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3 Reasons to See a Doctor After a Minor Accident

Minor accidents usually result in your car being dented but you feeling fine. Afterwards, people will get their cars fixed up, but they can often neglect themselves. Here are three reasons why your car might not be the only one needing a check-up after a minor accident. Time-delay – Car accidents, even minor ones, cause endorphins and adrenaline to flood through your body. This “fight or flight” response aids you by arousing a heightened state of awareness at a time where you likely need it. There is, however, one drawback. The elevated levels of excitement in your body can mask your sense of pain at the time of the crash. It is only once the levels of these chemicals return to normal that you can properly access whether you’ve been injured. Soft-tissue injuries (aka whiplash) – One of the most common injuries in car accidents is due to the body being…
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Louisiana Lawmakers Ask for Investigation into High School Football Deaths

Two Louisiana lawmakers are calling for a federal study to examine how to prevent fatal injuries among high school football players. The desire for an inquiry comes after several deaths across the nation, including one in Louisiana. The High School Football Safety Study Act will task the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Education and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition to make recommendations for keeping our youngest athletes safe from devastating injuries. If the law is passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, it would signal the beginning of a nationwide push to end these preventable tragedies. Earlier in September, a 16-year-old high school student from Louisiana died after breaking his neck during a play. The young athlete is one of eight to die from football-related injuries in the last eight months. Football has become associated with brain, spinal cord and abdominal injuries. Legislators are…
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