Medical Research

At some point, the majority of Americans will suffer an injury that requires medical treatment. Some of the most common injuries are sports injuries, auto accident injuries, work injuries, back injuries, burns, dog bites and slip-and-fall injuries. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are keys to successful recovery from any type of injury.

3M Combat Arms Earplugs—Hearing Loss

The Combat Arms Earplug, Version 2, manufactured by 3M, was sold to the U.S. military between 2003 and 2015. The earplugs are designed as "dual-ended," allowing the user to insert them in either direc...

Anticoagulant Bleeding

When you suffer from atrial fibrillation (known as Afib), or are otherwise at increased risk of suffering a stroke or ischemic attack, it’s a common practice for a medical professional to prescribe ...

Arterial Blockage—ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

An STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) is the medical term for a serious heart attack. It’s typically associated with a blockage in one of the main arteries leading into the heart. In most ca...

Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition marked by inflammation of the joints. When a person has arthritis, the tissues that surround joints and other connective tissue become swollen. It is common to feel pain, sore...

Back Injury

According to the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain ranges from a dull, cons...

Back Injury

Back injuries plague many auto accident victims. The term "back injury" covers an array of ailments, as the injury can be a sprain, strain or herniated disk. Whatever the case, back injuries can sever...

Back Injury

According to the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. In addition, back disorders accoun...

Birth Injuries Occurring During the Delivery Process

There are, unfortunately, many things that can go wrong during the birth of a child. On rare occasions, the simple trauma associated with childbirth can cause injury. In most instances, though, the in...

Bladder And Kidney Cancer Related To Dangerous Drugs

A number of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications have been linked to increased risk of bladder or kidney cancer....

Brain Injuries

Of all possible auto accident injuries, those to the head are the most serious. A brain injury, sometime referred to as a closed-head injury, occurs when some outside force traumatizes the brain. If p...

Broken Bones

Broken bones, also referred to as fractures, happen when more pressure is placed on bones than they can stand. When repeated and/or prolonged pressure is placed on a bone, a hairline crack, called a s...

Broken Bones

Broken bones, also known as fractures, can occur when the force of an auto collision causes a sharp crushing or sudden breaking of a bone, such as in the wrist, arm or leg....

Burn Injuries

Three main types of burn injuries are common in the workplace: thermal (heat), chemical, and electrical. Thermal burns can occur from contact with steam, flames, hot surfaces, and hot liquids; exposur...

Burns

A burn is an injury commonly caused by excessive heat or cold, electricity, radiation or chemicals. In 2007, medical professionals treated approximately a half million burn cases. Most burns are cause...

Burns

Burns are frequently associated with auto accidents, usually when the airbag deploys and releases a chemical upon inflation. That chemical can cause mild or even severe burns when it contacts the skin...

Cancer Related to Blood Pressure Medications

Blood pressure is an essential element of personal health. You need enough pressure to ensure that your tissue and organs get the blood they need to keep them strong and alive. However, too much press...

Cancer Related to Breast Implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval to two different types of breast implants for sale in the United States. The breast implants both utilize an exterior silicon shell, thou...

Cancer Related to Diabetes Medications

Type 2 Diabetes remains one of the major world health problems, a leading contributor to blindness, lower limb amputation and kidney failure. Insulin has long been used in the treatment of diabetes. A...

Cancers Related to Talcum Powder

Talcum powder is a commonly used consumer product, typically manufactured by mixing talc, a clay-based mineral, with corn starch. The powder has long been used in baby powder, by athletes to dry sweat...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

One workplace-related injury that people have become more aware of in recent years is carpal tunnel syndrome. This injury occurs when a nerve that runs from the forearm to the hand becomes pressed or ...

Concussion

Concussions occur when the brain bounces or twists inside the skull. These movements can strain and injure the brain, which can lead to temporary or permanent brain damage. Frequently, this sudden jer...

Concussion

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) that occurs when the brain is shaken, twisted or bounced within the skull. This movement can cause chemical changes within the brain or damage brai...

Cuts and Lacerations

Cuts and lacerations are common injuries in the workplace, and the reasons behind these mishaps vary. Injuries may occur due to improper training, a lack of established safety procedures, not paying a...

