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Mark Bello

Bicycle Safety is Prevalent as Summer Approaches

According to the CDC, each year more than 500,000 people in the U.S. are injured and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries. Children under the age of 15 account for…

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Jury Awards $1M to South Carolina Teens in 'Choking Game' Lawsuit

A young boy looked forward to summer camp consisting of high ropes, archery and campfires. One game not described in the camp brochure was “the choking game.” Dylan was nine-years-old…

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Use Your Head on the Slopes. Wear a Helmet

Two years ago, Natasha Richardson fell on a beginner slope. It was described as a normal fall. She got up and walked away, complaining only of a bad headache and insisting she didn't need…

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Brain-Eating Ameba Takes the Lives of Two More

In August, a sixteen-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy died in separate incidents from meningitis after contracting Naegleria, a microscopic ameba (single-celled living organism) that can…

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Two Children Killed by a Fresh-Water Parasite

This video is a special health warning report on a parasite known as the brain-eating amoeba which claimed its second young victim this month.

Naegleria is a microscopic ameba (single-celled…

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Stop Sports Injuries And Stay In The Game For Life

Spring is here and that means an increase in sports from now through the end of summer. Unfortunately, it also means an increased risk of injuries, ranging from minor bumps and twisted ankles to…

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Wishing You a Safe and Happy Sledding Season

For most of us, winter is already upon us with plenty of snow to send the kids to the neighborhood sledding hills. They will speed down a straight path or take a different approach as they spin…

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Protecting Student Athletes From Concussions Act

School sports are a great way for students to stay healthy while learning important team-building skills. However, some students are staying in the game not recognizing the risks of playing hurt…

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Full Speed Ahead for California Ski Safety Legislation

I know, the weather is still hot and it feels like Summer; but, ski season is almost upon us. Currently, California has 32 largely unregulated ski resorts. Resorts are not required to publicly…

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A Son's Journey Back from Traumatic Brain Injury

Sunday morning a phone rang…a call from a hospital hundreds of miles away. That day was the beginning of a long journey, full of highs and the lows, over the next 2 ½ years and…