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Gym Class Injuries Up 150 Percent

Lack of movement skills increase the risk of trouble, expert says,, MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Just as many schools are ramping up physical education programs to battle the childhood obesity epidemic, the number of kids being injured during gym class has risen dramatically, Ohi...

Treating Kids' Summertime Bumps, Bruises and Injuries with The Healthcare Scoop

In honor of National Youth Sports Week, parents asked to share their experiences and tips on keeping kids healthy and active this summer Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 20, 2009 -- On soccer fields and in backyards nationwide, active kids are tossing video games and televi...

Indoor Lightning Injuries On the Rise

Don't use hard-wired electrical devices while waiting out the storm SUNDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- While making the most of long summer days, keep in mind that lightning activity peaks during the hot-weather months -- and don't assume you're safe just because you're indoors. O...

Writing About Injuries or Surgeries?

Orthopaedic surgeons available to comment on fall prevention, treatme nt of wrist fractures and how best to prepare for or recover from surgery ROSEMONT, Ill., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pope Benedict XVI's fractured wrist . Jill Biden's shoulder s...

Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits

To save lives, government should enact new interstate laws, researchers say ,, THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and injuries on America's interstates have increased since the repeal of the federal 55-mile-per-hour speed limit in 1995, a new study finds, and some believe it...

Repair ACL Injuries in Young Athletes Quickly

Postponing surgery can lead to more problems, study finds TUESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms what many orthopedists have long suspected -- it's better to operate quickly on a young athlete's ACL injury than it is to wait a few years for the child to grow some mo...

PTs say proper fit and use of walking aids can prevent fall-related injuries in elderly

ALEXANDRIA, VA The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. This advice comes in response to a study published in the Journal of the Am...

Soccer Injuries Differ by Gender

Analysis of kicking motion yields surprising clues as to why FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Male and female soccer players have different patterns of injuries, and now U.S. researchers think they know why. They used video motion analysis to examine the kicking motion in male an...

Physical Therapists Say Proper Fit and Use of Walkers and Canes Can Prevent Fall-Related Injuries in Elderly

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. This advice comes in response to a stud...

Computers Causing Injuries in the Home

Falling monitors, dangerous wires a growing risk, especially for kids, study shows TUESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Computers are everywhere in the home these days -- the office, the kid's room, maybe even on the kitchen table. And that, according to new research, has led to more...

Computer-related injuries on the rise

San Diego, CA, June 9, 2009 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. According to a study published in the July 2009 issue of the American Journal o...

National study finds youth baseball-related injuries down 25 percent

Spring marks baseball season for more than 19 million children and adolescents who play each year as part of a team or in backyards throughout the United States. The good news for these players is that the number of injuries from the sport is on the decline. A new study by the Center for Injury Re...

Project HOPE Launches Rehabilitation Program to Address Needs of Thousands Recovering from Injuries Sustained During the May 12, 2008 Earthquake

70,000 people injured during the earthquake require long-term specialized care to properly heal Millwood, VA and Beijing, China (Vocus) May 12, 2009 -- On the one-year anniversary of the massive earthquake that devastated China's Sichuan Province, Project HOPE , an int...

Adolescent Growth Plate Injuries May Be Related to Overuse

Early diagnosis and immobilization of growth plate injuries is key to putting an adolescent athlete back in the game, according to a recent study published in the May/June issue of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Rosemont, IL (Vocus) May 5, 2009 -- Early di...

Study: Furniture tip-over injuries rising

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)- Although most parents do not consider furniture and televisions to be dangerous, children are often injured when these items tip over. A recent study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that from...

Blood test for brain injuries gains momentum

A blood test that can help predict the seriousness of a head injury and detect the status of the blood-brain barrier is a step closer to reality, according to two recently published studies involving University of Rochester Medical Center researchers. News stories about tragic head injuries fr...

Catastrophic Head and Neck Injuries Among Focus for NFL Team Physicians and Clinical Staff at Fourth Annual Injuries in Football Conference

The Andrews Institute brings national attention to injuries in football as it hosts conference chaired by its medical director and renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Gulf Breeze, FL (Vocus) March 27, 2009 -- The fourth annual Injuries in Football Conference host...

Nearly 1.4 Million Sustain Traumatic Brain Injuries Each Year

Brain Injury Awareness Month emphasizes role of treatment, rehabilitation and resources for patients and their families (Vocus) March 5, 2009 - Nearly 1.4 million people experience traumatic brain injuries each year through falls, traffic accidents, sports and other act...

Kids' 'Overuse' Sports Injuries Are on the Rise

Orthopedic surgeon James Gamble, MD, offers tips to minimize risk ACL tears in girls seen as 'an absolute epidemic' PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "Exercise and sports participation is a double-edge sword," said James Gamble, MD, PhD, orthopedic surgeon at Lucile Packard Chil...

Snowblower Hand Injuries Often Extensive, Study Finds

Finger loss is one result, and experts urge better awareness of how machines work FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Snowblowers might make clearing the sidewalk quicker and easier, but those who use them continue to show up in emergency rooms with hand injuries and accidental amputat...

