IVC filters are a medical device that have made the news in recent years. There have been warnings posted on the Internet and described in commercials. IVC filters, or inferior vena cava filters, are placed in the body as a way to prevent deep venous thrombosis. A clot caused by DVP can travel to the heart and lungs, causing serious complications or death. IVC filters are meant to stop this from happening.
There are approximately 50,000 people with IVC filters … Read more
A common riding safety viewpoint often expressed to motorcyclists over the past decades has been to tell them to ride like they are a target for everyone. It is almost like saying to bikers that they should assume that other vehicles are out to get them (even thought that is not remotely true). The point of all of this kind of talk is to try to make bikers remember to always drive defensively. This advice is not new, but even … Read more
Auger & Auger is happy to announce that Sean Drum is one of the recipients of our 2018 Spring Semester Disabled Scholar Award. These scholarships are presented twice a year to high-achieving students across America who have worked hard to overcome the perceived limits of their disability. They have achieved excellence in and out of the classroom, and they have made a positive impact on their community. Recipients of the award receive $1,000 to assist them with their educational expenses.… Read more
Boating is a wonderful pastime, whether it’s out on the ocean or on one of the Carolina’s many beautiful lakes. Spending a day on the water means abundant amounts of sunshine and having an opportunity to make memories. In most instances, an afternoon on the water ends without incident. However, there are some boaters that are not so fortunate. While boating can be an enjoyable event, it can also end in tragedy.
A boating accident can happen in a … Read more
Auger & Auger is proud to announce that Jon Cowart is one of the recipients of our 2018 Spring Semester Disabled Scholar Award. Twice a year, these scholarships are presented to students throughout America who have overcome their disability and exceeded the limiting expectations placed upon them. Recipients of the award receive $1,000 to assist them with their educational expenses.
Jon Cowart exemplifies positivity and hard work in every aspect of his life. Growing up, Jon constantly dealt with … Read more
The warmer weather is upon us, meaning people, if they haven’t already, will be dusting off their golf carts and hitting the links. Depending on where you live and where you are driving, golf carts may be able to lawfully driven on city streets, so expect to see more this time of year.
While most people consider golf carts to be relatively safe, it’s important to remember that they are still vehicles and that accidents do happen. You can have … Read more
Do you think you know everything there is to know about riding motorcycles? Even if you are a seasoned rider, there may still be things you are not aware of regarding motorcycle safety. There is no shortage of myth and misconception surrounding bikes, their riders and their safe operation.
Here are 10 of those myths and misconceptions, many of which you may have believed in at one point or another.
- Loud Pipes Make You Safe
Many people believe that … Read more
Maybe your doctor has diagnosed you with pelvic organ prolapse, or POP. Perhaps you have a bladder prolapse. Or maybe you have a hernia and your doctor is recommending surgical repair. Before you go under the knife for a mesh implant, there are things you need to know.
While many people have undergone these procedures without incident, others have been left with devastating injuries. Surgical mesh is not something to have implanted without doing your due diligence. Here is some … 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
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
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