Month: August 2011

Football Players Demand Better Health Monitoring

On July 21, 2011, we posted a blog about the lawsuit brought by former pro football players against the National Football League (NFL) for concealing information about the harmful effects of concussion from players, coaches, and trainers. And not only did the NFL drop the ball (pun intended) on its duty to inform players of …

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Labor Day "Booze It and Lose It" Campaign Begins

Ahh… you know summer is almost over when the Labor Day festivities begin. And today, the “festivity” in question is the annual Booze It & Lose It campaign by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP). From today, Friday, August 19 through Monday, September 5, the state will see checkpoints and stepped-up patrols in an effort …

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Coffee with Coworkers May Increase Your Lifespan

Don’t think of Monday as the start of a rough work week–think of it as another opportunity to improve your health. The trick is to have supportive relationships with your coworkers. Research published in the journal Health Psychology found that companies that offer a friendly work environment and encourage supportive relationships have employees that live longer. …

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Study to Examine Driving in Triangle Area

An article on WRAL.com reports that a federal project will be studying the driving behavior of about 3,100 people in six states, including our own. The goal is to discover the underlying causes of crashes and traffic congestion, and eventually to reduce driving fatality rates. The project, called the Second Strategic Highway Research Program’s Naturalistic Driving …

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