Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts
MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of paid
medical malpractice claims in the United States has declined
significantly, dropping nearly 56 percent between 1992 and 2014,
Health Tip: Think You Fractured Your Foot?
(HealthDay News) -- If you believe you've fractured a bone in
your foot, it's important to see a doctor as quickly as
Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sprains, strains and
tears are different types of injuries, and it's important to know
how they differ, a sports massage therapist says.
'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's spreading via
social media: A "dare" where kids use erasers to rub away the skin
on their arms, often while reciting the alphabet or other
Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital care for
gunshot wounds cost the United States about $6.6 billion over a
nine-year period, and total costs are likely much higher,
Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism
are at extremely high risk of drowning compared to other kids, a
new study reveals.
Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Focusing too much on
playing one favorite sport probably isn't a good idea for kids
under 12, researchers report.
'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens
MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana is often
seen as a relatively benign drug that produces a typically mellow
high, but new U.S. government research shows that the drugs called
synthetic pot appear to be much different.
More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study
MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of
babies and toddlers are landing in the emergency room for injuries
related to strollers, cribs and other nursery products, a new U.S.
Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years
MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who
suffer a hip fracture face a much higher risk of death soon after
the injury, but the risk persists over the longer term, a large