Engineer ‘nodded’ before NYC train wreck

In this photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York. The National Transportation Safety Board reported Monday that the train Rockefeller was driving was going 82 mph around a 30-mph curve when it derailed killing four people and injuring more than 60. (AP Photo/Robert Stolarik)

In this photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York. The National Transportation Safety Board reported Monday that the train Rockefeller was driving was going 82 mph around a 30-mph curve when it derailed killing four people and injuring more than 60. (AP Photo/Robert Stolarik)

BY JIM FITZGERALD & TOM HAYS – ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 3, 2013, 12:59 PM

NEW YORK — The engineer in the commuter-train derailment that killed four people over the weekend caught himself nodding at the controls just before the wreck, a union official said Tuesday.

William Rockefeller “caught himself, but he caught himself too late,” said Anthony Bottalico, leader of the rail employees union, relating what he said Rockfeller told him.

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Chris Brown’s type of seizure not uncommon, doctors say

Liz Szabo, USA TODAY 9:19 p.m. EDT August 11, 2013

Doctors say that it’s not uncommon for stress, fatigue or sleep deprivation to cause seizure-like symptoms. Drugs and alcohol also can cause seizures. A single seizure usually causes no lasting damage.

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Chris Brown, shown last month, was not hospitalized after his seizure.
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  • A single seizure usually doesn’t cause lasting medical problems
  • When seizures are repeated or more severe, risk is greater of long-term damage
  • Seizures can also be caused by prescription drugs or alcohol and illegal drug use

The type of seizure suffered by singer Chris Brown isn’t uncommon and usually causes no long-term problems, doctors say.

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A 21-Year-Old Man with Syncope and Palpitations: Case Presentation

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Mark P. Brady, PA-C Contributor Information
April 16, 2013

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Hillary Clinton faints, suffers concussion, recuperating at home

Hillary Clinton faints, suffers concussion, recuperating at home

By David S. Cloud
December 15, 2012

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who canceled an overseas trip this week due to a stomach virus, suffered a concussion after she fainted, the State Department said Saturday.

Clinton, who has said she plans to step down shortly, fainted after she became dehydrated due to the virus, the department said in a statement. She is recovering at home and being monitored by doctors.

“She will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon,” the statement said.

No other information was provided and a spokesman for the department declined to comment.

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Charlie Beljan’s wild Disney ride has happy ending

2:10 p.m. EST, November 12, 2012|
By Jeff Shain, ORLANDO SENTINEL

Charlie Beljan woke up Sunday with a pounding headache and stomach discomfort.

Here we go again.

“Here I am with the lead on the PGA Tour,” Beljan told himself, “and I can’t even wake up and lay in bed and feel well.”

One day earlier, you’ll recall, Beljan did his snoozing in a hospital bed after a panic attack left him fighting to take a normal breath. He ought to be able to rest easy now, though – he’s a PGA Tour winner.

In Disney parlance, call it Charlie Beljan’s Wild Ride.

“This is the greatest feeling ever,” the Arizona pro said after winning the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. Sunday’s 3-under-par 69 gave him a two-shot triumph over Robert Garrigus and Matt Every.

Hey, even Disney might not even have bought this script. Beljan’s pulmonary distress, which found him frequently sitting on his bag or even lying on the ground, came between shots of a 64 that gave him a three-shot lead after two rounds.

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