Navigation Links
New CDC Study First to Present National Outdoor Recreational Injury Estimates
Date:6/10/2008

Nearly 213,000 treated in emergency departments annually - more than half of injuries among young people ages 10-24

ATLANTA, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 213,000 people were treated each year in emergency departments for outdoor recreational injuries from 2004 to 2005, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study in the journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. Of those injured, about 109,000 (51.5 percent) were young people between the ages of 10 and 24.

For both men and women of all ages, the most common injuries were fractures (27.4 percent) and sprains (23.9 percent). Of these, most injuries were to the arms or legs (52 percent) or to the head or neck (23.3 percent). Overall, 6.5 percent of outdoor injuries treated were diagnosed as traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Researchers found that snowboarding (25.5 percent), sledding (10.8 percent), and hiking (6.3 percent) were associated with the highest percentage of injuries requiring emergency department visits.

"Participation in outdoor recreation is increasingly popular in the United States," said Arlene Greenspan, Dr. PH and co-author of the study. "The good news is that there are ways to help stay safe while having healthy fun outdoors. For example, by wearing the appropriate helmet for snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledding and rock climbing, you can reduce your risk of having a head injury, which could become a traumatic brain injury. Helmets are one piece of equipment that can have a critical, positive impact."

The study points out that wilderness injury prevention begins with planning, preparation, and problem anticipation. Outdoor adventurers can help prevent injuries by:

* Maintaining their levels of fitness, knowing their skill levels and experience, and not exceeding their limits.

* Checking and maintaining their equipment and replacing if needed.

* Carrying a first-aid kit (and, if appropriate for the si
'/>"/>

SOURCE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 19, 2014 -- Recent two-generation approaches to ... are receiving increasing attention from researchers, advocates, and ... to enable them to move to jobs that ... early care and education for children, these programs ... However, according to a new report from ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... As summer vacations end and everyone returns ... now reminds area patients about the reality and impact of ... affected by gum disease, there is simply not an option ... years Dr. Krishnan has treated patients with varying degrees of ... that come in due to common symptoms such as bleeding ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Recently, ... and announced that JustHost, IX Web Hosting and ... , “As is known to most people, ... partitioning a physical server computer into many servers, ... of running on someone’s own dedicated computer,” the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... are notoriously difficult to study with X-ray crystallography, not ... impossible, to crystallize, but also because their very nature ... when a structure can be obtained it is often ... of protein domains that sometimes create more puzzles than ... Cryst . D70, 2241-2255; doi: 10.1107/S1399004714016496 ] , ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com today compares many ... HostMonster, Arvixe and Bluehost are the best suppliers ... quality WordPress hosting (including VPS and cloud hosting) ... more detailed information. , HostMonster ( http://www.hostmonster.com/track/seohosts ) ... at a fraction of the cost. As a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A two generation lens: Current state policies fail to support families with young children 2Health News:New York Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Now Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Untreated Decay, Gingivitis and Gum Disease During Self-Awareness Month 2Health News:New York Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Now Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Untreated Decay, Gingivitis and Gum Disease During Self-Awareness Month 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: JustHost is One of the Best VPS Suppliers in 2014 2Health News:A refined approach to proteins at low resolution 2Health News:A refined approach to proteins at low resolution 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: They Are Best Windows Web Hosting Suppliers Of 2014 2
... back in 2002, at the San Francisco's 2002 Gay Pride, ... campaign to popularize syphilis testing. ,In the above ... introduced to Gayville, encouraging the many hundreds of homo whores ... big-S. (Syphilis) ,Although many were not happy with ...
... Fresh bird flu outbreaks reported from Vietnam and South ... Ministry is fully stocked and ready to deal with ... ,The Ministry has a stock of 2.5 ... birds and 475,000 doses of influenza vaccines to be ...
... for patients in ICU by adhering to simple techniques ... infections. ICUs can become thoroughly aseptic by ensuring a ... catheters. A detailed report was made by experts on ... report are published in New England Journal of Medicine. ...
... surgery for his broken leg. Schwarzenegger broke his right femur ... surgery took place three days later and doctors used screws ... ,It is possible that the governor will attend ... ,Orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Ehrhart said: "He is ...
... few nonjudgmental counseling sessions can prompt women to both ... according to a new study//. ,Prenatal alcohol exposure ... developmental disabilities in the United States. This CDC study ... of an alcohol-exposed pregnancy. ,“A lot of ...
... the reason why the common parasite Toxoplasma,// does not ... others seriously ill. , ,Toxoplasma is a genus ... can also be passed on by many other warm-blooded ... which in normal circumstances is not harmful, but can ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Simple Steps to Safe Guard Patients from Bloodstream Infections in ICU 2Health News:Counseling Helps Young Women Cut Drinking, Improve Contraception Use 2Health News:Counseling Helps Young Women Cut Drinking, Improve Contraception Use 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 Intarcia ... interim clinical data for its lead candidate ITCA 650 ... patients with high baseline HbA1c levels at the 50 ... the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Data from the open-label, ... levels of blood sugar in patients with poorly controlled ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... DUBLIN , September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qqjrnh/global_molecular ) has announced ... Cytogenetics Market 2014-2018" report to their ... ,Molecular Cytogenetics involves the study of chromosomes ... and functions of genes and chromosomes. It ...
(Date:9/18/2014)...  PRO-DEX, INC. (NasdaqCM: PDEX) today announced financial results ... June 30, 2014. Quarter Ended June ... 30, 2014 increased $492,000, or 18%, to $3.2 million ... 30, 2013, due primarily to an increase of $746,000 ... Company,s largest customer, partially offset by an aggregate decrease ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intarcia Announces Presentation of Phase 3 Data at EASD Showing ITCA 650 Markedly Reduces Blood Sugar In Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes 2Intarcia Announces Presentation of Phase 3 Data at EASD Showing ITCA 650 Markedly Reduces Blood Sugar In Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes 3Intarcia Announces Presentation of Phase 3 Data at EASD Showing ITCA 650 Markedly Reduces Blood Sugar In Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes 4Global Molecular Cytogenetics Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Abbott, Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Illumina and PerkinElmer 2Global Molecular Cytogenetics Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Abbott, Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Illumina and PerkinElmer 3Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 2Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 3Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 4Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 5Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 6Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 7Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 8Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 9Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 10Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 11Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 12Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results 13
... May 7, 2012 A new analysis concludes that rituximab, ... treatment responses lasting at least five years in approximately one ... of bleeding due to chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). In ... Blood , the Journal of the American Society ...
... Mass., May 7, 2012  CardioFocus, Inc., developer of ... treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announces that its ... the scientific sessions and during a private academic ... Society,s 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions, May 9-12 in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rituximab Promotes Long-Term Response for Patients with Immune Destruction of Platelets 2Rituximab Promotes Long-Term Response for Patients with Immune Destruction of Platelets 3Worldwide Multicenter Experiences with CardioFocus HeartLight® EAS to be Presented at Heart Rhythm 2012 2Worldwide Multicenter Experiences with CardioFocus HeartLight® EAS to be Presented at Heart Rhythm 2012 3
... has been selling replacement bulbs ... and we are extremely proud ... Check out our catalog of ... discount light bulbs specials. ...
... Bulb Direct has been ... Internet since 1996, and we ... 100% satisfaction guarantee. Check out ... and see our discount light ...
... has been selling replacement bulbs ... and we are extremely proud ... Check out our catalog of ... discount light bulbs specials. ...
... been selling replacement bulbs on ... we are extremely proud of ... out our catalog of replacement ... light bulbs specials. ,Check ...
Medicine Products: