Trauma News

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4/25/2011
Bullied Kids Showing Up in School Nurses' Offices

Those with physical complaints for no apparent cause 'may be getting picked on,' research finds

4/19/2011
Depression Common After Brain Injury

About 30 percent of brain-injured people suffer depression, study finds

4/19/2011
Mental Health Effects Linger After Tsunami, Study Finds

Researchers urge trauma therapy for those who witness such events

4/13/2011
Abusive Head Trauma in Infants Doubled During Recession: Study

Financial stress may trigger violent behavior toward babies, researchers say

3/25/2011
Alcohol May Play Dual Role in Some Cases of Elder Abuse

Small study suggests victims may have problems with substance abuse, mental illness, other conditions

3/22/2011
Trauma Patients Seem More Likely to Survive on Weekends

Victims may benefit from more attention outside of regular weekday hours, researchers say

3/22/2011
Steroid May Help Cut Pneumonia Risk After Brain Trauma

Hydrocortisone seemed to benefit ICU patients with traumatic brain injury, small study finds

3/21/2011
Chronic Pain Often Follows Car Crash: Study

Compared with other traumatic events, traffic accidents most likely to trigger risk, research finds

3/8/2011
Risk of Death May Linger for Trauma Survivors

Those discharged to skilled nursing facilities face highest risk, study finds

3/6/2011
Sledding Source of Most Winter Sports Injuries: Report

More than 700,000 injuries linked to the activity in U.S. each year, surgeon says

2/23/2011
Stress Hormone Linked to PTSD Symptoms in Women

Finding may lead to new ways to diagnose, treat disorder, researchers say

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