Month: December 2014


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Category: Accidents

Beware of Accidents at New Year’s Celebrations

 
New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to get together with your best friends, grab a drink, and celebrate into the wee hours of the morning. But if you decide to go this route, remember to take care.
 
You might already know that New Year’s Day is the most dangerous day of the year for drunk driving accidents due to people leaving New Year’s parties intoxicated, but there are things you should watch out for even before you get on the road. What are they?
 
Rowdy clubgoers. Most people go out on New Year’s Eve because they want to be with people that they love when the clock counts down and the calendar changes from one year to the next.…

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Category: Tourist Tips

A Guide for Tourists: Tips for Staying Safe When Visiting Florida

 
With sunny weather, unforgettable entertainment, and historic sites, Florida is a dream destination. But like any popular tourist destination, Florida has its own share of risks and potential hazards. According an article in Broward Palm Beach New Times, you have as much as a one-in-nine chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Florida, depending on which city you are in. The article found that some of the most dangerous Florida cities include Miami Beach, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Pompano Beach.
 
If you’re visiting Florida this season, here are some tips to ensure your vacation is as safe as it is exciting and memorable.
 
Be prepared for the weather.…

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Testosterone Replacement: Understanding the Risks

 
Making promises of increased muscle mass, sharpened memory, and boosted libido, drug companies unleashed a flood of testosterone supplements into the market.
 
Commercials for these products often portrayed men experiencing fatigue, erectile dysfunction, and low sex drives, who then solved their problems with testosterone therapy. These therapies were offered in the form of patches, gels, and injections.
 
Testosterone replacement therapy products were understandably popular—what man wouldn’t want to reverse the effects of aging? But soon, this type of treatment revealed itself to have severe—often fatal consequences.
 
What Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
 
Testosterone replacement therapy was approved by the FDA to treat conditions regarding deficiency with testosterone levels.…

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Category: Auto Accidents

Airbags Are Supposed to Save Lives – Not Endanger Them

 
When you think about airbags, you probably imagine someone being cushioned from a damaging collision. The airbag is an innovation that has saved countless lives over the years and protected even more people from catastrophic injury.
 
But over the past year, more and more information has come out out about malfunctioning airbags from Takata Corp in Japan. Airbags that can literally explode and shoot metal shrapnel into the passenger compartment. It’s an issue that has impacted around 17 million vehicles around the world, and the numbers just keep growing.

A few weeks ago, the federal government even called for a nationwide recall of all vehicles using Takata airbags. To say that people are scared would be putting it mildly.…

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Florida Sees More Car-Crash Drownings than Any Other State

 
A car might be the last place you would expect to drown, but recent studies found car-crash drownings in Florida to be alarmingly common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 57 riders drown in their vehicles each year, accounting for 2.1% of annual Florida auto accident fatalities overall.
 
In fact, the Sunshine State leads the country in the number of auto-accident drownings each year, beating out second- and third- place contenders Texas and Indiana by a landslide. Research finds that these accidents are focused in South Florida, with Palm Beach County, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties claiming the highest number of auto-drowning deaths.
 
The Reasons Behind Florida Auto-Crash Deaths
 
There are many factors that contribute to this type of accident.…

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