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Month: December 2017

Amtrak Train Derailment in Washington Kills 3, Injures More Than 100 Others

At about 7:40 a.m. on Monday Dec. 18, the Amtrak Cascades 501 train derailed near DuPont, Washington, about 20 miles outside of Seattle. Traveling around a curve at 80 mph, nearly three times the speed limit for that area, the...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) & Alcohol: Should TBI Patients Stop Drinking Alcohol?

About 30 to 50 percent of TBI patients were intoxicated when they sustained their traumatic brain injury, and as many as 75 percent of TBI patients have a history of risky alcohol use.1 While drinking alcohol is clearly associated with...

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New & Innovative Mesothelioma Treatments

Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery have been the standard treatments for mesothelioma for decades. While medical professionals and researchers continue to search for a cure for mesothelioma, their investigations are uncovering new treatment options that could improve patients’ prognoses and quality...

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Fatal Accident at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont Refinery Kills Female Contract Worker

On Friday Dec. 1, a 31-year-old female contract worker, Yesenia Espinoza, was killed in an accident at ExxonMobil’s refinery in Beaumont, Texas. Employed by contractor company Echo Maintenance, Espinoza was working on a construction project when a 24-inch pipe reportedly...

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