Injury Health News

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5/19/2014
Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds

Researchers urge doctors to consider possibility of renal trauma in these cases

5/17/2014
Hips Pivotal in Avoiding Elbow Injuries While Pitching

Limited hip motion might put elbows at risk, study finds

5/16/2014
Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds

Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

5/15/2014
As Summer Arrives, CDC Offers Pool Chemical Safety Tips

Injuries can occur when people ignore instructions or get careless with these hazardous products

5/12/2014
Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Linger Long After Injury: Study

Emotional symptoms may last for weeks, researchers report

5/2/2014
Trampolines Linked to More Than 1 Million ER Visits Over a Decade

Study finds cost of those injuries topped $1 billion

5/1/2014
Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC

Exercise, physical therapy may help by improving balance, strength and gait, researchers say

4/30/2014
Doctors Regrow Large Areas of Muscle Lost in Injured Soldiers

Trauma patients regained some function in severely damaged legs with first-time procedure

4/30/2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men

In small Canadian study, 70 percent of such injuries occurred during childhood or teen years

4/24/2014
Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC

There were 113 ladder-related deaths, more than 34,000 ER-treated injuries in 2011 alone

4/23/2014
People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

4/23/2014
Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study

Many high school athletes assessed for sprains, strains outside the hospital

4/23/2014
Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury

Is the child in pain while exercising?

4/17/2014
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

4/17/2014
Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review

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

4/16/2014
Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

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

4/14/2014
Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study

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

4/10/2014
Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success

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

4/7/2014
Stress Hormone May Drive Risk-Taking by Teen Motorists

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

4/4/2014
Few Good Resources on Self-Harm Exist Online, Study Finds

Misleading information could affect treatment decisions, researchers say

3/27/2014
Health Tip: Stay Comfortable in a Cast

Apply ice if you need it

3/14/2014
'Extreme Sports' Linked to 40,000 Head and Neck Injuries Per Year

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

3/13/2014
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

3/13/2014
Trauma Center Closures Tied to Higher Death Risk for Injured Patients

California study suggests longer travel time makes a difference

3/10/2014
Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition

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

3/6/2014
Texting While Walking Often Leads to Injuries: Expert

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

3/5/2014
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

2/26/2014
Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines

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

2/24/2014
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

2/21/2014
Modern War Wounds Can Devastate Vets' Sexual, Emotional Health

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

2/18/2014
Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures

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

2/18/2014
2/17/2014
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

2/13/2014
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

2/10/2014
Health Tip: Storing Toys

Prevent injuries by putting toys away

2/10/2014
Health Tip: Trampoline Injuries

Here's how kids can get hurt

2/9/2014
Cat Bites May Lead to Serious Infections, Hospitalizations

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

2/7/2014
Survival Rates Similar After Accidents, Acts of Violence: Study

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

2/5/2014
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

2/2/2014
A Survival Guide for Winter's Threats

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

1/31/2014
1/29/2014
New 'Bioengineered Skin' Gets Closer to the Real Thing

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

1/28/2014
Sleep Apnea Common After Spinal Cord Injury, Study Finds

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

1/28/2014
Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

Rates rising fastest among seniors, study finds

1/27/2014
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

1/27/2014
Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study

Nearly a third of these shootings are accidental, study finds

1/26/2014
'Plays at the Plate' Riskiest for Pro Baseball Players

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

1/24/2014
Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football

Wrestling was distant second in large study of interscholastic sports

1/23/2014
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

1/20/2014
Concussions Common in Middle School Girls Playing Soccer: Study

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