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Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

... 1.5 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries every year, 75 percent of which are considered ... surge in interest concerning mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI's) in the U.S., due in large part to the ... biggest hurdle to treating mild traumatic brain injuries is getting the diagnoses. MTBI's are frequently ...

Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football

... the CPSC reported the following statistics on injuries to children under 18: Football is the ... Soccer is next on the list, with 368, 726 injuries for that same age group. Cheerleading was the cause of 75,307 injuries. And, gymnastics injuries numbered 67,542. Better Your ...

Gym Class Injuries Up 150 Percent

... fact, between 1997 and 2007, the annual number of injuries related to physical education (PE) increased 150 ... said. "We don't have an answer as to why injuries are increasing," said lead researcher Lara ... were treated in emergency departments for injuries stemming from their PE classes, the researchers ...

Cheerleading is Leading Cause of Catastrophic Injury in Young Women

... Product Safety Commission shows that rates of injuries from cheerleading accidents have gone from nearly ... In addition, the leading cause of catastrophic injuries in female athletes is cheerleading, according to ... 65 to 66 percent of all female catastrophic injuries in either high school or college. "If you ...

New national study finds increase in P.E. class-related injuries

... and to prevent childhood obesity, and PE-related injuries are on the rise. Although increasing physical ... Hospital, found that the number of PE-related injuries to elementary, middle and high school students in ... issue of Pediatrics , the most common PE-related injuries were lower-extremity sprains and strains (23 ...

Rock-Climbing Injury Rate Soaring

... rock climbing for fun and exercise, the number of injuries related to the sport also increases, according to ... most injured climbers were men, 28 percent of the injuries occurred to women, a higher percentage than found ... Foundation has more about preventing sports injuries . -- Kevin ...

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

... dedicated to the study and cure of spinal cord injuries (SCI), announced today that it has teamed with ... with his father. Alex sustained serious neck injuries as the result of the car accident, which left him ... RT300 FES bikes provides people with spinal cord injuries many benefits, including prevention of muscle ...

Alcohol and Trauma: Blood Test Gets to the Truth

... higher rates of motor vehicle accidents, falls, injuries inflicted by weapons and workplace injuries than in persons not using alcohol," the study's ... admitted to a university hospital with trauma injuries found that about 22 percent had positive ...

First national study to examine rock climbing-related injuries

... emergency departments for rock climbing-related injuries between 1990 and 2007. The study, published ... emergency departments for rock climbing-related injuries between 1990 and 2007. The most common types of rock climbing-related injuries were fractures (29 percent) and sprains and ...

Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits

... THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and injuries on America's interstates have increased since the ... fatalities attributed 12,545 deaths and 36,582 injuries in fatal crashes to higher speed limits ... the study, Friedman's group examined deaths and injuries in fatal car crashes on rural interstate ...

Tennis Elbow, Shin Splints and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Could Be a Thing of the Past Due to New Efforts with Sports Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

... all over the body, which can help with sports injuries and more specific injuries including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ... treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of nationally and ...

Repair ACL Injuries in Young Athletes Quickly

... "If we have a message, it's to treat these injuries when they occur." Athletes of all ages ... two- and eight-fold higher risk of sustaining ACL injuries compared to males," Ganley said. An ACL tear ... In the past, surgeons chose to wait to repair ACL injuries if athletes were under age 15. The theory was ...

Bathtub Accidents Injure 43,000 U.S. Kids Each Year

... researchers report. Earlier studies of bathtub injuries concentrated on burns from hot water and drowning ... This is the first study that looked at injuries caused by slips and falls, according to the ... at some 791,200 bathtub- and shower-related injuries in children aged 18 and younger treated in ...

Study: Bath time falls injure thousands of children annually

... of the journal Pediatrics , researchers say most injuries occur to children under age 4, and most often to ... showers. They say that could cut the number of injuries significantly. *Source: injuries Associated with Bathtubs and Showers Among ...

