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Allstate Insurance Slammed in Multi-State Review

It turns out that Allstate’s “good hands” are a little dirty. The New York State Insurance Department  announced that Allstate has agreed to pay New York $1.2 million as part of a $10 million regulatory settlement. In all, 45 states will share the settlement dollars. The agreement follows an 18-month targeted, multi-state examination of Allstate’s …

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Impaired Monroe Man Kills After Six "Second Chances"

This is the kind of story that makes you want to stay off the roads, build more prisons, and require mandatory severe sentencing for DWI offenders. According to the online edition of the News & Observer, Monroe resident Kevin Ohagan fled a traffic stop just after midnight on Sunday (October 24, 2010) and minutes later …

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Deer season increases North Carolina auto accidents

A study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that North Carolina auto accidents involving deer statewide have increased steadily, according to ABC 11. About 90 percent of animal-related crashes within the last three years have involved deer, which have resulted in more than 3,000 injuries to people in North Carolina auto …

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NFL Backing Concussion Program with Fines

At the end of the summer, the National Football League (NFL) decided to take action to reduce the number and potential effects of concussions. It created a poster that outlined the organization’s position on concussion, including the fact that players should know the symptoms, report them, get checked out, and basically start taking concussions seriously. …

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NC Worker’s… Please Vote!

Anti-worker sentiment is growing and being lead almost exclusively by Republicans.  If they gain control in NC’s legislature after the upcoming election, they want to decrease the benefits an injured worker receives.  That’s right, I said decrease.  If you’re an injured worker currently receiving benefits, you know the reality:  you’re barely getting enough to get …

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Blood Test May Identify Mild Brain Trauma

A fascinating article in USA Today reports that Army researchers have discovered a simple blood test that may help diagnose concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). This could prove to be a game-changer for detecting (and then treating) the hidden damage often suffered by soldiers and athletes after head impact, and by infants after being …

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Possible Fracture Risk with Osteoporosis Drugs

For the past few years there has been a push by pharmaceutical companies to get women to take drugs to counteract the effects of osteoporosis. It sounds like a good idea–osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become more brittle, and are therefore more likely to fracture. Preventing fractures is a good thing, right? Sure. …

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