Health care workers who visit patients in their homes face hazards that other workers do not encounter. The nature of the job is dangerous, but these workers do important work to help people who can't remain at home without assistance.
Just about any blow to the head may result in a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), even if it is relatively minor. These sorts of injuries commonly occur in car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, or even contact sports, and may wreak havoc on the personal and professional lives of victims, even if they do not realize they suffered any injury at all.
In recent months, the nation has finally begun to accept that we Americans have a very serious problem with opioid painkillers. The issue arose a number of years ago, but only recently has public opinion finally caught up with the heartbreak that thousands of individuals experience every day, as they wrestle with opioid addiction.
When the people we love age, we are often faced with making difficult decisions about their care. For many people with aging parents and other elderly relatives, nursing facilities are the best option.
Car accidents can happen at just about anytime, to just about anyone. Still, many of us think, "Oh, that's something that happens to other people." In reality, very few people can live lives that keep them safe from car accidents all the time, especially here in Chicago.
Does your profession call for the regular use of a ladder? For those who work in the construction industry, as painters, as roofers, as electricians and in countless other jobs, ladders and scaffolding are part of working life.
If you recently suffered a blow to the head in a car accident, slip and fall or other collision, you may have a very serious injury and not even know it. Any time that you suffer a blow to the head, you run the risk of experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI).