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Doctors' Group Adopts Youth Concussion Policy

In response to increasing concerns about concussion in youth sports, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced policies designed to improve diagnosis, treatment, and health outcomes. Specifically, the AMA now recommends that young athletes with a suspected concussion should be removed immediately from the game and be permitted to return only with a doctor’s written approval. …

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Summer is the Most Dangerous Season

It’s SUMMERTIME! The most fun, most laid-back, happiest time of the year. Oh, and the most dangerous, too. Just about everything that makes summer fun also makes it prime for personal injuries, more than any other season. Here’s why: According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), most traffic accident and fatalities occur in …

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Fireworks Accidents Blast Fingers of Pro Football Players

Despite their ready availability, all fireworks are potentially dangerous–even sparklers. Over the 4th of July weekend, pro football players were seriously injured in firework accidents. Former NCSU star C.J. Wilson, now cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, lost two fingers; and New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated, and …

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Flu Deadly in NC

According to an article on WRAL.com, the number of cases of influenza jumped in December. A total of 13 people have died of flu this season, and 5 of those deaths happened just last week. What’s most surprising is that seven of the 13 deaths happened to people in their prime, between the ages of …

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