Navigation Links
Batted Balls Threaten High School Baseball Players
Date:6/5/2008

ect their teeth, Collins said.

"Its not widely accepted at the high school level to wear that type of protective equipment, although we know mouth guards are effective, and they're widely available," Collins said.

It's not clear why baseball players don't use better protective equipment now, Collins said. "We really need to do more research to see if it's just that people don't know the risks of these types of injures, or they're unaware that mouth guards or face guards could prevent these, or if it's the culture of the sport. We realize that would be very difficult to change."

The findings are published in the June issue of Pediatrics.

Dr. James Linakis, associate director of pediatric emergency medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I., said, "The recommendations regarding face protection cannot be emphasized strongly enough."

"As a pediatric emergency physician, one of the most common baseball injuries that I see is eye injuries from batted or thrown balls, and dental injuries are also quite common. These injuries have the potential of being serious or even permanently disabling, yet they could be easily prevented," he said.

Children should begin using equipment to protect the head and face early on, Linakis said. "If we insist that young athletes wear facial protection from the time that they play T-ball, it will be second nature to them by the time they reach high school and college."

More information

Learn more about baseball injuries from the National Athletic Trainers Association.



SOURCES: Christy L. Collins, MA, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; James G. Linakis, M.D., Ph.D., associate director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, physician researcher
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Nanoballs deliver drugs
2. Kids more active when playground has balls, jump ropes, UNC study shows
3. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
4. Hospital Workers: Management Threatens Patient Care
5. Patent Reform Legislation Threatens Americas Leadership in Medical Technology Innovation
6. Corals added to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species for first time
7. How Candida albicans transforms from its normally benign form into life-threatening form
8. Southern California Wildfires Continue to Threaten Residential Areas
9. Photo: New Data Show Gleevec(R) Halts Progression to Advanced Stages of Life-Threatening Form of Leukemia in Sixth Year of Treatment
10. New study shows worlds protected areas threatened by climate change
11. Study Indicates Strong Consumer Preference to Fix Medicare Part D and Medicaid Flaws Threatening Access to Prescription Drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Dawn Echols’ professional ... finance, and music. This experience has honed her ... of psychology. Her professional counseling ( http://dawningphoenix.com ) ... treatment for offenders in domestic violence. , ... LLC, she enjoys counseling individuals and groups for ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... version of a surgical procedure to treat severe chronic ... 90 percent of the time in patients treated at ... Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery report that more ... procedure all of whom had headaches associated with ... a year later. The team,s paper has received ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Shofner ... Operation Military June . Renowned LASIK and Cataract ... to provide significant funds and public awareness for ... retired military personnel and their families. “This was ... proudly give nearly $5,000 to a variety of ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 Ticket Down ... tickets in Miami, FL at the Sun Life Stadium ... American football between Argentina and Brazil has is one that ... worldwide, more rivalries are forming on a consistent basis. ... a new height in the recent 2014 World Cup. ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers ... spread far fewer germs around. In their experiments, ... times more germs from one person to the other ... suggest the more casual exchange might suffice as a ... The findings are published in the August issue of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dawn M. Echols, M.S., LPC of Dawning Phoenix Speaks at Newly Formed Task Force 2Health News:Non-endoscopic migraine surgery provides significant symptom relief 2Health News:Shofner Vision Center’s “Operation Military June” Provided Funds For Local Not-For-Profit Organizations Supporting Military And Their Families 2Health News:Shofner Vision Center’s “Operation Military June” Provided Funds For Local Not-For-Profit Organizations Supporting Military And Their Families 3Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Showdown 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Showdown 3Health News:'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness 2Health News:'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness 3
