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When Bargains & Garage Sales Can Be Dangerous

Do you brake for yard sales?  Bargain-hunt on Craigslist?  Raid Grandma’s attic for useful items? You may unintentionally bring home danger. According to an article in The New York Times, there are many items that should never be handed down or passed along. And the list is lengthy! Baby cribs, for instance: From 2007 to …

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Nursing Home Residents, Medications, and Risk of Falling

Although many studies have linked antidepressant use among the elderly and falls, new study published in the Journal of Gerontology looked at the specifics of why this happens. According to ScienceDaily, researchers from the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School) found that nursing home residents have a five-fold increased …

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Football Players Sue League Over Concussion Risks

If you have been following our blogs about football and concussion risks, then you know that this was bound to happen. According to an article on CNN.com: Seventy-five former professional football players are suing the National Football League, saying the league knew as early as the 1920s of the harmful effects of concussions on players’ …

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Football Practice to Get Safer in Ivy Leagues

In order to reduce the number of injuries–especially brain trauma–in college football players, Ivy League schools announced today that they will be changing the rules for practices. According to an article in The New York Times, the new rules are being implemented because research shows that college players sustain more total hits to the head …

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