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Education and Prevention of Concussions in High School Athletes

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Following up yesterday’s post on the increase in concussions seen at hospital emergency rooms, new initiatives to educate the high school sports community about concussions have been adopted. Beginning in the fall of 2010, all Rhode Island high school coaches — head coaches, assistants and volunteers — must take a free 20-minute online course on

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Hospitals Track Children's Concussions

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Youth sports build strong bodies, teach “team work” and help stem the trend toward obesity that has the attention of America’s health care providers. However, there are statistics demonstrating emergency Room visit s for teenagers are tripling over a 10 year period. Sports Medicine researchers are concerned that “bigger, stronger and faster” may not be

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Free WABA Membership for Law Enforcement Officers on Bikes

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As part of the Washington Area Bicyclist Associations ongoing efforts to improve roadways safety and build relationshis with the law enforcement officers responsible for helping to enforce traffic laws in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, the WABA has begin offering free memberships. Any law enforcement officer in the DC Metropolitan area who rides

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Weak Bicycle Frames Cause GIANT Recall of High End Bikes

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It is not often that one sees the Federal Government recall of high end, expensive bicycles. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of 370 bicycles due to an unsteady frame. According to Giant Bicycle Inc., the 2011 model Giant Anthem bicycles can potentially crack at the seat post, posing a fall

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Runner run over by biker – any coverage ?

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While sports injury lawyer Doug Landau is frequently contacted to help an injured runner or biker, even in cases where the driver or other party is at fault, if there is no coverage or ability to pay for the harms caused, then it may not be a wise move to go forward with a claim.

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Pothole swallows cyclist – lawsuit settled

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ABRAMS LANDAU Trial lawyer Doug Landau has helped clients injured by potholes and other roadway defects. One case in the District of Columbia involved a pothole that swallowed the ABRAMS LANDAU client’s front wheel while driving under L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C. Another client of cyclist lawyer Doug Landau was injured when his bicycle tire

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Concussions – just a fancy word for injured brains

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“Prep football coaches get an education on concussions” was the title of today’s excellent “Varsity Letter” high school sports column by Preston Williams. High school football coaches were exposed to current theory and practice with concussions at Redskins Park. Secondary school coaches from Virginia, Maryland and the District filed into a tent at Redskins Park

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