Trauma News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/18/2011
Study Finds Widespread Trauma in Wake of BP Oil Spill

Discovery indicates need for broader outreach to victims of environmental disasters, expert says

2/14/2011
Nonmilitary More Likely to Return to War Zone After Psych Condition

Researcher suggests more focus on medical issues facing civilian workers

2/13/2011
Quick, Simple Test Can Detect Concussion in Athletes

Screening superior to other sideline tests in spotting early signs of brain trauma, researchers say

2/13/2011
Spate of Hunter Injuries Spurs New Call for Tree Stand Safety

14 falls, 4 deaths in Alabama during recent hunting season leads experts to urge more caution

2/2/2011
Take Safety Precautions in the Snow, Ice

Winter weather may put many at risk for injuries, experts stress

1/29/2011
Multiple Concussions Raise Teen Athletes' Health Risks

Two or more head injuries can lead to problems with memory, sleep and headaches, study finds

1/28/2011
Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers

Few facilities were rated as providing high-quality care for both old and young, study finds

1/27/2011
Rep. Giffords' Intensive Rehab Under Way

Efforts to help her speak a priority, doctors say

1/26/2011
Rep. Giffords Moved to Rehab Facility

Her condition has been upgraded from 'serious' to 'good'

1/23/2011
Rep. Giffords Set to Begin Rehab in Houston

Doctor notes fluid buildup in her brain might delay start of long road to recovery

1/22/2011
Prepare for Concussion Risk in Winter Sports: CDC

Wear protective equipment, get medical help right away for head injury, agency advises

1/20/2011
Rep. Giffords Standing Up, Set to Begin Rehab Friday

Experts heartened by congresswoman's remarkable recovery from gunshot to brain

1/18/2011
Rep. Giffords Continues to Improve

Her husband said she is smiling, and gave him a neck rub

1/17/2011
Warfarin Use May Raise Risk of Death From Traumatic Injuries

Researchers found chances almost doubled; say ER docs need to check elderly patients

1/17/2011
Rep. Giffords Continues to Improve

Her husband said she is smiling, and gave him a neck rub

1/16/2011
Rep. Giffords Has Surgery to Replace Breathing Tube

Operation and insertion of feeding tube are described as common with brain injuries

1/13/2011
Falls as Serious for Elderly as Stroke, Heart Attack: Experts

New guidelines say exercise, intervention essential to help those at risk maintain balance, strength

1/13/2011
Rep. Giffords Continues to Recover From Gunshot Wound

When she first opened her eyes, it was like 'watching a miracle,' friends say

1/13/2011
Bottle Rockets Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries in Kids

Protective eyewear urged, even for bystanders, whenever these fireworks are used

1/12/2011
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Can Move Arms, Breathe On Her Own

Wounded Congresswoman reported to be alert and responding to her doctors

1/11/2011
Wounded Congresswoman Breathing on Her Own: Report

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said to be alert and responding to her doctors

1/10/2011
While Doctors Are Optimistic, Prognosis for Wounded Congresswoman Is Unclear

It could be a year before extent of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery is evident, experts say

1/8/2011
Sailing Injuries Common, Survey Finds

Most of those hurt fell, got hit by boom or tangled up in line

1/7/2011
Many Survivors of World Trade Center Attacks Suffered PTSD: Study

Starting evacuation late, being on a higher floor upped risk for psychological trauma

1/6/2011
1/3/2011
Soldiers' PTSD Tied to Lasting Psychosocial Effects

Concussions, mild traumatic brain injuries less likely to affect long-term outcomes, study finds

1/3/2011
Snowblowers Can Remove Fingers, Too

Experts urge extra caution when clearing the chute

1/3/2011
Anger at God Common During Times of Crisis, Study Finds

But religious people less likely to blame God for their troubles, research suggests

12/30/2010
For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER

Experts offer tips on how to keep kids safe while enjoying winter play

12/20/2010
Most Trauma Patients Not Transferred Within Mandated Time Frame in Illinois

But study finds docs still making right calls on which patients need to be moved quickly

12/16/2010
Brain Anomaly Leaves Woman Without Fear

Study findings may hold clues to PTSD treatment, researchers say

12/10/2010
Sleep Deprivation May Help Treat PTSD

People kept awake at night after seeing disturbing images did not develop fear-based memories, study finds

12/7/2010
Treating PTSD and Smoking Together Best Way to Help Vets Kick Cigarettes

They were twice as likely to stop smoking as vets referred to cessation clinic, study finds

12/5/2010
Put Ladder Safety on Your Holiday To-Do List, Experts Say

Simple steps can help prevent decorating-related falls this season

12/2/2010
Female Vets Much More Likely to Commit Suicide, Study Finds

Those aged 18 to 34 were about 3 times more likely than civilian women to do so

12/1/2010
Imaging May Reveal Sports-Related Brain Disorder at Early Stage

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is now diagnosed only at autopsy

11/29/2010
Shortage of On-Call Trauma Surgeons in U.S. Hospitals: Poll

Survey of emergency department directors finds coverage in many facilities is inadequate

11/21/2010
Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study

ADHD drivers face similar risks as epilepsy patients and are urged to take steps to avoid accidents

11/19/2010
Young Motorcycle Riders Suffering More Brain Injuries

Tough universal helmet laws needed to protect them, study finds

11/17/2010
Veterans With PTSD May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

More hardening of the arteries, higher death rate in vets with the disorder, researchers find

11/5/2010
Falls, Not Gunshot, May Be Hunters' Biggest Threat

Most accidents involve tumbles from tree stands, study finds

10/28/2010
PTSD Linked to 'Hyperactivity' in Right Brain

Neurons overfiring even when trauma sufferers were relaxed, researchers found

10/27/2010
Mental Health Issues Differ for U.S. Male, Female Vets

Depression more likely among women, PTSD more common in men, study finds

10/23/2010
Airbags Protect Kidneys in Car Crashes, Study Finds

Findings are surprising and suggest additional research could reveal more benefits, researcher says

10/21/2010
Estrogen May Boost Women's Recovery From Trauma

Men less likely to survive serious injuries because of different hormones, study finds

10/19/2010
Violent Media Can Desensitize the Minds of Young Males

Study found repeated exposure dampened their reaction to seeing aggression

10/15/2010
More U.S. Kids Getting Hurt Using All-Terrain Vehicles

30% of those hospitalized suffered traumatic brain injury, researchers found

10/5/2010
Hypertonic Fluids Don't Seem to Aid Brain Injury Outcome

No benefit from early electrolyte treatment outside hospital in patients who aren't in shock, study finds

9/30/2010
Blacks More Likely to Die in Motorcycle Crash Than Whites

Despite better helmet-wearing behavior, black riders at greater risk, data shows

9/26/2010
ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar

From 1990 to 2006, emergency treatment for players aged 9 to 14 rose 163 percent, study finds