Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Texting and Driving is Finally Illegal in Florida

Florida has started to join in with the overwhelming majority of states in banning texting and driving. While the Florida law has been criticized as weak, because it makes texting and driving a secondary offense and allows for certain exceptions to the law, it was about time the Sunshine State got in line with the rest of the country.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Why Me?

People who experience an accident causing a disability and people born with disabilities at sometime or another may wonder: "Why me?" The question of why may also come to the mind of a family member, coworker, or friend. Why someone has a disability while someone else does not is a puzzling, and more often than not, unanswerable question.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The "Look-Up Line"- Hockey's Warning Track?

In order to minimize the amount of concussions in hockey, Tom Smith, a former hockey player and coach in Massachusetts, has created the "look-up line". The "look-up line" is similar to the "warning track" in baseball. It is an orange line that warns hockey players to look-up because the wall is near. The hope is that the "look-up line" will be a success and added to hockey rinks around the world.

To read more about this idea, check out the following link: http://www.wickedlocal.com/swampscott/sports/x1424275856/Swampscott-resident-Smith-joins-Pingree-School-in-experimenting-with-Look-Up-Line-in-hockey#axzz2TqyumbkA

Friday, May 10, 2013

Eye Tests May be Used to Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Future

Researchers are finding that eye tests may be used to test for various ailments such as Alzheimer's, MS, and even traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Many individuals with TBI's have unusual movement patterns in their eyes while many also have sensitivity to light. In the future, eye tests may be able to diagnose TBI's due to the similarities between the tissue in the brain and the eyes. This may end up being a more accurate diagnostic tool than the scans often used today.

To learn more about this story, check out the following link:
http://azstarnet.com/news/science/health-med-fit/eye-tests-may-give-new-insight-into-neurological-damage/article_9ead06ff-48ca-5dd4-ae19-dc5201599163.html

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Veterans with Amputated Legs Reach Out to Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings

Members of the U.S. Military who have lost legs in Afghanistan and Iraq have been visiting with individuals who are new amputees as a result of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. The video below helps show the importance of sharing insights on disability with the newly injured: