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Four former NFL football players took charge of their neurological health by volunteering in a UCLA study, which tested for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This condition is linked to the terrible symptoms suffered by many former NFL players, notably Junior Seau who took his life in May, 2012.
CTE is a degenerative brain disease which can cause depression, anxiety, memory loss, difficulty with balance, executive dysfunction, aggression, and suicidality. CTE can be detected by... Read More
A recent video about the "Knockout Game" recently went viral on YouTube, exposing the horrific details of this teenage "game" for the world to see. Teenagers openly admit to playing this new game because they want to prove their strength or they simply have nothing better to do.
The game involves walking up to a random stranger or even friend and punching them so hard they are immediately knocked out. Syracuse and Jersey City have experienced frequent reports of... Read More
Biking seems like such a great way to get around. For tourists, you can zip around between monuments and get to know the city like the locals. For commuters, you can save money on gas and fit in some exercise at the same time. But, riding a bike in Washington, D.C., should not be taken lightly. It can be very dangerous and often riders can end up suffering severe injuries.
Each year, 1.5 % of people who are killed in traffic accidents are bicyclists and 2% of all those injured are... Read More
The D.C. Council is awaiting a vote, currently set for mid November, on the issue of illegal immigrants legally obtaining drivers' licenses. If the law is passed, then illegal immigrants could begin applying for driver's licenses as early as 2014. The function of these licenses would be for driving purposes only, and not for boarding airplanes or receiving benefits. The Council is pushing for this new law in an effort to make the roadways of D.C. safer. The Council members explain that if... Read More
In the past few years, nearly every state in America has passed laws to increase awareness about the dangers of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and the impact they have on young athletes. Awareness, however, is only part of the equation and many sports organizations, sports leagues (of all levels), and schools have begun to enforce strict regulations regarding concussions and head injuries.
In part because of these new regulations and a general increase in awareness, rates of reported... Read More
Did you know that the number one reason for injury and death among people age 65 and older is falls? Did you also know that more than two million older people went to an emergency room in 2000 because of a fall? This information comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.
You should not be comforted by the statistics if you are younger than age 65 because you too can suffer serious injury, such as broken bones or brain... Read More