Michigan driver struck head-on by commercial truck tire fought an insurance company in court and won
A man was driving on I-96 in heavy traffic when the car in front of him swerved to reveal a large tire bouncing right toward him. The crash damaged his spine and he still experiences symptoms of PTSD.
West Bloomfield police provide peer-to-peer support for first responders
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – First responders have some of the most stressful jobs that exist and, over time, that work can really take its toll -- emotionally and mentally. To help these responders work through their experiences, the West Bloomfield Police Department decided to tap some of their own to lend a hand. The department created a peer-to-peer support group, taking seven leaders in the department and training them to offer mental and emotional support. And if any of the peer support team members feel someone’s safety is at risk, they can call in the professionals. For West Bloomfield, that’s psychologist Melanie Schwartz.
COVID brain fog: What it is and what it means for virus patients
About a third of diagnosed COVID-19 patients will have some type of neurological symptoms including seizures and strokes. We don’t have solid data on how many will battle brain fog, but many report it. “Even still today, with this interview, I’ve got a notebook sitting right here.”What causes COVID brain fog? Post-COVID brain fog is being studied. If you’re suffering from brain fog or other memory issues, it’s important to tell your doctor because there are steps you can take to help your brain recover.
Battling chronic illness, Navy veteran finds joy in art
U.S. Navy veteran, wife and mother says after she left her 20-year military career behind, she not only struggled with PTSD, but also battled cancer, chronic pain and depression. This U.S. Navy veteran, wife and mother says after she left her 20-year military career behind, she not only struggled with PTSD, but also battled cancer, chronic pain and depression. But with chronic pain in her legs and arms, traditional painting wasn't an option. She discovered a technique called "pour painting," where an artist mixes up colors and a painting medium in a cup and then pours it onto a canvas. Nelsen is working with the ViBe District and MOCA on an event called "The People's Pour" scheduled for October 10.