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Repetitive walking

Illinois workers' compensation needs more reform June 23, 2012 To anyone who thought Illinois had solved its workers' compensation problem when lawmakers approved a half-baked reform measure last year, we have two words for you: "repetitive walking." Yes, the same state notorious among employers for its out-of-control workers' comp system recently identified a novel workplace hazard: The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has ruled that walking on the job can lead to injuries, which, in turn, must be compensated. Repetitive walking...

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Mark Rypien is lead plaintiff in lawsuit against NFL over head injuries

By Nathan Fenno The Washington Times Former Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien has sued the NFL over “repeated traumatic injuries to his head” sustained during his 11-season career. Rypien is the lead plaintiff in a mass-tort suit filed March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. One hundred twenty-six former players are part of the suit, including 14 other ex-Redskins, Tony Mandarich and Todd Marinovich. The suit alleges the NFL was aware of the risks of repetitive traumatic brain injury but hid the information and misled players, resulting in permanent brain damage of neurological disorders. Link...

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Blake Anderson Breaks Back: ‘Workaholics’ Star Injured In Party Prank

In a ridiculous example of life imitating art, Blake Anderson of 'Workaholics' -- the scripted Comedy Central series about a group of hard-partying twenty-somethings juggling office life with an ambitious regimen of drugs and alcohol -- landed himself in the hospital with a broken back when a stunt he tried to pull went horribly wrong. At a party at his Los Angeles home on Saturday, Anderson, presumably trying to dunk a ping-pong ball during a beer-pong game, jumped from his roof and landed on the table, fracturing his spine. Anderson has reportedly undergone successful surgery to treat his injuries. Comedy Central...

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Hot yoga may lead to injuries, passing out

BY KATY NIELSEN JAN 10, 2012 In a hot, sticky and steamy room men and women twist into yoga poses, sweat dripping from the ends of their noses. But the air conditioner isn’t broken — it’s January. This is a hot yoga class, a growing trend, and it’s not for everyone. Some people worry about the risks of taking hot yoga, otherwise known as Bikram yoga, because of the possibility of heat-related injuries. Bikram is a 90-minute beginning yoga class that takes place in 105 degrees Fahrenheit, which is meant to “detoxify” the body, “heal and prevent injuries” and “enhance physical performance,”...

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