News tagged with injury

Study provides glimpse into health of most-extreme runners

For some runners, a marathon is not enough. Participation in so-called ultramarathons—defined as any distance beyond the standard 26.2-mile marathon—has grown exponentially in recent years. The number of runners who finished ...

Jan 08, 2014
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On-field blood test can diagnose sports concussions

A brain protein, S100B, which may soon be detected by a simple finger-stick blood test, accurately distinguishes a sports-related concussion from sports exertion, according to a study of college athletes in Rochester, N.Y., ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Doctors give no prognosis for Michael Schumacher

Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher's head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps.

Dec 30, 2013
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Are concussions related to Alzheimer's disease?

A new study suggests that a history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer's-associated plaques in the brain. The research is published in the December ...

Dec 26, 2013
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Physicians must be proactive in risk management

(HealthDay)—Risk is inherent in the practice of medicine, but physicians can take steps to prevent patient injury and avoid lawsuits, according to an article published Dec. 10 in Medical Economics.

Dec 19, 2013
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