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September 2019 Archives

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

It's possible to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a very bad car accident, especially if severe injuries or loss of life was involved. Getting the proper treatment for this medical disorder is crucial, as it can have a lasting impact on a person's mind and behavior. The following information will help you determine whether you're experiencing PTSD so you can take the rights steps to get the appropriate treatment. 

Blood pressure medication poses cancer risk

According to CNN, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been investigating a class of drugs known as angiotensin II receptor blockers, which are prescribed to people with high blood pressure. It's believed that these drugs contain contaminants that are associated with increased cancer risk, and it's believed that even more tainted medications will be found during the course of the investigation. While initial reports began in 2010, the FDA failed to initiate its recall until July of last year. 

Brachial plexus injury could put you out of commission for months

When Texas residents contemplate the injuries they could suffer in a serious car accident, their thoughts often go to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and more. Not many people consider other injuries that may not seem serious but could keep you from working and living a normal life for months at a time.

How can I avoid dangerous Halloween costumes?

Halloween is a fun time for kids to dress up and go trick-or-treating. However, certain types of costumes and accessories can prove dangerous to little ones. It's up to parents to ensure their kids choose the right costumes to avoid injury and remain safe during the holiday. In this case, Consumer Reports offers the following tips. 

Motorcycle accidents and burn injuries

Victims of motorcycle crashes may have a number of hardships to work through, from those which affect them in a financial way to broken bones and mental trauma. There are a lot of other hardships that these victims may have to endure, however, and every accident can bring unique challenges. For example, some people suffer severe burns in a motorcycle accident, and there are many different ways that the victims of these accidents can sustain a serious burn.