January 27, 2014

Concussions a Distant #2

1 NFL Players’ #1 Worry: Knee Injuries

Despite the growing alarm over concussions suffered during football games, a survey by USA Today Sports found the players more concerned with injuries to or below their knees than with head trauma. Specifically, only 24 percent cited head and neck injuries as their greatest concern, while nearly twice as many, 46 percent, declared knee and leg injuries to be their major worry, and 26 percent expressed no injury concerns at all. The players' reasoning: with a concussion, you're back in action in two weeks, while knee injuries can end a season or worse. Said one NFL lineman, "No one wants a concussion. But, here and now, a knee injury can be career-ending." Only 39 percent of those surveyed said that recent rule changes imposed to reduce concussions had actually improved safety.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Girl Athletes Have More Concussions

Tags: Football Injuries, NFL Player Safety, Football and Concussions, Football and Knee Injuries, Most-Feared Sports Injuries

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Smoked Since Age 14

2 Ex-Marlboro Man Dies from COPD

Eric Lawson, the actor who portrayed the Marlboro Man in television and magazine ads in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an illness that is related to smoking. Lawson, 72, had been smoking cigarettes since he was 14 years old. Lawson had bit parts in other television shows, including “Charlie’s Angels” and “Baretta,” but he is best known for his work as Marlboro’s smoking cowboy. After his stint as the Marlboro Man, Lawson appeared in an anti-smoking commercial that parodied the Marlboro Man. He also appeared on Entertainment Tonight to discuss the negative effects of smoking. Lawson is survived by his wife, Susan, and six children.

More at Www.FoxNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Childhood Cigarette Smoke Exposure Ups COPD

Tags: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD, Smoking, Marlboro, Marlboro Man, Eric Lawson, Cigarettes and COPD

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Sorry, McDonald's, You're #2

3 Most Influential Burgers Ever

The White Castle Slider, which debuted in 1921, is the most influential burger of all time! After interviewing “burger historians and experts,” Time compiled a list of “The 17 Most Influential Burgers of All Time.” Coming in second is the original burger from McDonald’s, while the locally sourced In-N-Out Burger claimed the number three spot. The other most influential burgers included on the list from Time are 21 Burger, Burger King Whopper, Gardenburger, Shackburger, Quadruple Bypass Burger, Lab-Grown Burger, Jucy Lucy, MOS Burger, Ramen Burger, Ray’s Hell Burger, Umani Burger, Varsity Burger, Ghost Burger and Krusty Burger.

More at Time | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: McDonald's Goes Local with Italian Burgers

Tags: The White Castle Slider, McDonald's Burgers, Most Important Burgers, Burger Historians, Burger History, IN-N-Out-Burger, 21 Burger, Burger King Whopper, Gardenburger, Shackburger, Quadruple Bypass Burger, Lab-Grown Burger, Jucy Lucy, MOS Burger, Ramen Burger, Ray’s, Umani Burger, Varsity Burger, Ghost Burger, Krusty Burger

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When Vacations Go Sick

4 CDC on Royal Caribbean Cruise, 650 Sickened

Nearly 650 people aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship have been affected by a stomach bug, and the CDC is remaining on the ship to search for the source. According to the CDC, 595 passengers and 50 crew members have gotten sick with vomiting and diarrhea, symptoms of norovirus. The CDC is expected to stay on board to search for the source of the illnesses and help those sickened until the ship reaches New Jersey. The Explorer of the Seas was to sail for 10 days from Cape Liberty, N.J. to St. Maarten. It’s carrying 3,050 passengers and 1,165 crew members. The cruise has been cut short, and crew members are performing their third sanitizing procedure since the outbreak started.

More at NBC News | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Latest Cruise Ship Health Fear: Leprosy

Tags: Norovirus on Cruises, Norovirus Risks, Norovirus Symptoms, Cruise Ship Health Concerns, Explorer of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Problem

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