... member Adrianne Johnson needed to find a primary care physician ... to myRegence.com to compare those recommendations with feedback from other ... the Member Reviews she read on myRegence.com, Johnson was able ... but specialists, as well. , "The reviews on myRegence.com ...
... for improvement in reform proposals for small businesses , ... Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Ranking Member ... understand the needs of small businesses in health care reform ... , "We are here today to discuss one of the ...
... Scientists from 16 countries selected for their unconventional projects ... 20 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today ... ideas for transforming health in developing countries. The ... diverse as developing an electronic nose to diagnose tuberculosis ...
... House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Congressman Mark Schauer of ... afternoon in the Capitol with representatives from Easter Seals to ... pre-existing conditions. Shannon Saunders Eaton of Ohio ... told their personal stories as a testament to why we ...
... , An increasing number ... sustainability practices thanks to simplified life-cycle management ... 20 /PRNewswire/ - Carbonostics responds to the growing need ... user-friendly and cost-effective application complete with a comprehensive carbon ...
... Drug given within 4.5 hours still benefits patients, study ... plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment benefits stroke patients when used ... German researchers who said their findings provide further evidence ... three hours to 4.5 hours. , Previously published findings ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Regence Takes Community Approach to Provider 'Reviews' 2Health News:Regence Takes Community Approach to Provider 'Reviews' 3Health News:Landrieu, Snowe Champion Small Business Health Care Reform Efforts 2Health News:Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funds 76 New Ideas to Improve Global Health, From Chewing Gum to Chocolate 2Health News:Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funds 76 New Ideas to Improve Global Health, From Chewing Gum to Chocolate 3Health News:Pelosi Remarks at Press Availability with Easter Seals on Benefits of Health Reform for Children 2Health News:Pelosi Remarks at Press Availability with Easter Seals on Benefits of Health Reform for Children 3Health News:Food Industry: Carbonostics Responds To Sustainability Obstacles 2Health News:Food Industry: Carbonostics Responds To Sustainability Obstacles 3Health News:Food Industry: Carbonostics Responds To Sustainability Obstacles 4Health News:Stroke Treatment Window May Allow a Bit More Time 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014  Some 2,500 scientists and ... in Montreal for the largest ... a discipline that draws researchers from fields as far ... as diverse as designing new manufacturing processes to creating ... special time because the United Nations has declared 2014 ...
(Date:7/28/2014)...  VigeneTech, Inc, in collaboration with BioLegend, Inc., ... Software, an OEM software solution for analysis of ... offers varieties of bead-based multi-analyte immunoassay products for ... VigeneTech,s data analysis software, FCS data files can ... LEGENDplex™ software is a robust ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... New Zealand , July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... in Sweden has validated ... multiple vendor platforms and has associated volumetrically assessed ... in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention ... mammographic density: a tool for widespread breast cancer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:All About Crystals: Tiny, Giant, from Mars, from Earth's Mantle, in Medicine and in Manufacturing 2All About Crystals: Tiny, Giant, from Mars, from Earth's Mantle, in Medicine and in Manufacturing 3All About Crystals: Tiny, Giant, from Mars, from Earth's Mantle, in Medicine and in Manufacturing 4All About Crystals: Tiny, Giant, from Mars, from Earth's Mantle, in Medicine and in Manufacturing 5All About Crystals: Tiny, Giant, from Mars, from Earth's Mantle, in Medicine and in Manufacturing 6VigeneTech Releases New Powerful Software for Flow Cytometry Data Analysis 2Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 2Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 3Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 4
... MADRID, Sept. 9 Noscira, a Grupo Zeltia (ZEL.MC) ... treat neurodegenerative diseases, has announced that the U.S. Food ... to its neuroprotector drug Tideglusib (ZentylorTM) to treat Progressive ... A Phase II trial with Tideglusib (ZentylorTM) in PSP ...
... HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS ) announced today ... dividend of $16.25 per share on its 6.5% Series A ... holders of record on Oct. 1, 2010. ... rehabilitative healthcare services. Operating in 26 states across the country ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Grants Fast Track Status to Tideglusib (ZentylorTM) for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 2FDA Grants Fast Track Status to Tideglusib (ZentylorTM) for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 3
...
...
...
Tip is bent towards port for downward irrigation. 25G x 5/8in (.50 x 22mm)...
Medicine Products: