Trauma News

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6/10/2011
Distracted Driving May Be Rising Despite State Laws

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

6/8/2011
Migraine Plus PTSD 4 Times More Likely in Men: Study

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

6/7/2011
Women Exposed to Combat Trauma as Resilient as Men: Study

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

6/3/2011
Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

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

6/1/2011
Hi-Tech Scan Detects Soldiers' Head Injuries

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

5/20/2011
Spinal Stimulation Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Movement

If replicated, procedure may eventually help others with spine injuries

5/15/2011
Spring Cleaning Lands Many Americans in Hot Water

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

5/9/2011
Child's Head Injury Doesn't Always Need CT Scan: Study

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

5/7/2011
What's Good for Your Heart Is Good for Your Brain

Neurosurgeon offers advice for protecting the brain from injury, disease

5/3/2011
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

5/2/2011
Bin Laden's Death Brings Comfort, but Not an End to Anxieties

It will mean some closure for many, but sense of threat lingers, experts say

4/28/2011
Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC

Falls are the most common causes of mishaps

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