Several months after the death of a man in a bizarre accident, the man's widow is finally seeing a semblance of justice. The accident happened in December in Fillmore, California, when an off-duty sheriff's deputy from Los Angeles County apparently blacked out from a seizure behind the wheel of his SUV. The vehicle crashed into a Starbucks, killing a 30-year-old Iraq War veteran who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Apple's iPad has helped a woman with a traumatic brain injury communicate again. The device vocalizes the woman's words for her, allowing her to communicate again with the world. Severe brain injuries like this, often caused by accidents, require extensive long-term care and have life-long effects.
The start of baseball season every year marks a new beginning. The grass on the field never looks more pristine; every team starts out with dreams of reaching the World Series. For the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, however, the start of baseball season is tinged with memories of a teammate and friend who was killed by a drunk driver at this time three years ago.
The preponderance of brain injuries among football players has led to at least one positive: innovative companies experimenting with designs for safer helmets. Until recently, the basic design of the football helmet had changed little since leather caps gave way to the familiar plastic shell with foam padding several decades ago.