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Inherent Unfairness of "Contributory Negligence"

If you are ever in a car wreck, there are three things we all expect to happen: That law enforcement and emergency services will arrive on the scene quickly; That you will receive the medical care you need to recover as fully as possible; and That the justice system will treat you fairly when it …

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HensonFuerst Cycling Team Saddles Up to Cure Diabetes

Diabetes is colorblind and ageless. Anyone at any time can be affected by this disease. In fact, more than 23 million Americans are living with diabetes, which is nearly 2.5 times North Carolina’s population. But unless you’ve experienced the effects of this disease firsthand, it’s nearly impossible to truly understand its devastating nature. To aid …

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Veterans Need Better Care for Brain Injuries

Injured brains need quick, intensive, and thorough treatment from a team of experts. Ask any neurologist or other traumatic brain injury (TBI) expert when treatment should begin after someone suffers a brain injury, and the answer will be the same: As soon as possible.  According to an amazing and disturbing article in the Raleigh News …

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Massachusetts Court Denies Prosecution of Nursing Home

In 2004, 74-year-old nursing home resident Julia McCauley, who had dementia, was left unattended and without an alert device on her wrist. According to an article in the Boston Globe, Ms. McCauley “apparently wheeled herself through the double doors and fell down eight steps.” Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley attempted to prosecute the nursing home–Life …

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Concussions in High School Athletes Alarmingly Frequent

A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the number of injuries are often under-counted. In addition, the severity of symptoms is underestimated. For example, some states only require that injured athletes be removed from play for the rest of the day… and yet, a study by the Children’s National Medical Center in …

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