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Treating burn injuries can quickly become costly

When asked to think about burn injuries, many people tend to think that the most serious ones result from an individual trying to escape a burning building. Most don't realize that electromagnetic, thermal, chemical and electrical energy can all cause someone to suffer severe injuries as well.

A North Highlands crash kills 1 pedestrian, injures another

Two pedestrians, one female and one male, were struck by a motorist in the North Highlands neighborhood of Sacramento on the evening of Jan. 9. A spokesperson with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the incident happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Date Avenue and Madison Avenue.

Out-of-hand grease fires often maim, kill victims

National Fire Protection Association data shows that Thanksgiving Day followed by Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are when the largest number of kitchen home fires occur. While you would expect electrical equipment, wood, paper or trash to cause these blazes, they're not the top reasons that fires occur. Instead, house fires often get started because of grease in a pan on a stove.

How many people are treated for traumatic brain injuries yearly?

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), there are an estimated 235,000 individuals who are admitted to the hospital suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) on an annual basis. This number is 20 times the number of patients who are treated for spinal cord injuries. These admissions result in what's estimated to be $48-$56 billion in yearly costs. The statistics regarding who suffers TBIs are staggering.

Ways in which tires can injure and kill

As you've traveled along the interstate, you may have seen tire treads scattered along the roadway or shoulder. What you may not stop to think about when you see a piece of a tire on the ground is what happened to the vehicle that lost the tire and what, if anything, happened to those following closely behind it.

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