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Important Local Health Alert! Cumberland County Health Department is Under Investigation for Failing to Alert Women About Abnormal Test Results

An investigation is underway looking into whether Cumberland County Health Department failed to alert women about abnormal test results from breast and cervical cancer exams. Former staff at the Health Department claim from 2010-2015, women who received screenings under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) were not properly notified. Based on recent reports, …

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MADD “Tie One On For Safety” Campaign Reminds Us to Drive Sober During The Holiday Season

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the MADD “Tie One On for Safety” campaign. This public awareness campaign focuses on the importance of designating a sober driver during the holiday season. Thousands of innocent lives are tragically lost every year due to drunk driving. Sadly, the holiday season is no exception. In fact, the …

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“Drowsy Driving Prevention Week” Starts This Sunday 11/6

Sunday, November 6th is the start of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, a national movement aimed towards the elimination of sleepy driving. While many people are familiar with the risks associated with impaired driving and distracted driving, it is not widely known that drowsy driving holds many of the same risks, such as slower judgement, delayed …

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Attorney Thomas Henson Jr. Contributes to Important Brochure Outlining the Effects, Symptoms and Long-Term Impact of Concussions

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries can have severe, long-lasting effects. At Henson Fuerst, we have seen the devastating impact of these injuries and we want to do our part to provide assistance and resources to victims of brain injuries as well as their families. Activities such as biking and playing organized sports are a great …

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Back To School: Discuss Proper Pedestrian and Bus Safety With Your Kids

With the school year beginning in just a few short days, it is important to review proper pedestrian and bus safety with your child. Children are at high risk for being involved in accidents on their way to and from school, often because they are unaware of how to safely board the school bus and …

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New Laws Require North Carolina Moped Drivers to Carry Liability Insurance

There are over 28,000 registered mopeds statewide, and moped owners in North Carolina need to be aware of important new regulations. Recent changes to North Carolina law will impact the type of insurance that moped owners are required to carry.  This new law is an important step toward protecting the safety of all drivers. Here …

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National “Click It Or Ticket Campaign” Kicks Off This Week Before Memorial Day Weekend

Awareness about proper seat belt safety is extremely important. Wearing a seat belt remains the most effective way to minimize your risk of serious or fatal injuries during a car crash. According to the CDC, using a seat belt reduces your risk of serious crash related injuries or death by about 50%. With the busy …

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Join Henson Fuerst Attorneys in Celebrating National Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month! Founded in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is the perfect time of year to get the whole family out for a fun and healthy bike ride. National Bike Month is also an important time to focus on proper bike safety. Bicycles are a fun and …

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Henson Fuerst Attorneys Sponsors UNC Kidney Foundation Cycling Event

Raven Rock Ramble is a century (100-mile) bicycle ride that explores the four-county area (Wake, Harnett, Lee, and Chatham) around Raven Rock State Park. Proceeds from the event benefit the UNC Kidney Center for direct patient services. Since its start in 2002, the Raven Rock Ramble has raised over $198,000 toward kidney health and awareness. While …

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“Drive to Live 2016? Focuses on Teen Drivers

According to an article on WRAL.com, the North Carolina Highway Patrol announced a new initiative called “Drive to Live 2016.” The goal to help reduce the number of traffic collisions and deaths involving teen drivers through stricter monitoring of roadways, and on-site educations  The program was created after a 2015 investigation by the State Highway Patrol …

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