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April 2017 Archives

Does a helmet help in a motorcycle accident?

There are many rumors and misconceptions that a motorcycle helmet can do more harm than good. If you are riding in New York, though, you should understand that a helmet is your best defense against severe injuries if you are involved in an accident. There have been studies and there is solid proof that helmets save lives.

5 things to remember if you are in a car crash

The stress of a car accident can make it difficult to remember the basic steps you should take after the crash. Of course, you probably know that you need to contact the authorities so they can come out to make a report and evaluate the scene. There are also other steps you should take. 

Collision avoidance systems and rear-end collisions

There are many ways accidents can happen on New York roadways. However, one of the most common types of accidents is rear-end collisions. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, rear-end accidents are typically caused by driver inattention. In addition, this type of accident led to more than 1,700 deaths from 2012 to 2014. It is a serious issue that needs a solution.

Can heavy military weapons cause brain injury?

Soldiers across New York and the United States hold inherently dangerous jobs, and new concerns are being raised about your risk of suffering a brain injury due to repeated use of certain heavy military weapons.  According to NPR, the military began having its soldiers wear sensors known as blast gauges to get a better sense of how you may be affected by your surroundings while in battle, but that the sensors are no longer widely used.

5 symptoms of a spinal cord injury after a crash

You were on the highway when it happened: A truck driver didn't see you in his blind spot and slammed into your vehicle. Your vehicle flipped over, and now you're unsure what to do. You're in pain, but help has been called for. Should you get out of the vehicle? Could you injure yourself more by moving?

Study: Misdiagnosis occurs more often than some may think

While people may believe they are leaving the emergency room or outpatient clinic with a diagnosis and treatment plan, they may be surprised to learn that they have received the wrong diagnosis. Medical misdiagnosis occurs at an alarming rate in these types of medical settings, and this can be a real cause for concern. When physicians misdiagnose patients, or fail to provide a diagnosis at all, people run the risk of developing a worse condition or undergoing treatment that would otherwise be unnecessary.

Preventing birth injuries

Having a baby is supposed to be a joyous time, but for some New York parents, this wonderful time turns into sadness because of a birth injury. According to HealthcareBusinessTech.com, around 30 percent of birth injuries are preventable. Prevention starts with good care plans developed by caregivers.

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