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Data Shows Truck Accident Fatalities Increased in 2018

Preliminary statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that truck accident- related fatalities actually increased in 2018 over the previous year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released forecast data for 2018, and predicts that when the final numbers arrive, they will prove devastating for the trucking industry. The agency is predicting […]

Indiana Passes School Bus Safety Law

A bill that would toughen penalties for drivers who ignore school bus safety rules was signed into law by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb last month. The bill is named for the children of the Ingle family who lost their 9-year-old daughter and six-year-old twins when a pickup driver struck them as they were crossing the […]

‘Second Victims’ of Medical Negligence: Why the Term Should be Done Away With

The British Medical Journal recently published an editorial calling for the abandonment of the term ”second victims” to refer to healthcare providers who have caused patient harm as a result of medical errors. The term “second victim” was coined by Albert Wu back in 2000 in an editorial that was also published in the British […]

Watch out For Food Poisoning Risks this Summer

A new US report says that food poisoning outbreaks from contaminated poultry, products and other products are still very high in number. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recent outbreaks of salmonella poisoning linked to contaminated turkey, lettuce and beef seem to suggest that health officials must continue to be vigilant about […]

Drowsy Driving Kills – Here’s How You Can Stay Alert Behind the Wheel

Drowsy driving is a deadly, and often underestimated, killer on Indiana roads. We have all been guilty of driving while fatigued at some time or the other. These behaviors can be extremely dangerous to your life as well as the lives of those sharing the road with you. There is enough evidence to show that […]

Hand Hygiene Failure Can Cause Serious Hospital Infections

Failure to adhere to proper hand hygiene protocols can cause numerous infections in a hospital setting. This May, the World Health Organization commemorated World Hand Hygiene Day to raise awareness about the need for good, basic hand washing practices in order to prevent the spread of disease. The World Heath Organization is calling on healthcare […]

Motorcycling Season Kicks Off – Stay Safe with These Tips

The month of May kicks off the warmer months of the year, the time that every motorcyclist looks forward to. Every motorcyclist should be aware of the need to stay safe at all times and the odds against him if he is ever involved in an accident. As the number of motorcycle riders across the […]

Maternal Fatalities Rise, as Hospitals Continue to Blame Medical History

The Unites States shamefully continues to be the worst country in the developed world for women to give birth. According to a USA Today analysis of birth data, as many as 1 in 8 hospitals in the United States has a fatal maternal complication rate that is at least double the rate for other hospitals. […]

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on Boats

Each time you operate a boat, you are at risk from a silent threat that can kill or severely injure you and your passengers without you even being aware of it. Carbon monoxide is a deadly killer, and boaters may be at special risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. This is an odourless and tasteless gas. […]