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Know the risk: 3 types of workplace injuries

No matter if you work in a factory, on a construction site or behind a computer all day, you may face certain risks on the job. However, know that no matter what your job is, you have the right to go to work without sustaining serious injury or illness. No one should ever think that he or she deserves an injury because of the type of employment.

5 easy ways for motorcycle riders to increase their visibility on the road

If you're a motorcycle rider, there is nothing quite like the feel of the wind blowing past you as you take a carefree drive down a freeway or road. While many motorists pay close attention to motorcycles, others may have a hard time seeing you, increasing your chances of being injured.

Can brain cells be regenerated in brain injury patients?

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there were 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in 2010 alone. These injuries can result from a number of causes, but the most common include car accidents, falls and sports related injuries. Although treatments are available, there is currently no cure for the damage caused by these injuries.

"Mild" traumatic brain injury can cause long-term cognitive problems

The brain is an incredibly complex and amazing organ. But because of its complexity, even "mild" injuries to the brain can have significant long-term consequences. The good news is that we are beginning to become aware of the dangers posed by concussions and head trauma, and medical professionals have made strides diagnosing and treating the symptoms of such injuries. Unfortunately, however, there are no complete preventative measures one can take to protect from head trauma. While treatments can mitigate symptoms, there is no cure for TBI.