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Sleep Might Help Deepen Traumatic Memories

Staying awake after disturbing event weakened emotional response upon recall, study found

'Exoskeleton' Helps Paralyzed Stand, Take Steps

More research needed to see if it strengthens muscles, experts say

Most Adults With Facial Disfigurement Adapt Psychologically

Study found some depression, anxiety in those with congenital disfigurement

Parents Speak Out on Catastrophic Youth Sports Injuries

Certified athletic trainers should be present on sidelines, they say

Adversity, Trauma May Boost Mental Toughness

Living through difficulty -- up to a point -- can build resiliency, study shows

Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds

Condition can be deadly for U.S. troops evacuated from Iraq, Afghanistan

Could Soccer 'Headers' Cause Brain Injury?

MRI study suggests repetitive hits might be harmful, but more research needed

Racism's Mental Toll May Explain Some Health Disparities

Psychological responses to racism among U.S. blacks similar to those associated with trauma, study finds

Newer Blood Thinner May Pose Danger to Trauma Patients

Pradaxa has caused severe bleeding problems that can't be reversed, trauma surgeon says

Routine Head Hits in Sports May Injure Brain, Experts Warn

Scans of young athletes reveal concussion-like damage from repeated mild blows

Brain Study Suggests Some Vegetative Patients Are Aware

EEG technology might one day lead to way to communicate to the outside world, researchers say

Past Trauma May Contribute to Bowel Disorder

Many people with irritable bowel syndrome have suffered stressful events over many years, study finds

Children With Head Injuries Can Face Lifetime of Problems

Study documents persistent skill deficits two years after moderate or severe trauma

Car Crash Injury Risk Greater for Women Drivers: Study

Their smaller size, preferred seating posture may make them more vulnerable

Kids' Sledding Mishaps Can Cause Serious Head Trauma

Campaigns to encourage helmet use needed, researcher says

Fewer Than Half of Kids Hurt in Car Crashes Wearing Seat Belts

Black, Hispanic and Native American children less likely to buckle up, study says

White Kids More Likely to Get CT Scans After Head Trauma

Differences only found among blacks, whites, Hispanics in low-risk cases

Survival Less Likely for Black Victims of Assault, Study Finds

Racial disparities seen in death rates for trauma center patients with gun, knife, blunt injuries

Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary

Children at 4 times the risk of being hit by a car on Oct. 31 than any other night, experts warn

More Americans Face Longer Trips to ER

Closures affect disproportionate numbers of minorities, the poor, uninsured, study says

Hospitals Serving More Minorities Have Higher Trauma Death Rate

New study suggests insurance, funding issues may be the culprit

Heavy Drinking Ups Odds of Death in House Fire

Roughly 60% of fire victims were intoxicated, Australian study finds

9/11 Left Permanent Scars on the American Psyche

A moment in history unlike any other, experts say

For Many Americans, 9/11 Worries Still Dominate

Concern about family and friends, fear of flying and anxiety top the list, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

Psychic Wounds Last for Those Touched by 9/11

Psychologists expect renewed emotional turmoil as 'anniversary reactions' take hold

Traffic Safety Should Be Among First Lessons in New School Year

Experts give tips for avoiding car accidents while walking to school

Many Use ER for Routine Follow-Up Care After Hospital Discharge

Uninsured, publicly insured most likely to misuse emergency department for minor issues, study says

Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids

Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges

Cooling Soldiers With Combat Injuries May Improve Survival

Heat stress, blood loss could lead to deadly drop in blood pressure, study finds

New Strategy Trains All Soldiers in Trauma Care

The goal: Saving more lives on the battlefield

Planning Ahead Can Reduce Back-to-School Stress

Kids who take more than two weeks to adjust may have an underlying issue, expert says

Brain Injury Appears to Boost Stroke Risk

First three months after trauma may be period of greatest concern, study says

Medieval Armor Drained Soldier's Energy, Study Finds

Heavy steel body armor interfered with soldiers' ability to breathe during battle, researchers say

Ex-NFL Players May Face Higher Brain Damage Risk, Study Says

But there's no proof of cause-and-effect, experts say, calling for more research

Windows Pose Safety Risk for Young Children, Experts Warn

Simple tips can help parents, caregivers prevent potentially fatal falls

Golf-Cart Head Injuries on the Upswing, Study Finds

Researchers surprised to find alcohol involved in many cases

Even One Glass of Beer, Wine Boosts Car Crash Risk: Study

'Buzzed' drivers more likely to speed, neglect seat-belts and be in the striking vehicle, results show

Adults Reminded to Keep Kids Away From Lawn Mowers

Accidents can be devastating for children, but they are also preventable, expert says

Kids With Minor Head Injury May Not Need Hospitalization

OK to discharge most children with normal CT scan after minor blunt trauma, study suggests

Distracted Driving May Be Rising Despite State Laws

Compiling, comparing legislation might help find best way to curb texting, talking, researchers say

Migraine Plus PTSD 4 Times More Likely in Men: Study

Type, timing of trauma may play role in migraine-PTSD connection, researchers say

Women Exposed to Combat Trauma as Resilient as Men: Study

Female military personnel experience PTSD, depression at similar rate as men

Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

College football, soccer players show signs of decreased brain function after head injury: study

Hi-Tech Scan Detects Soldiers' Head Injuries

Could one day lead to better treatment for those who suffer less-severe harm, study says

Spinal Stimulation Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Movement

If replicated, procedure may eventually help others with spine injuries

Spring Cleaning Lands Many Americans in Hot Water

Doctor provides tips on how to avoid some pitfalls associated with the season

Child's Head Injury Doesn't Always Need CT Scan: Study

Observing child in ER can minimize radiation exposure without compromising care, researchers say

What's Good for Your Heart Is Good for Your Brain

Neurosurgeon offers advice for protecting the brain from injury, disease

Military Personnel With Mental Woes Before Deployment at Higher PTSD Risk

About 3 percent had PTSD, depression or another anxiety syndrome before going overseas, study says