The spinal cord serves as the chief communication pathway between the nervous system and the brain. Unfortunately, in a serious car accident in West Virginia, this pathway can easily be injured. As a result, a person who suffers a spinal cord injury may experience motor and sensory functional deficits underneath the injury area, and this can cause serious disability. Fortunately, researchers have found a way to help spinal cord injury victims by using the grafts of an adult spinal cord.
A recent survey showed that more than 40 percent of residents in nursing homes suffer mistreatment. Unfortunately, nursing abuse -- whether it is physical abuse or emotional abuse, for example -- is not always easy to pinpoint in West Virginia and elsewhere. However, here are a few abuse signs for which to be on the lookout.
Laptop users in West Virginia may be affected by a product recall recently issued by information technology company HP. Company officials reported that several HP laptop batteries are dangerous products because they feature defects that put consumers at risk of suffering injuries in fires. Over 78,000 laptop batteries are part of the recent recall.
Injuries to the brain can unfortunately take a toll on a person, both physically and emotionally, in West Virginia and elsewhere. Fortunately, March happens to be Brain Injury Awareness Month -- a month where more attention is typically paid to traumatic brain injury. Here is a look at what this type of injury involves.