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On June 27, an Amtrak train headed for Chicago from Los Angeles hit a dump truck at a Mendon, Missouri, crossing and derailed.  At least three people – two train passengers and the dump truck driver - were killed.  At least 50 people were injured as a result of the derailment, which occurred in rural Missouri, about two hours north of Kansas City, Missouri.

There were 243 passengers and 12 crew workers onboard.

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to investigate the deadly train crash. Reportedly eight train cars derailed as a result of the collision.

Preliminary ...

Those suffering a traumatic brain injury face immense physical, quality-of-life, and economic hardships.  Researchers recently put a hard-dollar number to the extraordinary financial burdens that TBI sufferers and their families are up against.

A presentation at the World Congress of Brain Injury held in March in New Orleans revealed that individuals with a traumatic brain injury generally face long-term medical costs that are four times higher than those of the general population.

Typically, the highest medical costs occur in the first year after suffering a TBI.  But the ...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, protecting consumers from unsafe food is a "winnable battle" that we're not completely winning.

The CDC reports that contaminated food kills thousands of people in the United States every year, and sickens millions more. It seems, then, that preventing foodborne diseases is an unsurmountable challenge. But the organization thinks otherwise. It put "Food Safety" on its list of "Winnable Battles" - a new report card of sorts on realistic efforts to reduce dangers to public safety.

The CDC outlines several challenges that ...


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