Cuts and Puncture Wounds

A puncture wound is a wound caused by a sharp object that pierces the skin, creating a hole. Puncture wounds usually don't bleed heavily and often quickly close on their own. A cut is an injury that o...

Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative joint disease is also called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting 27 million Americans age 25 and older, and is a leading cause of disability....

Dog Bites

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost five million people are bitten by a dog each year. That means Americans are more likely to be bitten by a dog than they are to be in...

Elevated Falls

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17 percent of fatal occupational injuries that occurred in the U.S. in 2015 were due to falls. About half of those falls were from elevated heights....

Erythema Multiforme Major and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Erythema multiforme, also known as EM, is a skin condition that ranges from mild rashes (erythema multiforme minor) to potentially life-threatening forms (erythema multiforme major, or EMM)....

Essure

A female sterilization/contraceptive device, Essure is a metal coil that is inserted by a physician into a woman's fallopian tubes. The insertion is performed with a catheter, and the device, once in ...

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common, chronic and widespread pain disorder characterized by a dull, deep pain in the muscles and tendons that may be felt throughout the body. There are as many as 10 million Ameri...

Hamstring Strain

A strain can be described as the excessive stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon. Strains are one of the most common sports injuries and the hamstring is the muscle that is strained most often....

Head Injury

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of head injuries. Between the whipping motion your head experiences in a collision to the potential for impact during the crash, heads are vulnerable to a n...

Head Injury/Concussion

A head injury includes damage to the brain, scalp or skull. In the workplace, falls are among the most common causes of head injury when a worker experiences a bump, jolt, or blow to the head. Head in...

Heart Attacks

A heart attack, also known as a “myocardial infarction,” is a medical condition caused by a decrease or cessation of blood flow to any part of the heart. The blockage of blood flow causes damage t...

Hernia or Surgical Mesh Injuries

Created from both organic and inorganic materials, surgical mesh (most frequently used to repair hernias) comes in the form of a loosely woven sheet. It may be used for temporary or permanent support ...

Hip Strain

Strains, also referred to as pulls, occur when muscle fibers have been overly stretched or torn. If a muscle is forced to rapidly expand as a result of a quick movement or collision, it may not have t...

Inferior Vena Cava Filters

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are small, cone-shaped devices that may be surgically implanted near your kidneys to impede blood clots that have broken loose from one of the deep veins in your leg (...

Invokana Toe and Foot Amputations

Invokana (also sold as Sulisent) is the trade name for canagliflozin, a pharmaceutical product approved for use in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. Canagliflozin works by inhibiting the flow of certa...

Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes

A stroke is a medical condition caused by the cessation or diminishment of the flow of blood to the brain, which causes brain cells to die. Strokes are categorized as either ischemic or hemorraghic. ...

Knee Injury

Generation after generation of athletes continue to elevate the standard of speed, strength and agility. Modern athletes are so big and fast, that it can actually become a detriment. As humans, our bo...

Letter of Protection

If you have been in an accident or suffered some type of injury, you have enough to worry about without wondering how you will pay for medical care. Unfortunately, the damage caused by an accident can...

Lipitor

The Trade Name for Atorvastatin
Lipitor is a pharmaceutical product available only by prescription, used to treat individuals with high levels of cholesterol. It is normally consid...

Neck Injury

Neck injuries in the workplace are often the result of slip-and-fall accidents, which injure the soft tissues in the neck and lead to a serious sprain or strain. Lifting heavy loads, especially when t...

Neck Injury

Neck injuries are unfortunately all too common during auto accidents. The jarring movement that occurs as a result of a sudden halt can subject your neck to a number of different injuries. Identifying...

Noise Injury

Excessive noise levels in the workplace can damage hearing and cause hearing loss, interfere with concentration and thought processes, disturb sleep, and bring about fatigue and aggression. According ...

Onglyza

Onglyza is the trade or brand name for the drug saxagliptin, used for the treatment of diabetes. The medication was developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and approved for sale and use by the U.S. Food and...

Opioid Addiction and Injury

If you have been in an accident or suffered some type of injury, you have enough to worry about without wondering how you will pay for medical care. Unfortunately, the damage caused by an accident can...

Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioids are powerful enough to affect even the most informed and responsible people. Therefore, it’s critical to have resources available to limit the effects opioid addiction can have on individual...

