Archive for January, 2009

Death after ‘gasser’ leads to charge against coach

Posted on January 24th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 1/24/2009 By BRETT BARROUQUERE and WILL GRAVESAssociated Press Writers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Football players know them as “gassers” — sprints up and down the field to build stamina. Sophomore Max Gilpin and his Pleasure Ridge Park teammates spent the tail end of a three-hour practice on a sweltering..
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Prosecutor: Ky. coach should have known heat risk

Posted on January 23rd, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 1/23/2009 By BRETT BARROUQUEREAssociated Press Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A high school football coach should have realized a player could collapse from heat stroke in the broiling weather during practice, a prosecutor said in announcing reckless homicide charges in a youth’s death. A grand jury indicted David Jason..
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Debris kills boy in stands at monster truck show

Posted on January 18th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 1/18/2009 TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Debris flew into the grandstands at a monster truck show in Washington state, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring another spectator, witnesses and city officials said Saturday. A red truck came apart while doing doughnuts during the freestyle competition of Friday night’s Monster Jam..
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Keeping home life-support up when power goes out

Posted on January 12th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 1/12/2009 By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — For many of the growing millions who depend on home medical equipment, a power outage goes way beyond the inconvenience most of us feel. It could be deadly. It’s an issue that snuck up on emergency officials as better medical..
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Purple Heart won’t be awarded for PTSD

Posted on January 8th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 1/8/2009 By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday sought to assure troops that it takes post-traumatic stress seriously despite the recent decision not to award the Purple Heart to those with the disorder. An advisory committee concluded that troops coming home from the wars..
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Vets sue CIA, Defense over military experiments

Posted on January 7th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 1/7/2009 By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Six veterans who claim they were unwittingly exposed to dangerous chemicals and germs during government-sponsored Cold War experiments have sued the CIA, Department of Defense and other agencies. The vets volunteered for military experiments they say were part of..
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