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The Alarming Rise in Dog Bite Injuries

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As National Dog Bite Prevention Week wraps up this April, troubling statistics have been released regarding the recent uptick in dog bite injuries. A report released by State Farm Insurance in collaboration with the Insurance Information Institute revealed that in 2016, there were 18,123 dog-related injuries reported. That’s... Read More

April Is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Distracted driving has become so widely recognized as a source of injuries and fatalities on the nation’s roadways that April has been named National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It is estimated that more than 10 million drivers across the nation are driving distractedly at any given time,... Read More

Deaths from Traumatic Brain Injury Rise in Elderly

More elderly people are dying from traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a recent report from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), noted that in general fatalities caused by TBI declined... Read More

Drowsy Driving Needs More Study, Prevention

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A recent article published in the journal Sleep calls for more study and prevention of drowsy driving, noting that it is a significant hazard on the nation’s roads. The report was spearheaded by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). It calls for both more understanding of... Read More

Campaign Targeted at Reducing Train Accidents

In January, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) began a campaign called “Stop! Trains Can’t” focusing on younger male drivers. Its goal is to underscore the potential danger of trying to drive across a railroad crossing when trains are approaching. The U.S. DOT, together with the National... Read More