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February

Blog Posts in February, 2017

  • Maritime Injuries: Understanding the Jones Act

    Maritime Injuries Certain maritime workers are protected when they suffer maritime injuries under a federal law that is known as the Jones Act. Covered workers are able to file lawsuits for damages through the federal law rather than seeking compensation through Alaska's state workers' compensation laws. Workers who are able to seek legal remedies under the Jones Act are called seamen. While the ...
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  • Challenges with TBI: Memory, Problem-Solving, and Emotional Stress

    Traumatic Brain Injury People who have experienced a TBI require ongoing care, but 40% of people who have been hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury have a service or therapeutic need remaining untreated after a year. Unmet needs include therapies for improving memory and problem-solving and managing stress and emotional upset, both of which impact ability to work. Other issues that can ...
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  • Anchorage Apartment Fire Kills 2, Injures 16, Displaces Dozens

    The Royal Suite Apartments in western Anchorage were devastated in a fast-spreading fire this week. Authorities report that two people lost their lives in the blaze, another 16 suffered injury, and dozens more are displaced. At least six of the injured were found in critical condition. A complete search has not yet been finished due to widespread structural damage to the complex, so it is feared ...
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  • Using SPECT to Better Detect Traumatic Brain Injury

    Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are unpredictable in their consequences. They vary in severity, sometimes resulting in long-term unconsciousness and severe brain damage, while other times going undetected because the symptoms are relatively mild or difficult to discern. Mild-to-moderate TBIs can damage the brain's structure or impede its functioning, and they may produce ...
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