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Could this New Bicycle Helmet Prevent Head Injuries?

Cycling is a great hobby with numerous health benefits, but it also causes a large number of head injuries and concussions. There are many reasons for this problem, but one is that traditional bicycle helmets aren’t cutting it. David Camarillo, a Stanford engineer, is hoping to create a new helmet that keeps riders safe from head injuries. According to Camarillo, today’s helmets do a great job at preventing skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries, but there are misconceptions about the extent that they will protect against concussions. The forceful impact of a crash can cause concussions regardless of whether or not the rider was wearing a helmet. As new studies continue to link concussions with major health issues later in life, the race to find a solution is getting more urgent. Will this New Helmet Prevent Head Injuries? The helmet was originally developed to persuade people to wear helmets more…
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Mother of Teen Who Suffered Brain Injury Upset Over Speed Limit Increase

Coronado residents are upset with plans to raise the speed limit in an area where many accidents have occurred, including an instance where a teen suffered a traumatic brain injury. Caltrans, the state agency responsible for highway planning, construction and maintenance, plans to increase the speed limit from 25 mph to 30 mph along several blocks of 3rd and 4th streets that run west of the San Diego Bay Bridge and east of Orange Avenue. Residents expressed outrage at a June 2 city council meeting. “This whole notion of increasing the speed is absurd,” said the mother of a 16-year-old who was nearly killed when he was hit by a car last year while crossing 4th Street. The teen suffered a traumatic brain injury, prompting his mother to become an advocate for safer roads along the busy corridor. The mom said she hopes people will come together and oppose the…
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