Brain Injuries in Sports: What Women Should Know

As women’s sports steal more of the spotlight, especially during the most recent Olympics, more female athletes are sharing their experiences of dealing with traumatic brain injuries. One of athlete brave enough to share her struggle is Sue Lopez, the first semi-professional female football player in the 1970s, who now lives with dementia as a…

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HeartWare HVAD System Recalled for Defects

Since the beginning of the summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has had to recall several medical devices that can cause serious injury or death for the general public. One of the most recent devices to be recalled was the HeartWare HVAD System distributed by the company Medtronic. This recall comes as no surprise,…

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Amazon Decides to Pay Claims for Product Defects

Many of us who shop at Amazon are familiar with its benefits, such as One- or Two-Day Shipping and access to millions of products online. Some of us, unfortunately, are also familiar with the risk you take when ordering a product from Amazon, as what you see in the picture is not always necessarily what…

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How to Identify Seizures in Babies

Childbirth is life-changing and amazing for families, but it does have its own risks. From dying from complications of childbirth to potentially having an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck, there are several scenarios where the mother can suffer life-threatening complications or – maybe even worse – the baby can suffer birth injuries. A…

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents Resulting from Negligence

On May 22, 2021, a truck driver was killed in a crash on Interstate 22 in Mississippi. According to police reports, a Freightliner traveling eastbound on Interstate 22 collided with the rear of a 2006 Freightliner that was also headed in the same direction. The victim was 61-year-old Leander Webb, a Mississippian who was pronounced…

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Doctors Are Failing Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders

Did you know there are prescription drugs designed to help people who have alcohol abuse disorders? As a matter of fact, there are several medications ­– including acamprosate and disulfiram, to name two – that help people who suffer from alcohol abuse to cut back on their drinking. Yet healthcare professionals rarely prescribe these drugs…

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Juul Labs Fighting with the FDA and Other Health Entities

Juul Labs was once the most popular e-cigarette company amongst young vapers. Now the company finds itself at the mercy of the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A), as well as in opposition with major health organizations like the American Heart Association and American Lung Association. There have been recent debates as to whether Juul Labs’…

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