Personal Injury

Social Security to Change Check Delivery System

First: Don’t worry–you will still receive your Social Security benefits. The only change will be the method of delivery. According to an article on WRAL.com, the federal government will be phasing out paper checks for all benefit programs, including Social Security, veterans’ benefits, railroad pensions, and federal disability payments. By next year, everyone will receive …

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Repeat After Me: "Did You Wash Your Hands?"

Health writers are very savvy when it comes to medical procedures. They talk with doctors, nurses, and medical researchers daily, and they read medical journals the way the rest of us read Sports Illustrated or People magazines. That’s what makes the opinion piece in the latest issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association …

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Injured Workers Finally Getting the Help They Deserve

When workers get hurt on the job, they can rack up thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages. Reputable employers carry insurance to cover their employees’ work-related costs. In fact, workers’ compensation insurance is required for employers who have three or more employees. The News & Observer conducted an investigation into how well …

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Brain Injuries Impair Decision-Making Skills

After a head injury, patients face numerous physical and emotional challenges. During and even after hospitalization, there are many medical decisions that need to be made as part of treatment. But the very act of making decisions is a problem, according to research published in the April 11, 2012, issue of the medical journal Neurology. …

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Half of All Store-Bought Chicken is Contaminated

When it comes to the dangers of raw chicken, most people immediately think of Salmonella. And yes, raw chicken is definitely susceptible to Salmonella. But a new study reveals that E. coli is also surprisingly common. According to an article in The New York Times, researchers bought and tested packaged raw chicken products from 10 …

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