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Brain Doctors Make Recommendations on Concussions

It’s not everyday that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) takes an official position on an ethical topic; they have released fewer than 2 dozen position statements in the last 20 years. But today, this organization of more than 22,500 neurologists and neuroscience professionals have gone public on a topic near to our hearts: Concussion …

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Cycling Helmets Will Soon Warn You of Cracks

In cycling, the first line of defense against brain injury is the helmet. A properly fitted, regulation helmet can save your life in the event of a crash. But if the integrity of the helmet is compromised–if cracked or crushed in an accident–it loses its ability to protect your head. Unfortunately, a dangerous crack isn’t …

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Trial Begins for Doctor Charged in Ballerina's Death

This is a story everyone remembers. On September 11, 2009, Dr. Raymond Cook went drinking…then drank some more…then got behind the wheel and caused the wreck that killed Elena Bright Shapiro, a promising ballerina with the Carolina Ballet. According to an article on WRAL.com, Cook’s trial begins today. Raleigh police said Cook, of 10516 Beckridge …

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Car catches fire in North Carolina auto accident

November 9, 2007 The Fayetteville Observer reported that a man sustained third-degree burns in a fire caused by a North Carolina car accident Thursday night. The 42-year-old Fayetteville man was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill in critical condition. Witnesses told police the North Carolina auto accident victim revved his engine before flames erupted …

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Troopers aim to reduce North Carolina truck accidents in weight enforcement crackdown

November 6, 2007 The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that the N.C. Highway Patrol will be cracking down on weight enforcement from Tuesday to Thursday in specific counties in an attempt to reduce the number of North Carolina truck accidents involving tractor-trailers and other large vehicles. Troopers will target commercial vehicles that exceed weight regulations and have …

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