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Distracted Driving Often Leads to Crashes

More than 3,000 people died in distraction-related crashes in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. “Distraction” is a broad term, used to mean any number of activities that might happen in a car, but one of the most…
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How Do I Know If I Am Choosing a Good Doctor?

When you can trust your physician, you will feel more comfortable talking about your symptoms, making it easier for your doctor to accurately diagnose and treat you. According to a study by Consumer Reports, individuals who found their doctors…
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Study Shows Prescribing Codeine to Children Could Have Dangerous Side Effects

A recent study revealed that despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year. With more than 25 million emergency room visits…
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New FDA Proposed Rule May Provide Better Drug Safety in the US

The American Association of Justice (AAJ) recently announced their support of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rule to allow generic drug manufacturers to independently update their warning labels. Currently, generic drug…
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Mandates in ACA Gives More Money to Safer Hospitals

Hospitals across the nation are getting creative when it comes to meeting tough new mandates in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to improve care and increase patient satisfaction, and they are getting paid more as a result. Under the ACA, the…