Tag Archives: safety

Understanding and Healing from a Brain Injury

When sudden trauma causes damage to the brain, a traumatic brain injury occurs. All brain injuries are incredibly unique and can be caused by many different things. The head may hit violently against another object causing the brain to shake against the skull, or a sharp object may pierce through the bone and into the brain tissue. Loss of consciousness, confusion, headache, dizziness, and blurred vision are all symptoms that might be experienced. Understanding the Injury Brain injuries can be incredibly difficult to deal with not only for survivors but also for the family and friends who are helping them. If you undergo a traumatic brain injury, it’s important to …

Continue reading

Posted in Brain. Tagged with , , , , , , .

The Level of Pain & Injury from Slip and Fall Accidents

Sometimes people slip and fall, and the only thing they believe that they hurt is their pride. Others might not feel anything significant until the next day when they begin to feel pain, discomfort and limited range of motion. Those symptoms might mean something more serious. That is when it is time for them to be examined. When somebody trips and falls, it is also classified as a slip and fall injury. The physics of the two accidents are actually different though. When a person slips and falls, it is ordinarily caused by a foreign substance that makes a walking surface slippery. The person usually falls backward. In a trip …

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized. Tagged with , , , , .

Keeping Your Child Safe During Warmer Weather Sports

When warmer weather arrives, your kids are antsy to get outside and enjoy the weather. As a parent, stuck in the house with your children all winter, there’s a good chance you strongly encourage their interest in getting more activity. While some kids are content to hop on their bikes and ride to the park, others are eager to sign up for warm weather sports.   Although there are numerous benefits to playing organized sports, such as learning to be part of a team (as winners or losers), how to deal with pressure, and staying healthy, sports (particularly contact sports) can be dangerous. The Potential Dangers of Youth Sports   …

Continue reading

Posted in Safety. Tagged with , , , .

Preventing Brain Injuries During Winter Activities

Whether you like to snowshoe after a big snowstorm, play a casual game of ice hockey, or hit the slopes on the weekends, winter activities are abundant and are a great way to ward off “cabin fever” during the seemingly long winter months. However, as with any physical activity there is a risk of receiving a brain injury, particularly with ice and snow creating hazardous conditions. Although the danger of a head injury is real and can happen at any time, there’s no reason not to go out and enjoy the snowy season; just exercise caution. Brain Injuries Aren’t Just Sport-Related Injuries   The media is filled with news of …

Continue reading

Posted in Safety. Tagged with , , , , , .

Despite Hardhats, Traumatic Brain Injuries Still Common on Construction Sites

Although hardhats are a fixture in construction work and are intended to keep construction workers safe, they do not always prevent accidents that lead to traumatic brain injury (TBI) on construction sites. TBIs occur when a bump or blow to the head, or a penetrating head injury, causes an injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. A TBI can be mild or severe, with concussions being the most common TBI, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These injuries may resolve over time – or they may affect an injured person for the rest of his or her life. While hardhats provide the best hope of …

Continue reading

Posted in Research Studies. Tagged with , , , , , , .