Surgery

Emergency CT for head trauma may be overused, study shows

Emergency patients are too often given head CT to check for skull fractures and brain hemorrhage, leading to unnecessary heath care costs and patient exposure to radiation, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS ...

Health

Head injuries hit one in 14 kids, CDC reports

(HealthDay)—Given the news of the devastating effects of head injuries among professional football players, parents may wonder if their mini athletes are at risk, too.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Reckless behavior fuels ongoing stress for some with PTSD

Researchers with the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System found that engaging in risky behavior—itself a symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder—could in turn lead to worse PTSD symptoms. This ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

PTSD prevented by using Tetris in the emergency department

A single dose psychological intervention including the computer game Tetris can prevent the unpleasant, intrusive memories that develop in some people after suffering a traumatic event. Researchers have been able to demonstrate ...

page 2 from 11