Recent National and Local Headlines About Personal Injury and Disability

Being injured or disabled can feel very lonely, so we have compiled this collection of headlines so you can read about people just like you and their potential legal battles.

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Young people and social media: Docs examine pitfalls

Posted on May 09, 2013 (CNN) — They’re called “Generation M2″: highly tech-savvy children ages 8 to 18, whose lives are immersed in electronic media. Now, the nation’s top pediatric organization is mobilizing efforts around their well-being. Read More About Young people and social media: Docs examine pitfalls… back to top

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Category: General, News

8 healthy ways to boost energy

Posted on May 09, 2013 (CNN) — As our energy levels decrease because of our overstressed lifestyles, many people look for a quick fix to combat fatigue. Energy drinks mask the symptoms of fatigue and dehydrate the body. The majority of energy drinks contain excess sugar, high levels of caffeine and other stimulants. Read More

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Toys for Tots 2012: Donate Now!

Posted on May 09, 2013 Join FOX 5 Atlanta and lend a helping hand to Santa and the Marines this year.  Starting November 23, you can bring a new, unwrapped toy to area Publix locations for a child in need this Christmas! Read More About Toys for Tots 2012: Donate Now!… back to top

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1 in 4 in U.S. starts drinking before turning 21

Posted on May 09, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Underage drinking in the United States remains a serious public health issue, a new federal government report shows. Read More About 1 in 4 in U.S. starts drinking before turning 21… back to top

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Is ‘secondhand’ TV taking a toll on kids?

Posted on May 09, 2013 (Health.com) — Young children in the United States watch about 80 minutes of television per day, on average. Depending on whether the programming is educational and age-appropriate, all that time in front of the tube can either help or harm their development, research suggests. Read More About Is ‘secondhand’ TV

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Experts: Parents should monitor kids’ social media

Posted on May 09, 2013 Most people use social media to post cute pictures of their kids, or shots from their latest vacation, but a growing number of young people are now using online sites when they are feeling suicidal. Read More About Experts: Parents should monitor kids’ social media… back to top

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Use an online pharmacy? Tips to keep you safe

Posted on May 09, 2013 ATLANTA – Online pharmacies are convenient, and they can save you some cash.  But FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle says it’s not a bargain if you’re not getting what you ordered. Read More About Use an online pharmacy? Tips to keep you safe… back to top

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Pedestrian in Metro-Atlanta Dies in Hit and Run

Posted on Jul 01, 2013 According to a report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a man died Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle on Mableton Parkway in Cobb County. The 36-year-old was hit by a driver who left the scene of the incident, the report said. This tragic accident is a reminder to pedestrians

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Category: News, Pedestrian Accidents

Seat Belts on Commercial Buses Delayed 45 Years

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 In 2009, the safety board said government inaction was partly responsible for the severity of injuries in a rollover crash near Mexican Hat, Utah, which killed 9 skiers and injured 43. Then-Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood promised the department would act to improve motorcoach safety, including requiring seat belts. Last year,

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Teen’s Leg Amputated While Pushing Stuck Car

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 A 14-year-old girl lost a portion of her leg when she was hit by a car Thursday afternoon in Cobb County.  The girl, whose name was not released, may have been attempting to push her family’s car on an icy road when she was hit by a vehicle that was

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Category: Auto Accidents, News