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February 2017 Archives

How can I recognize traumatic brain injury in my child?

There are a variety of accident types that can lead to a traumatic brain injury in a child in Rhode Island. The Brain Injury Alliance reports that just over half a million children under the age of 19 are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year. While the causes of each injury vary, another 62,000 children are so severely injured from a TBI that they require hospitalization and additional treatment. Over 2,600 fatalities of those under the age of 14 are reported each year. If you are a parent or involved in teaching or coaching children, you need to be aware of the signs that signal a brain injury so that help can be sought immediately.

What should I teach my teen to do after a crash?

As a parent of teens, one of your biggest worries probably concerns their safety while driving. Teaching your child how to follow laws and rules in Rhode Island is a great way to avoid accidents, but there are still other drivers on the road who may not be as careful. In addition to teaching your teen how to handle him or herself, it is also a good idea to explain what to do in case of an accident. KidsHealth.org offers parents some great tips.

Feeling all right? Wait a day or two.

Your car accident was days ago, maybe even weeks. You may have been grateful that no one was seriously hurt despite the horrifying nature of the crash. However, now that a little time has passed and your adrenaline has stopped pumping, you are starting to feel strange, and you may wonder if your symptoms are related to your accident.

How can I avoid an accident while waterskiing?

Cruising across the glassy top of a serene blue lake in Rhode Island can be one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Driver errors, other boaters and floating debris can lead to accidents that cause serious or even fatal injuries. There are ways to increase your safety while waterskiing and reduce the chances that you will end up in an accident.

Which digestive system disorders qualify for SSD?

When it comes to debilitating conditions that allow you to qualify for Social Security Disability, you may  not consider disorders affecting the digestive system. There are, in fact, several different digestive conditions that can lead to an approval for assistance in Rhode Island. Here are just a few of the possible qualifying disorders and what you may need to provide as proof.

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