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Did you know sleepiness could point to head trauma after a crash?

In the aftermath of a car accident, it can be difficult to fully assess how you feel and whether you suffered injuries. If you do not have any obvious signs of trauma, like intense pain or open wounds, you may think that you escaped the event without harm. However, that may not necessarily be the case.

Many people do not realize that they have suffered injuries after a car accident because hormones coursing through their bodies have masked the pain and other symptoms. As a result, you may have foregone medical treatment or told a doctor that you felt shaken up but otherwise okay after a crash.

Spotlighting U.S. vets’ medical care repayment woes

A pro-veterans nonprofit group has reportedly paid more than $100 million in medical bills owed by vets over the past handful of years.

That is a lot, obviously, and certainly sounds like it might have reasonably wiped out all the outstanding health care-linked exactions.

Recovery could be problematic after an open fracture

Whether you are a pedestrian, passenger or driver, being involved in an accident can result in a variety of serious injuries. One that is most serious is an open fracture, also called a compound fracture.

This type of broken bone is unusual because it pierces the skin. The force of the break pushes the bone out through muscle, soft tissue and skin. As you can imagine, your recovery from this type of injury could take some time. However, it isn't just the injury itself that makes an open fracture more serious and sometimes problematic.

Texas parents might want to note this annual safety campaign

Texas residents might understandably feel overwhelmed and just flatly fatigued by the incessant onslaught of writ-large public campaigns and linked underscoring of various causes and subject matter.

Put another way: It might reasonably seem to many that there is a nationally designated day or week each year for just about everything.

What might reduce rear-end crash risks involving big trucks?

Nothing is more obvious concerning a commercial truck operating on American roadways than its outsized dimensions compared with other vehicles sharing the road.

Except perhaps this: the typically severe injury consequences for third parties who suffer in accidents involving big rigs.

Distracted driving education game released by the DOT

Paying attention and following all traffic laws are the two things asked of drivers in Texas when behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many do neither. Distracted driving is particularly concerning, as every year, numerous individuals suffer injuries or lose their lives in accidents caused by drivers who simply aren't paying attention.

With everything else already going on in 2020, state officials hoped that there would be a decrease in traffic fatalities. Sadly, that has not happened. In fact, the number of traffic fatalities is on track to be around the same as in previous years. Why? Distracted driving is a major factor. For this reason, the Texas Department of Transportation recently released a distracted driving education game that people can play at home.

PCAFC acronym applicable to disabled vets: What does it mean?

The acronym cited above in today's blog headline is logically employed when possible, given that the full text of what it stands for is a veritable mouthful.

That is this: the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

What is perplexing to regulators about small commercial vehicles?

Just about everything.

In a nutshell, a complete lack of familiarity and related confidence concerning small commercial vans and trucks is what is admittedly baffling federal safety regulators presently.

Is this your first back-to-school season after divorce?

If you're one of many Texas parents who filed for divorce in recent months, you and your children have no doubt been doing your best to adapt to a new lifestyle. You hopefully have a strong support system in place, as this is typically the key to being able to cope with major life changes that often occur because of divorce.

Maybe you and your kids have been talking about how to move on without dwelling on the past, and how to remember that, although your circumstances have changed, you, them and their other parent are still a family. It's good to keep this in mind when the back-to-school season arrives. It is also wise to discuss important issues with your ex in order to navigate the school year ahead with as little co-parent stress as possible.

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