Bathtub Accidents Injure 43,000 U.S. Kids Each Year
Manufacturers need to make tubs more slip-resistant, experts say,,
MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- More than 43,000 children are injured in slips and falls in bathtubs each year in the United States, researchers report.
Earlier studies of bathtub injuries concentrated on burns f...
Study: Bath time falls injure thousands of children annually
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - A new national study finds kids are being hurt in bathtubs and showers at a surprising rate.* You might think scalding or near drownings would be the most common threat in the bathroom, but they're not.
Experts at Nationwide Children's Hospital say slips and falls are far mo...
Beware Holiday Toys That Can Injure Young Eyes
Darts, BB and paintball guns are among those that pose a threat, experts warn
MONDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- While concern about lead in toys has attracted a great deal of attention lately, it's just one of the potential dangers that toys may pose to children. For example, some toys can d...
Adolescent Girl Athletes More Likely to Injure Knees Than Boys
Adolescent girl athletes are as much as eight times more likely to injure
their knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) than their male counterparts, according to a recent study led by Morgan Stanley Children's// Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center. Published in ...
Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football
...timely tips and statistics to keep students safe this school year.
Bags that are too heavy or are worn incorrectly could injure
a child's bones, muscles and joints.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 12,309 bookbag injuries, in 2008,...
New Research Reveals the Majority of Parents Overlook Key Steps to Keep Curious Toddlers Safe at Home
"Toddlers are smarter, faster and more curious than they were as babies. Things in your home that didn't pose a threat to your infant could injure
your toddler in the blink of an eye," said Meri-K Appy, president of the Home Safety Council. "Staying one step ahead of your child is the key to prev...
The International Association of Fire Fighters and Masimo Team Up on a New Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Carbon Monoxide-Related Death and Injury Risks for Fire Fighters
...ve aimed at educating fire fighters about the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and reducing known risk factors that unnecessarily kill and injure
hundreds of fire fighters each year. The campaign, kicked off at the biennial IAFF EMS Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, will feature actor Randolp...
Boomers: Tips on How to Exercise Safely
...c surgeons think this trend will continue," says Ray Monto, MD, spokesperson for the AAOS. "One thing to keep in mind is that when you are 50, you may injure
your body more easily than when you were 20. Joints, tissues and muscles may not be as flexible as they used to be. So as boomers age, they should ta...
Automobile restraints do not increase chance of fetal complications following accidents
... It is well established that seat belts save lives. However, many pregnant women do not wear seat belts, for fear that the belt itself could injure
the baby in a car crash. But is this actually the case? Does the seat belt put the baby at risk?
A group of researchers led by Dr. Stacie Zelman fr...
Chronic ankle pain may be more than just a sprain
...ible cause for this chronic pain. In some cases, the condition is untreated or overlooked which prolongs the pain and the problem.
"When patients injure
their ankles, the injury may not seem serious at first," explains Terrence Philbin, DO, lead author of the article and Fellowship Director of the Orth...
Female hormone cycle affects knee joints
...ity lead to biomechanical differences that could lead to injury in a game situation.
Female athletes are between two and eight times more likely to injure
their ACL knee ligaments than men. ACL injuries remain one of the biggest concerns in orthopaedic sports medicine and it is estimated that these injur...
New insights into how brain responds to viral infection
... to contain and neutralize a virus that has breached the protective barrier of the central nervous system, immune mediators secreted by astrocytes may injure
other cells and tissues in the vicinity and cause additional life-threatening inflammation.
By defining the nature of inflammatory responses by brai...
Quantros Produces Video Detailing Enormous Problem of Preventable Medical Errors Plaguing The U.S. Healthcare System
...le medical errors lead to more deaths than those from breast cancer, HIV/AIDS and traffic accidents combined. Medication errors alone are estimated to injure
at least 1.5 million Americans every year plus they add to healthcare costs by $3.5 billion annually.
Quantros President, CEO and CMO Dr. Sanjaya ...
On March 4, 2009, The United States Supreme Court Rejected the Rationale Behind Michigan's Drug Product Liability Law
...rds it should be immune from suit. Because of this decision, citizens in all states except Michigan can continue to sue drug companies whose products injure
the citizens of those states.
