Car accidents are one of the main reasons for head injuries in the United States. Airbags, seat belts and other safety features attempt to lower the risk of a head injury, but accidents are violent, chaotic and unpredictable. These serious injuries still happen all the time.
Chances are you have been to the grocery store at some point and have seen spilled liquid on the floor. Soda cases are dropped, causing cans to explode, eggs are dropped and broken, milk jugs leak and mopped floors remain moisture-slicked for several minutes. Most people are able to spot these spills from a distance and avoid them. Others, however, for whatever reason, don't see them and wind up slipping and falling on hard tile floors. This can leave them with serious injuries, including sprained muscles, torn ligaments and even broken bones. The recovery process can be painful and expensive, which is wholly unfair to these individuals.
A recent accident has rocked the Albuquerque area. If you've been following the news at all, then you've probably heard about the wreck involving a semi-truck and a Greyhound bus that left eight people dead and more than 30 people injured. Reports indicate that the wreck occurred when one of the semi-truck's tires blew out, causing it to swerve across the median and into oncoming traffic. It was at that time that the semi-truck smashed into the bus.
If you live in Albuquerque, then you know that its warm weather can make it ideal for year-round bicycling. Cyclists can be seen on just about any roadway and at any time of day. Motorists are expected to share the road with these bicyclists, but too often this doesn't happen. The results are often nothing short of tragic.
Cancer is one of those medical conditions that affects the lives and families of countless individuals. We all wish there was a cure for every type of cancer, but the sad reality is that the medical field has not reached that point yet. However, with quick and accurate diagnoses, effective treatment can be possible. In some instances, such treatment can beat cancer. In others, it can extend the life of an individual as well as improve their quality of life. Sadly, however, far too often medical professionals fail to accurately or timely diagnose this condition, resulting in a decreased chance of survival and, sometimes, death.