Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Increase in High Blood Pressure Among Pregnant Women



Researchers from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School released a study recently that showed an alarming rise in blood pressure among pregnant women. A number of factors contributed to this increase, including the fact that women are having children later in life. They also found that African American women are at a greater risk » Read More

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Peak in Fatalities from Running Red Lights



Running a red light may get you more than just a ticket, according to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study found that the number of people that were killed by motorists who drove through red lights reached a 10-year high, resulting in at least two fatalities per day in... Read More

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Bullying Impacts Workplace Safety



Most people encounter a difficult boss at some point in their career. It is something that most adults have to learn to deal with in a mature and professional way. However, there is a difference between a boss who is difficult, and one who bullies their employees on a regular basis. Workers who are bullied » Read More

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Essex Truck Crash with MTA Bus Injures Eight Victims



A truck crash with an MTA bus injured eight individuals on Monday afternoon. The accident occurred around 3 pm in Essex, Maryland when a pickup truck slammed into the side of the bus on Eastern Boulevard and Taylor Avenue. Both drivers received hospitalization and the other victims went to local hospitals for treatment of their... Read More

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Updates to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto



Most cars that were manufactured within the past several years are equipped with smartphone-based infotainment systems that offer a range of interactive features, such as navigation, audio, and phone features. Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto systems are updating their technology, but consumers will not need to learn how to navigate a vehicle’s new built-in... Read More

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Patient Sues Doctor and University for Negligent Treatment



If it is caught early, breast cancer is one of the more treatable types of cancer. With the right treatment and follow-up care, the long-term prognosis for breast cancer patients is often positive. However, if a health care provider fails to recommend a treatment option that can prevent the cancer from spreading, this will allow » Read More

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Duodenoscope Transmitted Infections Put Patients’ Health at Risk



Duodenoscopes are medical devices used during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to help health care providers diagnose and treat serious conditions and diseases, such as cancer or gallstones in the pancreas or bile duct. These flexible, lighted tubes are threaded into the top of the small intestine via the mouth, throat, and stomach. They are effective » Read More

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Companies Avoid Responsibility for Crashes Involving Third-Party Drivers



Today, you can find just about anything on Amazon and have it shipped to your doorstep for free, in just two days. That fast delivery does not come without a price. According to an investigation by ProPublica, since June 2015, there have been over 60 accidents involving Amazon delivery contractors that resulted in serious injuries,... Read More

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Main Causes of Speed-Related Car Accidents



Speeding is one of the most common causes of fatal car accidents in this country. A recent study determined what causes drivers to exceed the speed limit. Interestingly, they found that posted speed limits did not influence speeding, but they discovered several factors that did, including age, gender, the type of road, and time of... Read More

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Tesla Crash Caused by Driver Inattention and Autopilot Design Flaw



In January 2018, a Tesla Model S slammed into the rear of an on-call fire truck on a California freeway. Fortunately, no one was injured, but there was significant damage to the front of the Tesla. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the cause of the accident was two-fold; the driver was relying » Read More

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Best Practices to Reduce Occupational Cancer in Firefighters



Firefighters put their lives on the line every time they are called to an emergency. From putting out fires to responding to dangerous chemical spills, these brave men and women do not hesitate to do what is required of them, even if it means putting their own lives in danger. In addition to the risk » Read More

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

FMCSA Extends Clearinghouse Deadline for State Agencies



According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), states should have an additional three years to comply with the federal drug and alcohol clearinghouse requirements. The FMCSA has proposed a new rule that would give state agencies until January 6, 2023 to comply with the way state agencies request information from the Commercial Driver’s » Read More

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New Technology May Help Prevent Dangerous Backup Accidents



When people are overwhelmed, busy, and stressed out, they tend to become easily distracted. For example, if someone is running late for work, they may grab their coffee to go, jump in the car, and quickly back out of the driveway. Unfortunately, if the driver did not take the time to check the area behind » Read More

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Distracted Driving Through Work Zone



Construction workers and engineers who are responsible for maintaining our roads and highways work very hard to build new roads and bridges, repair existing roads, and fill cracks and potholes. Work zones can be dangerous, particularly when large, heavy machinery is often used to move heavy objects, dig trenches, or help workers complete tasks they » Read More

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Safety Tips When Driving Through a Construction Zone



Road construction workers and road maintenance workers are subjected to one of the most dangerous work environments as cars and trucks speed by their work area, sometimes traveling in excess of 55 miles per hour. Construction zone car accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Many factors contribute to construction zone car accidents, but... Read More

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UPS and TuSimple Test Self-Driving Trucks



The United Parcel Service (UPS) made an announcement recently that it has been working with self-driving truck company, TuSimple, to test self-driving technology in their tractor-trailers. For the past several months, the two companies have been working together to transport goods between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona to determine whether the self-driving technology can help improve » Read More

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Alarm Fatigue Among Nurses Leads to Serious Medical Mistakes



Nurses who work in busy hospitals or intensive care units have a range of responsibilities, including checking vital signs, administering medication, monitoring patients’ ventilators, and making sure that feeding pumps are working properly. All these machines are equipped with alarms that alert nurses when a patient needs medical attention. However, according to research, 72 to » Read More

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Toyota Issues Recalls Due to Defective Airbags



According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Takata airbag recall was the largest safety recall in U.S. history. It was responsible for 16 deaths in the U.S., and at least 24 deaths and 300 injuries worldwide. Toyota recently announced that it is recalling 191,000 cars in the U.S. and Japan due to » Read More

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Reopening a Workers’ Compensation Claim for a Worsening of Condition



When an employee is injured at work, they may need to miss several days, weeks, or more of work to fully recover from the injury. Fortunately, Workers’ Compensation benefits cover the costs of medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses associated with the injury. The employee will continue to receive these benefits until they have » Read More

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Will Cameras Replace Traditional Car Mirrors?



Since December, European and Japanese car companies have been selling cars equipped with cameras instead of side mirrors. Current federal regulations do not yet allow camera-based rear or side-vision systems. However, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering how to catch up on technology that Europe and Japan have already approved. The... Read More

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Best Cars for Your Teen Driver



When it is time to shop for cars, parents and teen drivers tend to have differing perspectives on what the perfect vehicle might be. Many teens search for style in the most sporty or luxurious vehicle on the market, often to show off to their peers. However, parents often look beyond the aesthetics and search » Read More

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