Come Summer, Lawnmower Injuries Increase in US
Spring could be a season of cheer in the West. But in the US it could also be a time of concern for many families, it turns out. //
For lawn-mower injuries shoot up around that time only. It is indeed a leading cause of amputations in adolescents.
Each year, lawn mower accidents send 9,4...
Snowblower Hand Injuries Often Extensive, Study Finds
...een completely eliminated is still a good message."
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand has more on snowblower and lawnmower
SOURCES: Daniel Master, M.D., orthopedic surgery resident, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, ...
ASPS Survey Taps Top Markets for Regional Plastic Surgery Data
...tage of respondents in Chicago (16%) and Washington,
D.C./Baltimore (21%) reported a decrease in plastic surgery patients in the
last three years with lawnmower
injuries than in Dallas (4%) and Los
-- All four markets reported a decrease in plastic surgery patients
with fireworks injuries in ...
Is There a Connection between Hearing loss and High-speed Dental Tools?
...ieces, such as high-speed drills and scalers used by dental professionals, are between 90 to 100 decibels, says Folmer. That's the equivalent of a gas lawnmower
or other power tools, which are loud enough to cause hearing loss over time. And hand pieces have actually gotten "quieter" over the years with the ad...
Physical Activity of any kind to Prolong Life
The American Heart Association -suggests several ways to achieve this goal without actually exercising including walking the dog, pushing a lawnmower
rather than riding one, parking on the far side of the shopping center and walking to the store, and standing rather than sitting while talking on the...
Your Hearing May be at Risk, Says Harvard Men's Health Watch
...l Safety and Health Administration offers guidelines: Sounds
below 75 decibels (dB) are safe, but eight hours at 85 dB can be harmful.
(The sound of a lawnmower
or heavy traffic is approximately 90 dB.)
Most often, noise-induced hearing loss begins with a subtle difficulty
hearing high-frequency tones, then ...