Month: November 2010

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

November is set aside to officially recognize a trio of related causes. It is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, National Family Caregiver Month, and Long-Term Care Awareness Month. As many as 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. According to the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services, …

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Brain Doctors Make Recommendations on Concussions

It’s not everyday that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) takes an official position on an ethical topic; they have released fewer than 2 dozen position statements in the last 20 years. But today, this organization of more than 22,500 neurologists and neuroscience professionals have gone public on a topic near to our hearts: Concussion …

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Cycling Helmets Will Soon Warn You of Cracks

In cycling, the first line of defense against brain injury is the helmet. A properly fitted, regulation helmet can save your life in the event of a crash. But if the integrity of the helmet is compromised–if cracked or crushed in an accident–it loses its ability to protect your head. Unfortunately, a dangerous crack isn’t …

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Trial Begins for Doctor Charged in Ballerina's Death

This is a story everyone remembers. On September 11, 2009, Dr. Raymond Cook went drinking…then drank some more…then got behind the wheel and caused the wreck that killed Elena Bright Shapiro, a promising ballerina with the Carolina Ballet. According to an article on WRAL.com, Cook’s trial begins today. Raleigh police said Cook, of 10516 Beckridge …

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Transocean Makes Offer to Worker’s to Settle Early

Worker’s injured in the Horizon oil rig disaster are being made offers to settle early by Transocean.  The offer is also coming with a message that current benefits being paid, will not last forever.  Lawyers for the workers see this as an attempt to place financial pressure on the workers to settle early.  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/10/29/prwebprweb4715244.DTL

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