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March 2014 Archives

Multiple I-81 Crashes Leave At Least 2 Dead and Several Injured

At about 8:45 a.m. this morning, a complete whiteout occurred in Martinsburg, West Virginia, on Interstate 81. The heavy snow and wind led to three multiple car collisions and at least two confirmed fatalities.

Bike Smart, Bike Safe

Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles. Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter, except as to special regulations in this article and except as to those provisions of this chapter which by their nature can have no application. Cyclists and drivers need to use caution when sharing the road to avoid collisions leading to injuries or fatalities.

Elderly Abuse and Negligence

Elderly abuse and negligence can happen anywhere, whether an elderly person is living at home, with relatives, or in a nursing home. Abuse and neglect can take different forms including: intimidation, threats, neglect, and financial chicanery. Elders become frail and are less able to stand up for themselves. More than 500,000 cases of elderly abuse get reported each year in the United States, with an estimated 1 million cases that go unreported.

Dog Bites

Dogs can be loving animals that bring joy to many people, however under the right circumstances, a dog can become aggressive and attack a person, or another dog. Dog bites can cause serious injuries to people and over 800,000 dog bite victims require medical help. Results of dog bites could leave deep muscle and tissue injuries that can eventually lead to infections, causing serious health problems. Some victims of dog bites are left disfigured and roughly 31,000 victims have to undergo reconstructive surgery as a result of a dog attack.

A Recent Report Suggests That Testosterone Manufacturers Have Been Marketing Their Products Despite Knowing About Their Risks

A recent report published by the New York Times suggests that the risks of testosterone gels have been know for nearly 10 years by the manufacturers of the gels. If this is true, the manufacturers pushed the testosterone gel onto men despite the known risks associated with the gel. Manufacturers conducted a test with the gel and those who took the drug were 5 times more likely to experience a heart attack or stroke.

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