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When it’s sleepy time in Connecticut

One of the best coaches ever in the sport of hockey was Herb Brooks. Famous for his team’s Olympic victory over the “greatest hockey team in the world” in 1980, he was immortalized in the 2004 film, Miracle. From his iconic command, “Again,” as he had the team performing near-endless sprints to his pre-game speech before the Soviet game when he said, “Great moments are born from great opportunity,” Herb Brooks was an inspiration.

Distracted driving and the damage it causes

There is nothing more important when driving than keeping your focus on the road. Unfortunately, far too many drivers are distracted from the task at hand. There are many things which can distract from the attention needed for safe travel, including cellphones, eating, and putting on makeup.

How to spot a distracted driver

Imagine you are driving home from work at the end of a long day. You are looking forward to unwinding at home as you enter an intersection on a green light. Out of nowhere, a car blazes into the intersection and broadsides your car. Instead of going home, you wind up going to the emergency room with serious injuries.

Whiplash: recognizing the signs and how is it treated?

Whiplash describes the motion of your head and neck when it is suddenly accelerated and then snapped backwards from swift deceleration, resulting in a whipping motion. Whiplash injuries occur when the soft tissues of your neck are over extended. The fast back and forth motion extends your tissue beyond the normal range of motion, resulting in pain and sensitivity. Most whiplash cases are the result of a car accident, especially rear end collisions.

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