Month: August 2014


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How Much are Slip and Fall Injuries Costing Us?

 
Anyone who has ever been seriously injured in a slip and fall mishap already understands the great personal cost this type of accident can have: you may have been faced with steep medical bills, forced to take time off of work, and experienced intense pain and suffering. But the high price (both literally and figuratively) of slip and fall injuries doesn’t just stop with the injured parties: slip and fall accidents affect the injured party’s family, co-workers, employer, and the US economy as a whole.
 
Adding Up the Cost of Slip and Fall Accidents
 
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that slip and fall accidents are by far the most common type of workplace accident.…

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Category: Car Accidents

Older Used Vehicles Put Teens at Greater Risk for Accidents

 
For many teens, getting a driver’s license and driving an old, beat-up (but affordable) car is a rite of passage. You may even have your own fond memories of driving around a used car that was practically falling apart when you were sixteen or seventeen. But while it may be commonplace for teens to drive older used vehicles, it’s not necessarily safe. If you’re the parent of a teenager who is soon to get their license and a car, you should put some consideration into the type of vehicle you allow your son or daughter to drive.
 
Recent research from The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reveals that the majority of teen drivers use older vehicles that have little crash protection and lack important safety features, such as electronic stability control.…

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Can Testosterone Therapy Harm Cancer Patients?

 
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, affecting roughly 1 in 7 men over the course of a lifetime. Fortunately, the majority of prostate cancer cases are caught early and are classified as low-risk. Less fortunately, a potentially harmful treatment called testosterone therapy is still commonly prescribed to early-stage prostate cancer treatments despite evidence that it is largely ineffective.
 
Testosterone therapy, also referred to as androgen deprivation therapy, is a form of chemical castration that reduces the production of testosterone in order to stop the spread of prostate cancer. It is often used if a patient cannot have surgery or radiation treatment due to the cancer spreading beyond the prostate gland, or in conjunction with radiation for patients who are at a higher risk of recurrence.…

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Category: Auto Accidents

How to Stay Safe If Your Car Breaks Down on the Road

 
You’re cruising down the highway, making excellent time when you suddenly see smoke coming from the hood of your car… or one of your tires goes flat… or your engine dies. Whatever the specific cause, having your car die on the road is a nightmare scenario for many drivers, especially those younger or more inexperienced drivers who may not have had this kind of problem before and don’t know how best to handle it.
 
Although there’s no way to completely prevent car problems, you can make them less of a nightmare and keep yourself safe by familiarizing yourself with the best practices for breaking down. Being prepared will allow you to stay calmer, act rationally, and resolve the issue more quickly.…

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