Study: Boxing and brain injuries go hand-in-hand

While it may not be any sort of shocking revelation to Maryland residents, a recent study has documented the tie between a certain type of athlete and a devastating injury. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons recently pointed out that a staggering 90 percent of boxers suffer from brain injuries. While it might appear that

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Study sheds light on medical mishaps

A recent study from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore shows that doctors operating on the wrong body part or medical instruments being left inside the body could lead to medical malpractice claims and happen more frequently than we think. After analyzing malpractice claims from throughout the nation, the patient safety researchers

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Study identifies risk of birth injuries

Researchers looking at incidents of babies being denied oxygen at birth have determined that birth injuries and some prenatal conditions can cause future disabilities. The findings should prove valuable to future parents and health-care providers in Maryland and beyond.. The research group looked at 82,000 children who now are age 5. Their study determined that

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Md. police look for driver in fatal accident

Maryland State Police are seeking the driver in a fatal car accident, whom police said struck a man and continued on. Police said the driver had to be aware that a man was hit on Interstate 97 because the investigation has shown that the body flew onto the hood of the missing driver’s vehicle and

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Multicar crash kills 2 in Maryland

Two people died and a third person was injured in a fiery crash in Abingdon, Maryland. The car accident occurred about 2 a.m. when a box truck traveling north on Interstate 95 hit a Lexus driven by a 31-year-old Abingdon man A Maryland State Police trooper happened upon the scene of the accident and pulled

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Are antidepressants safe for expectant moms?

Expectant mothers in Maryland and throughout the United States who take antidepressants during pregnancy could put their babies at risk for birth injuries or pre-term birth, or they even could suffer a miscarriage, said a newly issued report. The report, published in the journal “Human Reproduction,” said women who take the popular selective serotonin reuptake

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Ex-NFL player wins workers’ comp ruling

A former National Football League punter can now receive workers’ compensation payments from the state of Maryland, the Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled. The man played for the NFL’s Washington franchise, which has its corporate offices and practice facilities in Virginia. However, the team plays its home games in Landover, Maryland. The team had

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Researchers say helmet usage can curb brain injuries

The number of teenagers in Maryland and throughout the U.S. who wear bike helmets on a regular basis is almost zero, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That contributes to thousands of personal injuries each year. In fact, doctors in emergency rooms see 153,000 children each year, treating them for head injuries

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