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College Football Player Dies from Severe Head Trauma

Derek Sheely, a 22-year-old fullback playing for Frostburg State University in Maryland, died on Sunday, a week after passing out during a routine practice. He did not have a heart condition or any other chronic disorder. Although his father doesn’t know exactly what happened, he asserts that Derek died of severe head trauma. According to …

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Research Reveals Possible Alzheimer's Prevention, Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, we told you about research that suggested that protective brain chemicals are generated by regular exercise. To read that blog, click here: Possible Alzheimer’s Prevention, Part 1. Today’s blog is about a study originally published in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment which suggests another possible route to Alzheimer’s …

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Research Reveals Possible Alzheimer's Prevention, Part 1

Two studies recently reported in ScienceDaily provide information for people who hope to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The good news:  You don’t need a prescription to take advantage of the two preventive “treatments.” According to ScienceDaily, an article in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity reports that regular exercise could help …

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Hurricane Preparedness, North Carolina Style

The first real threat of the 2011 hurricane season is upon us, and her name is Irene. Hurricane Irene battered the Bahamas earlier this week, and now this Category 3 storm is heading toward the North Carolina coast. Today, Governor Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency for the counties east of Interstate 95. According …

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Football Players Demand Better Health Monitoring

On July 21, 2011, we posted a blog about the lawsuit brought by former pro football players against the National Football League (NFL) for concealing information about the harmful effects of concussion from players, coaches, and trainers. And not only did the NFL drop the ball (pun intended) on its duty to inform players of …

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Window Falls Still a Risk for Children

Every week, about 100 children and adolescents in the United States are treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries sustained from window falls. Approximately 25 percent of the injured children were hospitalized. A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital documented the incidence and causes …

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Football Players Demand Better Health Monitoring

On July 21, 2011, we posted a blog about the lawsuit brought by former pro football players against the National Football League (NFL) for concealing information about the harmful effects of concussion from players, coaches, and trainers. And not only did the NFL drop the ball (pun intended) on its duty to inform players of …

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