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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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Deer season increases North Carolina auto accidents

A study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that North Carolina auto accidents involving deer statewide have increased steadily, according to ABC 11. About 90 percent of animal-related crashes within the last three years have involved deer, which have resulted in more than 3,000 injuries to people in North Carolina auto …

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Woman becomes victim of Chapel Hill wrongful death

A woman became the victim of a Chapel Hill wrongful death after she fell from her daughter’s dorm room bunk bed, according to newsobserver.com. Officials at UNC Chapel Hill are discussing whether to require bunk bed railings since the Chapel Hill wrongful death. The Chapel Hill wrongful death has lead to an increase in requests …

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