Traumatic brain injuries can often result in continuing, long-term effects. One common effect is a decreased ability with the tasks of daily functioning both at work and at work. Traditional cognitive tests are normally used to see how well a patient will fare when it comes to these daily skills, but how accurate are these...
Motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks can sometimes have devastating consequences, depending on the severity of the crash. But luckily, large truck crashes are not on the rise. Recent statistics reveal the latest trends in the crash statistics for large trucks that have been involved in accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s...
Strokes are dangerous – they’re one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Many people, however, do recover from a stroke. One important question about recovery from stroke is whether a stroke can have an effect on a person’s post-stroke driving ability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every...
We’re all aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but despite this awareness, impaired driving accidents continue to happen. Even with our increased knowledge of what happens when someone who’s been drinking gets behind the wheel of a car and drives, people continue doing it, and as a result, serious injury and death continue...
Traumatic brain injuries are a very common injury, accounting for approximately 30 percent of all deaths from injury in the United States. Severe traumatic brain injuries that don’t result in death are a common cause of disability, including a number of long-term disabilities. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, traumatic brain injuries...
Chances are, you’ve either been involved in a motor vehicle accident yourself, or you know someone who has been. Car crashes are a daily occurrence, and the costs associated with such accidents are quite extensive. And despite educational campaigns about the dangers of drinking and driving, drunk-driving related accidents continue to make up too large...
As parents we try our best to protect our children, but accidents do happen, and in some cases, the consequences can be devastating. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injury (TMI) is the leading cause of both death and disability in children aged 19 and younger. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, in 2009 approximately...
It’s common sense to associate speeding with motor vehicle accidents; after all, there’s a greater risk of losing control of a vehicle that’s being driven at high speeds, and a loss of control greatly increases the likelihood of an accident. For those who are curious about such things, the Institute for Road Safety Research has...
We all know you shouldn’t drink and drive, but despite this awareness it’s clear that some people still do. You only need to watch your local news station or read your local newspaper to see that drunk driving continues to make headlines. And it does so right across the United States. The National Highway Traffic...
The concept of informed consent is an important one for all patients. It means that you can only give a valid consent to a procedure or treatment if your doctor has provided you with the information you need to know in order to make a decision that’s based on your clear understanding of the possible...
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