Injury

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play ...1

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Causes of Injury

Most injuries requiring hospitalisation are the result of falls and transport accidents, while most deaths from injuries occur as a result of falls and suicide.  ...Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare2 ...

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Causes List for Injury

Possible causes of Injury (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Treatments for Injury

The minute a life-threatening injury occurs, the clock starts ticking on the “golden hour.” That’s a term used by emergency crews. They know that the first 60 minutes after severe trauma can be critical to survival. Quick action ...4

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Prevention of Injury

Interventions that address these social and physical factors have the potential to prevent unintentional injuries and violence. Efforts to prevent unintentional injury may focus on:

  • Modifications of the environment
  • Improvements in product safety
  • Legislation and enforcement
  • Education and behavior change ...
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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ woundsandinjuries.html
  2. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: aihw.gov.au/ reports-statistics/ health-conditions-disability-deaths/ injury/ overview
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2008/ April/ docs/ 01features_01.htm

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Note: This site is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. See your doctor or other qualified medical professional for all your medical needs.