Injury Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/16/2003
Women's Knees Weaker in Certain Sports

They're eight times more likely than men to injure ligament when jumping or pivoting

5/12/2003
A Pitch for Kid-Friendly Baseball

Precautions such as softer balls, face guards can reduce injuries

5/7/2003
Home Not Always a Safe Haven for Children

It's the single most common location for injuries, study finds

5/1/2003
Estrogen Has Healing Powers

Hormone plays major role in mending of wounds

5/1/2003
Quake Warning System May Buy Precious Time

It can sound alarm up to 40 seconds before ground moves

4/28/2003
Top Health Officials Take Aim at Injuries

Prevention is focus of national conference

4/28/2003
Concussions Leave Pro Football Players at Risk of Depression

The more the concussions, the greater the risk

4/22/2003
Simple Exercise Can Bring Seniors Back in Balance

Inexpensive program improves strength, protects against falls

4/20/2003
Play It Safe

Simple precautions can prevent injuries to young athletes

4/12/2003
Keeping Kids' Hands Out of the Fire

Tips to protect your children from kitchen burns

4/12/2003
Cycling to Safety

Here's how to ensure the ride is smooth and danger-free

4/11/2003
Stay Safe With Spring and Summer Sports

Experts offer tips for children as they hit the playing fields

4/9/2003
Foot Support for Sports

Textured insoles may help reduce foot and ankle injuries

4/3/2003
Even Level Ground Poses Fall Risk for Elderly

Report: Most who suffer brain injuries aren't on elevated surfaces

4/3/2003
Calling Pitchers' Injuries Early in the Game

Researchers hope to use ultrasound to spot clues to career-ending torn elbow ligaments

4/2/2003
Alternative Medicine a Plus for Brain Injuries

Many with head traumas try complementary therapies, but don't tell doctors

4/1/2003
Brain Can Regroup After Injury

It can reorganize functions to regain normal motor function, study finds

3/29/2003
Spring Cleaning Has its Dangers

Follow these home and garden safety tips

3/23/2003
Cross-Country Running Hard on the Legs

Here's how to avoid injuries while trekking across rough terrain

3/22/2003
Go Easy on That Elbow

Tennis and golf enthusiasts aren't the only ones struck by elbow pain

3/16/2003
Cheerleading Can Be Dangerous

Sport can lead to back, shoulder and leg injuries

3/9/2003
Women's Basketball Tears Up the Knees

ACL injuries much higher among female hoopsters than their male counterparts

3/8/2003
Seniors Should Watch Their Step

Falls a major health risk for older Americans

3/6/2003
Loved Ones Provide Guns in School Shootings

More than half in homicides obtained at home or a friend or relative

2/17/2003
Flying After Scuba Diving

Wait at least 12 hours before you fly

2/4/2003
Colonoscopy Riskier Than Sigmoidoscopy

Study finds colon perforation more common in more thorough exam

2/4/2003
Take Me Out of the ER

Softer balls, helmets with face guards can cut Little League injuries, study finds

2/3/2003
Kids With ADHD Suffer More Injuries

They have a higher rate of broken bones, burns, concussions

1/30/2003
Caution With Crutches

Prevent chaffing and muscle weariness

1/29/2003
Breath of Fresh Air for Hard-to-Heal Wounds

Topical oxygen therapy is an effective treatment

1/25/2003
Play It Safe With Snowboarding

Make sure you're fit and your equipment is in top shape

1/21/2003
Saving Face

Seatbelts and airbags reduce risk of facial fractures

1/19/2003
Lift With Care

Protect your back while lugging all the luggage around the airport

1/19/2003
Slip Sliding Away

Reduce your risk of falling on ice

1/16/2003
Soccer Headgear Offers Little Protection

Study finds padded bands don't help when heading the ball

1/16/2003
Strokes Can Strike at Balance

That can make dressing dangerous for stroke survivors, study finds

1/11/2003
Winter Full of Risks for Seniors

Bad weather, flu season combine to make daily life dangerous for the elderly

1/6/2003
Database on Gun Injuries Divulges Health Costs

Researchers say it also shows impact of guns on society

1/6/2003
Sore Backs at Back of Pack in Backpack Injuries

Study: Kids likelier to get hurt falling over them

12/18/2002
Inhaled Steroids Can Lead to Falls Among Elderly

Hip fracture risk increases with use of asthma drug

12/14/2002
Hit the Gym Before You Hit the Slopes

Proper conditioning will help prevent injuries when downhill skiing

12/11/2002
Amputation Not Preferred for Bad Leg Injury

Study finds those with reconstructed limbs do just as well

12/8/2002
Snowboard Safely

Take precautions with this popular sport

12/2/2002
Eye Injuries

Emergency treatment

11/29/2002
Ankle Sprains

Treatment tips

11/28/2002
Head Injuries

Know when they're serious

11/26/2002
Hair Dryer Hazards

Safety tips for handling hair dryers

11/3/2002
Protect Those Young Heads Out on the Slopes

Get lids on your kids when they ski

11/2/2002
Sledding to Safety

Tips on avoiding injuries while coasting down the hill

10/24/2002
Pumping Iron Differs Between Genders

Women and men take different precautions during weight training