Archive for March 2016

Abdominal Trauma in Serious Accidents

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When a person goes through a traumatic accident such as a fall from height, an automobile accident, a sports injury, a work related accident, or another type of serious incident that results in obvious external injuries, the damage on the inside may initially be overshadowed. However, damage to internal organs can be life threatening. Time…

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Vital Medications in Short Supply in South Carolina and Across U.S

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In a recent article by The New York Times, it has finally become public knowledge that hospitals across the country are in serious short supply of drugs necessary to treat leukemia, fight infections, drugs, such as anesthetics, that are vital to operations, and vitamins for cancer patients. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has declared…

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Chronic Versus Acute Back Pain

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Everyone suffers from a sore or aching back from time to time. Whether you spent a day loading furniture into the back of a moving van, tweaked it in a game of pickup basketball, or had a long, stressful day of driving, the symptoms can be the same: a dull or even sharp ache that…

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Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Not all injuries cause serious or long-lasting pain. In fact, some cause disabilities that can be just as difficult to deal with. One of these types of injuries is called vocal cord paralysis, which is caused by a hard blow to the head, throat, or chest. Vocal cord paralysis can occur in a traffic accident,…

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Child Passengers Distract More Than You Think

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Researchers at Monash University have discovered just how distracting children in the backseat can be. Most people are aware of the distractions caused by cell phones, which is why the researchers decided to compare the distractions of children to that of talking on a phone while driving. The study chose 12 families with children and…

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Loose Debris and Improperly Loaded Truck Cargo

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there are over 300,000 truck accidents annually. Roughly 73 percent of fatalities caused in truck accidents are the occupants of the passenger vehicle, 10 percent are non-occupants such as cyclists and pedestrians, and 18 percent are the occupants of the truck. Not all truck accidents that are…

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Tall Vehicles Are at Risk of Rolling Over

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, larger vehicles have a higher rate of fatal rollover than smaller vehicles. While larger vehicles such as SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks are safer in just about every other circumstance, their high center of gravity works against them in rollovers. And, rollovers are incredibly dangerous. They only…

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