How to make cycling on mountain trails and paths safer for everyone

How to make cycling on mountain trails and paths safer for everyone

Warmer weather is finally upon us, and with it comes all the exciting outdoor recreational activities Colorado has to offer which includes mountain biking and trail riding. Denver itself is often called a paradise for cyclists, with the Mile High City boasting more than 85 miles of paved trails that connect to hundreds of additional…

Bike lanes may protect cyclists from serious accidents

Bike lanes may protect cyclists from serious accidents

In a scene becoming all too common on Colorado roadways, on March 18, a bicyclist was killed in a deadly hit-and-run accident in Denver. Although the fatal injury, which occurred at 29th and Brighton Boulevard, was a hit-and-run the driver was ultimately nabbed by police officers who caught up with him in Denver’s Swansea neighborhood….

How to prevent serious nursing home injuries by taking precautions

How to prevent serious nursing home injuries by taking precautions

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, nearly 600,000 Coloradans are now 65+ years old – that’s an increase of almost 47 percent from 2003. That’s the third highest rate of growth in the nation, and by 2030 the number is projected to increase by nearly 77 percent. While Colorado has a…

Snowmobiling can quickly turn winter fun into a serious injury

Snowmobiling can quickly turn winter fun into a serious injury

With winter in full swing, snowmobile season is also upon us, and with vehicles that can reach speeds of 90 mph and weigh more than 600 pounds, it is not surprising that snowmobiling causes more than 200 deaths and nearly 14,000 accidents each year. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) reminds riders to travel safely to help…

When it comes to brain injury, what you don’t know may harm you

When it comes to brain injury, what you don’t know may harm you

In Colorado, there are approximately 950 deaths, 5,200 hospitalizations, and 27,000 hospital emergency room visits each year related to traumatic brain injury. According to the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of…

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. The common causes of slip and fall accidents are spills, freshly mopped floors, electrical cords, rugs, lack of handrails, clutter and debris, poor lighting, standing water, and wet or damaged stairs and walkways — often resulting from the…