Many of the motor vehicle injuries in children can be prevented

More than 125,000 children are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that this is in large part due to approximately 618,000 child passengers age 12 and younger riding without age- and size-appropriate car seats or even wearing a seat belt each year. During 2013, 38… [Read More]

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Faster Speed Limits Linked to Rise in U.S. Car Accidents

According to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), over the last 20 years higher speed limits have resulted in over 33,000 auto accident fatalities. In 2013, more than 19,000 fatalities canceled out the number of lives saved by frontal airbags. In Illinois, thousands of people injured in highway auto accidents… [Read More]

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Public Playground Safety: What You Need to Know

Approximately 75% of nonfatal playground injuries occur on playgrounds designed for public use such as schools and parks. Most parents assume their children are safest on school playgrounds, where there is someone to monitor them, but this is actually where the most injuries occur. Public parks come in second, and daycare centers have the least instance of injury.

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OSHA Makes Ruling On Silica

Each year more than 2.3 million American workers, primarily in construction and the manufacturing of masonry products, are exposed to dangerous levels of silica. To address this problem, OSHA updated its rules on silica for the first time since 1971.

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Technology could reduce traffic fatalities

Cars that are completely self-driven may still be more than a decade away, but auto manufacturers are using some of the same sensor technology to reduce accidents in current vehicles. The integration of these technologies improves safety and saves lives.

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Ways Drivers Can Be Impaired and Not Realize It

Research shows that many things can impair a driver’s ability to drive properly. People tend to think about someone being under the influence of drugs and alcohol when they think about impaired driving. Other things that impair one’s driving aren’t so obvious, but they can be just as dangerous. It is important for someone in an… [Read More]

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Seniors Remain at High Risk for Nursing Home Abuse

For many elderly people and their families, the decision to live in a nursing home is a very difficult one. They have to place their trust in strangers to care for and protect vulnerable and sometimes ill people during one of the most challenging times of their lives. What makes it even worse is when… [Read More]

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Pedestrian Safety is a Growing Concern in Big Cities

Pedestrian safety is a growing concern in big cities around the country. A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates a 10 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities from car accidents since 2014. The report is published annually and shows data collected from all 50 states. Data collected in 2015 shows the… [Read More]

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The Leading Cause of Death Among the Elderly

Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among the elderly, with nearly 10,000 elderly deaths caused by falls every year. One in three people over the age of 65 fall every year, and two out of every three elderly people that fall will fall again in six months. Hospital stays for falls are twice as… [Read More]

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Johnson & Johnson Found Responsible for Cancer Victim’s Suffering

Chicago, Ill. February 29th, 2016 Jurors have concluded that Johnson & Johnson was responsible for a woman’s death from ovarian cancer. This death is believed to have been brought about by the victim’s previous use of a talc-based Johnson & Johnson product. Not only has the talc-based product been linked to ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson is… [Read More]

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