Researchers recommend increased physician awareness to reduce injuries and neglect in children

COLUMBIA, Mo. There are approximately 7.1 million injury-related emergency department (ED) visits by children younger than 15 in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a new study, researchers from two universities, including the University of ...

Spine Injuries a Common Result of Car Crashes

Seat belts and airbags could reduce the risk, study says THURSDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 13 percent of people in car crashes suffer spine injuries that could lead to paralysis or death, but greater use of seat belts and airbags could greatly reduce that percentage, a new st...

Study of Iraq veterans' traumatic brain injuries to be conducted by UB researchers

BUFFALO, N.Y. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been identified as the "signature injury" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. TBI is known to cause deficits in memory, attention and decision-making and often occurs in conjunction with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxie...

HS Sports Shoulder Injuries More Likely in Boys

Player-to-player contact in competition behind almost 60% of cases, study finds MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Male high school athletes in the United States are more likely than girls to suffer shoulder injuries. The researchers looked at football, soccer, volleyball, basketba...

Shoulder injuries in US high school athletes occur more often in boys

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)Although shoulder injuries accounted for just 8 percent of all injuries sustained by high school athletes, shoulder injuries were relatively common in predominately male sports such as baseball (18 percent of all injuries), wrestling (18 percent) and football (12 percent). Moreover...

Certain Facial Injuries Point to Domestic Violence

Broken jaws, cheekbones a hint for doctors to get help for victim, researcher says THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Distinct patterns of facial injury occur in women who suffer domestic violence, U.S. researchers report. The findings could help health-care workers identify vic...

Complimentary Pamphlet on Avoiding Snow Blower Injuries Offered by Chicago Hospital

The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago's Michael Vender, M.D., offers tips to prevent injuries from snow blowers. The pamphlet is available online as a downloadable pdf and also via mail with an attachable sticker. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 20, 2008 -- ...

Obese Kids More Prone to Limb Injuries in Car Crashes

Weaker bones from poor diet, less exercise may be to blame, experts say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- During a car crash, American children who are overweight or obese face twice the risk of injury to their arms, legs and feet that normal-weight children do, a new study revea...

Car Crashes, Falls Top List of Accidental Injuries for Kids

CDC researchers say it's an under-recognized public health problem,, WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Motor vehicle crashes and falls cause most of the unintentional child and teen injuries and deaths in the United States, a new government report shows. From 2001 to 2006, abou...

Overweight children at increased risk of arm and leg injuries following motor vehicle crash

Children who are overweight or obese are over two and a half times more likely to suffer injuries to their upper and lower extremities following a motor vehicle crash compared with normal weight children, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center f...

Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Long-Term Health Issues for Iraq Vets

Government report notes problems include dementia, aggression, depression THURSDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new report provides evidence linking traumatic brain injury sustained by troops in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan to a variety of long-term health problems including dementi...

First study to examine rare injuries and conditions of US high school athletes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)Rare injuries accounted for 3.5 percent of high school athletes' injuries 2005 through 2007, according to the first study to examine rare injuries and conditions of U.S. high school athletes. Rare injuries include eye injuries, dental injuries, neck and cervical injuries and dehydr...

MRI shows new types of injuries in young gymnasts

CHICAGO Adolescent gymnasts are developing a wide variety of arm, wrist and hand injuries that are beyond the scope of previously described gymnastic-related trauma, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "The broad const...

MRI Shows New Types of Injuries in Young Gymnasts

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adolescent gymnasts are developing a wide variety of arm, wrist and hand injuries that are beyond the scope of previously described gymnastic-related trauma, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North A...

AxoGen Awarded Accreditation from American Association of Tissue Banks : Decision Affirms AxoGen's Commitment to Safety and Ethicality in the Development and Distribution of AVANCE Nerve Graft for Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Injuries

AxoGen, Inc., a leader in the development of treatment options for the repair of peripheral nerve injuries, announced today that the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) has awarded them the prestigious AATB accreditation. This accreditation affirms that AxoGen meets or exceeds all AATB sa...

VA Announces Changes to the Disability Rating Schedule for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Burn Scars

Increased Compensation Possible for Some Veterans WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced changes in the way VA will evaluate traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and burn scars for purposes of determining the appropriate level of com...

Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries

September is vision safety awareness month, and group offers tips to prevent accidents FRIDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 40 percent of eye injuries happen to people doing yard work or gardening at home, yet few people think about wearing eye protection during these times. ...

Foot Injuries Plague Athletes During Fall Sports Season

American Podiatric Medical Association highlights common sports injuries, preventative tips. Bethesda, MD (Vocus) September 11, 2008 -- With the 2008-09 football season still in its fledgling stages, storylines for many teams in the spotlight have evolved from the typic...

Kids' Eye Injuries From Golf Clubs Rare But Severe

Most hurt by other children wielding club while playing away from course, study says MONDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Although rare, golf-related eye injures in children can be devastating, says a U.S. study. The researchers looked at six boys and five girls, average age 10.2 y...

LegalView Reports Details of War Veteran Brain Injuries Overlooked By Officials for Years

LegalView described the plight of a former U.S. soldier whose traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) were continually overlooked by the military causing severe disabilities only a few years after his discharge. The soldier, who suffered several concussions during the war in Iraq, now deals with memory l...
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