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Degenerative brain disease found in former NFL players who suffered head trauma
The murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher last week came just days before a team of researchers announced that 34 of the 35 brains of former NFL players donated for a special study were found to have Chronic
More sleep may protect teens from developing type 2 diabetes
It’s no secret that teenagers like to sleep. Now a new study suggests that allowing teens to indulge this luxury may help reduce their insulin resistance and prevent the future onset of type 2 diabetes.
Oakland Raiders Heyward-Bay resting after play-stopping neck injury
CASTRO VALLEY, CAL–Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bay has been released from a Bay Area hospital after a head and neck injury left him unconscious during Sunday night’s game against Pittsburgh.
Unnecessary surgeries were performed for profit and promotion, whistleblower lawsuit alleges
A whistleblower lawsuit filed against The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) Hamot campus under the False Claims Act accuses the hospital and five cardiologists of defrauding Medicare and a number of patients by participating in a kickback scheme from
Hawaii helicopter crash kills pilot and four passengers
A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter carrying a honeymooning couple from Pennsylvania and two Canadian travelers on a scenic tour crashed into a ridge and exploded on the island of Molokai Thursday afternoon, killing all five people aboard, including the pilot.
Trucker hits and destroys a Pennsylvania bridge … again
A report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette demonstrates the considerable costs to society when commercial trucking companies fail to take industry rules and regulations seriously. On Thursday, the paper reported that a driver who ignored a sign on Interstate 70 just
Pennsylvania natural gas well suspended amid safety concerns
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) have taken emergency action to suspend natural gas drilling operations at the Marcellus Shale Wells near Pittsburgh. A June 3 gas well blowout
OSHA hits U.S. Postal Service with hefty fines for endangering workers
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service for workplace safety violations involving electrical safety hazards found at a Pittsburgh mail processing facility. OSHA proposed penalties of $299,500 for the violations.
Zaun to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery
Gregg Zaun will have shoulder surgery next week, which will end the season early for the Milwaukee Brewers catcher. It may also mark the end of his career. “I’m not in a situation anymore where I need to play. I