Neuroscientists at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered a relationship between an individual's brain structure and chronic pain. Their research studied 40 people with new back injuries and found they could predict, with 85% accuracy which of those individuals would develop chronic pain and which would have pain resolution.
Injury news: Police have reported a bicycling accident in Allentown which remains a mystery. A bystander found Douglas Long of Allentown on the side of Dauphin Street at about 9:20 pm Monday evening. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Center in serious condition having suffered a head injury. Police are investigating whether the injury was caused by a pothole in the road, an unidentified driver, or whether he lost control due to road and/or traffic conditions. Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed anything unusual should contact Allentown police Captain Daryl Hendricks.
The Morning Call reported this morning on the tragic injury news of numerous individuals seriously injured in a crash in Tamaqua on Saturday night. Gary Boettger of Tamaqua was critically injured and his passenger, Brad Petrisch, was also treated at Miners Memorial Hospital for injuries. Local football star Phillip "Mike" Ryan, a player for Marian Catholic High School before playing for the University of Connecticut and the Cincinnati Bengals, was also critically injured.
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Motorcycle accidents can cause devastating injuries - shearing of skin, fractures, head injuries, massive bleeding, fatalities. Our office has been involved in all of these types of cases. www.edshau.com A new study shows that motorcycle owners in the United States are getting older. The researchers looked at injured motorcyclists aged 17 to 89 years in the National Trauma Databank involved in crashes from 1996 to 2005. Age trends and injury patterns were assessed over time. Injury Severity Score (ISS), length of stay (LOS), intensive care unit (ICU) use, comorbidities (other illnesses), complications, death, injury patterns, helmet use, and alcohol use were compared for subjects 40 and older versus those younger than 40 years old.