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Spinal Cord Injury Resources in California

If you have recently sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may feel overwhelmed by the many obstacles that await you. However, you are not alone. There are many resources in California you can turn to for help in all aspects of your post-SCI life. We have compiled a list of resources below along with…

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5 Best Bike Rides in Los Angeles

Where to Ride Your Bike in LA While Los Angeles isn’t exactly known for being the most bike-friendly city in California, much less the United States, it’s getting better. More and more residents are reducing their carbon footprint by opting to commute on two wheels rather than four; mass bicycling events like CicLAvia are getting…

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Managing Depression after Spinal Cord Injury

While depression may be common amongst survivors of spinal cord injury (SCI), especially those with paralysis, it is certainly not normal – grief, discouragement, and sadness are to be expected, but depression represents a condition that can be just as debilitating as any physical illness, and therefore should be treated as such. According to multiple…

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Brain Chip Could Eliminate Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis

    On October 26, researchers at San Diego State University announced that they – along with teams at the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – had received a $15 million grant to continue work on a brain chip that could help people paralyzed by the effects of traumatic spinal cord…

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Brain Injury Resulting from Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents and Brain Injuries More than half of all traumatic brain injuries (TBI) reported in the U.S. result from automobile accidents – car and truck collisions, motorcycles crashes, pedestrian accidents, etc. In the majority of these cases, fault can be attributed to one or more involved parties, usually a bad driver who was speeding,…

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What Are Your Rights As an Auto Accident Victim?

Car Accident Victim’s Important Rights Auto accident victims often suffer considerable damages that result in physical debilitation, financial troubles, and emotional distress. They have to pay for the medical expenses associated with their injuries, vehicle damages, and other losses due to the negligence of another party. If you or a loved one has been injured…

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Ways Family Can Help a Loved One with a Brain Injury

Helping Others Understand a Brain Injury It pains you to see your loved one struggle with the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). You want to help him or her in any way possible, but you just don’t know what to do. Due to your profound sense of empathy and love for this person, you…

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2015 Setting Pace for Deadliest Driving Year Since 2007

2015 Might Be The Deadliest Driving Year Since 2007 In spite of the introduction of high-tech safety features in automobiles, such as collision detection, brake assist, and other advanced driver assistance systems, many people are still getting killed on the road. In fact, if the numbers on traffic deaths for 2015 continue their upward trend,…

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6 Steps to Winning Your Insurance Claim

After an accident, the last thing you want is to be given the runaround by the insurance company. Remember, insurance companies are businesses – they prioritize profit above all else. They are willing to reduce or even deny your completely legitimate claim for the sake of preserving their bottom line. Therefore don’t believe a word…

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Recovering from Accident Trauma

  Accidents don’t just leave victims with physical injuries, but they can also inflict psychological wounds. Unfortunately, people often discount psychological trauma as less “real” than physical trauma, when that is far from the truth. Just like any other wound, emotional distress and mental anguish must be healed as part of the recovery process. If…

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