April 23, 2014: People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury
Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

March 13, 2014: Overdoses, Cellphone-Linked Car Crashes Among Top Causes of Fatal Injury in U.S.
National Safety Council report also cites increasing numbers of falls among elderly

February 24, 2014: Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors
Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

February 21, 2014: Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures
Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits

February 02, 2014: A Survival Guide for Winter's Threats
Docs offer tips for avoiding injuries while shoveling snow, walking on icy sidewalks and streets

January 28, 2014: Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries
Rates rising fastest among seniors, study finds

January 22, 2014: Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds
But no drop seen in 'adverse events' for surgical or pneumonia patients

January 03, 2014: Get Fit Before You Hit the Slopes
Endurance training cuts chances of falls, injuries, sports medicine doc says

January 01, 2014: When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun
Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

December 27, 2013: Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says
Agency explains how to reduce potential for falling or being trapped

December 19, 2013: Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors
Consultation with geriatrician in hospital linked with greater return to independence in study

December 09, 2013: Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts
Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

November 26, 2013: Age-Related Eye Differences May Cause Falls
By late 70s, one-third need separate prescriptions for each eye, study finds

November 07, 2013: For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study
ER records suggest efforts should be made to teach better supervision skills to young parents, researcher says

October 30, 2013: Balance Training Seems to Prevent Falls by Elderly
Researchers base findings on review of 17 studies

October 07, 2013: Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study
Using arms to break falls didn't work, video analysis showed

September 19, 2013: Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year
Review focused on seven facets of poor care worldwide

September 06, 2013: Stressful Events May Raise Risk of Falls in Older Men, Study Finds
More evidence needed to see whether screening would be worthwhile, researcher says

August 13, 2013: Having More Siblings Might Lower Your Divorce Risk
Past experience with family dynamics may help you navigate marriage, study authors theorize

August 08, 2013: Concussed Athletes May Not Be Good at Self-Reporting Recovery
Memory, thinking test spotted problems that injured cheerleaders didn't report or recognize, study finds

April 15, 2013: Exercise May Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Nursing Homes
Study finds regular activity delays physical decline, reduces falls

March 05, 2013: Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety
Leadership is needed for change to occur, experts say

February 19, 2013: Injuries Rising Among Young Dancers
Sprains, falls most common, study found

January 21, 2013: Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds
Chicago study found many needed simple fixes like adding more wood chips

January 12, 2013: Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns
Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

November 26, 2012: Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study
Dozens of kids treated daily on average in U.S. emergency rooms

November 19, 2012: Sleeping Pill Linked to Hospital Falls, Researchers Say
Mayo Clinic phasing out Ambien because of study findings

November 12, 2012: Genital Injuries Common But Preventable, Researchers Say
Men more often hurt, with younger males tending to get injured on bikes, older males slipping in the tub

October 17, 2012: Videos of Real-Life Stumbles May Help Fall-Prevention Efforts
Seniors most at risk when they shift their weight and lose their center of gravity, analysis shows

October 07, 2012: Doctor Offers Hunting Safety Tips
Heart attacks, falls bring many hunters to the emergency room

October 05, 2012: Clenched Hand May Prevent 'Choking' Under Pressure
For right-handed athletes, squeezing left hand might cause automatic motor skills to kick in, study says

October 05, 2012: Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Falling
Seniors should keep at least one hand free

October 02, 2012: Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery
Study found more disability, complications and longer hospital stays for these patients

September 20, 2012: Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study
Prevention efforts lowered traffic fatalities, more attention needed for suicide, experts say

September 06, 2012: 'Magic' Carpet Could Help Shield Elderly From Falls
Optical fibers map walking patterns, warn of potential dangers

August 10, 2012: Workers With Disabilities More Prone to Injuries: Study
Falls, transportation were leading causes, U.S. study found

August 08, 2012: Balance, Strength Training Reduce Falls for Elderly, Study Finds
Researchers recommend incorporating these exercises into everyday activities

July 31, 2012: Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture
Study found seniors who had procedure were less likely to have fall-related breaks

June 28, 2012: Muscle Mass Linked to Bone Health in Some Parts of Body
Weight-bearing bones in hips, shins especially affected in women, study found

June 25, 2012: One-Fifth of Nursing Home Residents Fall in First Month
Large study also linked certified nursing assistant staffing to lower risk

May 26, 2012: Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit
Expert offers advice on working out in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond

May 22, 2012: Injury-Linked Deaths Vary Widely Among States
Report finds too few states require proven safety policies that would save lives

March 12, 2012: Stair-Related Injuries a Threat to Preschoolers: Study
Study estimates 931,000 youngsters hurt from 1999 to 2008

February 28, 2012: Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling: Study
Impaired hearing might reduce awareness of overall environment

January 19, 2012: Antidepressants Might Raise Fall Risk in Nursing Homes
Residents with dementia taking so-called SSRIs seem to be at higher risk of injury, study suggests

January 17, 2012: Younger Adults on Multiple Meds at Risk for Falls: Study
Injury risk was doubled compared to those with fewer prescriptions

December 23, 2011: Health Tip: Prevent Falls During Holiday Decorating
Suggestions to reduce your risk

September 16, 2011: Fall-Prone Seniors May Have Trouble Adjusting to Poorer Vision
Some elderly may not alter their walking speed when their sight is impaired, study finds

September 15, 2011: ADHD Doubles a Child's Risk of Injury: Study
Impulsive behaviors can lead kids to leap before they look, expert says

August 03, 2011: Popular Antidepressants Not Always Best Choice for Seniors
Study found that SSRIs seemed to have more side effects than older antidepressants