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February 2020 Archives

Potential new treatment for brain-related birth injuries

When a baby is born in New York or elsewhere, parents trust that medical professionals will provide the best care possible. Sadly, that does not always happen. When a baby's brain is injured at birth, the consequences can be lifelong. A loss of oxygen can mean permanent impairment in both cognitive and physical abilities. There is some promising news on treatment methods that may help these brain-related birth injuries.

2 deaths, traumatic brain injury result of pedestrian accident

Walking with children in a residential neighborhood here in New York state is generally considered to be a fun, pleasant activity. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean that pedestrians are safe from nearby traffic. Nowhere is this more clear than in the case of a crash that happened late last year that left two pedestrians dead and a toddler with a traumatic brain injury. The woman said to have caused the crash was recently indicted on several charges. 

Could a simple injection heal spinal cord injuries?

An injury to a person's spinal cord could alter his or her entire life. Depending on the exact circumstances, spinal cord injuries can result in partial or full paralysis, meaning that affected people may not be able to work or function the same way they always have done before. Researchers recently published findings that could change all that, claiming that a certain type of injection may have the potential to heal spinal cord injuries. Here is what New York families need to know.

Would helmets for New York City drivers stop head injuries?

People who suffer injuries to their head or brain often face life-changing circumstances. They may see impairments to both their physical and cognitive abilities. The care they need could extend over the rest of their life, and a full recovery may never be possible. This is why many advocates here in New York and elsewhere are pushing for safety measures that many people have never really considered in the past but that may prevent head injuries.

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