Energy drinks are widely available at many grocery stores and convenience stores. Just because they are so widely available doesn't necessarily mean they are safe. A recent study noted that teens who drink energy drinks are more likely to suffer from a traumatic brain injury. In some cases, the teens mixed the energy drink with alcohol.
When you think about all the different types of nursing home abuse and neglect we discussed last week, you can see why it is so important for residents of nursing homes to have family members and friends who are keeping an eye on them. It is vital that you know some of the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect if you have a loved one in one of these facilities.
Nursing home neglect and abuse are problems that elderly citizens shouldn't have to deal with. Sadly, those are issues that creep up in nursing homes without any warnings. Understanding the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect and learning a bit about these horrors might help family members who have a loved one in these facilities.
In our previous blog post, we discussed the case of the former college football player who is suing the university because of the concussions he suffered during his college football career. That case brought up some very important points about brain injuries. If you recall, the former player listed some of the current problems he is suffering from that he is claiming came from the head injuries. Those problems show how long-lasting even a simple concussion can be.
The connection between contact sports, such as football, and head injuries is something that is now widely known. One former college football player has decided to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the University of California regents. The former player claims that he suffered multiple concussions while he played for the university from 2004 to 2008. The lawsuit says that he is suffering from lasting effects of the concussions.