Strength Testing Could Reduce Pitching Injuries

... of 144 professional baseball pitchers linked injuries to a player's strength in three shoulder ... throwing-related injuries, we hope that future injuries might be prevented by focusing strength-training ... Institute has more about pitching-related injuries . -- Kevin ...

Study Suggests Preseason Shoulder Strength May Determine Injury Severity for Baseball Pitchers

... Athletic injuries can derail any player's ability to compete, but ... Keystone, CO (Vocus) July 10, 2009 -- Athletic injuries can derail any player's ability to compete, but ... PER, SER and SS strength with throwing related injuries requiring surgery. There was also some evidence ...

Motion analysis helps soccer players get their kicks

... 2009 As soccer continues to grow in popularity, injuries to soccer players are likely to increase as well. Certain injuries fall into gender-based patterns and new research ... position, could be a factor in the increased ACL injuries seen in female soccer players. Female players ...

Exercise Tips to Keep Boomers on Their Feet

... take extra steps to protect themselves from injuries when exercising," Dr. Ray Monto, a spokesman for ... help for exercise- and exercise equipment-related injuries last year, the association offers boomers these ... flexibility training. This will also help prevent injuries from overuse. Introduce changes to your ...

The 'Other' Cruciate Ligament: Newer Treatments for PCL Tears

... what they assumed was a mild injury." PCL injuries are assessed by grades: Grade ... Grade 3: Complete PCL torn, with other ligament injuries (surgery often recommended, but not always) ... the shin bone from moving backwards, and PCL injuries occur most frequently in individuals involved in ...

Emerging Techniques Put a New Twist on Ankle Repair

... 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with ankle injuries who do not respond successfully to initial ... that have proven successful in treating injuries to the talus , the small bone, which is located ... helps form the ankle joint. Although most injuries to the talus can be successfully treated using ...

Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles

... to see serious lower-extremity skateboard injuries among their patients. These injuries range from minor bruises to open wounds or cuts ... plan." For information on foot and ankle injuries or to find a foot and ankle surgeon near you, ...

Fireworks Should Sparkle in the Sky

... bursts of color can lead to catastrophic injuries if not used with care. This Independence Day, the ... More than 15,000 fireworks-related injuries were treated in hospitals, doctor's offices, ... loss, and pain and suffering due to fireworks injuries equaled more than $5.4 million. ...

47,000 Elderly Hurt in Walker, Cane Mishaps Each Year

... are treated at hospital emergency departments for injuries from falls that involve walkers and canes, ... Monday. That works out to average of 129 injuries a day. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ... Women sustained 78 percent of walker-related injuries and 66 percent of cane-related injuries. The ...

Before You Take the Plunge ... Kessler Offers 10 Important Tips on Water Safety

... leading causes of spinal cord and traumatic head injuries in the United States today. "Diving is ... thousands of people nationwide suffer spinal cord injuries and head trauma from diving into water that is ... more than half of all sports-related spinal cord injuries ( ...

Emory researchers announce Phase III study of progesterone for traumatic brain injury

... use in patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries showing no evidence of side effects or serious ... learned that progesterone basically does in brain injuries what it also does during fetal development ... in the United States suffering from these injuries each year, leading to 50,000 deaths and 80,000 ...

Boomers: Tips on How to Exercise Safely

... emergency rooms, clinics and doctors' offices for injuries related to exercise and exercise equipment, ... take extra steps to protect themselves from injuries when exercising." Dr. Monto adds, "a little extra ... using the proper form, which can prevent overuse injuries such as tendonitis and stress fractures. ...

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Accelerates Healing of Joint Injuries, Osteoarthritis Pain

... solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally without subjecting ... simple, non-surgical treatment for joint injuries & arthritis. It uses the patient's own blood ... and painful joints all over the body. Sports injuries including rotator cuff tears, Achilles ...

