Types of spinal cord injuries

The spine is the support system of the body, so an injury can interfere with many functions. Statistics estimate that about 296,000 people in the United States live with spinal cord injuries. There are several types of spinal cord injuries a person in Georgia may...

Oral cancer and diagnostic errors

People in Georgia and around the country know that early detection can be key to successfully fighting cancer. What they may not know is that oral cancer is one of the toughest ones to diagnose, and it has a high mortality rate. What's more, it's common for physicians...

What is a fourth degree burn?

Common types of burns include first, second and third degree burns. Many people might not know of any burns more intense than a third degree burn. However, if a fire burns you badly enough, you could suffer a fourth degree burn, which could put you at great risk of...

Symptoms of traumatic brain injury

The brain is a highly specialized organ, with different areas each responsible for controlling a certain function. This means that the effects of traumatic brain injury, both short-term and long-term, can be unpredictable.  There are several ways to categorize...