Your child wants to have a car at college next year. Whether you've given in and agreed to let them take one of the family cars or they've bought their own, it's only normal to have some worries. You can't watch them as closely as you do when they're driving around Lexington.
Researchers are always looking for new and better treatments for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) as well as spinal cord injuries caused by car crashes, other types of accidents and strokes. Now scientists in the United Kingdom (UK) say they're seeing positive results in lab animals from an antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia.
It's been just over a year since a 14-year-old Pendleton boy succumbed to injuries he suffered in a head-on crash on Highway 146 near Jackson Road. Now, the woman who was driving the pickup truck that hit the vehicle he was in has been charged with DUI.
Severe physical damage such as brain injuries and catastrophic injuries are among the most expensive in terms of treatment and rehabilitation. To make matters worse, victims of such injuries typically cannot perform physically as they did before the injury. This is especially so when the spinal cord suffers serious damage. Unfortunately, this limited physical ability often results in job loss, further complicating the victim's road to recovery.
If you suspect a concussion, such as after a motor vehicle accident, you shouldn't hesitate to seek medical treatment. There's always a possibility that you're suffering from a more serious head injury, such as bleeding on the brain or a skull fracture.
Your husband went out for a bike ride on a beautiful Kentucky afternoon and hasn't come back yet. It's getting dark, and you're starting to get worried.