School Bus Safety Tips for Drivers and Riders

School Bus Safety Tips for Drivers and Riders

It’s that time of year once again. Big yellow school busses are on the move taking some 23 million kids back and forth to school. But, despite their size and color, bus drivers, students and other drivers on the road need to stay alert as students prepare to board. School buses are often overlooked by distracted drivers who don’t notice the bus lights until it’s too late. School bus safety tips for drivers and students.

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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has decided to consolidate all pending IVC filter cases against C.R. Bard, Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular. This decision will centralize all cases filed in the federal court system before one judge, the Honorable David G. Campbell, United States District Court for the District of Arizona, allowing for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

It is anticipated that more than 200 cases will be immediately transferred with hundreds more to follow.

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Takata Airbag Recall: What You Need to Know

Takata Airbag Recall: What You Need to Know

Takata supplied defective air bags to many vehicle manufacturers for years, thus creating one of the largest and most complex recalls in U.S. history, making the Takata Airbag recall literally the largest vehicle recall in history surpassing Ford’s defective transmissions in the 1980s, which affected 21 million vehicles.

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Helping Truck Drivers Manage Driver Fatigue

Helping Truck Drivers Manage Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers work long hours, face strenuous deadlines and often have rigorous schedules. Is it any wonder that one of the leading causes for truck driving accidents is due to driver fatigue?

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Construction Work Zone Safety for Motorists & Workers

Construction Work Zone Safety for Motorists & Workers

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

Hip Replacement Danger: Stem and Neck Fractures

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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FDA Recall Issued: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis

FDA Recall Issued: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis

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

The Dangers of Invokana and Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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

Safety for the 4th of July

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

Motorcycle Safety Reduces Accidents

  • 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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