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Rental Trucks and Trailers – Accidents Waiting to Happen

Rental truck companies (like U-Haul, Budget, Penske, or Enterprise) provide easy access to moving trucks and vans for people who are moving to a new home or apartment, or just need to move a bunch of stuff at one time. Big-box home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s provide hourly vehicle rentals to transport…

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Recall Issued for all Peloton Treadmills After CPSC Warning

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent federal regulatory agency created to protect the public against the risk of injury and death from unsafe consumer products, recently issued a warning regarding a model of the widely popular Peloton exercise machine after investigating reports of a child killed in an accident involving a Peloton…

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Could Injuries Be Reduced by Moving to Autonomous Vehicles?

The technology for self-driving vehicles has advanced to the point that they’ve finally made it onto the roadways in certain cities. This approval is still conditional despite all the progress that’s been made. The primary reason is that it is tough for safety experts to resign themselves to the notion that we might be able…

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Why Intersections Are at the Root of So Many Collisions

Intersections, where several streets or road come together, tend to be the scene of many motor vehicle accidents. Increased traffic congestion, multiple signage, distracted drivers, pedestrians and cyclists – all of these factors can add to the risk of a collision and injuries. No matter what the reason for the crash, statistics show that a…

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New Boater Safety Law in Effect as of April 1, 2021

A boating safety law authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard officially went into effect on April 1, 2021 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. This legislation requires recreational boaters to use a kill switch, or engine cutoff switch, on vessels less than 26 feet in length. A kill switch allows the engine to…

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The Best and Worst Pool Safety Devices for Children

Spring is here, and we can all agree that the past year has been a rough one. As a new summer approaches, it may bring thoughts of a happier, more hopeful time to safely spend with family and friends outdoors. Swimming is a favorite summer activity that many of us are looking forward to diving…

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Older Adults Face Severe Risks from Broken Bones

Think about how many ways you can potentially break your bones in any given day. When you really get down to it, it’s incredible that we’re designed to be so resilient because there’s the potential for physical injury at every turn. “50 is the new 30” sounds like a great slogan, and people are definitely…

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A Routine Colonoscopy Can Hurt You

A colonoscopy is one of the most sensitive tests for detecting colon cancer, but it is not without risk. Every medical procedure carries risk, and anyone undergoing a procedure should be given a warning about the potential complications. However, if you make an informed decision and something goes awry, you have not necessarily forfeited your…

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Could a Mammogram Actually Cause Cancer?

In this world of constantly evolving medical marvels, it’s hard to think that procedures designed to save our lives could potentially take them. There are thousands of tests that can be performed to detect health issues across every part of our bodies. Some are newer, while others just offer a more modern twist on an…

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