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Concussions: The Hard-Hitting Facts

In many sports, the harder the hit, the louder the fans yell, but sometimes the outcome of a big blow isn't something to cheer about, like a concussion.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one out of every ten athletes in a contact sport will get a concussion each season.

They also estimate that 3.8 million concussions happen each year in the United States with around 70% of them going undiagnosed.

When many people think of concussions, football automatically comes to mind, but women's soccer is the second leading sport for the brain injury.

When the brain moves around inside your head and hits the walls of your skull, that's when a concussion can happen.

It doesn't always take a big blow to do the trick either. Purdue University researchers found that a series of smaller hits can have the same result.

And most happen without the athlete ever losing consciousness.

The Blue Cart: What is it for, really?

The Blue Cart: What is it for, really?

The City of Dublin blog says that over 700 tons were recycled rather than going to the landfill since the inception of the blue cart.

Georgia State Retirees to Meet in Dublin

Georgia State Retirees to Meet in Dublin

--Submitted by Brenda Woodard

 

For the past several months, locally retired employees with the State of Georgia have been meeting in Dublin to consider forming a local membership chapter of the Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA).  The next meeting will be held at the Laurens County Library on Bellevue Ave in Dublin on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.  Representative Bubber Epps, District 140, will be the speaker at this meeting.  Rep. Epps is a member of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight Committee with the Georgia House of Representatives.

Kroger Announces Spinach Recall in Georgia Stores

Kroger Announces Spinach Recall in Georgia Stores

If you've recently purchased spinach at your local Kroger grocery store, it may be contaminated with Listeria.

Kroger is recalling spinach sold at it's stores in 15 states.

The recall affects 10 ounce packages of "Fresh Selections Tender Spinach" and had a "best if used by" date of September 16th.

Return the spinach to the store for a full refund or replacement.

Millions of People Don't Have Their Blood Pressure Under Control

Despite the well-known perils of high blood pressure, more than half of the 67 million American adults who have the condition don't have it under control, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in a new report out today.

Individuals with high blood pressure are at greater risk of a heart attack and stroke.

Dublin Author Releases Second Book

Dublin Author Releases Second Book

Dublin author Anne Mercer published her second book, A Mother's Choice.

Mercer says her writing comes any time of the day--whether it's day, night or in between. She says her latest book, A Mother's Choice, comes after a run-in with alcoholism and losing her son (who has cerebral palsy) because of it.

Now she says, she's 11 years sober and has her son back.

She says she's not sure what inspired this book, but some would suggest she's been inspired by hardship.

Taking place in 1937, A Mother's Choice is about how decisions have "scattering effects."

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.