April, 2012

April 1, 2012

Without a doubt, there are families in Portland that would sneer at our headline. For people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or whose family member has suffered one, the news comes too late. For families who are new to America’s most popular sport, the news is welcome. Football helmet manufacturers…
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April 1, 2012

Every day it seems there are new revelations about football coaches targeting opposing team members for injury. People in Portland who don’t know anything about the sport have surely heard about the video of a pro team’s “pep talk” that includes a team coach urging players to “kill Frank Gore’s…
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April 1, 2012

Last November, we wrote about a mother in southern Oregon who filed a lawsuit against the school district. Her son was a high school football player who sustained a life-changing traumatic brain injury during a game. The boy had been hit twice and told his coaches he thought he had a concussion….
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April 1, 2012

Oregon knows the shock and anguish that comes with a teen athlete’s life-changing injury or death. The case of the high school football player that we discussed in our last post is just one example of the devastating consequences of a closed head injury. According to his mother, his coaches…
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April 1, 2012

Investigations found that two Oregon brothers, both firefighters, did not have access to floating cushions or life jackets during a boating accident that took the younger man’s life. The brothers were in a 10-foot rowboat enjoying some fishing when both stood up to cast their lines and their boat capsized….
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April 1, 2012

It is no easy task to manage costs in a health care setting. From the smallest hospital in the smallest Oregon town to the largest Portland medical center, there is always a tension between the cost of care and the quality of care. And, over the years, research has shown…
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April 1, 2012

Portland police are still on the lookout for an alleged hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 63-year-old Southwest Portland woman on March 31. Now, there may have been a small break in the case. On Thursday, police announced that after a forensic analysis of the accident site, they believe…
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April 1, 2012

With proms and graduation parties around the corner, Oregon’s emergency rooms and poison centers are hoping the state will buck a national trend. More and more teens are celebrating their big days with recreational synthetic drugs, products that mimic the effects of dangerous controlled substances like Ecstasy and cocaine. National…
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April 1, 2012

Soldiers returning from active duty overseas have more than a few hurdles to jump as they settle back into life outside of a combat zone. According to a recent study, it can take months for service members coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan to adjust to driving stateside. The study…
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April 1, 2012

In a study published in the journal Pediatrics this month, researchers confirm what the mother of a 12-year-old already knew: Kids, for the most part in junior high, are still playing the choking game, and the choking game can be fatal. The researchers, based in Oregon, wanted to report on…
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