Chico Community Events – November 2019

The city of Chico is a vibrant community, and because of its location in one of the most beautiful parts of California, residents are able to easily spend time hiking, fishing, and enjoying the scenery. Not only is Chico in a great geographical location, but it’s also a bustling center for students, families, and area residents looking to have fun. Those living in Chico know that there are many great community events for people of all ages to attend year-round. Some of the exciting Chico community events coming up in November are listed below.

Surgery Following a Dog Bite

A dog bite is a serious injury and, occasionally, it might even require surgery. Following a bite from any animal, particularly a dog, it is important to seek medical care as quickly as possible. Some of the important parts of treating a dog bite include washing out the wound thoroughly, stopping any bleeding, administering antibiotics to prevent an infection from developing, and assessing the need for surgery.

Immunotherapy as Treatment for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that can impact almost any part of the body. However, the lungs appear to be particularly susceptible. Often, people develop mesothelioma after being exposed to a toxic chemical, such as asbestos, in their home or place of work.

What is a Pott’s Fracture?

A Pott’s fracture is a serious injury of the ankle that often accompanies a traumatic accident. The ankle is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. People depend on their ankle to provide their foot and lower leg with flexibility and a broad range of motion. In addition, the ankle also supports the lower body. Many people have sprained their ankle in the past and understand the difficulties this presents on a day to day basis. When someone is involved in a traumatic accident, he or she might suffer a severe injury of the ankle called a Pott’s fracture.

Road Debris Can Cause a Motorcycle Accident

Road debris is capable of causing a serious motorcycle accident that might even lead to traumatic injuries or fatalities. Statistics that have been published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have shown that debris causes thousands of accidents each year. Because motorcycle riders do not have any protection between them and the pavement, debris represents a serious hazard to those who ride motorbikes. It is crucial for everyone who rides a motorcycle to understand some of the risks that road debris can present. By thinking about debris ahead of time, serious accidents can be avoided.

Understanding Fatal Fairfield Car Accidents

Fairfield sits right between Sacramento and San Francisco, serves as the seat of the county government, and is the most populated city in Solano. This all means that Fairfield is a hub for both local and commuting traffic. Unfortunately, where there is traffic, there is also always a risk of serious auto accidents. While it isn’t likely that you will be involved in a crash on any given commute or trip to the store, it only takes one crash to change you and your family’s lives. Those who spend time driving on local roads may want to learn these statistics about how fatal Fairfield car accidents take place.

Common Femur Fracture Cast Problems

A femur fracture cast is one of the longest that someone might have. The cast typically covers the waist to the lower leg. It might even include a portion of the pelvis. Because the cast is so large, it is important for everyone to know how to take care of it. Those who have a cast on their femur need to make sure that they keep it both dry and clean. For someone who has their cast for six weeks or more, it can be arduous to continually clean it. On the other hand, there are serious complications that might develop as well.

Elk Grove Hit and Run Accident Kills Elderly Man

A hit and run accident on November 7 left an elderly man to die on Waterman Road in the vicinity of Sheldon and Calvine roads at about 6:00 p.m. Elk Grove Police responded to the call. Their investigators said it was their belief that the man, 85-year-old Edward Villasenor of Elk Grove, was standing on the shoulder of Waterman Road when he was struck by the fleeing vehicle. Police are searching for the driver they believe was in a red SUV thought to be a Ford Explorer. The police say the SUV’s front end was heavily damaged in the crash. It was last seen heading west on Calvine Road. Police remained at the scene investigating the crash and ask anyone to contact the Elk Grove Police Department if they have any further information about the accident. The public is also being asked to call if an SUV fitting the description is seen. Moreover, a GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of Mr. Villasenor’s family to help cover his funeral expenses.

How Might Pain be Misdiagnosed?

Chronic pain is one of the most frequent reasons why people take time off from work or school; however, it can also be misdiagnosed. When someone presents to the doctor in pain, he or she is going to try to figure out why. Unfortunately, a missed diagnosis can also lead to further discomfort and serious medical complications. Some of these complications can include unnecessary medications, depression, anxiety, and even surgical procedures. Therefore, it is important for patients to understand what might cause a physician to misdiagnosis the cause of their pain. Then, patients will be in a position to help their doctor, leading to a faster diagnosis and an improved prognosis.

Retigabine May Change the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Recently, a research article was published showing that a drug called Retigabine might be useful in preventing some of the complications and damage caused by a traumatic brain injury. According to the researchers, nearly three million people in the United States are diagnosed with some form of TBI every year. Like other traumatic injuries, neurological damage can range from a concussion that might not have any long-term impacts to severe head injuries that might leave someone paralyzed or comatose. In some cases, these injuries can even be fatal. For this reason, there has been a lot of research performed by trained medical professionals who are looking for a way to help individuals and families who suffer TBIs every year. Now, it looks like Retigabine might provide some hope to these families. Helpful information was recently published in a research article.