Does California Have the Worst Drivers?
Drivers here in The Golden State rank among the country’s worst when it comes to bad driving habits. This is according to a recently released report from CarInsuranceComparison.com, an auto insurance comparison website that used statistics and other data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When comparing all fifty states plus Washington, D.C.,...
Traumatic brain injuries often occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident. A number of disabilities can occur as a result, with symptoms occurring within days or weeks of receiving the injury. For people suffering from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the most common cognitive impairment – that is, an impairment affecting a person’s...
Common sense would suggest that it may not be a good time to have a heart attack when cardiologists are more scarce due to a national cardiology convention taking place outside of your local area. Rather surprisingly, however, the results of a recent study suggest something quite different. The L.A. Times and NPR both report...
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a blow or jolt to the head, such as you might receive if you have the misfortune to be in a motor vehicle accident. Penetrating head trauma can also lead to traumatic brain injury.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries are the...
With the increase in popularity of ride-hailing services such as Uber and its competitor Lyft, more and more drivers are signing up with such services as a way to make some extra money on the side. But just how safe is it to answer that service call while you’re on the road?   Not very...
A recent clinical trial has come up with some disappointing results for those suffering from traumatic brain injury.   The trial, a phase III clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, had been set up to test the use of the hormone progesterone in the treatment of patients with traumatic...
Concussions are big news when it comes to athletes on the field, and the recent spate of sport-related concussion news from pro sports has likely been of some concern to parents of teen athletes as well.   Since 2009, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have enacted concussion treatment laws aimed at student...
Even as Los Angeles has started adding more bike lanes as part of its city bike route plan, a disturbing trend has been taking place, one that may make many bicyclists hesitant to take advantage of the city’s new bike lanes. And who can blame them?   According to the L.A. Times, while the overall...
If you’re the parent of a child who plays football, the recent concerns about concussions among football players are most likely the cause of quite a few worries. But will new and upcoming technologies help reduce the risk of traumatic brain injuries on the football field?   While helmets help reduce the risk of severe...
There’s a certain excitement that fills a couple’s life when they’re expecting a baby. As the child’s due date approaches, the sound of the baby’s heartbeat, the image on the ultrasound technician’s monitor, every little fetal kick the mother feels are all experiences that parents treasure.   Ultrasound imaging is the most common medical imaging...
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