Dr. Ann McKee, chief of neuropathology at VA Boston Healthcare System, recently studied the brains of 202 deceased football players, including 111 former NFL players. She examined them for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head. Of the 111 NFL players she examined, 110 of them showed signs of CTE.
Yes, you read that right: all but one of the NFL players’ brains showed signs of this disease.
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Side underride crashes with tractor trailers kill 200 people per year nationwide. After a recent accident in New York, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has called for the federal government to require trailers to be equipped with side guards. However, the federal government still has not taken decisive action on the matter.
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A recent study from Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) shows that distracted driving is implicated in a significant percentage of vehicular accidents, and the biggest culprit appears to be the use of cell phones. The study found that in more than half of accidents – 52 percent – drivers were on cell phones; of those, 29 percent were driving more than 56 miles per hour. The study found that texting, browsing and email were the most common distractions, accounting for roughly 135 seconds per incident. Furthermore, in a comparison of 37 states that ban all cell phone use for teen drivers with states that do not, there was little difference, leading many to suggest that the bans are ineffective.
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When a dog bites you, you have a lot more to think about than just the initial pain–though it can be severe. In reality, these can be particularly nasty injuries and cause ongoing pain and injury. You may miss work, require extensive medical care and go through unimaginable suffering from even a seemingly small dog bite. As such, the dog’s owner may be responsible for some or all of the costs associated with this incident. That is why it is so important to handle things 100% properly–to assure you can obtain the level of care and potential reimbursement you deserve. We’ve put together some simple guidance for you to follow in case you find yourself the victim of a dog bite or similar incident.
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For those who were recently injured in an accident caused by another entity’s negligence, it is likely that a personal injury claim will be filed against the other party. The purpose of filing a personal injury claim is to pursue compensation related to the incident, such as reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the like. Furthermore, depending on the outcome of the personal injury case, the likelihood of a similar incident occurring to somebody else may be reduced.
Still, the process of going through a personal injury claim can be complex. By gaining a better understanding of how the legal process works, those pursuing compensation for their case can be better prepared.
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Deaths from workplace injuries appear to be on the rise, according to a late 2016 release from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2015, the last released date for such statistics, 4,836 fatal work injuries were recorded, which was the highest number since 2008 and higher than the prior years. Both workers and employers alike need to understand what is contributing to these deaths, so that they can take measures to keep their workplaces and workers safe.
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The benefits of walking are almost too numerous to count. The health aspect is one: walking burns calories, exercises muscles and acts as good cardio. It’s safe for the environment: an automobile runs on gas, is made of metal made in plants and spews carbon dioxide. It’s social: walking gives an individual more time to take stock of the surrounding environment, to socialize and to relax. Even more, it saves money: the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates on average it costs $8,558 to operate a car annually. However, despite the upside to walking, according to recent reports, walking has become something else in the last year: more dangerous.
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Each year around 265,000 people are killed across the globe as a result of burns, and thousands of others are injured or disabled. In fact, as many as 11 million people across the world are burned each year to the point that they need medical attention, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, around 486,000 people will require medical attention from severe burn injuries each year, according to the American Burn Association, with 40,000 of those resulting in hospitalization.
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With several manufacturers already testing this concept on the open road, self-driving cars are sure to become more popular in the future. At first glance, it may seem like having a self-driving car would reduce the risk of accidents by eliminating driver error, which is a common cause of crashes. However, studies have shown that the opposite is actually true. Even though self-driving cars are less likely to be the cause of an accident, they are more likely to be involved in one.
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