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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Unemployment takes tough mental toll

Posted on May 05, 2013 (CNN) — Michael Dixon hasn’t had a job since September, but he’s definitely not relaxing at home. Living at a friend’s house without paying rent, he spends all day searching online for job opportunities and more short-term ways to make money, fearing that if he stops to watch TV, he’ll

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Is your lack of sleep making you fat?

Posted on May 05, 2013 If you’re losing sleep and gaining weight, the two may be connected.  Sleep deprivation may be sinking your diet, but there may be a way to break that cycle. Read More About Is your lack of sleep making you fat?… back to top

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Daily ‘dose’ of dark chocolate might shield the heart

Posted on May 05, 2013 (HealthDay News) — There’s more sweet news about chocolate and your health: A new study suggests that eating a bit of dark chocolate each day may cut the odds of heart attack and stroke in high-risk people. Read More About Daily ‘dose’ of dark chocolate might shield the heart… back

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Study: Heart attack victims could see signs of PTSD

Posted on May 05, 2013 ATLANTA – Post-traumatic stress disorder affects many combat veterans and disaster survivors. Now a new study shows heart attack survivors may also struggle with PTSD. Researchers say the anxiety disorder could set them up for another heart crisis. Read More About Study: Heart attack victims could see signs of PTSD…

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Donations, gifts pour in for bus monitor bullied in New York

Posted on May 05, 2013 (CNN) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars had poured in by Friday morning for a New York bus monitor taunted by seventh-graders in a brazen bullying incident that has sparked international outrage. Read More About Donations, gifts pour in for bus monitor bullied in New York… back to top

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Do not track button may offer internet privacy protection

Posted on May 05, 2013 ATLANTA – Nearly every site a person visits on the internet is logged by advertisers who want to know more about you. They want to know what you buy, what you like, and where you browse so that they can direct some of the $60 billion worth of internet ads

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Why doctors fall asleep while treating you

Posted on May 05, 2013 (CNN) — Confession: I’ve fallen asleep while operating on patients. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. No, I’ve never passed out and face-planted into a patient’s open belly. Nor have I fallen asleep in the operating room as a plastic surgeon in practice. But as a resident, I

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High blood pressure? Small changes can help

Posted on May 05, 2013 ATLANTA -According to the American Heart Association, one in three Georgians who has high blood pressure doesn’t even realize it.  If you’re among them, getting your blood pressure back in the healthy range may be easier than you think. Read More About High blood pressure? Small changes can help… back

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Health care reform: Issues roundup

Posted on May 05, 2013 (CNN) — While many changes to Americans’ health care outlined in the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act don’t take effect until 2014, a Supreme Court ruling expected this month could stop those changes from coming at all. Read More About Health care reform: Issues roundup… back to top

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5 tips to survive extreme heat

Posted on May 05, 2013 Editor’s note: This article was first published last summer on The Chart. We’re republishing to share these important tips again with you. The number of national heat advisories is rising almost as fast as the temperature.  So we asked Ray Byrne, owner of America Roofing LLC, in Glendale, Arizona, who

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