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A newly published study explains that a system of waste removal unique to the brain can be damaged by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and leave the victim more susceptible to degenerative brain disease and premature death. It is well-understood that a serious TBI can eventually lead to degenerative brain disease. But a study in the …

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Some people refuse to leave home on New Year’s Eve because they are concerned that there will be too many drunk drivers and reckless drivers on the roads. Is their concern justified? The answer depends on how you look at it. The National Safety Council’s Safety + Health magazine recently analyzed driving accident statistics for …

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  The holiday season has arrived, and people throughout New York State are putting up decorations. It is crucial that they do so with safety in mind. Holiday decorations can present injury risks – specifically fire and burn injuries. As the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported last December, between 2009 and 2011, fire …

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Does a newly popular alternative to smoking still come with the risk of lung cancer? Even worse, is your co-worker’s use of e-cigarettes – or “vaping” – potentially dangerous to you? Using an e-cigarette is commonly called “vaping” – an activity that has increased so much that it was recently named the Oxford Dictionary’s 2014 …

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It’s not going out on a limb to say that the most dangerous jobs you can work are in the construction industry. This is because there is a plethora of data showing that construction work is the most likely to involve a workplace accident that results in injury or death. The Occupational Safety and Health …

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On November 20, 2014, a young Ulster County couple prevailed in their medical malpractice lawsuit when a jury of their peers returned a verdict in the amount of $1.75 million dollars. According to court documents, plaintiff, Nancy Nocito, was injured in June of 2009 while receiving medical care and treatment from defendants, Robert W. Lobel, …

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While cancer victims may turn to family and friends for support as they battle their disease, support groups can provide valuable assistance, too. Talking to others who face the same challenges can help a cancer patient learn through others’ experience and fight feelings of isolation and helplessness. Your doctor should be able to refer you …

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A new report by researchers in the United Kingdom illustrates the costs and tragic outcomes that can result from delays in diagnosing cancer and sheds light on the issue in our own country. According to the report published by Cancer Research UK, the failure to detect cancer at an early stage costs England’s health system …

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The New York University Law School’s Center for Justice & Democracy released an updated version of its briefing book, Medical Malpractice: By the Numbers, on September 17. The book provides a comprehensive look at research and statistics related to medical malpractice issues in the U.S. It also includes links to all of the original sources …

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