Month: February 2013

NC Auditor Says Not Enough Being Done To Ensure Workers’ Compensation Coverage

February 28, 2013 The North Carolina’s Auditor Office has released a report saying the state agency that oversees North Carolina Workers’ Compensation claims hasn’t done enough to ensure employers purchase coverage to cover expenses in case of an accident. Insurance Journal explained how an investigation into businesses in North Carolina’s compliance with workers’ compensation coverage laws discovered there …

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What Did Manufacturer Know About Hip Replacement Defects?

Lots more information since we last wrote about defective metal-on-metal hip replacements. The first trial is underway, and plenty of details are emerging. From all the reports, this looks to be a particularly heinous story of corporate greed causing injury to many thousands of unsuspecting individuals. First, a little background: While all hip replacements pose …

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When It Comes to Exercise, It Really Is the "Great Outdoors"

When it comes to exercise, new research suggests that benefits may depend on location, location, location. An article published in The New York Times outlines the reasons why exercising outdoors may be a better physical experience than exercising in a gym or at home. Here are some reasons why: Your stride is different when running outdoors. …

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Researchers Looking For Biological Evidence Of Brain Injuries

February 7, 2013 Data collected by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows that approximately 500,000 soldiers returning from overseas have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Experts say the estimate may be low though, as many cases go unreported due to a veteran’s unwillingness to seek help. What if …

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