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Posts Tagged ‘emergency room’

Ibuprofen Best for Children With Broken Arms

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

A new study shows that children with a broken arm do better on a simple over-the-counter painkiller than on a more powerful prescription combination that includes a narcotic.

The study tested ibuprofen, sold as Advil, Motrin and other brands, against acetaminophen plus codeine — a combo called Tylenol No. 3 that is also sold in generic form. The children on ibuprofen did better, said the study leader, Dr. Amy Drendel of the Medical College of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee. (more…)

Gym Class Injuries Sending More Kids to the ER

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Children these days are more likely to get hurt in gym class than they were a decade ago, a new study published in Pediatrics shows. (more…)