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People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

April 23, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries.
Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who had earned at least an undergraduate degree were more than seven times as [...]

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

April 17, 2014

People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests.

Exercise in Youth Boosts Bone Strength Later: Study

March 28, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 28 HealthDay News) — Physical exercise at a young age increases bone health, and those benefits continue with age, a new study of baseball players finds.
And people who continue to exercise as they grow older have even greater bone health benefits, said lead researcher Stuart Warden, associate dean for [...]

New Repair Option for Compression Fractures in Spine

March 28, 2014

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A tiny spinal fracture can turn an active person into a shut-in. Until now, patients with these compression fractures have had limited options, but a new procedure shows promise, researchers say.
Vertebral or compression fractures — micro-breaks in the building blocks of the back typically [...]

Cell Phone-Related Car Crashes Among Top Causes of Fatal Injury in U.S.

March 14, 2014

Motor vehicle crashes caused the most injury deaths among younger people in the United States, with distractions caused by cell phones contributing significantly to those crashes, a new report shows.

Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors

February 24, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seniors who take drugs to lower their blood pressure may be more likely to fall and end up with a broken hip or head injury, Yale University researchers report.
Side effects of blood pressure medications include dizziness and problems with balance, the study authors noted. Older [...]

Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures

February 21, 2014

By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even a little walking each week appears to lower the risk of hip fractures in men over 50, a new long-term study suggests.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital mined data from a large study, collecting information on the activity and sitting habits of almost [...]

Having Ovaries Removed Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease

February 17, 2014

Among women who were more than 10 years past menopause in a new study, the rate of bone mineral density loss was twice as high in those who’d had their ovaries removed before menopause than in those who still had their ovaries.

A Survival Guide for Winter’s Threats

February 2, 2014

SUNDAY, Feb. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Every winter, many Americans suffer broken bones, muscle tears, sprains and strains from shoveling snow or falling on icy sidewalks and streets.
Orthopedic surgeons at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City are offering tips to help prevent fall-related injuries.

One suggestion is to ask [...]

Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

January 28, 2014

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Spinal cord injury rates in the United States are rising, and the leading cause now appears to be falls suffered by seniors rather than traffic crashes, according to a new study.
The findings suggest that programs to prevent falls in elderly people could significantly reduce the number of spinal [...]


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