During the term of former Governor John Engler, the Republican legislature passed a statute granting immunity to co...
Adena Shoulder Surgeon Blends Innovative Techniques with Personalized Patient Care
...al surgical techniques leave the patient relying on their rotator cuff to lift their arm after the procedure -- a motion which can cause pain and even injure
the shoulder joint again.
About Dr. Cohen
Dr. Cohen specializes in treating all injuries of the shoulder and the knee. He utilizes an all-ar...
Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the President's 2010 Budget Proposal
... that rest on inaccurate or misleading charges. Chief among them is the claim that the tax increases for people who make over $250,000 will seriously injure
In fact, small businesses would win under this budget. Tax Policy Center data show that fewer than one in every ten people wit...
Sitters are New Members of the Hospital Team!
... especially common for elderly patients. Ten percent
of fatal falls for seniors occur in hospitals. Disoriented or medicated
patients can accidentally injure
themselves by falling or removing IVs. With
only one or two nurses working long shifts and handling many patients, they
can't provide continuous indiv...
Is Jack Frost Nipping At Your Nose?
... warming, you may feel severe pain and the injured area may swell and change color.
Do not do anything that will further injure
the frostbitten tissue. Leave blisters intact, and cover them with a sterile or clean cloth until you are seen by a physician.
When Corks Fly, Watch the Eyes
...a flying champagne cork.
When a champagne bottle is opened improperly, the cork can travel up to 50 mph and, in a fraction of a second, permanently injure
an eye, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Warm bottles of champagne and poor technique in removing the cork often lead to such ex...
Rochester Shoulder Surgeon Blends Innovative Techniques with Personalized Patient Care
...nal surgical techniques leave the patient relying on their rotator cuff to lift their arm after the procedure - a motion which can cause pain and even injure
the shoulder joint again.
About Tomaino Orthopaedic Care
Tomaino Orthopaedic Care for Shoulder, Hand and Elbow LLC opened in July...
Conference report highlights new research into drug delivery to treat eye disease
...ses a photosensitizer agent that localizes more or less selectively to the target tissue and is activated by light, triggering chemical reactions that injure
the target tissue.
Complimentary Sports Injury Prevention Pamphlet for Women Offered by NOHC of Chicago
...he legs should be incorporated in order to help facilitate proper jumping technique.
The prevention strategies pamphlet explains why women tend to injure
themselves more often, what to do if injury does occur, and what can be done to avoid injury on the playing field. It outlines seven different unique ...
UT Southwestern launches study of surgical option for treating diabetic and other neuropathies
In addition to pain, patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy have decreased sensation on the bottoms of their feet. Because they can injure
their feet without noticing it, many develop ulcerations. About one out of every six patients with ulcers require amputations accounting for the near...
Melissa Biggs, Fashion Designer and Former Baywatch Actress, Teams with CSL Behring to Raise Awareness of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, a Commonly Misdiagnosed Respiratory Disease
...deficient levels of AAT
inhales irritants or contracts a lung infection, the neutrophil elastase
released to protect the lungs is uncontrolled and can injure
tissue. Repeated injury to the normal structure of the lungs can eventually
result in emphysema, the most common manifestation of Alpha-1...
Vitamin D protects cells from stress that can lead to cancer
...duction of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Increased activity of the enzyme clears cells of ROS, the molecules that can damage and injure
If you reduce DNA damage, you reduce the risk of cancer or aging, Lee said. Our study adds one more beneficial effect of taking a vitamin D ...
Women Risk Bone Loss After Knee Surgery
... the incidence of ACL injuries is two to eight times greater among women than men, he AAOS said.
Even in the same sport, women are more likely to injure
their ACL than men. Female basketball players, for example, are twice as likely as their male counterparts to tear an ACL, while the incidence of thes...
Exercise Plays Role in Recovery From Sports Injuries
...ld stop what you are doing and do something else. You always want to keep in mind that you should be doing something that doesn't re-injure or further injure
yourself," she said.
