Tag: motorcycles

Monday Afternoon News Roundup

News Roundup   A good friend of mine has decided to ride motorcycles through Europe. I have no idea where in Europe he is. All I can tell you is that he is having a good time and that he sending back amazing pictures. All I can say is – Have fun. Be safe. Benghazi will not go away. This morning, the president pushed back. President Obama has called the IRS scandal, outrageous. I really don’t understand how a low-level IRS official has the authority to carry out his/her own agenda. Continued friction between a federal judge and the FDA over

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Don't Underestimate the dangers of Motorcycles

Wearing my trauma surgeon hat, I wrote this op-ed piece which printed in today’s Asheville Citizen-Times Over the last couple of weeks there’s been a lot of discussion about motorcycles and motorcycle safety here in Asheville and nationwide. As a trauma surgeon, I thought that my input could be useful. For some numbers, in the year 2005, Mission Hospital admitted 176 motorcycle crash victims. Approximately one-third of these patients required an ICU stay with the range from a couple of hours to 53 days. Just over 60 percent of the patients wore helmets. The overall length of stay for all motorcycle crash

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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