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November 2012 Archives

Connecticut workers grow cognizant of brain injury risk

Concussion has become the new buzz word in both professional and youth athletics. Despite its presence in the forefront of the national psyche, the specific effects of a concussion remain vague. As more and more high-profile football players sustain them, however, doctors are actually honing in on what exactly they do to the human brain. For example, when someone is concussed, neurotransmitters go haywire and prevent the brain from functioning properly.

New Englander critically injured in motorcycle accident

A 63-year-old motorcyclist was critically injured in an accident early last week when his motorcycle was struck by a car driven by an 82-year-old woman. The man was taken by helicopter to the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. The elderly woman was treated at the hospital and released.

Brain injury risk rises in wake of Superstorm Sandy

A Naugatuck man was killed last week after falling more than 40 feet in a tree cutting accident. The 53-year-old suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones and was pronounced dead at a hospital in Waterbury, southwest of Hartford. The man was one of many New England workers cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy.

Woman injured, fuel spilled in New Hartford truck accident

A 74-year-old Clinton woman was injured recently after driving through a red light and being struck by a tractor-trailer. The truck accident occurred in New Hartford, a small town just northwest of Hartford, Connecticut. According to reports, the woman was stopped at the light before unlawfully proceeding through the intersection. She was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center with head pain. The truck driver was uninjured.

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