Have you ever taken a medication and noticed a black box on the bottle with writing inside? If you do, you should pay close attention. The black box is how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns consumers that there is a serious or life-threatening risk in taking the drug. Invokana (canagliflozin) is one of those drugs.
The decision to include a black box warning on Invokana was made in 2017 after a 2016 safety alert in which rates of … Read more
The pull of the open road is something that motorcyclists understand. Riding a motorcycle is a freeing feeling and a way to relax for hundreds of thousands of people. For others, it’s also a way to commute, saving money on gas they would otherwise be putting into their more traditional vehicle.
In North Carolina, there are approximately 200,000 registered bikers. While motorcycles can be found on the road at any time of year, they are more prevalent in the warmer … Read more
Think about driving for a moment. Ask yourself if when you are in the car you are truly focused on the road. If you’re someone who frequently drives with children in the vehicle, chances are the answer to that question is, “no.”
In an Australian study, researchers discovered that people driving with children in the backseat were 12 times more likely to be distracted behind the wheel than a person talking on their cell phone. According to the study, a … Read more
When it comes to the worst drivers in America, people have strong opinions on who they believe should carry the title. Some believe it to be seniors. Others think that the distinction belongs to teenagers. Of course, there are those who think other certain groups also hold the title.
According to a report recently released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, those between the ages of 19 and 39, or Millennials, are proving to be quite dangerous behind … Read more
Whether it’s the freedom of the open road calling your name or just something you’ve always wanted to do, you have decided to by a motorcycle. You’re going to have a great time once you finally choose one, but the important part is choosing the right one. Not only that, but picking out all of the right gear.
There is more than purchasing a bike than a make and then there’s the necessary safety gear that comes with it. Here … Read more
When people think of burn injuries, their thoughts may travel to cooking accidents or even house fires. Many don’t consider burns as the result of motor vehicle collisions, but these injuries do occur. In fact, car accidents cause a fair share of burn injuries treated by medical professionals across the country.
The aftermath of a burn injury can be devastating. Burns cause serious pain and often require rehabilitation. In some situations, burns can be so severe that they lead to … Read more
You may find it difficult to believe, especially if you’ve never experienced it, but injuries at the gym are pretty common. People may not fall on the floor and writhe in pain, but could experience sore muscles later in the day from a few too many reps. In other instances, someone could slip and fall in the shower, injuring themselves more severely.
Gyms are typically thought to be of as fairly safe places. Employees are available to teach people how … Read more
You get up in the morning when your alarm goes off. You swing your feet out of bed and onto the floor and start getting ready for work. You expect to arrive at your workplace, do your job and go home. For many people on most days, that’s exactly what happens. Each day is like the last.
For others, the workday takes a very different and dangerous turn. Workplace assaults are becoming all too common these days. As tensions build … Read more
Distracted driving is on the rise across America, and the behavior has been contributed to thousands of accidents each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control’s Injury Center, there are more than 3,000 deaths each year due to motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving.
Three Categories of Distracted Driving
At this point in time, most people know what distracted driving is: A lack of attentiveness behind the wheel that leads to an inability to drive appropriately. What … Read more
You’re driving down the road at dawn on your way to work. You’re driving safely and paying attention to the road ahead. All of the sudden a deer leaps into your path and you can’t avoid hitting it. What do you do now?
Once you’ve shaken off the stress of just having been in a collision, it’s time to take action. Here are six steps to take if you find yourself in this situation.
1. Move Your Car
If your … Read more
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