Category Archives: Injuries to Children

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Can Doctors Misdiagnose Bacterial Meningitis?

Meningitis is a terrifying health condition that causes the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord to swell. Doctors may only have hours to prevent serious injury or death if the condition is caused by a bacterial infection. Unfortunately, meningitis can also mimic the symptoms of other common illnesses. The consequences of misdiagnosed meningitis can be devastating. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), patients who survive bacterial meningitis can suffer from permanent brain damage and hearing loss. A blood infection and multiple amputations are also possible outcomes. It is possible to survive bacterial meningitis, but only with prompt treatment. Diagnostic errors are especially dangerous for patients with this condition. A Texas family recently lost their daughter to a bacterial meningitis misdiagnosis. According to the parents, they took their 4-year-old daughter to a local emergency care center because she was suffering from a high fever, diarrhea and vomiting –…
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How Can Football Injuries Cause Brain Damage?

Brain injuries and football have become a popular topic of discussion over the last several years. Specifically, many people are talking about the implications of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a type of damage found in the brains of deceased football players. The recent death of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez has also kept the discussion about CTE in the public spotlight. CTE continues to befuddle the medical community, but it is believed the condition is caused by repetitive brain trauma. Collisions during contact sports such as football cause frequent concussions which help foster the conditions for CTE to develop. CTE is a crippling condition that may cause memory loss, poor impulse control, depression, substance abuse disorder and a general loss of cognitive abilities. In addition to CTE, football players can also suffer from subdural hematomas, a type of bleeding that occurs between the surface of the brain and its outer…
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Are Your Children Receiving Adequate Supervision While You’re at Work?

Now that summer is here, it is important to make sure your children have adequate supervision while you’re away. Most parents still work full days during the summer. So, sometimes children will be left with a babysitter for up to eight hours. It will be comforting to know your child is safe and receiving the level of care they deserve. What Does Adequate Supervision Look Like? There are four main parts involved in determining adequate child supervision. Going over these with a new babysitter will help them be aware of how to best care for your children. If both you and the babysitter are on the same page as to what is required there will be fewer mistakes and confusion. Age: Most people will understand that a child in the first grade will need more assistance than a child in the sixth grade. However, reiterating this to someone with little…
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