Monthly Archives: July, 2013

California Judge Rules Smartphone Map Use While Driving is Illegal

According to the Huffington Post, the best way to get out of a ticket for using your smartphone while driving is to tell the officer that you needed its map program to get directions. But that excuse will no longer work in California. An appeals court has held that any hands-on use of a phone …

Invisible Brain Injuries Can Have Lifelong Consequences

Lindsay Corley lost control of her car in a freak snowstorm in February 2012 and crashed into a median. She walked away from the accident, thinking she was fine. But a week later, her real condition became apparent. She was nauseous and could not sleep or concentrate. Suspecting that Lindsay had a concussion, a friend …

Deaths from Overdoses of Prescription Opiates Continue to Rise

Despite efforts to reduce the number of deaths from overdoses of prescription drugs, the rate continues to rise. In 2009 and 2010, more people died from overdoses than from auto accidents, and preliminary data from 2011 indicates that prescription drug overdose remains a serious problem in the United States. A study by the Center for …

Worker Crushed to Death at Glass Company

A temporary worker employed at a Santa Rosa glass company was killed recently when seven 100-pound sheets of glass fell on him. The worker was moving the glass on a rack to a dumpster to be discarded. While the exact details of the accident are still under investigation, it appears that the glass was not …

Burn Injuries Can Change Life Forever

Serious burns are among the worst injuries that a person can suffer. Besides the pain, long recovery and rehabilitation period, burn survivors are often left with serious psychological and emotional effects as well as obvious physical scarring. Burns can be caused by fires and touching hot objects. They can also be caused by steam and …

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