Month: April 2013

Brain Doc Suggests Concussion Prevention

We frequently write blogs about concussion, but Dr. Robert Cantu, neurologist and medical director of the Nation Center for Catastrophic Sports and Injury Research in Boston, has a new set of recommendations for parents and sports coaches. Because a child’s brain isn’t fully developed, any trauma has the potential to be more damaging than trauma …

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North Carolina Worker's Compensation Award Upheld By Court Of Appeals

April 18, 2013 The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld a decision that found an employee of an automotive dealership was entitled to North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits for injuries sustained on a business trip. In the case of Evans v. Hendrick Automotive Group, an office manager from a car dealership in Texas traveled …

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Do You Need a Hearing Aid? And Can You Afford It?

Despite jokes and sitcom story lines, hearing loss is not inevitable. It is common, however, affecting one in three adults over age 65, and about half of people over age 70. While some people are genetically prone to develop problems with hearing, others face increased risk because of loud noises they experience throughout their lives–on …

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Temporary Tattoos May Cause Permanent Scars

Temporary tattoos seem so fun and innocuous. But as the saying goes: It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about temporary tattoos, also known as “henna” tattoos. There have been reports of severe skin reactions, sometimes leading to permanent scarring. “Just because …

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