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How A Concussion Changed Sports

SAN FRANCISCO – Brain injuries, like most injuries, are a part of life. They occur in daily accidents like car crashes and common falls but sports have thrust the word ‘concussion’ into the daily conversation. Recent advancements in technology and studies of former athletes are highlighting just how devastating...

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Transit Town

LOS ANGELES – There are a lot of reasons millions of people call the Southland home – but traffic isn’t one of them. Fortunately, there are many different ways to get around town at a low cost but each of them has challenges. So, let’s race! Who would win...

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Boosting Bus Safety

OAKLAND, Calif. – Your neighborhood intersection is more dangerous than ever. Think about it. Pedestrians are often distracted by their smartphones – sometimes crossing a street without giving it their full attention. Further adding to the safety problem, drivers can be pressured into making hasty decisions; whether they’re distracted,...

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Distractions Cause The Most Car Crashes

SAN DIEGO – There are many factors you can’t control when you’re driving – like a defective car part or bad weather – but almost all car crashes are preventable. Many of the things we already consider to be distractions could be more dangerous than we originally thought, according...

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Hollywood’s Deadly Affair with Asbestos

LOS ANGELES – Since its very first silent film, Hollywood has kept a dark secret. The film industry, which gave rise to talented actors, writers, directors, and cinematographers, was also killing them. For decades, some of Hollywood’s most talented people were slowly and silently diagnosed with cancer. Hollywood had...

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A Dangerous Chore for Children

OAKLAND, Calif. – Despite new technology, features and safety guidelines, U.S. children continue to suffer serious injuries from both riding lawn mowers and push-mowers, a new pediatric study found. In total, nearly 200 children under the age of 18 were injured in a lawn mower accident. In most cases,...

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More Than 20 Hurt in Metrolink Crash

LOS ANGELES – More than 20 passengers reported injuries after a Metrolink train made a sudden stop in Sun Valley on Tuesday. According to the L.A. Times, the train was heading south to Los Angeles when it grazed a tractor-trailer. Officials did not report any serious injuries as a...

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Rewrite Your Commute

SAN DIEGO – The way you commute is beginning to change. Personal mobility in general is changing but it is particularly evident in places like Southern California where hour-long commutes used to be the norm. In today’s society many in the working class find that ‘wasted time’ to be...

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Wake Up Call

OAKLAND, Calif. – Set your clocks forward this weekend – and make sure you get plenty of rest because that lost hour can be felt throughout the entire week. Starting Sunday, it’s officially Sleep Awareness Week and it aims to keep drivers awake at the wheel. An Oakland car accident...

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Your Child’s Safest Car Seat

SAN JOSE, Calif. – If you’re a parent you’ve probably been told the back seat is the safest place in the car for your child. In many ways, experts agree that children are safer in the back seat but a leading safety group says many parents could be making...

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