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January is Birth Defects Awareness Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health agencies are marking the month of January as Birth Defects Awareness Month. According to statistics, a baby with a birth defect is born every 4.5 minutes somewhere in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a birth defect as a structural […]

Is Your Used Car Safe to Drive?

According to statistics, there are more than 250 million used cars travelling on American roads. At least 40 million used cars are sold each year, forming a large percentage of second hand automobiles on our roads and highways. Buying a used car is a cost effective measure for many Americans and families. Some groups of […]

AAA Accident Prevention Tips: Drive Safely This Winter

Poor visibility, slippery roads and other factors can make driving a special challenge during winter. The Automobile Association of America is warning motorists about safe driving and accident prevention this winter season. Firstly, make sure that your car is in good shape to handle the challenges of driving in cold weather. Get your vehicle serviced […]

Indiana Truck Accident Statistics 

Truck accidents almost always result in severe injuries or fatalities, typically involving occupants of the smaller vehicle involved in the crash. In Indiana, there were a total of 100 fatal truck accidents in 2016. That was a drop of 106 and 112 fatal truck crashes in 2015 and 2014 receptively, which is good news. But […]

Thousands of Incapacitated Seniors Suffer “Self Neglect” at Nursing Homes

New data shows that thousands of senior residents of nursing homes who are physically and mentally incapacitated suffer from what is known as “self-neglect” – they are unable to look after their basic needs and have no caregivers to help them with the same. According to the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, the data […]

Buckle Up: Your Life Depends on It

There’s probably no single piece of auto safety equipment that has a stronger role to play in your safety than a seat belt.  For decades now, buckling up and making sure that everyone in your car is buckled up as well has been the most effective way to minimize the risk of serious injury in […]

Radiologist-Developed Medical Course Focuses Especially on Misdiagnosis

A new medical course developed by a radiologist aims at training medical students to prevent the kind of medical errors caused by radiology missteps. The radiologist, Dr. Timothy Mosher of Penn State University says he developed the course after reading a report titled Improving Diagnosis in Health Care which was released in 2015 by the National Academies […]

Cerebral Palsy Sufferers at Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Children who suffer from cerebral palsy are more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease when they reach adulthood. According to the results of a new study that was published recently in the journal Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy in infancy could mean a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. According to […]

Hospital Infections Place Stroke Patients at Risk of Harm

When stroke patients acquire an infection in the hospital during the course of their treatment, they may suffer a higher risk of complications after discharge from the facility. According to the findings of a new study that were published recently in the journal Stroke, when stroke patients suffer an infection like pneumonia or sepsis in the hospital, it […]

Brain Injuries More Common Than Believed

We typically think of college football players or athletes when we think of high rates of brain injury, but head injury rates are high even in the general population. According to a new study, about 1 out of every 6 adults has suffered a head injury that has resulted in them losing consciousness for at least a […]