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Red Light Running: Dangerous Driving Practice

Nash National Stop On Red Month

Picture this scenario.

You’re on the way to pick your kids up from school. As you near a stop light, it turns from green to yellow. What do you do? Do you continue to drive through the intersection, chancing that it could turn red? Or do you stop?

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Construction Work Zone Safety for Motorists & Workers

Construction work zone accident

Road construction is a necessary evil to maintain our roadways and keep them safe. However, it can also be very frustrating when you come up on construction work zones you didn’t expect as you’re driving to your destination, especially if there are detours you have to contend with.

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Hip Replacement Danger: Stem and Neck Fractures

ball and socket

More people are choosing to have a hip replacement to give them back their mobility, improve their ability to perform daily activities, and improve their quality of life.

This surgery involves removing the damaged hip joint and replacing it with a new artificial joint. One popular option is a metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement device where a metal femoral head (the ball) and a metal acetabular cup (the socket) replace the natural bone ball-and-socket joint.

Unfortunately, over time, some of these MoM devices are failing due to stem and neck fractures.

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What to Do after an Automobile Accident

Nash & Franciskato Car Accident

Being involved in an automobile accident is a time of extreme emotions. While you may think you will know what to do, often, in the chaos and confusion of an accident it is easy to forget, especially when injuries or even fatalities are involved.

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FDA Recall Issued: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis

Hip problems

On June 8, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall of the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinective Technology Femoral Stems and Necks. The devices involved were manufactured and distributed from March 31, 2015 through April 20, 2015.

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The Dangers of Invokana and Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Invokana

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.

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Safety for the 4th of July

Firework safety

Fourth of July brings to mind family gatherings, BBQs, fireworks and lots of fun. While injuries are commonplace during this holiday, they can easily be prevented, too.

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Motorcycle Safety Reduces Accidents

Motorcyle accident

  • 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in 2012 — a 7% increase from 2011.
  • In 2012, motorcyclists accounted for 15% of all traffic fatalities, 18% of all occupant fatalities, and 4% of all occupants injured.
  • From 2003 to 2012, motorcyclist fatalities increased by 33%.

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What To Do If You’re Bitten By A Dog

Dog Bite

Pet ownership in the U.S. has more than tripled since the 1970s. According to the Humane Society and APPA, 83.3 million dogs live in family houses. The chance for a dog bite occurring has increased dramatically — with children being the most likely victims.

  • Each year, dogs bite more than 4.5 million people in the U.S.
  • Almost 1 in 5 bitten by dogs requires medical attention.
  • Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children.
  • Children are the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
  • Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.

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12 Things You can do to Help Stop Elder Abuse

Nursing Home abuse

Today, June 15th, Nash & Franciskato is acknowledging World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It’s unfortunate that we actually have to have a day called World Elder Abuse Awareness Day; however, many of our elderly are in care situations where they suffer abuse and neglect on a daily basis.

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