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Blog Posts in January, 2014

  • By: Ira Sherman With Super Bowl XLVIII soon approaching and the recent NFL settlement rejection making headlines, the limelight has continued to shine on the dangers of concussions in professional football. Although the NFL has propelled the dangers of chronic brain injuries into a national spotlight, it does not mean that the sport is the only one in which players can suffer from the lasting ...
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  • By: Allan Siegel Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray signed the Bicycle Safety Amendment Act of 2013 in October in an effort to make DC roadways safer for bicyclists. Since the act was passed, local officials and agencies have been working on campaigns to educate the public about the new laws. While understanding these new laws is essential for bicyclists who use public roads for commuting and ...
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  • By: Allan Siegel Swedish inventors have created an invisible bike helmet that is worn as a fashionable collar. The Hövding air bag collar system stemmed out of the inventors dislike for standard helmets. They, like many adults, did not wear standard helmets because they are bulky, uncomfortable, and ugly. After seven years of research and an investment of $15 million dollars, Terese Alstin ...
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  • By: Allan Siegel The tragic story of Ryan Freel, which made headlines last month, is shedding light on what many in the sports world have long suspected. The long term symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, specifically chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), affect more than just football players. We have discussed CTE in depth in our previous blogs. It is a degenerative brain disease which can ...
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  • By: Ira Sherman The National Institutes of Health (NIH), together with the National Football League (NFL), recently announced a partnership to award grants to eight projects involved in concussion research. According to a press release issued in December, the NIH and the NFL areawarding grants to the following projects: Two $6 million grants awarded to a partnership that includes the National ...
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  • By: Ashley Page In the December 2013 issue of Washingtonian Magazine, this well-renowned publication gathered a list of Washington, D.C.'s "Best Lawyers". It is a list of highly esteemed lawyers working in the D.C. Metro area. It recognizes the best lawyers in a wide variety of 30 different practice areas. It is a go-to resource for people in need of legal representation. The list ...
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  • By: Allan Siegel The D.C. Charter School Options has recently come under major scrutiny for possible Medicaid fraud in its busing program. Options is a school that works specifically with special needs children in the District. It is designed to help give these children the therapy, educational environment, and medical services that they need. Unlike the rest of the D.C. Public School System, ...
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