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WATCH ABOVE: Oroville woman gives birth while lost in Plumas National Forest, spending three days alone with newborn daughter. Anthony Peters reports.
TORONTO – A California woman has been rescued days after getting lost, giving birth all by herself and having to survive for three days in the middle of a national forest.
Oroville, California native Amber Pangborn, 35, went into labour Thursday and decided to get off the Oroville-Quincy Highway, north of Sacramento, and drive ‘the road less taken’ to her parents home.
“I was told about this back road and people had showed it to me a few times but I had never driven it by myself,” Pangborn told NBC.
Her decision soon turned out to be the wrong one. Pangborn’s car ran out of gas while travelling along French Creek Road and her mobile phone couldn’t acquire a signal.
“There was no cellphone service, there was no… there was nothing,”…
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An alarming 44 percent of women say they have experienced abusive behavior from a partner. Years after the bruises from domestic violence fade, the physical effects can linger in the form of serious health problems—migraines, arthritis, even gastrointestinal disease. Our groundbreaking investigation
Sarah* was sure she had left her violent past behind. Her first husband, a high-powered business executive who during their 10-year marriage had bounced her head against walls, sexually assaulted her and nearly strangled her with a dog leash, was out of her life. She’d gotten a divorce, finished college, become a successful consultant, worked intensively with a trauma therapist and married an old friend with whom she felt safe.
Gradually, the symptoms of her previous torment eased. The residual headaches from the head injuries disappeared, although she still remembers the sound of her skull hitting the kitchen walls and floor. “It sounds like when…
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According to a rough calculation by Hirsch Handmaker, a radiologist working with Sojourner and CEO of a nonprofit raising awareness of concussions, as many as 20 million women each year could have TBI caused by domestic violence. If that number bears out, it would mean 6 percent of the population experiences domestic violence-related TBI each year.
Compare that with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s estimate that 1.7 million people experience TBI every year, and 2 percent of the population, or 5.3 million Americans, are living with a disability caused by it.
“It’s obvious — if someone is a victim of domestic violence, they are going to have a high propensity for head injuries,” Handmaker said.