Injury Health News

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10/5/2015
Zip Line Injuries on the Rise

Increasing popularity of the adventure sport brings increase in ER visits, study finds

9/30/2015
Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion

Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report

9/30/2015
U.S. Combat Deaths Declined Under 'Golden Hour Policy': Study

Under 2009 Pentagon rule, injured soldiers must be transported to treatment centers within 60 minutes

9/29/2015
Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

Three-fourths of injuries occurred when children weren't closely supervised, study finds

9/17/2015
Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers

Researchers say it's a risk factor for death and disability that can be controlled

9/15/2015
MRI Helps Detect Brain Bleeding Soon After Traumatic Brain Injury

Military study suggests patients might get better, more timely treatments if scans are done promptly

9/15/2015
Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS Workers

The longer they work, the greater their risk, observational study shows

9/6/2015
Sports Medicine Docs Offer Safety Tips for Young Athletes

Children should ease back into activity, wear properly fitted safety gear and stay hydrated

9/1/2015
More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

8/30/2015
Start Your Hike on the Right Foot With Proper Footwear

Expert gives tips on avoiding and dealing with injury

8/27/2015
Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says

8/25/2015
Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

Those not concerned about meeting 'male ideals' were least likely to assault others

8/19/2015
Health Tip: Minimize Scarring

Take care of open wounds

8/18/2015
Gender Doesn't Influence Hamstring Strain Recovery Time

Study finds male, female college soccer players get better in about a week

8/17/2015
Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

8/13/2015
U.S. Bike Deaths Fall for Kids, But Rise for Adults

More men are switching to bicycles to commute, run errands, which may explain these trends

8/6/2015
Over 4 Million Americans Say They've Driven Drunk in Prior Month: CDC

Typical drunk driver is a young male with a history of binge drinking, survey shows

7/31/2015
Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

He traveled 20 miles to hospital with object in place, doctors say injury missed major blood vessels and airway

7/31/2015
Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

Device compares favorably to surgically implanted option, researchers say

7/30/2015
7/27/2015
Health Tip: Triggers of Swimmer's Ear

When moisture is trapped inside

7/15/2015
Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed

Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says

7/13/2015
Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

7/13/2015
U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

7/10/2015
7/8/2015
Muscle Strength Fades After Just Two Weeks of Inactivity

Study shows it takes much longer to regain lost power

7/3/2015
Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

7/3/2015
Health Tip: Should I Bandage a Wound?

Severity, size and location will help determine answer

6/23/2015
'Skinny Jeans' Linked to Woman's Nerve Damage

After spending the day squatting in too-tight pants, she temporarily couldn't walk

6/17/2015
Brain Injury May Hurt Job Prospects of U.S. Veterans

Employment gap widens over time, study finds

6/15/2015
Which Candidate? Study Examines the Voter's Brain

One neurological area seems key to making complex decisions at the ballot box

6/15/2015
Dermatologist's Tips for Reducing Scars After Cuts, Scrapes

Keep injury clean and moist with petroleum jelly to minimize skin damage

6/15/2015
U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

6/9/2015
Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

6/5/2015
Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries

Accidents often happen during supervised activities, experts warn

5/27/2015
Health Tip: Avoiding Overuse Injury

Vary your exercise routine

5/13/2015
Abnormal Test Results in Hospital Signal Raised Kidney Injury Risk

Research finds other risk factors include diabetes, being older, male or black

5/12/2015
Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

5/7/2015
Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

5/2/2015
Mow With Safety in Mind

Expert offers tips on avoiding injury when cutting the grass

5/1/2015
Kids' Eye Injuries From Air, BB and Paintball Guns on the Rise

Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012

4/23/2015
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Hip Strain?

Athletes are considered at higher risk

4/13/2015
Muscle Strength Helps Baseball Pitchers Avoid Injury

Researchers use computer simulation to show what contributes to elbow problems

4/10/2015
Ease Back Into Springtime Sports, Doctor Cautions

Sports medicine specialist offers tips to help keep teens and adults moving

4/7/2015
Be Careful With That Eyeliner

Applying it to the inner lid raises risk of particles getting into eye, possible vision problems

4/7/2015
As the Weather Warms, Avoid Gardening's Pitfalls

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers safety tips

4/4/2015
Year-Round Baseball Leads to More Youth Injuries, Study Says

Elbow ligament tears more common in South than North

4/3/2015
Faster, Taller Youth League Pitchers May Face Greater Risk of Injury

Playing on multiple teams can also harm young arms, study suggests

4/1/2015
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

3/30/2015
Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study

Adding special procedure during operation loosened joint, reduced risk of re-tears