April is Distracted Driving Month

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Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has declared April is distracted driving month and we join them in increasing awareness of the common distracted driving habits that many of us are guilty of. There are several different ways to drive distracted. Visually – Anything that takes your eyes off the road. Manually – Taking your […]

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Spring Break Injuries on the Rise

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A Spring Break is supposed to be fun but there are many risks for injury as students drink and party excessively. Sadly, Spring Break injuries have been on the rise in the last decade. Spring Break trips often coincide with DUIs and DUI related car accidents making the nine days of spring break a very […]

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Officials Suspected Toxin Mix-Up Years Ago

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The certificate warned, “Extremely toxic! May be lethal if ingested, inhaled, or ingested — use caution when handling.”

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Simple Ways to Avoid Malpractice Claims

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Reduce your risk of a malpractice lawsuit every day with these simple tips. Approximately $5,000 a minute is spent on medical malpractice in the United States alone, with costs reaching nearly $3 Billion in 2012. Process this for a minute; by age 45, 36% of physicians in low-risk specialities and 88% in high-risk specialities are likely […]

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How to Avoid a DUI

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Americans take 233 billion trips in cars each year. Every day, approximately 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve alcohol-impaired drives. This totals to one death every 51 minutes. So a proportionally tiny amount of bad behavior is one of the major causes of death and injury on our […]

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Bad Effects of Early Discharge from Hospital

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As soon as a loved one is injured we start looking down the long road of recovery, and shortcuts often look very appealing. However while it may seem like lucky news, often times an early discharge from a hospital can cause serious problems. But why would a hospital send you home early? Poor planning on […]

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Housekeeping Injury Risks

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You spend all day on a flight to finally arrive at your hotel for the night. You check in, walk through the door, and notice your room is fairly clean, cozy and well-maintained. Finally, you take a deep breath out and climb into a clean, nicely-folded bed for a good rest.   Most of us go […]

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Rental Car Insurance 101

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Tis the season for traveling! More and more people are traveling for the holidays and that typically involves renting a car. Unfortunately all of these extra cars on the road lead to increased accidents, and insurance policies can be drastically different when you switch from your own vehicle to a temporary rental. Here’s a quick […]

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Pharmacy Malpractice: Top 10 Drugs to Double Check

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Over 1.3 million people are injured each year due to something known as pharmacy errors. Out of these 1.3 million individuals, there are 10,000 that die each year as well.  A pharmacy error occurs when a patient receiving prescription drugs from a pharmacy suffers serious injury due to unintended effects of the medication they were […]

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