Balance Problems are Big Risk Factors

Several important risk factors make a femur fracture more likely. Among these are low bone mineral density (called osteoporosis), vision problems, and previous bone fractures; however, one of the biggest risk factors is balance problems. When people have trouble with their balance, they are more likely to suffer a serious fall injury, which makes it more likely for someone to experience a femur fracture. Because of this, it is essential for everyone to understand why some people might suffer from balance issues and how they can improve their coordination.

Small Bowel Perforation

The small bowel plays a vital role in the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients. Perforation of the small bowel is a severe injury that may become life-threatening. Any small bowel perforation is both a medical and a surgical emergency. There are several causes of perforation of the small bowel. They include:

Redding Accident Sends Woman to Hospital

A local woman was hospitalized after a vehicle accident that took place in Redding on Sunday, July 7, 2019. According to officials from the Redding Police Department (RPD), the crash involved two vehicles and resulted in the arrest of one involved driver. Only one individual was reported to have been injured as a result of this accident.

Clearlake CHP Hosts Teen Driving Class

Young drivers are at risk of being involved in vehicle accidents, and local law enforcement is taking part in an education campaign to reduce that risk. The Clearlake Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) is hosting a class for young drivers on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Both parents and teens are invited to come and learn vital information about roadway safety aimed to help teenage drivers from suffering serious or even fatal injuries. The class is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 7:30 p.m. and takes place at 5700 Live Oak Drive in Kelseyville. According to CHP, the course is free to the public.

Two Injured in Tracy Rollover Accident

Two people were injured in a Tracy rollover accident on the early morning of July 10, 2019. The crash occurred shortly after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Corral Hollow Road and 11th Street. A preliminary report by the Tracy Police Department suggested that a pickup truck was struck by a Nissan Maxima. After being struck, the pickup truck overturned three times. The Nissan also sustained severe damage and was reported to be smoking after the car wreck. The driver of the pickup truck and the Nissan were both transported to the San Joaquin General Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Updates regarding the conditions of the two parties injured in the auto accident were not immediately available.

Triple-Vehicle Trucking Crash in Chico Kills One

Authorities of the Chico Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that a local vehicle accident left one man with fatal trauma. The crash took place on a local highway and involved three vehicles, including a large commercial truck. The fatally identified man has not yet been identified by authorities of Butte County Sheriff’s Office pending his family’s notification. I wish to express my sympathy to the family and friends of the man who tragically passed away because of this auto accident.

Cyclist Critically Injured in Modesto Bicycle Accident

A female cyclist was critically injured in a Modesto bicycle accident on the night of July 10, 2019. The bike crash occurred around 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Street and I Street in downtown Modesto. A woman was riding her bicycle in the area when she was struck by a Nissan Sentra. The impact of the collision caused serious injuries to the woman, who was transported to the hospital for treatment. Officials have not yet released additional information regarding her condition.

Treating a Broken Ulna

A broken ulna is a bone fracture that occurs in the forearm. The forearm is the part of the arm that runs from the elbow to the hand. It is made up of two separate bones which are the radius and the ulna. The ulna is the smaller of the two bones, making it easier to fracture. If someone suffers a blow to the forearm in an auto accident or following a slip and fall injury, he or she might suffer a fracture of the ulna. This diagnosis is typically confirmed using x-rays.

Mother and Baby Injured in Modesto Pedestrian Accident

A mother and her baby were injured in a Modesto pedestrian accident on the afternoon of July 9, 2019. The crash occurred shortly after 3:25 p.m. at the intersection of Tully Road and Mount Vernon Drive. First responders arrived on the scene and reported that the 23-year-old mother and her 1-year-old son were alert and conscious. The boy was transported via air ambulance to the hospital for precautionary measures. It is unknown whether the mother was also hospitalized for her injuries.

Placerville Crash Injures Vehicle Passenger

California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that one individual suffered serious injuries during a local car accident that took place on Friday, July 5, 2019. The accident reportedly involved one vehicle and occurred during the afternoon at a rural location on an area highway.