Injury Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/22/2002
New Car Seats Prevent Whiplash

Innovations coincide with U.S. plans for better seat construction

10/17/2002
Roller Coasters Don't Scramble Your Brain

But a U.S. lawmaker wants to regulate the thrill rides

10/15/2002
Potatoes Stem Bleeding

A powder made from the vegetable works best at clotting blood during operations

10/1/2002
Doctors Likelier to Suspect Minorities of Child Abuse

More tests ordered, authorities told when kid breaks bone

9/19/2002
This CD Could Save Your Child's Life

Doctors get guidance on how to be prepared for emergencies in the office

8/20/2002
Don't Pooh Pooh Kids' Pain

If a child complains, feel his/her pain

8/17/2002
Getting Ready for That First Down

Expert offers tips on avoiding football injuries

8/15/2002
Counting Money Can Be a Pain

Some tips to avoid injury

7/28/2002
Growing Your Own Cartilage

Scientists tout easier, cheaper method of repairing damaged tissue

7/26/2002
Injuries Top Kids' Medicaid Bills

Falls, burns, poisonings lead the list, Johns Hopkins study says

7/19/2002
Feel the Burn, Fill Out the Form

Online survey collects information about weight-training injuries

7/18/2002
Exercise Prevents Falls by Elderly

One-third of Americans over 65 experience a fall in any given year

7/4/2002
Leave Fireworks to the Pros

Experts offer safety advice for the Fourth of July

6/19/2002
Umbilical Cord Blood May Aid Recovery From Brain Damage

Tests on rats showed improvement in neurological and motor functions

5/26/2002
A Pitch for Preventing Kids' Baseball Injuries

Children can suffer elbow and shoulder injuries if they throw too many pitches

5/15/2002
Aloe Allure

It's good for more than just burns

4/23/2002
Booze Throws Blood Pressure for a Loop

Even minor injury impairs ability to maintain normal pressure

4/10/2002
Enzyme May Clear Path for Nerve Growth in Injured Spine

Study in rats points to potential human therapy

3/7/2002
3/4/2002
Don't Monkey Around at a Playground

Some stats on monkey bar injuries