There have been more and more cases confirming that repeated hits to the head have lifelong consequences for professional football players, but a new study by Orlando Health in collaboration with the Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium finds evidence of lasting effects from head injuries at a much younger age than expected. The study tested biomarkers in […]Continue Reading ...
Terrorist attacks injure far more people than they kill, leaving victims with lost limbs, hearing loss, respiratory disease, depression and other issues. But little research has measured the impact of that damage beyond the number of people who are hurt. New research from The University of Texas at Dallas provides a more complete picture of […]Continue Reading ...
Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are devices commonly powered by a battery that aerosolize liquid and chemical flavorants. These products have become popular among people of all ages, especially youth. Some users may think of e-cigarettes as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. However, according to the CDC, the aerosol that e-cigarette consumers breathe in and […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
(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 ...
A new analysis by researchers from Brown University and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation has found that nonfatal injuries in the U.S. in the year 2013 cost more than $1.8 trillion. And nearly all injures are preventable, said Dr. Mark Zonfrillo, an associate professor at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and a […]Continue Reading ...
Of Britain’s more than 2 million recreational runners, around 1 million are falling injured annually with 500,000 ‘off the road’ at any one time. A recent study from The University of Salford’s Running Performance Clinic has found that many running injuries may be influenced by simple technique errors. The study published in the American Journal […]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 ...
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