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Can Ride-Sharing Services Prevent DUI Crashes?

Can Ride-Sharing Services Prevent DUI Crashes?

Uber and Other Ride-Sharing Services May Have Led to a Drop in Drunk Driving Accidents in Certain Areas, According to Recent Report  If a person has been out drinking and has had too much alcohol to drive home safely, is that person more likely to call an Uber instead of attempting to drive to avoid… Read More

New York Bill Provides Greater Elder Abuse Protections

New York Bill Provides Greater Elder Abuse Protections - New York Bill Provides Greater Elder Abuse Protections

Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Elder Abuse Bill into Law in New York According to a recent article in USA Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new bill into law that will help to prevent nursing home abuse and elder neglect. The law “will require state agencies to develop guidelines to help healthcare providers… Read More

Is Your Child’s Car Seat Prepared for a Collision?

Is Your Child’s Car Seat Prepared for a Collision?

Study Says Majority of Child Car Seats are Not Installed Properly, Increasing Risk of Injury in the Event of a Crash According to a recent article in the Daily Herald, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a report indicating that “despite parents’ best intentions, a majority of children’s car seats are installed… Read More

Preventing Fatal and Brain-Related Childbirth Injuries

Preventing Fatal and Brain Related Childbirth Injuries - Preventing Fatal and Brain-Related Childbirth Injuries

Monitoring Fetal Heart Rates Could be Key to Childbirth Injury Prevention  According to a recent article from BBC News, the failure to monitor fetal heart rates during labor may be one of the primary causes of certain types of preventable childbirth injuries. A recent study conducted in the UK examined childbirth fatalities and serious injuries… Read More

Safest Cars for Teens in 2017

safest cars for teen drivers - Safest Cars for Teens in 2017

Advanced Safety and Driver Assistance Technologies Top the List for Best Teen Safety Features in Automobiles   There are eight new automobile models that have been ranked as the safest cars for teen drivers, according to a recent article in U.S. News & World Report. Jamie Page Deaton, the managing editor of U.S. News Best… Read More

School Bus Safety Orientation for Kids in New York

School Bus Safety Orientation - School Bus Safety Orientation for Kids in New York

Back to School Bus Safety Orientation Teaches Kids How to Stay Safe and Avoid School Bus Accidents How can you teach your kids about school bus safety? One New York school district has decided to offer school bus safety orientations for kids at the start of the coming school year. As an article in the… Read More

Urgent Recall of Schizophrenia Drug

Urgent Recall of Schizophrenia Drug - Urgent Recall of Schizophrenia Drug

Manufacturer Issues Urgent Recall of Schizophrenia Drug According to a recent report in Medscape Medical News, Teva Pharmaceuticals initiated a voluntary recall of a schizophrenia drug, Paliperidone. The manufacturer recalled, “a single lot of Paliperidone extended-release tablets because it failed test results for dissolution, which could reduce its efficacy.” The lot of the recalled prescription… Read More

Alcohol Use Impairs Tired Drivers in Any Amount

alcohol use impairs tired drivers in any amount - Alcohol Use Impairs Tired Drivers in Any Amount

Recent Study Addresses Alcohol Consumption and Drowsy Driving Many drivers plan to have a glass of wine or a beer with dinner, and they think a single alcoholic drink will not result in a blood alcohol content (BAC) beyond the legal limit of 0.08% – so why not? However, according to a recent report in… Read More

Should We Say Car Crash or Car Accident?

Should We Say Car Crash or Car Accident?

The Language We Use to Classify Auto Collisions can be Important  Does it make a difference if we refer to a motor vehicle collision as an “accident” or a “crash”? According to a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the language we use matters. The article begins by looking at the Waze navigation… Read More

Does Round Up Weed Killer Cause Cancer?

Does Monsanto Round Up weed killer cause cancer?

Glyphosate, Found in Weed Killer, May be a Carcinogen Linked to Cancer Diagnoses Does Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup cause cancer? According to a recent article in Newsweek, California has listed the herbicide glyphosate, which is the main ingredient in Roundup, as a carcinogen that is “known to the state to cause cancer.” The classification was… Read More