
Health Tip: Seniors Who Exercise

Here's how to prevent injury

2/21/2006
Helmets Make Sense for Skiers, Snowboarders

Study finds 60 percent drop in head injury risk for those using protection

2/20/2006
Poor Suffer Most When Natural Disaster Strikes

South Asian tsunami, Katrina highlight their vulnerability, scientists say

2/20/2006
Many Elderly Women Going Without Bone Density Tests

Study finds low rates of screening despite their high risk of fracture

2/14/2006
2/13/2006
Cheney Hunting Accident Spotlights Safety Issues

Hunters in groups increase chances of mishaps, expert says

2/7/2006
Body Checking Hits Young Hockey Players Hard

High injury risk suggests it should be banned for those under 14, researchers say

2/7/2006
Civil War Vets Suffered Long After Battles Ended

Youngest soldiers in deadliest units had more illnesses, earlier deaths

2/6/2006
Parents' Views on Violence Guide Child's Behavior

Those who spank or support 'fighting back' often raise kids who fight, study found

2/2/2006
Blood Thinner Boosts Elderly Fracture Risk

Long-term warfarin use increased the odds by 25 percent,study found

2/1/2006
Free Hotline Gives Snowboarders, Skiers Safety Tips

Just in time for the Olympics, experts advise thrill-seekers on avoiding injury

1/30/2006
Ice Skating Injuries a Slippery Problem

Slick surface means hands aren't useful in breaking falls, study shows

1/27/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Foods for Baby That Cause Choking

Small, hard objects cause the most damage

1/26/2006
Half of U.S. Workers Face On-the-Job Violence

And the abuse usually comes from customers or clients, survey finds

1/25/2006
Trauma Centers Save More Lives

The findings could help save facilities threatened with closure, experts say

1/21/2006
Snowmobiles Pose Risks for Children

Head and bone injuries, cuts are typical injuries, study finds

1/17/2006
Surgery Not Always the Answer for Hernias

Men with few painful symptoms may want to leave injury alone, study finds

1/15/2006
Wise Words on Wound Care

Cuts, scrapes or open sores -- here are tips to help speed healing

1/14/2006
Give Shoveling Injuries the Heave-Ho

Experts offer safety tips for clearing away the white stuff

1/5/2006
Health Tip: On the Links this Winter?

Here's how to reduce your risk of injury

1/1/2006
Seniors Can Beat Injury This Winter

Hazards do rise, but a few easy steps can keep elderly safe this season

12/25/2005
Safety Can Be the Best Present

Yuletide is prime time for injury, but simple tips can help

12/18/2005
Smart Holiday Shoppers Select Safe Toys

Simple precautions can help parents keep their children from harm

12/16/2005
Robotic Treadmill Helps Partially Paralyzed

Guided walking seems to retrain brain's movement center, study finds

12/13/2005
12/13/2005
Health Tip: Tailbone Trauma Is Where it Really Hurts

Avoid the injury by wearing slip-resistant shoes

12/12/2005
Health Tip: 'Horse' Got Your Leg?

Stretch and massage to comfort a charley horse

12/5/2005
Backpacks A Heavy Burden for Kids

Most are shouldering far too much weight for safety, researchers say

12/5/2005
Marital Squabbles Can Harm Your Health

Conflict-related stress damages wound-healing ability, study finds

12/5/2005
Health Tip: Home Remedies for Finger Injuries

See a doctor if the injury involves a joint or doesn't heal

12/4/2005
'Tis the Season to Keep Pets Safe

Dogs and cats face special hazards, so follow these tips

12/3/2005
Watch Out for Winter Injury

Perhaps the biggest hazard: shovelling snow

12/1/2005
Health Tip: Skateboard Safely

Protect your wrists, ankles and head

11/30/2005
Go-Carts May Speed Kids Toward Injury

They aren't toys, research on accidents shows

11/30/2005
Health Tip: Wear a Helmet

On the field or bike path, it can prevent serious injury

11/29/2005
Health Tip: Keep That Cast Intact

Wet or dirty fingers can prevent injured bones from healing properly

11/29/2005
Health Tip: Don't Be Shocked

Suggestions to prevent electrical injuries

11/28/2005
Health Tip: Snowboard Safely

Always use wrist guards and a helmet

11/22/2005
Health Tip: Protect Your Mouth

Athletes, make sure your mouthguard fits

11/21/2005
Many Docs Don't Document Domestic Violence

Almost one-third make no record of patient's complaint, study finds

11/20/2005
Give Back Strain a Holiday

Tips on staying injury-free from now till New Year's

11/18/2005
Health Tip: If You Need a Walker

Here's how to use one safely

11/8/2005
Child ATV Injuries On the Increase

U.S. study finds a three-year surge in all-terrain vehicle-related trauma

11/8/2005
Pediatrician Counseling Boosts Gun Safety at Home

Parents more likely to lock up firearms after brief intervention, study found

11/4/2005
Health Tip: Stretch Your Back

It's a great way to avoid injury

11/3/2005
Health Tip: Treating Splinters at Home

Here's what parents can do