Trauma News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/18/2010
Major Depression Often Follows Brain Injury

Patients, including many veterans, are at 8 times the risk after head trauma, study finds

5/15/2010
At Any Age, Helmets Make Riding Safer

Cyclists urged to put a lid on brain injuries and deaths

5/7/2010
After Violent Death, Bereaved Should Decide Whether to View Body

Loved ones should be given the choice, researchers say

5/5/2010
Car Crashes Leading Cause of Teen Deaths in U.S.

But CDC report finds murder, suicide and illnesses also kill many teens

5/3/2010
Bullies Target Obese Kids

Being overweight is prime factor regardless of race, family income, study finds

5/3/2010
Child Abuse Head Injuries Rise as Economy Falls

Study found almost twice as many per month in a downturn

3/18/2010
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue

Specially trained canines help those suffering aftermath of disaster, having daily struggles

3/5/2010
Alcohol Influences How Memorable Trauma Might Be

Flashbacks less likely among those who drink the most, study finds

2/19/2010
Traumatic Amputations in Children Have High Costs

Better interventions could prevent trapped fingers in doors, expert says

2/16/2010
PTSD Treatment Still Lacking for Veterans

Young, male and rural most likely to face obstacles, research shows

2/3/2010
Brain Scans Suggest Some Vegetative Patients May Be Aware

But researchers caution against giving families false hope

2/3/2010
Tylenol May Protect Kidneys After Severe Muscle Damage

Treatment prevented organ failure in injured rats, study found

1/28/2010
Haitian Children Need Specific Relief Efforts

Large number of injured calls for specialized pediatric care, researchers say

1/24/2010
Downhill Sports Can Take a Dangerous Turn

Expert advises skiers, snowboarders to keep alert and wear a helmet

1/21/2010
Scientists Read Brain's Magnetic Fields to Spot PTSD

Test identified those with the disorder 90% of the time

1/15/2010
Traffic Crashes Send 3.5 Million to ERs

Of those, 8,000 died in emergency department, federal report shows

1/14/2010
Stabilizing Spine May Be Waste of Time in Gun, Knife Victims

Doubled chance of death in those not brought directly to trauma center, study finds

1/13/2010
Deployment Takes Toll on Army Wives

Spouses show higher rates of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders

11/17/2009
Uninsured Trauma Patients More Likely to Die: Study

Causes for the disparity need to be further explored, researchers say

11/6/2009
Trauma Deadlier for Kids Without Insurance

Finding emphasizes need to fix U.S. health care, expert says

11/3/2009
World Trade Center Workers Twice as Likely to Have Asthma

Rates continued to rise for several years after the attacks, study shows

10/26/2009
Exposure to Holocaust May Have Raised Cancer Risks

Survivors offer clues to the impact of severe physical, psychosocial suffering, researchers say

10/26/2009
World Trade Center Workers Have More Cases of Acid Reflux

Study shows they have doubled risk of GERD, may be linked to mental fallout

10/23/2009
Bladder Problems May Often Be Related to Mental Health

Sexual trauma also associated with women's urinary tract symptoms, survey finds

10/17/2009
Post-Traumatic Stress May Raise Death Risks

Veterans with disorder more likely to die within a year of major surgery, study finds

10/14/2009
As More Cyclists Hit the Road, Serious Injuries Rise

Helmet use, investment in bike lanes could protect more riders, researchers say

10/2/2009
Fresh Blood Boosts Survival in Trauma Patients

Death risk rises when transfused blood is more than 28 days old, study finds

10/2/2009
Daily Candy in Childhood Linked to Violence in Adulthood

But experts note cause-and-effect not proven in study

10/1/2009
Alcohol May Help Protect Trauma Patients

Researchers theorize it might change the body's chemical response to injury

9/30/2009
Dementia Risk Higher for NFL Players

Ex-players aged 30 to 49 are 19 times more likely to have memory problems, survey found

9/25/2009
Alcohol Might Lower Death Rates in Brain Injury Patients

Could have protective effect, but also raises chances of complications, study shows

9/14/2009
3 NFL Stars to Donate Brain Tissue for Trauma Research

Program studies affects of repeated blows to the head

9/11/2009
Young People at High Risk of Death Worldwide

Teens in low- and middle-income countries fare the worst, statistics show

8/21/2009
Dopamine Lets Bad Experiences Linger

Interfering with neurotransmitter prevented memories from forming, taking root, study finds

8/21/2009
Good Trauma Program Boosts Patient Survival

Novices working under direction of senior surgeons have good results, study shows

8/14/2009
Kids of Deployed Soldiers Vulnerable to Stress

Study found one-third were at risk for psychosocial problems

8/12/2009
Female Supervisors More Likely to Be Sexually Harassed

Women in lower-level positions weren't targeted nearly as often, study notes

8/4/2009
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits

8/4/2009
For Many, 9/11-Linked Trauma Emerged Years Later

Rates of reported PTSD climbed 5 years after the attacks, but asthma rates have steadily fallen, study finds

7/24/2009
Alcohol and Trauma: Blood Test Gets to the Truth

Taking samples from accident patients may offer a medical heads-up, study says

7/16/2009
Many Veterans Need Mental Health Care

Those returning from Iraq may not show sign of problems right away, study notes

6/19/2009
Vets Who Repress Traumatic Memories May Not Be Worse Off

New study finds they fared as well as those who unearthed the pain

6/14/2009
For Every Blow to the Head, Quick Action Is Urged

Symptoms may not be noticeable, but fatal brain damage can occur

5/14/2009
'Stun Gun' Deaths Rarely Caused by Ventricular Fibrillation

Other heart irregularities more likely to blame, study says

4/24/2009
Combat Duty Harms Long-Term Health of Vets

Though soldiers tend to be healthier, trauma erases the advantage, study finds

4/17/2009
Poor Health Linked to PTSD Risk Among Vets

Risk highest for those with low mental and physical scores, study says

3/19/2009
Natasha Richardson Died From Head Trauma: Autopsy

'Epidural hematoma' is a blood clot between the brain and the skull

3/18/2009
Brain Hemorrhage Might Explain Natasha Richardson's Death

Symptoms can take time to progress and cause irreversible damage, doctors say

3/16/2009
Alzheimer's Drug May Someday Help Head Trauma Victims

Finding may prevent long-term harm that often follows brain injury, researcher says

3/9/2009
CPR Can Save Young Lives, Too

Contrary to popular belief, study finds it works on kids, teens having heart attacks