We're talking fine tuning in the context of nanoseconds here.
New York parents love their children. That means that, if there is a kid's bike in the garage, there should be a helmet next to it.
Sleep is as essential to healthy and normal physical and mental functioning as food and water. Anyone who has ever been sleep deprived can likely attest to the importance of obtaining a sufficient and restful amount of sleep and a recent study reveals that it's not just new parents and college students who frequently suffer the ill effects of sleep deprivation, but also those who suffer traumatic brain injuries.
Unlike many serious and potentially debilitating health conditions, traumatic brain injuries do not discriminate and individuals of all ages and states of health are at risk of suffering a TBI. Annually, approximately 2.5 million people visit hospital emergency departments for TBI-related injuries and an average of 50,000 die from such injuries.
In previous blogs, we've discussed the complex nature of the human brain and the numerous, varied and mysterious ways that an injury to the brain can adversely affect those who are impacted. While much about the human brain's functioning remains unknown, today's scientists are making strides in brain injury research.
Anyone who has ever experienced a mild to severe headache understands just how painful and disruptive they can be. This is especially true of individuals who experience frequent or chronic headaches as well as those who report severe dull or piercing pain. For individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, headaches are a common and sometimes long-term side effect.
While all brain injuries are serious in nature, readers of our blog are likely aware that there are wide variances in the types, severities and resulting long-term implications of brain injuries. The vast majority of these differences relate to the cause of a brain injury and the area(s) of the brain that is readily affected and damaged.
For bicyclists, the best way to protect themselves from suffering a brain injury in an accident is to wear a helmet. This means buying a bike helmet, which may be confusing. Which helmet is the best one, as far as safety and comfort are concerned?
Riding a bicycle is a great way to get exercise, reduce one's carbon footprint and enjoy the great outdoors. However, biking in New York City can also be extremely dangerous as bikers must share the road and contend with motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic. In some cases, the drivers of motor vehicles either fail to see or blatantly disregard bicyclists, thereby putting riders at risk of suffering injury and death.
While physically painful, with time, injuries like tissue damage and broken bones do heal. The same, however, is not true for an individual who suffers a traumatic brain injury who may continue to experience negative side effects for weeks, months or years. That’s because damage suffered to the brain is permanent and while some side effects of an injury may improve or dissipate over time, others may never go away. For individuals and their loved ones, coping with the many and often significant resulting changes to one’s personal and professional life can be extremely challenging.