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January 2016 Archives

How many types of severe traumatic brain injury are there?

According to recent government statistics, traumatic brain injuries are a contributing factor to nearly a third of all injury-related deaths in the nation. Besides the number of deaths, the economic costs of TBIs to the nation are nearly 77 billion dollars. This total includes both direct and indirect medical costs. Statistics also indicate that severe TBIs account for almost 90 percent of all TBI medical costs. But what distinguishes severe TBIs from other kinds and how many types of severe TBIs are there?

Drunk driving deaths down, impaired driving up in Connecticut

The state of Connecticut got some good news recently regarding the number of deaths on the state roadways. According to figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of drunk driving deaths fell during 2014. Unfortunately, this good news has been blunted somewhat by an increase in another type of dangerous driving in the state.

University of Connecticut bans hoverboards from all campuses

This year's high tech must-have item, the hoverboard, has had its share of controversy since its introduction. There have been many reported incidents where they have caught fire while charging as well as several cases of riders being seriously injured while riding them. Recently, the state university of Connecticut issued new regulations concerning the use of these devices on campus.

With winter comes an increase of slip-and-fall accidents

Hartford, Connecticut winters can be pretty brutal. Until last week, we here in the northeast have been spoiled when it comes to the weather. Enjoying record warm temperatures as late as Christmas and New Years may have spoiled us, as the week after New Years has slapped us with a strong dose of reality and freezing temperatures.

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