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Traumatic Brain Injury Research & Innovations

How Otx2 Could Lead to Advanced TBI Recovery Researchers and scientists are constantly exploring new possibilities aimed at developing a cure or “rebuilding” treatment for traumatic brain injury victims and other patients suffering from similar neurological disorders.  In recent years, neuroscience has successfully identified a key factor that triggers the brain’s ability to learn. For years, medical science has worked… Read More

Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Testing

Most traumatic brain injuries are emergency situations, where conditions often deteriorate rapidly without timely assessment and treatment of the specificcondition. Head injury specialists have devised a few basic tests and screening tools to help detect the presence and potential severity of a brain injury. A potential brain injury victim should seek medical evaluation immediately. However, milder injuries (such as concussions)… Read More

Mirena IUD and Related Device Defects

Mirena is a brand-name medical device known as an IUD or Intra-Uterine Device.  Mirena is a form of hormonal birth control for women, typically offered as an alternative to oral contraceptives.  Mirena is a small, plastic T-shaped device that is inserted into a woman’s uterus and releases low amounts of estrogen. Mirena has been shown to be 99% effective in… Read More

Reported Increases in Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries

At the close of the last decade, recent data reported an increase of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) resulting from sports and recreational activities.  Recent reports have gained the attention of the medical community and brain trauma specialists. Known lawsuits against the NFL and confirmed suicides among prominent retired players have fostered close scrutiny of the dangers of concussions and other… Read More

Lasers and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatment

A certain type of laser therapy, referred to as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is at the forefront of scientific research as a potential treatment option in the areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Researchers have explored the benefits in treating traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), strokes, and other degenerative brain disorders by studying the potential benefits of… Read More

Long-Term Effects of Burn Injuries

Burn injury survivors often face a challenging recovery period, particularly in the cases of deep partial and full thickness (3rd and 4th degree) burns. Victims of serious burns can spend weeks or months in a hospital burn treatment ward. The injury victim’s length of stay in a burn ward depends on the severity of the burns, how much of the… Read More

Car Crashes into Kansas City Day care

Nap time at a Kansas City day care center was tragically interrupted when a Cadillac sedan crashed through the wall.  The Cadillac had been parked outside and was pushed into the day care after it was struck from behind by a Range Rover. Three children were injured by the Cadillac; one child was hit by debris, and two became trapped… Read More

Blue Rhino Propane Plant Explosion Rocks Central Florida

Propane dealer and manufacturer Blue Rhino is reeling after a massive series of explosions rocked a 10-mile radius of rural landscape, approximately 30 miles northwest of Orlando. Following the July 29th blast, company officials are working with authorities to determine the root cause of the incident. The explosion left eight workers injured, four of which required helicopter medevac to nearby… Read More

Ybor City Aficionados: You Know Him

If you’ve been in the streets of Ybor City you know him or you’ve probably at least seen him.  As a bartender at James Joyce Irish Pub, he can barely reach the counter, but he makes a tall impression enticing people in with his warm smile while he dons costumes from a leprechaun to Hulk Hogan. The name behind the… Read More