What is a Strangulated Hernia?

A hernia is a protrusion of an organ through a muscular wall that normally encloses it. Hernias can develop after a traumatic injury, such as a car accident. Hernias can be painful and cause a lot of issues for an individual. Unfortunately, hernias are also more common than many people realize. Based on statistics that have been published on hernias by myVMC:

Factors Influencing the Prognosis of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurological damage spans the spectrum from relatively minor to life-threatening. However, among the injuries that an individual might suffer in a traumatic accident, a head injury is one of the worst. Many families feel the impacts of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. According to some statistics that were recently published by Neuro Skills:

Stockton Hit and Run Pedestrian Fatality

A Stockton hit and run pedestrian fatality occurred on the night of February 12 along Interstate 5, just north of Pershing Avenue. A person was reportedly walking along the interstate in the No. 3 lane when they were struck by an oncoming vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Investigators from CHP said the driver of the car did not contact law enforcement or stop following the incident. Sadly, the pedestrian involved in the accident succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Officials have identified the decedent as 42-year-old September Escobar of Stockton. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Ms. Escobar during this difficult time.

Rancho Cordova Car Crash Results in Injury

A Rancho Cordova car crash on Valentine’s Day caused an injury to at least one person and an ambulance was summoned to transport the individual to a hospital. The accident occurred along U.S. Route 50, east of the on-ramp for Mather Field Road shortly after 9:00 in the evening. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the car accident was caused when two vehicles collided for reasons that were unknown. All the lanes were blocked along U.S. 50 where the crash occurred, while emergency personnel attended to the injured. The road remained closed to traffic until shortly after 10:00 p.m.

Turlock Hit and Run Injures Woman

A hit and run accident in Turlock left a woman with life-threatening injuries on the night of February 12, 2019. The incident occurred at approximately 8:40 in the evening along Washington Street just south of Main Street. Officers responding to the scene found a woman suffering from serious injuries in the roadway. She was transported by medical personnel to a local hospital for treatment. An update regarding her condition has not yet been released by officials.

Roundup™ Targets Good Gut Bacteria

A new lawsuit targets Roundup’s capability of destroying more than weeds. The lawsuit, which represents multiple consumers, says that Roundup™ targets good gut bacteria. In recent years, the presence of good bacteria in the intestines has been linked to prevention of numerous maladies including heart disease, gluten intolerance, and depression. The suggestion that Roundup™ targets good gut bacteria and leads to additional medical problems is alarming.

Weed Killer Recipes Without Roundup™

It was 1970 when Monsanto chemist John Franz made a groundbreaking discovery that changed the course of weed killing as we know it. He figured out that glyphosate was an incredibly strong herbicide that can kill virtually any type of plant material out there. Shortly after the company’s discovery, they branded their “miracle” weed killer product under the name Roundup™.

Femur Fracture Patterns in Children: Associated Injuries

Childhood injuries are some of the leading causes of death. Even though many parents expect their children to suffer a few bumps and scrapes along the way, some injuries can lead to surgery, hospitalization, and permanent disabilities. Some of the relevant statistics that were published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include:

Traffic Deaths Topped 40,000 in 2018

The latest statistics for traffic deaths are dismal as 40,000 or more deaths are estimated for 2018. This is the third year in a row that the numbers have reached or topped 40,000, as reported by the National Safety Council. According to the NSC, the figures for 2018 showed only a decline of 1 percent from 2017 which had 40,231 fatalities and 2016 with 40,327 deaths. The number of those who suffered serious injuries last year in traffic collisions decreased by only one percent to around 4.5 million.

The Right Way to Handle Accidents

Most of us don’t start up our cars, before going out on an errand, expecting to be involved in a car accident.  Even though, the chance that you will be part of a crash on any given day is low, all it takes is one accident to cause serious injuries that can dramatically affect you and your family’s lives. According to UC Berkeley data, there were over 3,000 traumatic vehicle accidents in Yuba City during the last twelve years. While it isn’t always possible to know when an accident will happen, it is important to know what to do if you are involved in a serious collision.