Occipital Neuralgia is a pain condition affecting the nerves that provide sensation to the back of the head. Occipital refers to the back of the head and neuralgia refers to pain coming from a nerve. It can be caused by a number of factors, but most commonly we see this condition in our practice as […]
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In a previous article, we discussed the important topic of concussions (also known as mild traumatic brain injury or mTBI) and their incidence, mechanisms of injury, and signs and symptoms. We also identified that there is no objective way to diagnose mTBI/concussions. As a result, medical providers look to clinical criteria or checklists to make […]
Long-term care facilities, or nursing homes, are responsible for delivering safe care to their elderly residents. Typically, residents have neither the physical ability nor mental capacity to live independently. Residents rely on the nursing homes themselves to prevent undue exposure to danger, that includes infectious disease. With the advent of COVID-19 and its devastating effects, […]
Construction sites remain an environment where safety and awareness of potential dangers are paramount. Injuries at these locations may be catastrophic. Learn more from Dr. John Naranja, MD. JD.
During Motorcycle Safety Month, we are highlighting statistics and studies that informs riders and potential riders about motorcycle safety. According to the National Safety Council, 14% of traffic deaths involve a motorcycle, even though motorcycles only make up 3% of all registered vehicles. Studies show that motorcyclists who wear a helmet reduce their risk of death by 37% to 42%. Unhelmeted riders are three times as likely than helmeted riders to helmets to sustain a traumatic brain injury. Remember to drive safe.
Trauma to the face often involves dental injury, including a tooth that has been chipped, dislodged or knocked out. It is especially important to take quick action (within 30 minutes) for a tooth that has been knocked out (avulsed) for the best results.
Labor can be divided into three stages. The final stage of labor, delivery of the placenta, is a necessary part of the labor process. Complications of a retained placenta include life-threatening bleeding or infection. These may require a blood transfusion, hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, and/or surgery.
Fractures of the collarbone, are by far the most common birth-related fracture in newborns. Prolonged second stage of labor is associated with clavicle fractures. Learn more about neonatal injuries may be helpful in the prevention and/or diagnosis.
Alcohol and its negative effects have likely touched everyone’s lives in unpleasant ways. Read this article and see links to in depth information.