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Indiana Officials Warn about Boating Accident Dangers This Summer

Summer is here, with all the boating and watercraft activity that goes with the season. Indiana officials are on the alert for an increase in collisions and accidents on the water. Indian officials are warning residents about the dangers involved in boating and operating watercraft on water bodies across the state. One of the dangers involved in […]

More Broken Necks Associated with Cycling Than Other Sports

American football accounts for a disproportionate number of neck injuries every year, but cycling results in more broken necks among men than any other sport. Those statistics come from a new study which was based on an analysis of data taken from the US National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.  The data was from between 2000 and 2015. […]

What to Do When Your Child Has Been Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy

Approximately 750,000 people in the United States live with cerebral palsy. Even so, there a lot of misinformation about this condition. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, read on to learn what you can do. Unfortunately, there is no complete, permanent cure for cerebral palsy.  However, that does not mean that there […]

Safety Checklist Can Help Prevent Common Radiological Errors

New studies find that the use of a safety checklist can help radiologists prevent errors during severe contrast reactions. The results of the study were published recently in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Contrast reaction management is a particularly error-prone area of radiology. What makes it worse is that the kind of errors that often […]

Survey: Majority of Nurses Overworked, Prone to Errors

An overwhelming majority of nurses report having to care for too many patients, and not having enough time to perform their duties efficiently and safely. The annual survey of nurses in Massachusetts found that the biggest and most significant challenge for registered nurses in providing quality patient care was caring for too many patients during a […]

Daily Cross Checks Can Reduce ER Medical Errors

When emergency room doctors have a system that allows them to cross-check their performances, it can lead to a reduction in medical errors, although not all types of errors. Those results came from a randomized trial that was conducted in France and involved a total of six emergency departments. Physicians in each of these departments […]

Food Truck Rollover Spill Memes? A Bad Idea and Here’s Why.

A recent truck rollover accident involving a tanker carrying several tons of liquid chocolate led to viral internet memes that featured highways flowing with molten chocolate and smart captions. However, these memes don’t do justice to the underlying seriousness of such accidents. There is no way to know exactly how many such food truck accidents happen every […]

Why Are More Pedestrians Dying in Accidents?

Since 2009, when pedestrian fatality numbers were at all-time lows, there has been a significant jump in the number of people dying while walking. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently studied the reason for this increase in accident fatalities and the changing patterns involving these deaths. Since 2009, the number of pedestrian fatalities has jumped […]

Medication Errors: How Seniors Can Avoid Them

Seniors may be at a higher risk of suffering from a medication-related error. The Harvard Medical School has tips for seniors to prevent these dangerous errors and injuries. There are reasons why seniors may be at a higher risk of suffering medication error-related injuries. Aging-related cognitive slowness may cause a senior to misunderstand a doctor’s instructions. […]