As baby boomers age and live longer than their generational predecessors, they face significant, but manageable health risks. Advances in medical treatments and medicines mean that older people are living longer, and staying both mobile and independent. This independence and mobility has also led to more elderly drivers on the road. In fact, in 2009 over 30 million licensed drivers on the road were 65 years or older. As drivers age, studies have shown that they will have increased chances of getting into automotive accidents. The fatal car accident of an elderly Riverside County couple, who both were suffering from Alzheimer’s, serves as a unique example of the health risks facing older drivers on the road.
Couple Suffering From Alzheimer’s Discovered After Fatal Accident
After being reported missing by their family, an elderly Carson, California couple were discovered
Researchers have announced a breakthrough technology that they believe will help persons who have suffered paralysis, move their limbs functionally.
According to the researchers, their technology bypasses the injury site and moves electrical signals directly from the brain to the muscles. The NeuroBridge technology has been in the works for many years now, and recently, researchers announced that they had found significant success using the technology on a person who was paralyzed four years ago.
The 22-year-old patient, who was the first subject for the clinical trial, suffered spinal injuries in a diving accident. He participated in the six-month Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical trial. The trial was conducted at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.
Using the technology and a new altered pathway of electrical signals from the brain to the muscles, the man was able to move
An afternoon at the beach turned tragic last week when two California teens were killed after their car was knocked off the road by a dump truck carrying a load of concrete. The teens were driving a friend’s green PT Cruiser in San Bernardino County when the dump truck struck their much smaller vehicle and caused the truck accident that knocked the car off of the freeway. There were five total passengers in the car. The three survivors also sustained injuries as a result of the accident. One of the surviving victims was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, and the other two were transported by ground.
According to a highway patrol investigation, the crash occurred at a busy intersection. It took firefighters nearly two hours to remove the victim from the car that was trapped underneath the