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Young Brains Need Mental Rest to Recover from Concussion

A recent international conference concluded that younger brains need restrictions on mental activity as well as physical activity to recover from concussion.  The fact that teen brains are not fully developed may affect how quickly they recover.  New protocols for concussion recovery stress “cognitive rest” that includes limits on schoolwork video games, and other mental …

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The Risks that Fatigued Tractor Trailer Drivers Pose to Our Highways

Injury Lawyer Carma Henson remains concerned about the serious risk that fatigued tractor trailer drivers pose to our highways.  “Almost every tractor trailer accident I have ever handled has resulted in some level of brain injury to the victim,” Henson says. “The amount of force involved in a tractor trailer collision is immense, and it stands …

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NHL Managers Oppose Rules Punishing Hits to the Head

Henson Fuerst Partner Bob Fuerst strongly disagrees with comments made recently by a National Hockey League General manager.  Lately, the NHL Players’ Association has been requesting a rule that would ban blows to the head. So far, that request has been met with resistance from the 30 general managers — many of whom were longtime players …

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A Message from Joey Hodgin

Yes, it’s true, I the Workers Compensation Lawyer, Joey Hodgin, am going to let employers in on a big secret that could have me looking for another practice area.  Are you ready for the stunning revelation?  Here it is:  Promote and protect the health of your employees;  It’s really that simple.   “Nothing is more important than …

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Recommended Book Regarding Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Nursing Home Attorney Anne Duvoisin highly recommends “Still Alice,” a must read for those who want to understand what Alzheimer’s disease and its progression is like for the patient suffering from the disease. “Still Alice” is a novel by Lisa Genova written from the perspective of a 50 year old world famous Harvard psychology professor who …

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Simple Dignity Denied Once Again

An unnamed certified nursing assistant at Tennessee’s Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center took images of several unclothed residents at the nursing home. The photos and videos were found when a cell phone was left at a local restaurant, a report from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) indicates. A restaurant worker turned on the …

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