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NC Troopers Crack Down on Distracted Drivers…Finally!

Wednesday, February 2, is Groundhog Day. Two important things will be happening:  Puxatawny Phil and groundhogs everywhere will be looking for their shadow… and NC State Troopers will begin cracking down on distracted drivers. According to an article on WRAL.com, nearly 58,000 people are involved in a distracted-driving crash in North Carolina every year…more than …

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2012 Tour de Cure: Get Ready for the Ride of Your Life!

The mission of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is:  To prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Every year, the ADA holds a series of fundraising cycling events called the Tour de Cure. The Tour—held in 44 states nationwide—is a ride, not a race. During the two-day …

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Support Needed for National Pediatric Brain Injury Law

To an outside observer, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are invisible…and medically, the injuries are not well understood. As a result, those who suffer often don’t receive adequate—or even minimal—treatment. But the truth is that TBI changes lives. Any head injury is a tragedy, but when TBI happens to children, adolescents, or young adults, the tragedy is …

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Exercise Can Save Your Brain!

Alzheimer’s disease makes just about everyone’s short list of aging fears. The disorder robs individuals of their memories…their sense of self…their connection to friends and family. It’s hard on everyone who has to watch their loved one disappear before their eyes. Now, scientific research published in The Archives of Neurology offers a small—but statistically significant—ray …

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Lower Quality of Care at For-Profit Nursing Homes

Results of a new study suggest that the nation’s largest for-profit nursing homes deliver significantly lower quality of care, compared with smaller and not-for-profit nursing homes. Why? Fewer staff nurses (despite profits). The study looked at quality in the 10 largest for-profit chains, which control about 13% of all nursing home beds in the country. …

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