Blog Posts in July, 2012

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  • Study of Veterans Shows TBI Symptoms May Not Improve with Time

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 31, 2012

    A new study has potentially bad news for traumatic brain injuries. A study of 500 veterans who tested positive for traumatic brain injury during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan suggests that the symptoms of the injury may last for years without improvement. The veterans were treated at a special traumatic brain injury clinic at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The clinic ...
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  • The Next Big Class Action: NFL Head Injury Suit Like Case Against Big Tobacco?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 24, 2012

    Did the National Football League know that the vicious hits and knocks to the head its players took was linked to permanent and devastating brain injuries? A growing number of former NFL players in California and across the nation say it did. At last count, attorneys for more than 2,400 retired players have filed lawsuits that accuse the NFL of negligence and intentional misconduct when dealing ...
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  • Research Suggests Increased Car Safety Features Are Leading to Decreased Traffic Injuries

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 10, 2012

    Is your vehicle smart enough to keep you from getting into an accident? Studies suggest certain models might be. Preliminary data released by the Highway Loss Data Institute (a branch of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) indicates that some safety systems are cutting down on car accident injury rates. Updated January 2016 Collision Avoidance Systems Crash avoidance features are becoming ...
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  • Why So Many Recalls? And Who is Actually Paying Attention?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 5, 2012

    Consumer products get recalled every day. In fact, too many products may be recalled every day. According to data compiled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 2,363 recalls in 2011. This translates into 6.5 recalled products each day. And the 2011 numbers are up almost 14 percent from 2010, which saw only ...
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  • Car Surfing Is a Dangerous Pastime for Teen Drivers

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 3, 2012

    One of the latest reckless stunts that teens across the nation are engaging in is called car surfing. While not a new phenomenon (think classic car-surfing scene in the original Footloose), it has seen a recent resurgence in the headlines, with a number of teens suffering serious injuries and even death in some cases. Shreddin’ the Car Car surfing occurs when teens ride on the outside of a car ...
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