The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Friday, July 03, 2015

Drowsy driving is often referred to as “the third D” in the top three causes of automobile accidents. Drunk driving and distracted driving can be legally determined by certain clues. A Breathalyzer or sobriety test can alert law enforcement to intoxicated driving, and a badly timed text message or cell phone call can indicate distracted … Continue reading The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

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What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

If you’ve been in a car accident, you have likely experienced multiple damages. Property damages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and lost wages can be overwhelming and expensive. Insurance exists to help offset or even fully cover these costs. The insurance of the person at fault should cover these damages, but what if that person doesn’t … Continue reading What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?

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Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistakes

Friday, June 26, 2015

In today’s medical world, doctors don’t always have the time that patients need. Technology and insurance have changed the medical landscape over the past few decades, some things for the better, and some, for the worse. To improve communication, a new trend within doctor-patient relationships has emerged. A program called Open Notes allows medical professionals … Continue reading Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistakes

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Electronic Health Record-Related Malpractice Suits on the Rise

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Electronic health records (EHR) have become standard in today’s medical field. Creating faster, more accessible charting and communication, both doctors and patients are taking advantage of this system. However, these programs can introduce problems, including misdiagnosis of medical issues and an increase in medication errors. History shows that malpractice suits tend to rise with technological … Continue reading Electronic Health Record-Related Malpractice Suits on the Rise

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Work Injuries May Result in Poverty

Friday, June 19, 2015

In the state of Illinois, an employee must show that “he or she has sustained accidental injuries arising out of and in the course of employment” to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, since the passing of the 2011 workers’ comp reform law, these benefits have begun to diminish in an effort to protect employers from … Continue reading Work Injuries May Result in Poverty

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June is National Safety Month

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Every June, as summer officially begins, the National Safety Council celebrates National Safety Month. Thousands of organizations across the U.S. help the Council bring awareness to the importance of safety in our homes, highways, and communities. This year the Council is including the subjects of transportation safety and emergency preparation. Slips, trips and falls are … Continue reading June is National Safety Month

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Trucking Accidents and How They Happen

Friday, June 12, 2015

Trucking accidents can change lives in an instant. Anyone involved in an accident with a large truck may find searching for a cause to be confusing and exhausting. As with car accidents, drivers and equipment play huge roles in each situation. However, with large trucks even more complications may arise. Parties involved can include truck … Continue reading Trucking Accidents and How They Happen

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Tips for Choosing a Good Nursing Home

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

When choosing a nursing home for your loved one, focus on four main principles: location, quality of life, level of care, and cost. There are many underlying factors that support each of these principles. Below are various tips to help you grade a facility in each category. The first step in the process is to … Continue reading Tips for Choosing a Good Nursing Home

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Traveling Safely This Summer

Friday, June 05, 2015

All over the country, summer is vacation season. Most vacations involve travel, and with travel comes an increased risk of accident and injury. That being said, taking vacations is essential to recharging, refreshing, and enjoying life. Instead of foregoing this summer’s vacation to avoid heavy traffic, flat tires, and aggressive or distracted drivers, use the … Continue reading Traveling Safely This Summer

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How to Avoid On the Job Injuries

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Work injuries can range from minor (carpal tunnel syndrome) to severe (falls from high places). Some of the more serious injuries can be life-threatening and even fatal. However, the majority of injuries fall somewhere in between these extremes. On the job injuries can occur to any worker in any vocation, and the vast majority are … Continue reading How to Avoid On the Job Injuries

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