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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Police at Risk of Traffic Injuries in Stopped Cars, as Well as When Speeding, Study Finds

Sep. 1, 2015 — Vehicle crashes are the largest cause of death among police in the United States, but what conditions contribute to the risk faced by officers? The first quantitative study of the issue finds a few ... read more

Preventive Medicine Experts Speak out About Reducing Firearm Violence

Aug. 31, 2015 — A wide range of critical topics related to firearm violence, from the interaction of alcohol abuse with gun violence, effects of changes to gun laws in various states, how criminals obtain guns in a ... read more

Emergency Department Counseling Program Fails to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence or Heavy Drinking Among at-Risk Women

Aug. 7, 2015 — A large randomized clinical trial of an emergency department (ED)-based program aimed at reducing incidents of excessive drinking and partner violence in women did not result in significant ... read more

Working Overtime, Managing a Large Workload Increases Risk for Injury Among New Nurses

July 30, 2015 — Higher risk is associated with working longer hours and higher than average workloads, a new nursing study concludes. The research team found that nurses who worked nights and weekly overtime of ... read more

New Insights Into the Circuitry of PTSD, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

July 23, 2015 — Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating consequences. Both are associated with high rates of disability and suicide, and although they are separate ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Concussions in football are caused by the sudden rotation of the skull, mounting evidence suggests. Researchers now have evidence that suggests current football helmet tests don't account for ... read more

For Kids With Injured Ankles, Less Treatment May Be More

July 20, 2015 — Emergency physicians can safely reduce X-rays in children with hurt ankles by as much as 23 percent and save emergency patients both money and time. These results of a cost analysis of the Low Risk ... read more

Why Does PTSD Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

July 15, 2015 — A new review article finds that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) leads to overactive nerve activity, dysfunctional immune response and activation of the hormone system that controls blood ... read more

Why Kids' Recovery Times Vary Widely After Brain Injury

July 14, 2015 — Why do some youngsters bounce back quickly from a traumatic brain injury, while others suffer for years? New research suggests that damage to the coating around the brain's nerve fibers may ... read more

Benzodiazepines Not Recommended for Patients With PTSD or Recent Trauma

July 14, 2015 — Benzodiazepine drugs are widely used in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but available evidence suggests that they are not effective -- and may even be harmful, concludes a ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Contact with another player was the most common way boys and girls sustained concussions in a study of US high school soccer players, while heading the ball was the most common soccer-specific ... read more

Brain Activity Changes After Cognitive Rehabilitation, TBI Study Shows

July 8, 2015 — Results of a trail demonstrate for the first time significant changes in cerebral activation after memory retraining in individuals with ... read more

S100B Protein in Diagnosing Intracranial Hemorrhage in Some Patients With Mild Head Injury

July 7, 2015 — Researchers have examined elderly patients and adult patients receiving antiplatelet therapy who had presented with mild head injury to see if levels of S100B protein could help identify whether ... read more

Older Patients With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries Less Likely to Get Surgery

July 6, 2015 — Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries are less likely to receive surgery compared with younger patients and they experience a significant lag between injury and surgery, according to new ... read more

Level I Trauma Experience Prepares Surgeons for Battle

July 1, 2015 — Soldiers injured during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have the highest survival rates in history, thanks to the availability of surgeons skilled in combat ... read more

PTSD, Traumatic Experiences May Raise Heart Attack, Stroke Risk in Women

June 29, 2015 — Women with severe PTSD or traumatic events may have a 60 percent higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. The study is the first to examine trauma exposure, PTSD, and onset of cardiovascular ... read more

Scoring System Can Help Trauma Centers Improve Care During Surges in Trauma Cases

June 29, 2015 — A scoring system that can identify periods of high activity and increased trauma patient deaths in hospital emergency rooms may help hospitals better prepare for surges in trauma patient volume that ... read more

Predictors of Depression, PTSD Among African-Americans, Latinos

June 25, 2015 — Chronic disease and mental health issues disproportionately affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics. Researchers have developed a screening tool that may provide better ... read more

Children With Severe Head Injuries Are Casualties of Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan

June 25, 2015 — During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a new ... read more

June 24, 2015 — When it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys, a new study shows. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur ... read more

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