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How should truckers drive in the rain?

Truck drivers need to take special precautions when driving in the rain. If they don't, they put themselves, as well as other drivers, at risk of being involved in an accident.

Fortunately, there are steps that truckers can take to improve their performance and stay safe, even when the rain is pouring down. First and foremost, truckers should slow down in wet conditions. This helps to avoid hydroplaning, which is a leading cause of truck accidents.

Spinal cord injuries can cause pain

Many people think that a person who has a spinal cord injury won't be able to feel pain, but hat isn't always the case. A person who has suffered a spinal cord injury can feel different types of pain, — central, musculoskeletal and psychological pain.

Central pain is felt below the level of the injury. This is sometimes referred to as deafferentation pain, and it usually presents as a burning or tingling sensation. Typically, people who have complete spinal cord injuries won't have this type of pain.

What’s the best way to drive safely in heavy rain?

If you live Ohio, you know that fall can be one of the most beautiful times of the year. You also know that rain can move into the area without much notice.

If you find yourself behind the wheel with the rain coming down, you need to change your approach. Neglecting to do so could lead to an accident, and that's not something you want to think about.

Brain injuries can mean learning strategies change

When a student suffers from a traumatic brain injury, the strategies that are used to teach the student might need to change. The manner in which the strategies change depends upon the effects of the TBI. It is crucial that the people who work with the student ensure that the student gets the help he or she needs instead of trying to shoehorn the student into the classic learning environment.

Even when the student isn't in the formal learning environment, the adaptations to the traditional learning style that are made can help the student with his or her studies. It is important that the caregivers and teachers work together to determine the student's challenges so they can find the methods that will work.

Are you familiar with the types of distracted driving?

Over the past 10 years, more and more people have come to realize the seriousness of distracted driving. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that it's claimed the lives of thousands of people.

On the surface, it's easy to believe that distracted driving is one thing and one thing only: Using a cellphone while behind the wheel.

Spinal cord injuries impact your dietary needs

We have said many times that a spinal cord injury can impact every part of your life. Have you ever thought about how your eating habits might have to change if you suffer a spinal cord injury? If not, take a few moments to think about these points.

The foods you eat provide your body with what it needs to function. After a spinal cord injury, there are some parts of your body that will need more care than others, and you have to balance the needs of those parts of the body with the new caloric needs of your body.

Is medication used to treat a brain injury?

When somebody suffers a brain injury, it's easy to believe that surgery is the only option. And while this treatment may be the best strategy in some cases, it's not always the first thing that the medical team considers.

In some cases, medications can be used immediately after a brain injury in an attempt to limit additional damage. Again, this isn't something that is always used, but it's a consideration.

Accidents on exercise equipment can be devastating

Many Americans are obese, overweight and out of shape. For those Americans, hearing the advice to start working out is commonplace. The last thing that you expect when you start working out is for it to be bad for your health. That is exactly what might happen if you are injured while you are exercising.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, around 460,000 emergency room visits each year are attributed to injuries because of exercise equipment. The most common piece of equipment involved is the treadmill. That, however, isn't the only piece of exercise equipment that can lead to injuries. Exercise bands, dumbbells and elliptical machines are some of the other ones that can cause injuries.

Reckless driving can cause a vehicle accident

Every driver is expected to follow the rules of the road. However, as you know, this is not always the case. There are times when a person breaks the law, thus putting themselves and many others at risk of an accident.

Did you know that a driver can be held liable for an accident if he or she was driving in a reckless manner? To better understand reckless driving, here are a few of the most common examples:

Stem cell therapy shows promise in spinal cord injury patient

Advancements in the way that spinal cord injuries are being treated seem to happen often these days. One amazing event that occurred happened to a 21-year-old man who suffered a cervical spine injury when he was in a car accident just before his birthday. There was a good chance that the man would be paralyzed from his neck down.

Instead of accepting that fate, the man participated in a clinical trial. His results are nothing short of astonishing. As part of the clinical trial, 10 million AST-SPC1 cells were injected into his cervical spine.

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