Monthly Archives: September 2015

What is Life Like after a Severe Brain Injury?

Brain injuries often permanently affect the lives of accident survivors. Survivors can have disabilities, such as short-term memory loss, inability to focus, loss of vision, aphasia and impaired impulse control. In addition to health problems, survivors can face social stigma, loss of career or difficulty managing finances. Many survivors with brain injuries will undergo extensive… read more

Pesticides Are Linked to Cancer and Low IQ in Children

A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics has found pesticides may be linked to certain types of cancer and lowered IQ in children. According to the research, which combined data from 16 prior studies, indoor pesticide use increased the risk of childhood lymphoma by 43 percent and leukemia by 47 percent. Authors of… read more

Can Motorcycle Dash Cams Determine Fault in Accidents?

Gathering information after a motorcycle accident can be challenging or impossible depending on the circumstances. In some cases, riders may be too severely injured to take down information. However, motorcycle dash cams may be able to provide another way for riders to record information. Dash cams are similar to what police use in their cruisers… read more

Denver Drunk Driving Accident Leaves Officer Disfigured

A drunk driver crashed into a Denver police officer while he was in the process of pulling over another suspected impaired motorist. According to the Denver Police Department, the officer was badly injured, suffering a fractured jaw, a spinal cord injury and five broken ribs. An arrest affidavit claims the officer suffered permanent injury and… read more

Teenager Paralyzed in Motocross Accident Uses Robotic Exoskeleton to Walk Again

In 2014, a California teenager was paralyzed while riding during a motocross-racing event. During the last race, his family noticed he had disappeared. After the brief disappearance, he was found and taken to a hospital, where he was given a CT scan to determine his injuries. Doctors told the teenager he had suffered a spinal… read more

What You Should Know About Aphasia and Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can cause an assortment of long-term problems for survivors, and aphasia is one among many. Aphasia is a condition that affects a person’s ability to speak or understand verbal and written language. Depending on the location and severity of a brain injury, each person with aphasia will be affected differently. In January of… read more

Our Must-See List of Politicians Who Ride Motorcycles

Popular culture associates riding motorcycles with a very specific style. People often imagine leather jackets and Harley-Davidsons. However, we rarely think of riders as heads of state or politicians. As it turns out, even politicians love to ride. Perhaps the best-known rider amongst the political elite is former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The “Governator” has… read more