Health News

High School Sports Injuries
Often teens with only one kidney are not allowed to play contact sports for fear of hurting the remaining kidney. It turns out other equally serious injuries are the greater risk.
Hitting Your Head Again?
Mandatory sports education could help reduce the number of concussions suffered by teenagers during school sports.
Kids with One Kidney Safe to Play Sports
For the most part, high school sports are safe. Still, parents worry that their kids will get hurt. At least parents can rest assured that their children are unlikely to hurt their kidneys.
Arm Yourself Against Drowning
Summertime means many things - barbecues, snow cones, bare feet and perhaps most notably, swimming. But with this favorite summer pastime comes inherent danger. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that more than 500,000 deaths worldwide are caused annually by unintentional drowning and it is the third-most common cause of unintentional injury death. Generally, males and children under five are at the greatest risk of drowning. With knowledge, care and vigilance, instances of drowning can largely be avoided and summer fun enjoyed safely and smartly. Drowning Defined WHO tak...
A Bump On The Head: The Risk of PTSD
A concussion is serious business. Even a mild hit on the head can cause neuronal damage. While these small damages may not drastically affect civilians, the risks could be greater for soldiers.
It’s Not Just a Bump on the Head
Structural damage is not the only part of a head injury—the brain’s electricity can be damaged as well. When the firing of the brain’s neurons gets damaged it can’t be seen on a scan the same way structural damage can.
Emergency Hand Surgeons in Short Supply
Injuries to the hand, fingers or wrist are among the most common at hospital emergency rooms, yet few medical facilities have hand surgeons capable of treating these patients on call.
Pro Bowl Linebacker Seau Dies
One of the most feared linebackers in the NFL died today as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Baby Got Limbs Back
Accidents cause many people to lose functionality in their limbs. They can’t feel it, or move it. Current methods to restore the limb have a low success rate, but a new method gives hope for the future.
Keep Your Head Out of the Game
It may be America's pastime, but many who play football, even in school, may not be able to remember their glory days as they age: head injuries from the game are only getting worse.