Trauma News

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7/4/2013
Simple Ways to Prevent Fireworks Injuries

Experts' best advice: Leave lighting to professionals and enjoy the spectacle

7/2/2013
ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study

But experts say all-terrain vehicles are still a big problem for young riders

7/1/2013
Hearing Loss From Explosions May Be Treatable, Mouse Study Hints

Researchers say findings might help people after airbag injuries, bomb blasts

6/28/2013
As Cheerleading Evolves, Injuries Mount

Experts say it's a competitive sport whose athletes need better protection

6/26/2013
Brain Injury May Raise Stroke Risk

Study of more than 1 million people found link but not cause and effect

6/23/2013
Injuries From Ocean Waves More Common Than Thought

Shallow surf can pose real risks, Delaware study finds

6/18/2013
Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study

Preliminary finding suggests mild brain injury triggers long-lasting abnormalities in white matter

6/14/2013
Transplanted Organs Don't Affect Outcomes for Trauma Victims: Study

But there may be a raised risk of organ rejection in months after injuries, researchers warn

6/10/2013
Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk

Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

6/4/2013
Summer Deadliest Time of Year for Teen Drivers

Crashes often linked to distracted driving

5/30/2013
1 in 5 Americans Goes to the ER Each Year: CDC

Report found those on Medicaid were more likely to do so than the uninsured, privately insured

5/24/2013
Sharp Rise in ICU Admissions From U.S. Emergency Rooms

Patients wait an average of five hours in the ER before being admitted to the ICU, study finds

5/22/2013
Abused Children at Risk for Obesity as Adults: Study

They are 36 percent more likely to struggle with weight later in life, researchers report

5/20/2013
Women Less Likely to Get Trauma Center Care After Injury: Study

More research into factors behind trend, effects on outcomes is needed, study author says

5/15/2013
Multiple Head Injuries Raise Soldiers' Suicide Risk, Study Finds

20 percent of those with two or more brain traumas had thoughts of killing themselves

4/29/2013
Sex Lives Often an Overlooked Casualty of Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers say a more holistic approach to therapy would help patients and families

4/23/2013
Severity of Kids' Gun Injuries Getting Worse: Study

10 times more likely to die than those injured in car crashes or falls, researchers say

4/17/2013
Prepared for Trauma, Overwhelmed by Carnage

Hospitals' practice drills provide blueprint, but rapid response to Boston Marathon bombings shows how they really work

4/17/2013
Drunk Driving Not the Only Way Alcohol Leads to Teen Deaths: Study

Two-thirds of underage drinking-related fatalities have nothing to do with a car, MADD reports

4/17/2013
Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless

Tragedies like the Boston bombings require a loving, shared response, experts say

3/12/2013
Brain Imaging Detects Tiny Lesions Related to Mild Injury: Study

Findings could lead to new treatments, researcher says

3/12/2013
Single Concussion May Lead to Lasting Brain Damage

Small study found measurable MRI changes in single-concussion patients

3/8/2013
Newly Hired Emergency Workers Who Witness Trauma May Struggle Afterward

But police, firefighters who had been on job a long time were unaffected

2/11/2013
Little Known on How to Best Help Kids After Trauma

In wake of Newtown shooting, review finds more evidence needed on what to do when children can't cope

2/8/2013
Winter Storm Hazard: Snowblower Injuries

Broken bones, amputation possible if safety precautions not followed, expert warns

1/31/2013
Science Reveals How Owls Avoid Stroke While Rotating Heads

Bone and blood vessel adaptations let the birds escape trauma from such movement

1/24/2013
Turning Tragedy Into Hope for Others With Spinal Cord Injury

Reeve Foundation's Alan Brown, quadriplegic for 25 years, makes case for more research and resources

1/22/2013
Obese Drivers May Be More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

Seat belt positioning could be one reason, study authors say

1/16/2013
Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players

Small studies found more psychological symptoms, brain changes in older ex-athletes with head trauma

1/10/2013
NFL's Seau Had Brain Trauma at Time of Suicide, Report Finds

Not the first pro football player with chronic traumatic encephalopathy to kill himself, neurologist notes

12/31/2012
Another New Year's Hazard: Drunk Walking

Pedestrians with high blood alcohol can end up in the ER, trauma expert warns

12/28/2012
Chronic Worry Linked to Higher Risk of PTSD

People who had anxiety before a traumatic event were more likely to develop stress disorder afterward

12/14/2012
Parents Key to Easing Psychological Impact of Conn. Shootings

Communication can help children, and adults, cope with the senseless tragedy, mental health experts say

12/12/2012
Study Questions Standard of Care for Head Trauma

CT scans, neurological exams worked as well as invasive intracranial pressure monitoring, researchers say

11/29/2012
Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury

But success was temporary in small, early study

11/13/2012
Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?

Small study sees changes in white matter; parents shouldn't worry about their kids, experts say

10/28/2012
Harvest Season Can Be Hazardous for Farmers

ER doctor offers safety advice to avoid traumatic injuries, other health problems

10/16/2012
Pain Level After Car Crash Could Depend on Your Genes, Studies Say

Findings might lead to better treatment for people with less obvious injuries

10/15/2012
Study Shows Bicycle Helmets Save Lives

For cyclists killed in crashes, head injury much more likely among non-helmet wearers

10/12/2012
Parents May Be Taking Concussion Symptoms Too Lightly: Survey

Many don't seek medical evaluation for children or themselves after head injuries

10/12/2012
Consistent Criteria for Sports Concussion Might Aid Diagnosis

Relying on athletes' reported symptoms could miss serious head injuries, study suggests

10/9/2012
Kids With Hemophilia Should Be Active, But Avoid Risky Sports: Study

Non-contact activities safest, allowing children to enjoy exercise, experts say

10/8/2012
Certain Eye Injuries in Kids May Indicate Child Abuse: Study

Retinal imaging could help doctors sort out accidents from purposeful injury

10/1/2012
Child Abuse Injuries Have Risen, Study Finds

Child protective agencies reported decline, but hospital data tell a different story

9/28/2012
New Treatments May Help Restore Speech Lost to Aphasia

Loss of language skills can stem from stroke or other brain damage

9/21/2012
Explosions Are Main Cause of Spine Injuries in U.S. Soldiers

Damage to spinal cord in 17 percent of cases among military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan

8/29/2012
ER Study Shows Drop in Deaths After Trauma Injury

Experts say advances in treatment, better guidelines over past decade may explain trend

8/23/2012
Study of Brain-Injured Man Sheds Light on Self-Awareness

Sense of self not confined to specific region, as previously thought

8/7/2012
Weekends More Fatal for Older Patients With Head Injury: Study

Death risk rose when hospital admission occurred on Saturday, Sunday

8/3/2012
Trauma Patients at Higher Risk of Dying of Hypothermia: Study

Paramedics can help by controlling IV temperature and heating ambulance, researcher says