Injuries

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, NFL Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy Jeff Miller speaks during an NFL health and safety news conference in San Francisco. The NFL's top medical experts are asking college football physicians and trainers to help make the game safer. Dr. Allen Sills and Jeff Miller, the NFL's executive vice president for health and safety initiatives, spent Monday June 17 2019 and Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Indianapolis sharing data about their findings on the prevention and treatment of injuries. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 18, 2019 - 1:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL's top medical experts are asking college football physicians and trainers to help make the game safer. They want the NCAA to pitch in, too. Dr. Allen Sills and Jeff Miller, the NFL's executive vice president for health and safety initiatives, spent Monday and Tuesday in...
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In this Dec. 23, 2018, photo provided by Jodi Robinson, a scooter Andrew Hardy was riding sits near the car that hit him while riding the scooter in Los Angeles. Doctors told Hardy he’d likely be paralyzed for life. Five months later, he has learned to walk again. But he says he’ll never ride another scooter. (Jodi Robinson via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 3:27 pm
Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked his head on the pavement and fell unconscious. The 26-year-old snapped two bones in each leg, broke a thighbone,...
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May 28, 2019 - 12:38 pm
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a ball python slithered out of a toilet and bit a South Florida man on the arm. Coral Springs police spokesman Chris Swinson said the man was treated at the scene after the 4-foot (1.2-meter) snake bit him when he lifted the toilet seat on Sunday morning...
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May 24, 2019 - 2:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the $1 billion NFL concussion settlement has terminated three of four lawyers serving as class counsel. The surprise order Friday afternoon comes just weeks after a hearing to air complaints about new rules that limit the doctors who can evaluate...
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May 20, 2019 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a judge must decide whether a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who alleged they were injured by its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax can go forward. All nine justices agreed that the case should go back to a lower court for further...
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May 17, 2019 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired NFL players seeking testing as part of a $1 billion concussion settlement must see a doctor close to home to prevent fraud and "doctor shopping," the federal judge overseeing the case ruled. Lawyers for thousands of ex-players complain their clients agreed to the 2013...
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks during a news conference, in Plains, Ga. A spokeswoman says former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has broken his hip. She said that Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
May 13, 2019 - 4:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his south Georgia home when he fell while leaving to go turkey hunting, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said. The 94-year-old former president was treated in Americus, Georgia, near his home in Plains, and was recovering...
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Mark Lenzi, a U.S. State Department security engineer who was among several diplomats evacuated in 2018 from the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China, speaks at a news conference Friday, May 10, 2019, in Boston. Lenzi suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China. He has pledged to donate his brain for research. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
May 10, 2019 - 12:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. diplomat who said he suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China pledged Friday to donate his brain to head injury researchers. Mark Lenzi, 44, is an unusual addition to the several thousand others, including many former NFL...
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Attorney Gene Locks, who represents many former NFL players, walks from the federal courthouse in Philadelphia after a hearing, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The NFL concussion fund has paid out $485 million since 2017, but some players lawyers, including Locks, told a federal judge in Philadelphia on Tuesday that there aren't enough doctors in the fund's network to diagnose dementia cases. They oppose a rule to require that players be evaluated by doctors within 150 miles of home to prevent "doctor shopping." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 07, 2019 - 12:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players' lawyers say there aren't enough doctors in the approved network to evaluate dementia claims. They went to court Tuesday to oppose a rule to require retired players to be tested by...
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April 16, 2019 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients' reports of injuries and complications from the implants. The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh...
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