If your child sustains a concussion while playing a contact sport, he or she may not want to sit on the sidelines for the rest of the game. The coach may not be too happy about it, either. However, with all the media attention that traumatic brain injuries have received, you may rightfully expect your child not to endure a second, potentially more serious blow to the head.
The nerves in your body control involuntary functions, senses and movements, and are essential for almost every activity in your daily life. From regulation of your blood pressure and heart rate to pain sensations in your skin, your nerves affect your entire system.
Americans are busy people, and just as you may feel tempted to make your phone calls or eat your dinner while you drive, commercial truckers face these same temptations. Because of the size and weight of their vehicles, however, the potential repercussions of truckers driving while distracted may prove more severe than those facing the average motorist.