Opioid Addiction: Signs and Symptoms

Opioid misuse is a severe epidemic occurring in many places across the U.S. From small towns to larger cities, opioid addiction is causing people of all walks of life significant health problems and f...

Partial Arterial Blockages

An ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is the medical or technical term that doctors (primarily cardiologists) use to identify what lay persons refer to as a "heart attack." A STEMI mea...

Psychological Trauma

One result of an auto accident that cannot be overlooked is the psychological effects experienced by those involved. These can be feelings of guilt if another party in the car was injured or killed, o...

Pulled Groin

Muscle strains, or pulls, occur when the muscle fibers are suddenly overly stretched. This stretching can cause a minor pull or lead to slight or significant tearing of muscle fibers. If an athlete’...

Repetitive Strain Injury (not carpal tunnel)

Injuries from sprains and strains affect millions of U.S. workers each year. One type of injury is a work-related musculoskeletal disorder, often referred to as repetitive strain injury (RSI). These i...

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis (also known as “rhabdo”) is a serious health condition caused by the breakdown of skeletal muscle. In worst-case scenarios, it can lead to kidney failure and even death. In most ins...

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, and it provides sensation and motor function to the lower extremities. It runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. The sciatic nerve prov...

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Approximately 7 million people in the U.S. are affected by it. The primary age of onset is 10-15, and both boys and girls are affected. However...

Shin Splints

With over three million cases in the United States each year, shin splints are a very common condition, especially among runners. Shin splints occur when the muscle and bone tissue in the shin develop...

Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injuries are common among contact sport athletes, as well as athletes that consistently use their shoulders to compete - swimmers, tennis players, baseball players and track and field thrower...

Slip, Trip and Fall Injuries

Each year, millions of Americans are injured on the job, and the injury requires workers to miss at least one day of work. In 2014, injuries from slips, trips, and falls resulted in 247,120 cases invo...

Slip-and-Falls

Slip-and-fall cases result in a significant number of injuries each year. Although the term "slip" is used, the phrase "slip and fall" pertains to any case in which a person falls on another's propert...

Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue generally encompasses each part of your body except your bones or organs. Soft tissue injuries take on a few forms that range in severity from serious to minor....

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries — damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal — can occur even with seemingly simple accidents such as falling from a ladder in the workpla...

Spinal Injury

Auto accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries (SCIs) for those 65 and younger in the US. The thrashing, twisting and flying debris of even a low speed collision can compromise the spina...

Sprains and Strains

A sprain is an injury to a ligament caused by a sudden overstretching. A strain happens when overstretching occurs in the muscle or tendon. The severity of the injury will dictate the type of treatmen...

Sprains and Strains

A sprain is an injury to a ligament caused by a sudden overstretching. A strain happens when overstretching occurs in the muscle or tendon. The severity of the injury will dictate the type of treatmen...

Talc Powder

Talcum powder is a commonly used consumer product, typically comprised of a clay-based mineral known as talc, which is mixed with corn starch. Talcum powder has been used for a variety of purposes ov...

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a specific form of tendinitis that occurs in the elbow. Tendinitis is swelling of the tendons that results in a painful and burning sensation in the affected area. ...

TMJ

The jaw joint, called the temporomandibular joint (more commonly known as TMJ), is critical to our ability to bite, chew and swallow food, to speak and to make facial expressions. Each side of the hea...

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Also known as Lyell or Lyell's syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) first appears as a fever, mimicking many of the symptoms of the flu. Within a few days, however, a person suffering from TEN w...

Toxic Fumes Injury

Exposure to toxic fumes in the workplace puts employees at risk of diseases such as lung and urinary tract cancer, respiratory disease, damage to the kidneys and nervous system disorders. The Occupati...

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the workplace results from a jarring blow or jolt to the head or body. A sharp object penetrating brain tissue can also cause a TBI. This type of brain injury causes ...

Valsartan

Valsartan, commonly sold under the trade name Diovan, is a pharmaceutical product marketed and sold for the treatment of high blood pressure, diabetic kidney disease, and heart failure. It was approve...

Whiplash (Neck)

Neck injuries are common in an auto accident and can be painful in their own right. Commonly called "whiplash", neck injuries usually are associated with rear-impact collisions....

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