Injury Health News

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Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury

Is the child in pain while exercising?

Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'

Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review

5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest

Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study

British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning

Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success

And limiting focus can result in more harm than good, researchers say

Stress Hormone May Drive Risk-Taking by Teen Motorists

Study found those with lower cortisol levels were more likely to crash

Few Good Resources on Self-Harm Exist Online, Study Finds

Misleading information could affect treatment decisions, researchers say

Health Tip: Stay Comfortable in a Cast

Apply ice if you need it

'Extreme Sports' Linked to 40,000 Head and Neck Injuries Per Year

Study finds skateboarding, snowboarding lead the pack in number of trauma cases

Overdoses, Cellphone-Linked Car Crashes Among Top Causes of Fatal Injury in U.S.

National Safety Council report also cites increasing numbers of falls among elderly

Trauma Center Closures Tied to Higher Death Risk for Injured Patients

California study suggests longer travel time makes a difference

Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition

Expert says thousands of college students injured each year after drinking too much, and some die

Texting While Walking Often Leads to Injuries: Expert

Distraction causes people to fall down stairs, step into traffic, trauma doctor says

For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study

They were more likely to have physical and emotional problems later in life than non-athletes, researchers found

Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines

Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report

Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors

Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

Modern War Wounds Can Devastate Vets' Sexual, Emotional Health

Blast injuries to groin on the rise and confer special hardships for soldiers, experts say

Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures

Study found they were more likely to have complex 'type-3' breaks than normal-weight kids

Football Helmets Not Much Protection Against Hits to Side of the Head: Study

Only reduced chances of brain injury by 20 percent in crash test dummy trial

Head, Neck Injury May Triple Younger People's Risk for Stroke

Tears in vessels may be partially to blame, but the exact link is unclear, researchers say

Health Tip: Storing Toys

Prevent injuries by putting toys away

Health Tip: Trampoline Injuries

Here's how kids can get hurt

Cat Bites May Lead to Serious Infections, Hospitalizations

Felines' sharp teeth can inject harmful bacteria deep into joints and tissue, doctors warn

Survival Rates Similar After Accidents, Acts of Violence: Study

Cause of traumatic injuries not necessarily related to likelihood of survival, surgeon says

Ready to Get in Shape? Ease Into Exercise, Experts Say

Check-ups, warm-ups and mixing up your routine are among the tips offered by athletic trainers

A Survival Guide for Winter's Threats

Docs offer tips for avoiding injuries while shoveling snow, walking on icy sidewalks and streets

New 'Bioengineered Skin' Gets Closer to the Real Thing

Successfully tested on rats, the lab-grown product has blood and lymph vessels, scientists say

Sleep Apnea Common After Spinal Cord Injury, Study Finds

Injured patients should undergo evaluation for diagnosis of the breathing disorder, researchers say

Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

Rates rising fastest among seniors, study finds

Cops on Night Shift at Higher Risk of Serious Injury: Study

Long-term leave tripled for those working 11 p.m. to 8 a.m., study finds

Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study

Nearly a third of these shootings are accidental, study finds

'Plays at the Plate' Riskiest for Pro Baseball Players

MLB considering rule to ban these collision-causing encounters at home plate

Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football

Wrestling was distant second in large study of interscholastic sports

Most Crash Victims Don't Plan to Sue: Study

Only 17 percent of drivers with hurt necks or other body parts had contacted a lawyer within six weeks

Concussions Common in Middle School Girls Playing Soccer: Study

Many continue to play through symptoms, increasing risk of second injury, experts say

Despite New Rules, Injuries Still Costly for NHL, Study Finds

Added safety measures appear necessary to protect hockey players' health

Walk, But Stay Safe: Tips for Pedestrians

Use crosswalks, beware at intersections, carry flashlights at night, CDC advises

Brain Injuries May Raise Risk of Early Death

Researchers find second head injury, suicide and assault are the main causes

Assaults at Schools Send 90,000 Kids to ER Each Year: Study

Number of intentional injuries is 'concerningly high,' researcher says

Ease Into a Workout Program to Prevent Injuries

Doctors give safety tips for weight-lifting and other regimens

Certain Childhood Fractures May Signal Low Bone Density: Study

Doctors urged to consider level of trauma causing injury

Dietary Supplements Can't Treat or Cure Concussions: FDA

Agency tells consumers to ignore manufacturer claims and 'walk away' from these products

Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?

Researchers launch long-term study of these intense runners

Avoiding Injury During Winter Sports

Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating are common causes of sprains, dislocations, fractures

Get Fit Before You Hit the Slopes

Endurance training cuts chances of falls, injuries, sports medicine doc says

When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun

Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says

Agency explains how to reduce potential for falling or being trapped