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Lead Paint Contamination in Garner Daycare

This story is very disturbing. According to an article on WRAL.com, county inspectors found hazardous levels of lead paint inside Ridoutt’s Daycare Center. The facility closed its doors after receiving the final environmental lead investigation report on July 5. The report (available here: Wake County Lead Investigation Report) reported that hazardous levels of paint were …

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Another Sports Star Talks About Concussion Effects

His career is not well known here in the United States, but his pain may someday have an effect on the treatment of sports head injuries. Last Friday (July 8, 2011) Canadian Football Hall of Famer Matt Dunigan gave an emotional televised interview about his personal fight with post-concussion syndrome. The story was reported on …

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Memory Loss More Likely in the South

Here in North Carolina, as in many other southern states, we have a higher-than-average risk of cardiovascular disease, leading medical experts to call the band of high-risk states “the Stroke Belt.” Why? Well, no one really knows for sure. There are a few theories: That people in the south share some genetic susceptibility… that southerners …

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HensonFuerst Independence Day Safety Tip #2

We say this every holiday season, but we feel compelled to say it again… Holiday Safety Tip #2:  Whether on land or on water, don’t drink and drive. Earlier this week, we posted a blog about Operation Dry Water, a campaign to prevent BUI–“Boating Under the Influence.”  And we also wrote about Operation Firecracker, part …

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HensonFuerst Independence Day Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tip #1: Beware of Sparklers The countdown to the Fourth of July holiday weekend has begun! To ensure that everyone has stays safe and healthy, HensonFuerst Attorneys is offering a few suggestions. Do you know that one-third of fireworks-related injuries to children under age 5 are caused by SPARKLERS?!?  It’s true.  Those seemingly …

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Gabrielle Giffords' Recovery Called Ideal

When Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head on January 8, 2011, her future looked grim. But she got the best treatment available, and is doing quite well. In fact, according to an article on CronkiteNewsOnline.com: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ attending physician called the Arizona congresswoman’s recovery “ideal” and “typical for those who have the …

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Army Asks Soldiers to Take Concussions Seriously

We have been writing a lot recently about the National Football League (NFL) and the steps they are taking to make sure that players and coaches take concussions seriously. Now, the U.S. Army is waging a similar campaign. According to an article in Army Times, the Army is teaching soldiers that concussion–also known as mild …

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