Most Common Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can happen to anyone, in any scenario and the injury can be extremely serious or fatal. The spinal cord is the principal organ responsible for transmitting information between the brain and the body. There are different severities for spinal cord injuries ranging from minor disabilities to a lifetime of needing 24/7 care. A common term used when discussing spinal cord injuries is completeness. A complete injury is when you lose sensation or … Continue reading “Most Common Spinal Cord Injuries”

The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Texting and driving has become an epidemic in the United States. The deadly practice has become so commonplace in the world of instant communication that, according to TeenSafe, “69 percent of U.S. drivers between the ages of 18 and 64 admitted to using their cell phone while driving during the previous month.” While not every instance of this resulted in some sort of crash, there is an overwhelmingly large number of accidents attributed to cell … Continue reading “The Dangers of Texting and Driving”

The 6 Types of Dog Bites

Dog bites are no laughing matter. A Center for Disease Control study reports that every year there are more than 4 million reported dog bites in the United States alone. While many of these do not require professional medical attention, there are certainly cases that result in serious injury or illness if the dog passes along germs from the bite. Professionals often use Dr. Ian Dunbar’s Dog Bite Scale to categorize bites into six different … Continue reading “The 6 Types of Dog Bites”

3 Tips to Drive Safer Near a Semi-Truck

With the holidays approaching, millions of drivers take to the highways on vacation. During the holiday rush, you should be careful around each semi-truck you encounter. This is of utmost importance for the safety of you and your family. Highways stretch, wind, and crisscross the United States, and with them come a stream of cars, semi-trucks, and other vehicles. It’s common to cross paths with a semi-truck on any drive through a city or on … Continue reading “3 Tips to Drive Safer Near a Semi-Truck”

Places You’re Most Likely to Slip and Fall

The moment a slip and fall occurs, the initial shock may be painful. You may also be embarrassed or simply shocked. As a result, you may end up with accidental injuries that can interfere with your daily life. You should always consult an attorney after a slip and fall, especially when negligence can be attributed as the reason for the fall. Filing a claim can have its challenges, therefore, consulting with Grabb & Durando personal … Continue reading “Places You’re Most Likely to Slip and Fall”

Top 3 Most Dangerous Cities for Cyclists and Pedestrians

With the weather being warm most of the year in the lovely Old Pueblo, Tucsonans are riding bicycles and walking more. People walk or bike to get to work, school, for exercise or just for fun.  Unfortunately, people often forget that by law, cyclists and pedestrians on the roadway have the same responsibilities as a driver. Pedestrians and cyclists have a higher priority due to the dangers of an erratic motor vehicle. Sadly, distracted or … Continue reading “Top 3 Most Dangerous Cities for Cyclists and Pedestrians”

The Long-Term Effects of a Burn Injury

A burn injury is one of the most grueling, painful experiences a person can ever go through. Aside from extensive physical damage, surgeries and medical care can take weeks or years. Burn victims will also face long-term emotional and psychological challenges. Worsening an already horrible situation, the cost of treatments for burn injuries can financially deplete a person’s life savings. How A Burn Injury Affects the Victim Once a person has recovered from the ordeals … Continue reading “The Long-Term Effects of a Burn Injury”

Tips for Motorcycle Safety

Ask any cyclist and they’ll tell you that riding a motorcycle is a freeing, exciting experience. It is extremely important to ensure your motorcycle and riding practices are as safe as they can be. This is true whether you’re simply riding around your neighborhood or taking a road trip to Sturgis with friends. Following motorcycle safety tips can help reduce your risk of accidents. Why Motorcycle Safety Matters According to Injury Facts published by the … Continue reading “Tips for Motorcycle Safety”

Traumatic Brain Injuries

hTraumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are damage to the brain caused by an outside force. For example, many traumatic brain injuries occur after serious car accidents, crashes involving 18 wheelers, and in the industrial work setting. Because these injuries damage such an important part of the body, they can affect everything in a person’s life. In addition, these injuries can be devastating to the victim’s family. A person may experience loss of function and changes in … Continue reading “Traumatic Brain Injuries”

Cruise Control, Good or Bad?

Cruise control allows drivers to relax and let the car take over. However, the use of it can be extremely dangerous in certain situations. One key question that you may ask is about safety. Does using the feature make driving safer, or does it increase the chance of having an accident? Is Cruise Control Safe? A Wall Street Journal report describes how this feature impacts driving. It quotes a French study. This study concluded that … Continue reading “Cruise Control, Good or Bad?”

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