Injury Health News

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7/11/2016
Health Tip: Caring for Foot Ulcers

They're common in diabetics

7/11/2016
Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

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

7/8/2016
Are High School Athletes at Risk From Artificial Turf?

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

7/1/2016
Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth

Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

6/29/2016
Concussions Strike 1 in 3 Water Polo Players

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

6/23/2016
Sprained Ankle Could Pose Longer-Term Harms to Health

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

6/22/2016
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

6/17/2016
Better Care Could Cut Deaths From Trauma by 20 Percent: Report

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

6/14/2016
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

5/31/2016
Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

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

5/31/2016
Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care

Those on Medicaid have less access to necessary rehabilitation services, study says

5/26/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Hands While Gardening

Wear gloves, and watch for hazards

5/20/2016
Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries

Study suggests need for 'return-to-learn' guidelines

5/20/2016
Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found

5/13/2016
Health Tip: Recognizing Ankle Sprain

Here are some classic symptoms

5/12/2016
Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

5/12/2016
Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds

Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen

5/2/2016
More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease

Findings don't show direct link to serious injuries, but reassessment of laws needed, researchers say

5/2/2016
Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

4/27/2016
Sleep Doesn't Come Easy to Those With Brain Injuries

And that may affect daytime performance at work or school, research suggests

4/24/2016
Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses

Hardened skin patches often caused by friction, dermatologist says

4/15/2016
Simple Steps Can Keep Lawn Mowing Safe

Before cutting the grass, review these safety tips

4/15/2016
To Be a Safe Boater, Be a Smart Boater

Experts offer tips on how to enjoy the water without risking injury

4/13/2016
Implanted Brain Chip Restores Hand Movement to Quadriplegic Man

Technology bypasses damaged spinal cord to help patient move fingers, hand and wrist

4/11/2016
Cheap Tape May Keep Blisters Off Runners' Feet

Researchers find an easy, effective solution to a perennial problem

4/5/2016
Most Americans Want to Learn How to Help Those Injured in Disasters

Poll found many would assist in stopping bleeding if shootings, accidents occurred

4/4/2016
Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose Dangers

Study found they can stick to food and cause mouth, throat and stomach injuries

3/31/2016
Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds

NFL concussions and ankle injuries more likely in lower temperatures, Canadian researchers say

3/26/2016
Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport

Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

3/4/2016
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

3/3/2016
Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids

Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

2/26/2016
Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child Abuse

California study found hospital admissions for abuse-linked head injuries dropped after policy enacted

2/24/2016
Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

2/11/2016
Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

2/9/2016
Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

2/4/2016
Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's Secrets

Researchers find the insects have remarkable natural defenses

2/4/2016
Head Injuries May Explain Henry VIII's Erratic Behavior, Study Suggests

Jousting-linked brain trauma might have caused damage similar to that affecting football players today

2/3/2016
Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

2/3/2016
Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds

But it's too soon to suggest that people should avoid contact sports, researcher says

2/1/2016
Study: Causes of Gulf War Illness Pinpointed

In most cases, it was exposure to toxins employed by U.S. military, researcher says

1/19/2016
California Sees Doubling of CT Scans for Minor Injuries, Study Finds

Researchers concerned about potentially unnecessary radiation exposure

1/18/2016
Health Tip: Dealing With Mouth Sores

They could signal a health problem

1/8/2016
Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

Training kids to follow the rules may reduce odds of these head injuries, experts say

1/4/2016
College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

1/4/2016
Could Higher Vitamin D Doses Harm Seniors Prone to Falls?

Stick to recommended guidelines, experts say

12/21/2015
Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football

Limiting aggressive tackles one option favored by many, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

12/19/2015
Holiday Luggage Can Be Hazardous to Your Back

Pack lightly and take extra care when lifting, orthopedist group says

12/15/2015
Scans Show Many Injured U.S. Vets May Have Brain 'Scarring'

Injuries largely caused by bombs in war zones, researchers say

12/13/2015
How to Clear Snow Without Getting Hurt

More than 203,000 Americans required treatment for injuries suffered while shoveling snow last year

12/11/2015
Hanging Holiday Lights Holds Hidden Danger, Surgeon Warns

Slips and falls from ladders can result in serious foot and ankle injuries