When Valentine’s Day Becomes a Health Hazard

No one prepares to spend Valentine’s Day with their sweetheart in the emergency room, but even this holiday can prove hazardous for some. If you’re planning something special this week or weekend, make sure to avoid making these common Valentine’s Day mistakes to keep you out of the hospital on your special night.

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Mental Health Concerns for the Physically Disabled

A new study released at the beginning of January this year found that adults with cerebral palsy are at a higher risk for developing mental illnesses. Focusing primarily on depression and anxiety, the study revealed adults with CP ( no intellectual disabilities) had almost a 2- to 3-fold increase in the likelihood of being diagnosed with these two conditions than adults without CP. For the general public, these results may seem shocking, but for individuals with physical disabilities and caregivers, the data comes as no surprise.

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Pediatric Opioid Death

Between 1999 to 2016, almost 9,000 children in the United States died from opioid poisoning. Every pediatric age group at least doubled their fatality rate between this time, but what experts are finding most troubling is the growing number of accidental overdoes in kids under five, who are unintentionally or sometimes even forced to ingest these deadly drugs.

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Heart Health Month

February Is American Heart Month

Heart disease does not simply sneak up on a person. There are a number of lifestyle choices and medical conditions that can lead someone to develop heart disease, with some symptoms going completely undetected until it’s too late. The real tragedy behind the staggering number of deaths caused by heart disease is that they are often preventable. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of Americans increase their risk of acquiring these deadly conditions simply by forgetting or neglecting to focus on their heart health on a daily basis.

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Maryland: Worst Driving State

If you’ve lived in Maryland your whole life, you may not have noticed how bad it is to drive in our state- but the rest of the country has! A new study released last month is showing the cost for driving in Maryland is far higher than a number of other states, and we’re not just talking about money.

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D’Amore Holiday Meal Giveaway 2019

D’Amore Personal Injury Law Gets in the Spirit by Giving Back

Baltimore, MD, January 7, 2019 – Five deserving families sat down to a fully-prepared holiday meal complete with colorfully-wrapped presents thanks to the kindness of D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC. The meal and gifts were delivered by Paul D’Amore, the founder of the firm, and his colleagues. “Seeing these kids so excited about receiving a simple toy and hat and gloves was the best part of my holiday season,” says D’Amore. “It truly was a poignant reminder of what the holidays are all about.”

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Health Resolutions

At least 45 percent of the American population makes a New Year’s resolution to get fit, get healthy, or both. While some resolutionists lose interest and motivation early on, others are forced to call it quits due to injuries from using unhealthy exercise and dieting methods. 

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Zaching Against Cancer

In 2018 alone, an estimated 1,735,350 people were diagnosed with cancer. Cancer can take an enormous toll on a patient’s body, mind, and spirit. It can also weigh heavily on the loved ones surrounding those who are in treatment and struggling to fight. While the average person performs everyday tasks such as going to school, paying bills, and preparing meals without a second thought, these undertakings can be extremely difficult or near impossible for cancer patients and their family members to carry out when their primary focus is to fight back against such a monstrous disease.

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