White Bear Lake infant nearly died from dad’s abuse, charges say

A White Bear Lake man abused his 1-month-old son so badly that the baby nearly died, according to charges filed Friday. Austin T. Whiteaker, 19, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with first-degree assault and malicious punishment of a child.“Dr. Mark Hudson of Midwest Children’s Resource Center, a child abuse pediatrician, reported that [the… Read More White Bear Lake infant nearly died from dad’s abuse, charges say

Veterans with brain injuries or PTSD helping with Alzheimer’s study

SYDNEY — David Hay was almost out of ammunition when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded in the turret of his Centurion tank in the rubber plantation village of Binh Ba, Vietnam, spraying shrapnel into the 21-year-old radio operator’s body. That was 46 years ago, and while the flesh-wounds healed within weeks, Hay had nightmares and bouts… Read More Veterans with brain injuries or PTSD helping with Alzheimer’s study

Summer brings increased risk of injury to children, experts offer top tips for staying safe

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Of all the dangers children face, unintentional injuries are the greatest.They are the leading cause of death for children ages 14 and under. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, “These injuries escalate in the summer, with children facing increased risks from drowning, falls, biking and other wheeled sports, being in and around… Read More Summer brings increased risk of injury to children, experts offer top tips for staying safe

Opinion: ‘We are culprits, too,’ says doctor who documented brain damage in NFL players

Dr. Bennet Omalu, who cuts open dead people for a living, has distinguished himself in the medical arts through his detailed examination of brains. It was in this practice that his life intersected with the death of Pro Football Hall of Fame center Mike Webster of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The result was Omalu’s discovery of… Read More Opinion: ‘We are culprits, too,’ says doctor who documented brain damage in NFL players