Health Tip: Dealing With a Dog Bite

(HealthDay News) -- Dog bites happen, even if parents are careful. Knowing the steps to take quickly can help keep your child safe.

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People in U.S. emergency rooms may receive unnecessary opioid painkiller prescriptions for minor injuries such as a sprained ankle, a new study finds.

Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games

TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Playgrounds are supposed to be fun. But rusty bars, litter and poorly maintained equipment can make these seemingly kid-friendly zones downright dangerous, according to a group of emergency medicine physicians.

Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down

SATURDAY, May 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gardening season is here, but it doesn't have to bring a fresh crop of aches, pains and muscle strains.

Too Many Parents Say No to Helmets for Kids on Wheels

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries from cycling or other wheeled activities send over 400,000 kids to U.S. emergency rooms each year. Yet, many parents don't require their children to wear helmets or other safety gear, researchers say.

Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of kids wind up in U.S. emergency rooms every year for ear injuries caused by cotton swabs, a new study reveals.

Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 16 American children are hospitalized daily due to gunshot injuries, a new study says.

Psychiatric Scars of Wartime Brain Injury May Linger for Years

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News ) -- Brain injuries suffered during wartime exposure to an explosive device often leave psychiatric troubles that can last years, new research shows.

Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adjusting the so-called body clock might help severely brain-injured patients regain consciousness from a coma, researchers say.

Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- They may look like tons of fun, but all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are actually tons of trouble for kids.