Don't Get Lazy About Lawn-Mower Safety

... U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Those injuries include severed fingers, toes and limbs, broken ... some of the most devastating and disabling injuries I've treated are from lawn-mower accidents," Dr. ... when children are injured since most of these injuries are preventable." A group of medical ...

Bicycle Helmet Laws For Kids Effective But Not Yet the Norm

... ages 4-15, would prevent about 40,000 head injuries and about 50,000 scalp and face injuries every year. While the poll shows helmet use ... Clinical Pediatrics Bicycle-Related injuries Among Children and Adolescents in the United ...

War and Musculoskeletal Injury Prompt Artistic Expression

... troops and civilians) who have had orthopaedic injuries as a result of serving our country in war. This ... who have sustained orthopaedic/musculoskeletal injuries in any war or family members of any age (children ... loss of extremity and/or other musculoskeletal injuries of war. WHEN: Submissions ...

Computers Causing Injuries in the Home

... increase has not been slight: From 1994 to 2006, injuries caused by people tripping over computer wires or ... over computer equipment. But while most injuries were to the extremities such as the arms or legs, ... all ages, the most common acute computer-related injuries were lacerations (39 percent) and contusions and ...

Computer-related injuries on the rise

... While back pain, blurred vision and mouse-related injuries are now well-documented hazards of long-term computer use, the number of acute injuries connected to computers is rising rapidly. ... more-than-sevenfold increase in computer-related injuries due to tripping over computer equipment, ...

Good Golf Form Can Improve Game and Prevent Pain

... Experts offer tips to minimize golf-related injuries SATURDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- ... fooled. Poor form and technique can lead to injuries of the bones, muscles or joints, warns the ... treated more than 103,000 golf-related injuries in 2007. "Golfers -- especially beginners, ...

Medical, Insurance, Automotive and Safety Groups Call on Congress to Make This the "Last Deadly Summer for Teens" by Swiftly Passing Federal Teen Driving Safety Bill

... public health strategy to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce the medical and social costs of teen ... jeopardy and contribute to unnecessary deaths and injuries each year. The STANDUP Act provisions are ... method of preventing teen driving deaths and injuries and have been shown to achieve as much as a 40 ...

Could standard treatment for traumatic brain injury be wrong?

... examining closely." "The majority of head injuries are called mild traumatic brain injuries," Hovda ... consequences measured in severe head injuries also occurs in mild traumatic head injuries as well. So this research might just change ...

When lawn mowers attack

... lawn mowers don't "attack" on their own. Most injuries such as severed fingers and toes, limb amputations, broken bones, burns and eye injuries are caused by careless use and can be prevented ... Surgeons (AAOS) have teamed up to prevent injuries and educate adults and children about the ...

When Lawn Mowers Attack: National Medical Societies Offer Tips to Prevent Injuries; Children Often Victims

... lawn mowers don't "attack" on their own. Most injuries - such as severed fingers and toes, limb amputations, broken bones, burns and eye injuries - are caused by careless use and can be prevented ... Surgeons (AAOS) have teamed up to prevent injuries and educate adults and children about the ...

NBA All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire Discusses Season-Ending Eye Injury and the Importance of Protective Eyewear

... to do the same." Sports-related eye injuries are very common, yet many Americans do not wear ... the National Eye Institute, more than 100,000 eye injuries related to sports and recreation occur each year ... a trip to the emergency room. These types of eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children. ...

Summertime or 'Trauma Season?' - Increase in Outdoor Activities Spurs Higher Risk for Child Injury

... to unintentional injuries. Among the most common injuries are motor vehicle crashes, water-related ... incidents. To help parents deal with kids' injuries in the summer and year-round, a team of experts ... for a cast Caring for head and abdominal injuries How to handle an emergency room visit or ...

National study finds youth baseball-related injuries down 25 percent

... good news for these players is that the number of injuries from the sport is on the decline. A new study by ... and adolescents treated for baseball-related injuries in hospital emergency departments decreased 25 ... through 2006 going from an estimated 147,000 injuries in 1994 to approximately ...
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