My mailbox every morning has a missive from ACEP in it with the recent news pertaining to EM. Mostly it's decent stuff, though there's a bit of dross in there too. One thing I have noticed is the apparent proliferation of research which just seems to tabulate certain injury patterns. Like this morning's headline:
Nearly A Million Americans Taken To EDs With Weight-Training Injuries Over 18-Year Period.
The New York Times (6/15, D7, Bakalar) reports in Vital Statistics that "a new study finds that from 1990 to 2007, nearly a million Americans wound up in emergency rooms with weight-training injuries and that annual injuries increased more than 48 percent in that period." Approximately "82 percent of the 970,000 people injured were men, according to the study, which appeared in the April issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine." Individuals "were most often injured by dropping weights on themselves, crushing a body part between weights, or hitting themselves with the equipment."