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Injuries

Burn Awareness

burn awareness

Burn awareness week, an initiative of the American Burn Association, is observed the first full week in February. This initiative helps educate the public about the frequency and causes of burn injuries as well as how to help prevent them.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

spinal cord injuries

About 250,000 people in the U.S. suffer from spinal cord injuries (SCI) and it is estimated that, as of 2015, 12,500 new spinal cord injuries occur each year.

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What are Chemical Burns?

chemical burns

Burns from chemicals can happen anywhere — home, school or work — wherever chemicals are handled. What do you need to know?

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What You Need to Know About Burn Injuries

Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, every year 486,000 burn injuries require medical treatment with 40,000 requiring a hospital stay.

Of the 40,000 hospitalizations, 30,000 are at hospital burn centers. Click To Tweet

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Unintentional Injuries in the Home

unintentional poisoning

“About 146,571 people died from unintentional injury-related deaths in 2015, according to Injury Facts 2017.”

The good news: with the proper safety precautions and awareness of the hazards, these types of deaths and injuries are preventable.

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What are Soft Tissue Injuries?

Soft tissue injury

Soft tissue injuries are one of the more common types of injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. They can also be one of the hardest types of injuries to prove, too.

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Sports-related Concussions in School

sports-related concussion in soccer

Sports are great for our children. They teach values, discipline, teamwork, achievement and even how to handle disappointment. However, as parents, coaches and school officials, we need to educate ourselves on how to prevent sports-related head injuries, such as concussions, and to recognize the signs and symptoms.

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What is a Concussion?

Concussion Head Injury

A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way it normally works and is typically caused by some trauma either directly or indirectly to the brain.

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Litigation Forced Safety Improvements in NFL, New Report by AAJ

football concussion safety

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) released a new report on December 15, 2015 on Concussions and the Courthouse. According to the AAJ’s release, a small number of lawsuits have played a significant role in encouraging sports leagues, at both a professional and student level, to change their approach in preventing concussions as well as the way they respond to those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

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Have You Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury x-ray

Every year, an estimated 1.7 million people suffer some sort of traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the CDC, these injuries contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths.

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