As the National Hockey League season begins, NHL officials and medical professionals are focusing on the potential for serious head and brain injuries in hockey players. In a recent study, researchers found that direct hits by other players, head shots with parts of the body and injuries from fights were most likely to cause lasting harm in NHL players.
As drivers get older, disease, disability, and the natural progression of aging may severely limit their ability to drive. This is not always the case - often, older drivers remain fully capable of operating a motor vehicle competently and safely. But sometimes elderly drivers can pose a serious threat, to themselves and others, of car accidents, injury, and even death.
Often, a dog bite injury involves a long-time family pet and occurs, unexpectedly, in the most normal of circumstances. This is one of those stories. Recently, a mother asked her teenage son to help clean the family dog after he came inside with mud on his paws. The 14-year-old boy attempted to do so, but the dog became spooked when his paws were grabbed. This led to a dog bite close to the boy's left ear. The resulting wound was very deep and the boy appeared to be losing a lot of blood.
Last year, then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that required skiers and snowboarders under the age of 18 to wear a helmet on the slopes. Now, in what feels like a case of déjà vu, Governor Jerry Brown has again vetoed a ski helmet bill. There is one main difference between the two vetoes, however: while Governor Schwarzenegger supported ski helmets, he struck down the bill because it included various other ski resort regulations. Governor Brown, on the other hand, justified his veto with an argument that parents, not the state, should make the decisions that affect their children.
A California high school football player is claiming that his coach ordered his teammates to purposely injure him as punishment for missing a day of practice. The sixteen-year-old says that he suffered a partially collapsed lung and a concussion, which is a form of brain damage, after his football coach told the other players on the team to tackle him repeatedly during practice this August.
A group of friends' fun Labor Day weekend outing on the Colorado River turned tragic when a San Diego man fell over the side of the boat and drowned, according to officials from the San Bernardino's Sheriff's Department. After police searched for the man for several days, his body was reported by a fisherman Wednesday morning. It was later identified to be the missing man.
After a man crashed into a parked vehicle early Monday morning, injuring his wife and infant, he did something that very few husbands and fathers would do: he fled the scene of the crash, leaving his family in the car, injured and bleeding. Now, the man faces criminal charges for felony hit and run and DUI.
A dog bite can happen at any time. Along with the dog bite injury, the incident usually also carries the possibility of contracting rabies disease.