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Recognizing Spinal Cord Injuries
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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Recognizing Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal injury is one of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents. The spine can be injured by impacts to the back, head and neck, by falling or twisting. Signs that the spinal cord may be injured include dizziness, difficulty moving or inability to move, numbness or a tingling feeling, stiffness or pain or… Read More »

Are Bike Lanes Making New York City Safer?

The new bike lanes in New York City have generated controversy. Drivers hate them, and many pedestrians have stories about near-misses with reckless, rude bicyclists. Are the bike lanes a menace, or are they a good step toward improving transportation in this congested city? The city spent $11 million to make 255 miles of bike… Read More »

Can We Decrease Distracted Driving Accidents?

After decades of public education and strict legal penalties, the United States is finally seeing a reduction in the number of drunken driving accidents and fatalities. Unfortunately, injuries and deaths resulting from distracted driving, particularly those involving hand-held devices, are on the rise. Talking on a cell phone while you are driving makes it four… Read More »

Who Is Responsible for Keeping Snowy Sidewalks Clear?

New York City may be photogenic after a snowfall, but the charm soon fades for pedestrians trying to negotiate treacherous sidewalks. Often there is no way to avoid a stretch of unattended concrete. Slipping on an icy pavement can put you at risk for bruises, a broken bone or serious brain or spinal damage. Every… Read More »

JAMA Report Questions Link Between 9/11 Exposure and Cancer

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) questions the claim that exposure to 9/11 toxins causes cancer.  The report will no doubt be used by those who want to cap or reduce the amount of damages available through the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. However, these findings should be… Read More »

Five Common Workplace Injuries

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately three million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2011 — representing 3.5 percent of all workers. Some industries, such as mining or logging, have a greater number of accidents, given the dangerous nature of these jobs. However, employees in the service industry or information technology fields also miss… Read More »