Philadelphia Raising Awareness of Brain Injuries in March
Brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries to humans, since the brain controls our ability to function in every area of life, from thought processes to breathing. The brain is delicate and sensitive; and although it is protected by the skull, it can damage easily.  When the brain is injured, any part of ability can be affected, and severe symptoms from paralysis to death may result. According to the Brain In...
Philadelphia Wapner Newman’s Simon T. Haileab Representing Kaleb Belay, Victim of Philadelphia Police Shooting
Twenty-five-year-old Temple University graduate student Kaleb Belay was shot six times by a Philadelphia police officer on Wednesday night, March 6. Belay was not carrying a gun; and though police were responding to a reported stabbing in the area, they found no stabbing victim. The only victim that night was Kaleb Belay, who is in critical condition at the at Penn Presbyterian Hospital because of the gunshot wounds to ...
Philadelphia Observe National Burn Awareness Week By Doing These Things
Most people have experienced and recovered from minor burns, but when someone suffers from a major burn injury, the results can be devastating and incapacitating. According to United States Vital Statistics, there are 450,000 emergency room visits due to burn injuries every year, and 45,000 of these people will be admitted to long-term care or treatment at burn centers. Severe burns cause problems like agonizing pain, d...
Philadelphia Dripping Water on Schuylkill Expressway – Will There Be a Trickle-Down Effect on Driver Safety?
Since August, Pennsylvanians have dealt with higher-than-average precipitation levels across the Commonwealth. Now, drivers on the Schuylkill Expressway have more water to deal with in the form of wet stuff falling on and around their vehicles. But it’s not coming from the skies. According to a piece pulled together by a Philadelphia NBC news affiliate, some new decking between Market Street and Chestnut Street is caus...
Philadelphia Update: Fatigue and Benadryl Might Have Contributed to 2017 SEPTA Crash
It’s been nearly two years since the January 5, 2017, West Philadelphia trolley crash. Many people are still talking about the incident, especially in the wake of new findings about why the collision most likely occurred in the first place. As reported in a September 2018 Philly Voice piece, investigators are considering the role that sleep deprivation, worsened by Benadryl, played in the event that left nearly 50 indiv...