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Liquid Nicotine Poisoning on the Rise

A Washington toddler was poisoned recently after drinking a container of liquid nicotine. According to Dr. Alexander Garrard of the Washington Poison Center, liquid nicotine bottles are easy to open, and because the liquid comes in sweet-smelling flavors, the danger to small children is considerable. He says calls about the poison have increased substantially in… Read More »

Recent Crashes Raise Concern About Driver’s Ed Funding

The deaths of two students and the injury of another in recent Wake County car crashes come as North Carolina schools struggle to find a way to pay for driver’s education courses. Lawmakers cut off state funding for the programs, a decision that goes into effect next July. Originally, $3 million was slated to go… Read More »

New Studies Suggest Voice-Activated Devices Are Just As Distracting

Two recent studies of voice-activated systems in automobiles seem to indicate that these systems, touted by manufacturers due to their supposedly safer hands-free capabilities, are just as dangerous and distracting as having your cell phone in your hand or your fingers fiddling with the radio dial or GPS. One of the main problems, researchers say,… Read More »

Hurricanes’ Skinner Out With Concussion

Jeff Skinner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes has suffered his third head injury in four years, the latest occurring just 12 seconds after he took the ice in a preseason game against the Washington Capitals. He was diagnosed with a concussion and doctors will continue to monitor him on an ongoing basis.  While concussions are… Read More »

Woman Dies in Durham Bicycle Accident

A 57-year-old Durham woman was killed when a vehicle leaving a parking lot collided with her bicycle. The investigation of the accident is still in progress.  This type of accident is unfortunately common, and the outcome is usually predictable. Because motor vehicles are so much larger than bicycles, and because bicyclists are basically unprotected, collisions… Read More »

College Hazing Poses Significant Risks to North Carolina Students

When a teenager departs for college, his or her parents often worry about their child’s academic future and whether he or she will make smart social decisions. One thing no parent should ever have to worry about is their child being injured or killed by people who claim to be their friends. Unfortunately, it is… Read More »

Fatigue a Factor in Accidents

Increasingly, the issue of human fatigue is making headlines as a serious factor in transportation accidents. In December of 2013, a Metro-North commuter train derailed in the Bronx, New York. As the train rounded a curve prior to reaching the station, its speed was well beyond the recommended limit for that part of the track…. Read More »

Pool Safety: Tips for a Safe Summer

Keep your children protected throughout the summer by understanding basic safety issues related to above and in-ground pools. Staying safe in public and residential pools is not difficult. But each year, tragic drowning accidents take the lives of hundreds of children. Last year alone, 202 children between ages one and 14 drowned between Memorial Day… Read More »

Lien Issues for Injured People who Receive Government Benefits

Suffering a serious personal injury can be a physically, emotionally and financially devastating ordeal and the legal process necessary for receiving compensation can be frustratingly long. That is why many injured people resort to applying for government benefits to make ends meet while they wait for their cases to settle or otherwise be resolved. Unfortunately,… Read More »

Healthcare-Associated Infections in North Carolina

The purpose of medical care is to help patients feel better, cure illness and heal injury. In the case of healthcare-associated infections, patients feel worse and sometimes die.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in 20 patients suffers a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). The damage from an HAI can be… Read More »

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