Ask Dr John Esq – Former 7 foot 6 inch NBA player, Shawn Bradley, Paralyzed after Bicycle Crash

The importance of bicycle safety made headlines when news broke that former 7 foot 6 inch NBA player, Shawn Bradley, was tragically paralyzed while riding his bike. He was hit from behind by a minivan. The incident occurred on January

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Ask Dr John Esq – A Brief Look at Emerging Technologies in the Evaluation and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries

March is brain injury awareness month

An estimated 2.8 million individuals sustain a concussion or traumatic brain injury each year. Of those, 282,000 are hospitalized and 50,000 will not survive. In a previous article, we discussed how traumatic brain injuries are assessed. Today, we will examine

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Ask Dr John Esq – Snowblower Injuries – Toro Recalls Its Snowblower Because of Amputation Hazard

man working with snowblower - article by john naranja, md jd

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently recalled snowthrowers/snowblowers manufactured by the Toro Company.

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Ask Dr John Esq – An Analysis of Tiger’s Car Crash Injuries

tiger woods at golf tournament - by john naranja

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:15 am, PST, golf legend Tiger Woods was involved in an unimaginable car crash on a Southern California highway. We have been informed that the major parts of Tiger’s injuries include an open

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Child Car Seats May Not Be Safe As Advertised

mother trying to decide the best car seat for her child

Congressional Investigation Finds Many Booster Seat Makers “Endangered” Children’s Lives After Review of “Meaningless Safety Testing” — ProPublica

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Ask Dr John, Esq – Heart Health

heartbeat - heart shaped icon article by Dr John Naranja MD, JD

Through extensive research, the medical community has identified risk factors that you should understand to increase your chances of a heart-healthy life. Risk factors can be classified into those that cannot be changed; risk factors that can be treated or

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Ask Dr John, Esq – What is a Chest Contusion?

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Chest trauma from motor vehicle collisions represents serious injuries. Another term for this type of trauma is blunt chest trauma. Many also recognize these injuries under a generic umbrella designation of chest contusions. While technically chest contusions are a bruise

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OUI – Operating Under The Influence

If you have been convicted of an OUI (operating under the influence) charge, there may be an opportunity for you to challenge the disposition of your case. Last week, a Concord District Court judge granted a motion that prompted thousands

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Ask Dr John Esq. – What Are Epidural Steroid Injections?

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Epidural steroid injections are a common treatment for low back and neck pain that radiates into the leg(s) or arm(s) respectively. This article will discuss the anatomy involved in an epidural injection, what an epidural steroid injection is, why it

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Ask Dr John, Esq – Spinal Cord Injury and Types of Paralysis

spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries occur in the United States at a rate of approximately 12,000 injuries each year. The largest proportion (36.5 percent) are a result of car accidents. The next most common causes occur as a result of falls, followed

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