September 27, 2013

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Statistics on Distracted Driving Reveals Cost of Nationwide Epidemic

An estimated $13 billion has been expended in crashes caused by cell phone use. In the National Safety Council’s presentation “Distracted Driving,” James A. Solomon highlights the multifaceted costs associated with distracted driving. The presentation provides statistics on distracted driving that result in loss of life, which is the real tragedy in choosing to drive […]

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September 23, 2013

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Protecting Your Rights in the Aftermath of a Commercial Truck Accident

No one wants to be in a traffic incident, and that includes crashes involving commercial trucks. However, knowing how to respond properly in the event of an accident is crucial to ensuring your safety and protecting your rights. Having a list of information that should be gathered to protect an individual’s rights will help avoid […]

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September 21, 2013

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Avoid Bicycle Accidents by Understanding Common Bicyclist Hand Signals

Bicyclist fall under the same general laws that motorized vehicle operators fall under. Bicycle riders must obey traffic signals, road signs and established traffic laws. Because of the small size of the bicycle compared to even the smallest car, bike riders are at higher risk for traffic injury or death. The National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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September 20, 2013

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AAA: Drivers Becoming Less Concerned about Risky Driving Habits

According to AAA, Americans have become less concerned about dangerous driving habits in recent years. This fact seems astounding, especially considering there has been a 5.3 percent increase in traffic fatalities within the last year. AAA recently announced their findings from a four year study of public surveys. The foundation’s president and CEO had the […]

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September 14, 2013

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Are Rolling Right Turns Really That Dangerous?

An 8-year study showed that every year, the city of Los Angeles reports an average of 45 collisions that result from a rolling right turn. This number can be compared to 56,000 overall collisions in the area. Of the 45 accidents, 41 of them involved a failure to yield to oncoming traffic, which would naturally […]

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September 13, 2013

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New Bill Seeks to Regulate Vitamins and Supplements

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Democrat, Connecticut) and Sen. Dick Durbin (Democrat, Illinois) have put forward a bill to assist in knowing the difference between safe dietary supplements and those with drug interactions or dangerous side effects. The Durbin-Blumenthal Dietary Supplement Labeling Act requires more details on product labels, requires proof of health benefits and requires registration […]

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September 7, 2013

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Slip and Fall Accidents in Nursing Homes Often Lead to Broken Bones, Long Recovery

Falling is dangerous for anyone; however, for an elderly person who may be more frail than most, it can be devastating. As people age, their bones become weaker and break more easily. This is especially true if the person in question suffers from osteoporosis. Elderly people who live in nursing homes are particularly susceptible because […]

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September 6, 2013

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Is Texting While Driving Becoming a Distracted Driving Epidemic?

Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous things that a driver can do. Even though it is illegal in many states, drivers tempt fate all too often by engaging in this risky behavior. How Many Accidents are There? Seventy-seven percent of teens and young adults report being “very confident” of their ability to […]

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August 24, 2013

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Understand Elder Abuse: Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and What to Do About It

Elder abuse, however, takes an undeserved back seat because there is very little coverage and/or visibility. In fact, the most common victims of elder abuse are those in nursing homes who have very little contact with the outside world. Even nursing home clients who get regular visits from family and friends are not immune. How […]

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August 23, 2013

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ADA Calls on Manufacturers to Release Data Related to Incretin Cancer Risk

The American Diabetes Association has joined with the Endocrine Society in order to call for a release of all patient data relating to the increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer linked to incretin drugs. Incretins are hormones that release elevated amounts of insulin after eating, and there have been wide disagreements among medical and […]

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