On August 20, 2013, the National Safety Council (NSC) released its estimate for traffic crashes for the upcoming 2013 Labor Day holiday weekend. According to the NSC link, http://www.nsc.org/learn/about/Pages/Nearly-400-fatalities-crashes-Memorial-Day-weekend.aspx, the estimate is 394 traffic fatalities and another 42,200 medically consulted injuries nationwide. Although this estimate is distressingly high, the estimated number of fatalities is somewhat… read more
As we grow older, concerns about injuries and other health–related matters become magnified. An older person who sustains a musculoskeletal injury from an accident may suffer more, and need more care and treatment, than would a significantly younger person who receives a similar injury. Legal cases require proof that an accident or other event was… read more
A recent article from The New York Times Opinion Page highlights the true costs and risks involved in buying cheap items from China. According to the article, China has a well-deserved reputation for producing inferior and dangerous products as diverse as lead-filled toys, sulfurous drywall, pet food spiked with melamine, and tainted drugs. The article… read more
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Pierce County Fair and for participating in our guessing contest. The correct number of Starbursts in the jar was 708. Congratulations to the two winners, your jerseys will be in the mail!
We have been hearing more and more in the media about traumatic brain injuries. They can happen to anyone and the physical symptoms can be devastating and permanent. People are sometimes of the belief that they have to be “knocked out” or “knocked unconscious” to have one, but that is not true. The symptoms can… read more