It's best to avoid injury in the first place, and there are preventive measures you can take to avoid pulling or straining a m...
Cardinal Health Awards $1 Million to Fund Patient Safety Initiatives
...but we have it within
our control to take simple steps that can have a dramatic effect."
According to the Institute of Medicine, medication mistakes injure
than 1.5 million patients each year, causing nearly 100,000 deaths and
costing the health care industry more than $3.5 billion. The 34 grant
Leaky blood vessels open up nerve cells to toxic assault in Lou Gehrig's disease
...urons, and its well known that the types of changes we are seeing certainly injure
or kill these types of cells, which are extremely sensitive to their bioche...emical byproducts of hemoglobin, which forms reactive oxygen molecules that injure
neurons. Where the barrier had weakened, tiny hemorrhages dotted the spinal...
Hospital Clinic awarded by CEREBRA Foundation for its excellence in early diagnosis of brain damage
...dged yesterday in London by the British foundation CEREBRA, formed by 30 different associations, where a total of 8,000 parents of children with brain injure
of several degrees gather together. With this acknowledgement, the Hospital Clnic is accredited as an excellence centre and is awarded with 1.2 millio...
Drugs to bulk up muscles may make injuries more likely
... a spring, Faulkner says, to reduce some of the force on the muscle in a lengthening contraction. Contraction-induced injury is the most common way we injure
our muscles. This type of injury already occurs frequently in people with muscular dystrophy so short, brittle tendons could aggravate the problem if...
How to Survive an Unexpected Trip to the Hospital During Christmas and New Years
...don't swallow it obediently, without
checking first that it's what the doctor ordered. Medication errors kill
some seven thousand patients a year, and injure
many more. A study of
hospital and nursing home patients in Georgia found that patients were
medicated incorrectly 11.5% of the time; A Colorado study...
Dads break bones of children more often than moms
It is often suggested that great strength is required to fracture a childs bones creating the assumption that females would commonly injure
the more fragile children, the study states. This study finds that conventional wisdom to be untrue.
The finding that men harm younger children may...
Novel MRI Technique Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs
...le indication of a
developing respiratory problem, such as chronic bronchitis or asthma.
"These findings suggest that breathing secondhand smoke can injure
lungs," Dr. Wang said. "Since legislation to limit public exposure to
secondhand smoke is still being considered in many states, we hope that our...
Special MRI Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs
...howed evidence of developing respiratory problems such as asthma or chronic bronchitis.
"These findings suggest that breathing secondhand smoke can injure
your lungs," Wang said. "Since legislation to limit public exposure to secondhand smoke is still being considered in many states, we hope that our wor...
Novel MRI technique shows secondhand smoke damages lungs
...le indication of a developing respiratory problem, such as chronic bronchitis or asthma.
These findings suggest that breathing secondhand smoke can injure
your lungs, Dr. Wang said. Since legislation to limit public exposure to secondhand smoke is still being considered in many states, we hope that our w...
Breast cancer awareness calls for cardiovascular awareness
...the cardiovascular system.
Cancer therapies damage the heart and blood vessels in a variety of ways. Conventional chemotherapeutic agents silently injure
the heart muscle in as many as half of patients, diminishing the hearts pumping ability and increasing the risk of heart failure years later. Radiatio...
Army Training Regimen Brutal in US, Needs Overhauling
...f the four valves of his heart closed. ... I talked to a kid at the TMC -- troop medical clinic -- who had one of his instructors jump on his back and injure
him, and it was done twice not just once. ... There was a drill sergeant who kicked a kid in the ribs while he was trying to do pushups," writes an ac...
UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain
...ich regulates heart rate and hormonal outflow. Activation of the hypothalamus triggered a cascade of harmful reactions and released chemicals that can injure
the brain and heart.
"Several brain areas responded to 100 percent oxygen by kicking the hypothalamus into overdrive," explained Harper. "The...
New Portable Communication System Developed for Autistic Children
...ve behaviour in disabled children. Consequently, the use of that display could also diminish aggressiveness in autistic children.
Many of them injure
themselves and present aggressive behaviour because they become frustrated when they cannot communicate with others. If they can communicate through S...