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No End in Sight: Vehicle Recalls Across the Board

The disturbing trend of vehicle recalls in the United States continues as more automakers reveal what they know about the cars they build. Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) began to recall vehicles it knew to possess a defective ignition switch. GM had known for years about the deadly flaw. In recent years, Toyota Motor… Read More »

Baby on Board: Important Safety News for Pregnant Women

Recent research suggests that driving while pregnant could increase your chances of an accident. Pregnancy is an exhilarating time in the lives of expectant parents. Care is taken with diet, alcohol, exercise and other concerns. A new study points out women are at substantially greater risk of a car accident during the second trimester of… Read More »

School is Out: Tips for a Safe Summer

For children the sun is fun — and also dangerous. In April of this year, a nine-month-old California boy was left strapped in his car seat parked on a neighborhood street when his father went to work. The father, a diligent dad with two other children, forgot his son was in the car. On his… Read More »

Nassau County Brings Back DWI Enforcement Unit

To drive down death and injury from impaired motorists, Nassau County is returning its Selective Enforcement Team (SET) to the roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 1,000 New Yorkers died in alcohol-associated accidents in 2012. Nassau County law enforcement developed SET to combat drunk drivers. The unit operated between… Read More »

New York City Awarded Pedestrian Safety Grant

To combat the climbing pedestrian fatality rate, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded $1.6 million in grants to improve the safety of those who travel by foot. According to NHTSA, pedestrian deaths increased six percent in 2012. In New York, 297 pedestrians died that year, an increase from the year before. In… Read More »

Be Alert: FDA Halves Lunesta Dose

In an effort to reduce the dangerous morning-after effects of sleep aids, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced labeling and dosage changes for the drug eszopiclone, brand name Lunesta. In mid-May, the FDA reported findings of a study that looked at the effect of the drug on 91 healthy adults aged 25 to… Read More »

Fatigue: A Serious Factor in Transportation Accidents

The voices of two pilots from the grave may someday impact legislation concerning human fatigue. On August 14, 2013, a United Parcel Service (UPS) Airbus plowed into an Alabama hillside after an early morning flight from Kentucky. The flight crew of two and the airplane were destroyed. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) undertook investigation… Read More »

Healthcare-Associated Infections Continue to Kill

A new study discussed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals the sobering reality of healthcare-association infections (HAIs) in the United States. HAIs are infections developed by persons receiving medical help in a healthcare setting. HAIs are typically caused through unsanitary surgical procedures, poor nursing practices, overuse of antibiotics and microbes that… Read More »

Train the Trainer: Dealing with Basketball Injury in Schools

Across the country, about one million students play basketball. A recent study looked at more than two million injuries suffered by school basketball players between 2005 and 2010. Researchers explored treatment that occurred on the premises where the injury occurred versus a hospital emergency department. Findings of the study include the following: During the term… Read More »

More to Come: GM Fined for Failures and Recalls More Cars

Difficulties for owners of cars manufactured by General Motors (GM) continue as another 2.7 million cars are recalled and the carmaker is fined millions for its systematic safety failures. Many consumers are aware of the problem with GM cars. Earlier this year, the company began recalling older cars for a deadly ignition switch defect that… Read More »