All posts in 'Brain Injury'

The Cells of the Intestine Could Be Protecting You From Parkinson’s Disease

Posted on October 7th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A study at the University of Iowa suggests that cells in the gut are actually protecting the brain from developing Parkinson’s disease (PD). Intestinal cells actually spark an immune response that protects the brain cells from damage that can cause PD. These intestinal cells investigate which parts of neurons are..
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Recent Train and Bus Accidents Shine Light on Failings of Public Transportation

Posted on October 5th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Recently we wrote about two accidents that have occurred on public transportation, on both bus or on a train. These accidents are particularly tragic because passengers do not have the typical safety mechanisms that keep them secured in an automobile. Sadly, on a bus or a train, there are no..
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Lead Poisoning in Infants and Children in Wisconsin

Posted on October 4th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

I recently saw an editorial from Lena Taylor, a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 4th District since 2005, in the Milwaukee Courier about lead poisoning in children. September was Infant Mortality Awareness Month, and she noted that black infants die at nearly three times the rate of..
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Time to get furnace checked in Wisconsin

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

As the weather cools down, the furnaces will start to fire up. That means it’s time to get your furnaces inspected and tuned up. This is a simple way to prevent any carbon monoxide poisoning. Have a qualified heating contractor inspect and tune up your furnace yearly.  In addition to..
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Train Crashes into Station in New Jersey

Posted on September 29th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A commuter train crashed into the station in Hoboken, New Jersey, leaving one dead and about 100 injured, some of them serious injuries, according to the New York Times article. An agency employee was on hands and knees pulling people out of the first train car, which was practically destroyed. The train..
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Wisconsin will Implement New Distracted Driving Law

Posted on September 28th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Wisconsin is implementing a new law to curb distracted driving that will take effect October 1st, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. It bans handheld cell phone usage in all construction or work zones. Hands free devices are exempt as well as emergency calls. However, more research is showing..
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Milwaukee Car Crash Kills Two People

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

In Milwaukee, WI, two people died in a fatal crash that happened around 9:30 a.m. on September 22nd on the corner of 76th Street and Sheridan Avenue. The Milwaukee police are investigating the crash, and say that a City of Milwaukee Public Works truck was traveling westbound on Sheridan Avenue..
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The question of criminal intent and brain injury

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

The findings in one study were striking: out of 15 people on death row, 100 percent of them had a severe brain injury. We wrote a blog last week about whether or not brain injury precludes conviction in a domestic violence case. This question still has no clear answer. In..
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Does Brain Damage Preclude Conviction?

Posted on September 15th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

The Marshall Project reported on a little known case in Alaska that raised some important questions. The questions straight from the report: Can a man be convicted of assault for endangering others when the crime occurs while he is suffering from a brain hemorrhage? Does a prosecutor, who knows the..
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Sugar Industry Shaped Decades of Dietary Guidelines

Posted on September 14th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

The New York Times just recently published an article that stated the sugar industry paid scientists to downplay the connection between sugar and heart disease. Instead, they blamed saturated fat, according to newly released historical documents. The study was actually published in a prominent journal, The New England Journal of..
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