Disease & Injury Prevention

Top Bicycle Safety Tips, from Someone Who Has Seen Too Many Injuries

Bicycling is fun…healthy…and a great way to spend time outdoors with friends and family. But when bicycles share the road with motor vehicles, this sport can be dangerous, as well. Every year, more than half a million people end up in a hospital emergency room after a bicycle injury—usually minor cuts and scrapes, but a …

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Serious Injury from Heading a Soccer Ball

Research recently revealed that repeatedly heading a soccer ball can lead to concussion-like brain injuries. (To read a HensonFuerst blog about this topic, click here:  https://www.hensonfuerst.com/brain-injury/tbi-lawyer/heading-to-brain-injury/) Now, an even more serious type of injury from heading a soccer ball is discussed in a brief article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).  Paraphrasing from the …

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New Year's Celebration Takes a Tragic Turn

Beginning at the stroke of midnight, New Year’s celebrations turn loud. In my semi-rural neighborhood, the fireworks, gun shots, and shotgun blasts lasted a full 30 minutes. It’s a routine way to welcome the new year, but apparently we are lucky to have come away without injuries. According to an article in the Tampa Bay …

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