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Study Finds Botox Helps Reduce Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy Patients

Persons, who suffer from cerebral palsy, may suffer from spasticity, especially in the upper limbs. This spasticity causes floppy muscle movements that hinder physical activity.  A new study finds that Botox can actually help improve spasticity in these patients. Muscle stiffness is a major concern for children with cerebral palsy. It can cause children with […]

Top Myths about Brain Injury

The month of March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and it’s the right time for us to debunk some popular myths and misconceptions about traumatic brain injury. These are the facts. Every 9 seconds, someone somewhere in the country suffers a brain injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as […]

Indiana Drunk Driving Toll Drops to Five-Year Low

The most recent statistics from the state of Indiana show that the percentage of people being killed in drunk driving accidents caused by an impaired driver has dropped to significant lows. However, the actual numbers are still far too high for comfort. According to statistics by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, there were 99 […]

How This Indiana City Reduced Traffic Accident Fatalities

The city of Camel, Indiana has been able to make serious progress in reducing the number of persons killed in traffic accidents within the city. The City now has a traffic accident fatality rate of 2 deaths for every 100,000 persons, which is staggeringly low compared to the national average of 12 per 100,000 persons. […]

Bike Safety App Promises to Make Streets Safer

A new bike safety app that encourages users to report traffic safety violations that endanger bicyclists aims to help authorities plan safety mechanisms to keep the streets safer for all. The Our Streets app was developed by a team of cycling enthusiasts who were worried about the growing incidence of bicycle accidents, and the frequent […]

Indiana Hands-Free Cell Phone Law Penalizes Violators

Indiana recently passed a law that would stiffly penalize motorists who use handheld cell phones while driving. Indiana now is one of only 22 states that have laws banning the use of handheld cell phone while driving. The law would impose a strict fine of $500 on motorists who use handheld cell phones while driving. […]

Unbelted Back Seat Passengers Twice as Likely to Die in Car Crash

The number of motorists and front seat passengers who survive serious accidents has increased over the past few decades, primarily due to the increase in seatbelt usage rates among these occupants. However, the same is not true for back seat passengers. There are more number of fatal injuries involving back seat passengers now, and the […]

Bed Sores and Nursing Home Negligence

Patients or nursing home residents who spend much of their time confined to a bed or chair are especially at risk of pressure sores, more commonly known as bed sores. A nursing home can be held accountable for nursing home negligence resulting in pressure ulcers or bed sores. Beds sores are bruises or injuries to […]

Incoming Phone Calls Linked to Nursing Errors

Hectic schedules and too many patients to care for – these are just some of the factors involved in nursing errors that are serious enough to cause harm to patients. Another lesser known factor is distractions caused by cell phones. According to a recently published study, incoming phone calls are associated with a higher risk […]

Hospital Mergers on the Rise, But Patient Care Isn’t Improving

The number of hospital consolidations has increased, but this trend of hospitals merging with others hasn’t necessary translated into better standards of patient care or safety. According to a new study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, hospital mergers which are often promoted as a way for hospitals to cut costs and […]