In what Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers call an unusually comprehensive analysis of nationwide data, they conclude that the rate of lawnmower injuries persists at close to 6,400 a year, most of them requiring surgery and hospitalization, and costing an average of $37,000 per patient. A report of the study, tracking eight years of data between […]Continue Reading ...
According to a new study, hundreds of thousands of babies have been injured while using baby walkers. The results of the study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics this week. The team of researchers looked at emergency visits due to injuries caused while using infant walkers between 1990 and 2014. They found […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 22 2018 More than 80 percent of the 250,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury lose the ability to urinate voluntarily after their injury. According to a 2012 study, the desire to regain bladder control outranks even their wish to walk again. In a UCLA study of five men, neuroscientists stimulated the lower […]Continue Reading ...
August 15, 2018 It’s not an uncommon scenario. An athlete is sailing through the air or making a quick turn when all of a sudden he or she hears a “pop” in the knee. An athlete who experiences this followed by sudden pain and swelling often receives the much-feared diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament […]Continue Reading ...
July 16, 2018 Athletes no doubt want to avoid the injuries you hear about most: ankle sprains, concussions, groin pulls, hamstring strains, ACL tears. But the risk for an eye injury is not to be overlooked. Sports-related eye injuries are quite common, particularly among kids. A study that was recently published in Pediatrics, the official […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 — More than half of American parents say they’ve considered keeping their children out of sports over concerns about injuries, a new survey finds. Still, the poll of more than 1,000 parents found that nearly 60 percent said their kids had participated in sports, and 9 in 10 believed sports was […]Continue Reading ...
April 30, 2018 Jason Zaremski, MD presented a research abstract about the importance of considering practice and warm-up pitches in total pitch counts at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The presentation was selected for the Best Overall Research Award during the meeting. Throwing […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 — Injury characteristics among hoverboard riders and skateboarders are similar, according to a study published online March 26 in Pediatrics. Sean Bandzar, M.D., from New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, and colleagues used data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (2015 and 2016) to compare hoverboard injuries and skateboard […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—With the Fourth of July approaching, ophthalmologists are issuing a warning on the dangers of fireworks and the risk they pose for eye injuries. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), about 10,000 people are treated in emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries each year. Furthermore, the AAO says most of these eye injuries are […]Continue Reading ...
Two new books from Columbia surgeon Christopher Ahmad, MD, advise young baseball players, their coaches, and parents how to avoid serious injuries. Photo: New York Yankees Partnership / All Rights Reserved. As head physician for the New York Yankees, Columbia surgeon Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, treats elite athletes, all-stars, and celebrities known around the world. […]Continue Reading ...
August 3, 2018 The U.S. has experienced a disturbing increase in violent and unintentional injuries over the last few years, reversing positive gains made in the 1980s and 1990s, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Denver Health Medical Center. The study, published Wednesday in JAMA […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 — Urban areas have higher overall pediatric hospitalization rates for firearm injuries, with the highest rates for urban 15- to 19-year-olds, according to a study published online July 2 in Pediatrics. Bradley R. Herrin, M.D., from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and colleagues examined how hospitalization rates for firearm injuries […]Continue Reading ...
June 11, 2018 Moderate and extreme ambient temperatures increase the risk of occupational accidents. This is the main conclusion of a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation. The study analyzed data on nearly 16 million occupational injuries that occurred in Spain over […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Hoverboards may look cool, flashy and fun, but they’re less safe than you might think. Nearly 27,000 kids landed in the emergency room from a hoverboard accident during the first two years the self-balancing, two-wheeled motorized scooters were sold in the United States, according to a new study. While it pales in comparison with the […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Accidental injuries are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that unintentional injuries accounted for 5 percent of all deaths in 2011 and 28 million emergency room visits in 2013. While many factors can contribute to accidental injuries, the […]Continue Reading ...
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