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SPORTS
October 5, 1992 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The injury Friday night that left Vu Dang in critical condition was the second recent head injury suffered by the Escondido High football player. Dang's condition remained critical but stable Sunday as friends and family continued their vigil at Palomar Medical Center. Dang, 17, has responded to various forms of stimulation. He has recognized family members, squeezed his mother's hand and wiggled his toes. Dr.
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SPORTS
December 9, 1985 | RICH ROBERTS
Ram center Doug Smith will not play against the 49ers tonight after experiencing recurrences of symptoms of a head injury Sunday, and he may not play any more this season. Tony Slaton, a second-year pro, will start at center, playing opposite 295-pound 49er nose tackle Michael Carter, who is having a strong season. Smith, a Pro Bowl selection last season, was driving Sunday when he became nauseous and felt pain and tingling in his neck and arms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2011 | Monte Morin
Freestyle motocross racer Jeff 'Ox' Kargola of San Clemente died Friday from injuries sustained during a punishing, 1,300-mile adventure ride through Mexico's Baja Peninsula, according to event sponsors. Kargola was 27. Kargola crashed during the second day of the Desert Assassins' 2011 Rip to the Tip desert motocross event -- an eight-day contest among 30 dirt-bike racers who cross mountains, beaches and desert between the border city of Mexicali and Cabo San Lucas. "Jeff was attended to by medical personnel on site and was transported via helicopter to the San Felipe hospital where he passed away due to his injuries," read an event statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1988 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
A Marine Corps boxer is in critical but stable condition at the Navy Hospital in Balboa Park after suffering a head injury during the Armed Forces Boxing Championships, it was reported Tuesday. Cpl. Rickey Uzzel, 22, was taken to the hospital Thursday night after he was knocked down during a light-middleweight championship bout against the Army's James Crisp, said Julie Swan, a civilian public affairs officer at the 32nd Street Naval Station, where the bout was held. Uzzel, of Austin, Tex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1994 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
A new genetically engineered drug could increase the likelihood of surviving severe head injury by as much as 20%, researchers said this week. The new treatment could spell the difference between a job and independent living and life in a coma, or even death, for as many as 50,000 Americans each year, Dr. J. Paul Muizelaar of Wayne State University in Detroit told the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in Chicago on Monday.
SPORTS
September 5, 1988 | United Press International
Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson suffered a head injury when his car crashed on a rain-slicked road near his training camp Sunday and he was listed in stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. The 22-year-old champion was scheduled to undergo neurological tests at the Columbia-Greene Medical Center in Catskill, about 20 miles south of Albany, said spokeswoman Ann Grebert. The injury was the second in two weeks for Tyson, who hurt his hand in a street fight Aug. 23. "At 11:20 a.m.
NATIONAL
June 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
A military police officer was discharged partly because of a head injury he suffered while posing as an uncooperative detainee during a training exercise at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Army acknowledged Tuesday. The Army previously had said Spc. Sean Baker's medical discharge in April was unrelated to the injury he received last year at the detention center, where the U.S. government holds suspected terrorists. Maj. Laurie Arellano, a spokeswoman for the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1997
High school football players often play hurt, just like the pros. But head injuries considered minor on the field can be serious. A team of researchers including neurologists and head injury specialists have developed guidelines, published Wednesday in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, that would put safety first.
NEWS
July 18, 1985 | Associated Press
Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret M. Heckler today ordered a halt to a University of Pennsylvania research project on head injuries that animal rights activists say amounts to torture of baboons. Heckler said in a statement that the action was based on a preliminary report delivered to her this morning by a National Institutes of Health investigative team. The head of the NIH, Dr. James B.
NEWS
August 12, 1991 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Redondo Beach attorney Douglas Black, "Regarding Henry" was not just another afternoon's diversion. "I looked at this (movie) and I cried," said the muscular 42-year-old Black. "I said, 'By God, it's me.' " Like the film's main character, Black, an attorney with a wife and daughter, suffered a brain injury that wiped out his memory and speech and paralyzed his right side. But unlike the movie attorney played by Harrison Ford, Black has yet to see a Hollywood happy ending.
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