If you’re feeling drowsy, do you still reach for your car keys? Most people would say that driving when you’re feeling so fatigued you have problems keeping your eyes open can be a risky venture, and now new research has come up with the numbers to back this up.   A report recently released by...
When you have to go to the hospital for care and treatment for a health condition, chances are you don’t anticipate developing a condition that’s unrelated to the condition you’re being treated for during your hospital stay. The problem is, this does happen, and there’s even a name for it: it’s known as a “hospital-acquired...
When it comes to traffic accidents and traffic fatalities, it feels rare to hear good news. After all, all you have to do is turn to your local news site and there’s sure to be an article or two about the most recent highway crash and the ensuing consequences.   It appears, though, that there...
Most people are aware that drinking and driving don’t mix. Impaired driving is responsible for a lot of injuries and deaths resulting from traffic crashes. Jurisdictions across the nation have drunk driving laws to help reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads. Are our roads safer when these drunk driving laws are enforced?...
Most driving awareness campaigns about texting while driving tend to be aimed toward newer, younger drivers. The point of these campaigns is to make young drivers aware of the potential consequences of texting and driving. But does experience make a difference when it comes to texting and driving? How do more experienced drivers fare if...
Thinking about buying a car for your teenaged driver? You may be tempted by some of the older car deals floating around – a good price for a vehicle that will get your child where he or she wants to go. But before you sign the dotted line on that car purchase agreement, you may...
Getting a red light traffic camera ticket is no fun, and if you’ve ever received one, you might not remember doing anything to warrant getting the ticket. There certainly can be a sense of unfairness. But one big question is, just how effect are red light traffic cameras? After all, if they did result in...
We’ve all seen the distracted driving campaigns targeting the nation’s drivers. Use of a cellphone, whether to text, talk, check email or look something up online, can have potentially tragic consequences. But what about those driving police vehicles, fire trucks or ambulances?   Distracted driving is also an issue with police cars and other emergency...
There’s a certain excitement that fills a couple’s life when they’re expecting a baby. As the child’s due date approaches, the sound of the baby’s heartbeat, the image on the ultrasound technician’s monitor, every little fetal kick the mother feels are all experiences that parents treasure.   Ultrasound imaging is the most common medical imaging...
If you’re the parent of a child who plays football, the recent concerns about concussions among football players are most likely the cause of quite a few worries. But will new and upcoming technologies help reduce the risk of traumatic brain injuries on the football field?   While helmets help reduce the risk of severe...
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