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21 children injured at San Diego’s Vault PK

Last weekend 21 children ages 5 to 14 were injured when a large wooden viewing platform and staircase collapsed, sending the children to the floor below. In all, 23 people were rushed to local San Diego hospitals, three with spinal injuries. PK Vault is a gymnastics-type facility that offers kids…

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Hospital Infections and Spinal Cord Injury Patients

According to a recent study conducted at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and reported in Digital Journal, certain hospital-acquired infections at San Diego healthcare facilities can have a long-term negative impact on spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. SCI patients who acquire pneumonia and other infections while at the…

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Spinal Cord Injuries and Older Adults

When an older adult suffers a spinal cord injury (SCI), is it more difficult to recover? According to a recent news release from UC San Diego Health, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of British Columbia suggests…

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Spinal Cord Injury Breakthroughs: Fact or Fiction?

Many Californians who suffered debilitating spinal cord injuries maintain the hope that scientific innovations will result in the possibility to recover from paralysis.  But how realistic is such a cure?  According to a recent article in The Independent, reports of medical breakthroughs often lack the results that most spinal cord…

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Auto Accident Leaves Cyclist with Spinal Cord Injury

Earlier this month, a cyclist suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck by a wrong-way driver on Fiesta Island, according to a recent story from NBC San Diego.  Other riders in San Diego’s cycling community explained that the victim, Juan Carlos Vinolo, 49, sustained serious injuries after pushing another cyclist out of the…

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Serious High School Sports Injuries

When our children head onto a high school sports field or court, we don’t anticipate that they will sustain a catastrophic injury.  However, many high school athletes suffer from traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, particular when they play contact sports like football or hockey.  Last November, a Riverside County high…

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New Research Shows Long-Term Effects of Brain Injuries

Medical research involving brain damage has increased dramatically in the past few years, and researchers have begun to learn more about the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Recent studies reported in U.S. News & World Report suggest that athletes and soldiers may be at even greater risk of…

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California Workers’ Comp Panel Rejects Brain Injury Claim

Over the last year, news about traumatic brain injuries and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have been making news across the country. Back in October, we explained that California, through new legislation, would be taking steps to significantly limit the number of sports players who could file workers’ compensation claims in…

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NFL Concussion Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

After the family of a former San Diego Chargers linebacker filed a brain injury lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL) earlier this year, we’ve been keeping you up to date on the status of a massive NFL concussion lawsuit involving more than 4,500 former players and their families. As…