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September 2017 Archives

Women and concussions

Louisiana women should know that if they have a concussion, they may exhibit symptoms that differ from those of men with the same condition. However, research on the topic has been sparse as the majority of concussion research has prioritized male patients. There is not enough scientific information to determine the reasons women sustain more concussions and why their symptoms may last longer.

Distracted driving may be prolific among younger drivers

Although motorists of all ages may feel concern and even irritation when they see another driver texting behind the wheel, approximately 33 percent of them feel confident in their own ability to simultaneously text and drive safely, according to a study conducted by Progressive Insurance . Because this particular attitude could lead to grave repercussions for everyone who shares the roadway, residents of Louisiana and other states may want to take note of additional study findings.

Collision warning systems shown to prevent car accidents

Some Louisiana drivers own vehicles equipped with certain warning systems that are saving lives. These particular systems include lane departure warnings and blind spot alerts. However, drivers across the nation have been slow to adopt the use of these warning systems even the advantages are clear.

Things to consider in a car accident settlement

Not many people give much thought to what is involved in a car accident settlement until they need one. There is a big misunderstanding that to file a claim for compensation, there must be an abundance of property damage, major injuries or death. However, it is possible for you to file a claim for compensation in a car accident situation when there is little to no property damage.

Research uses eye movements to detect brain injury

Louisiana residents who incur a traumatic brain injury may not be diagnosed immediately, but research presented at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance conference suggests there may be a timely way to diagnose this type of injury. A study funded by a NASA affiliate looked at the connection between elevated intracranial pressure and eye movement. Because astronauts suffer cognitive and visual problems that mimic ICP, the organization wanted a way to quickly diagnose the difficulty. According to the research, this can be done with eye tracking.

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