Archive for February 2016

Properly Adjusting Your Car Mirrors Can Save You From an Accident

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Cars in the U.S. have seen a steady size creep within the last couple decades. In fact, since 1987, the average car became over 24 percent heavier by 2010 (the average car weighed 4,009 pounds in 2010). The larger a vehicle is, the more dangerous it is to every other vehicle, pedestrian, and cyclist on…

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New Car Safety Technology

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Driving is becoming safer and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the numbers to prove it. Back in 1964, an astounding 45,000 people lost their lives in auto crashes. 5.39 people died for every 100 million miles driven. More recently in 2013, the number of fatalities declined to 32,719, and just 1.10 deaths per…

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Drunk Driving Causes 44 Percent of all Fatal South Carolina Auto Crashes

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Roughly one third (over 10,000) people die due to drunk driving every year. In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2013 report, 65 percent of those deaths were those of the drunk drivers, 16 percent were passengers of the drunk driver, 11 percent were occupants of another vehicle, and eight percent were non occupants such…

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South Carolina Is the Fifth Most Lethal State in Which to Drive

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Driving in the U.S. has become safer with each passing decade. Rampant drunk driving is one of the reasons that South Carolina is the fifth most lethal state in which to drive, with a 1.57 fatalities per 100 million miles driven. Back in 1964 there were 45,645 motor vehicle fatalities, according to the National Highway…

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Shoulder Impingement May Require Shoulder Decompression Surgery

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Millions of people suffer shoulder injuries at some point in their life. For many, these injuries are the result of a car accident, a slip and fall, or repetitive motion injury on the job. Depending on the injury, it may require surgery to fix. Shoulder impingement occurs when the rotator cuff tendon becomes pinched between…

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The High Cost of a Traumatic Brain Injury

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The brain is the single most important part of our body. It is also one of the most delicate. It controls everything we do, and even small injuries to the brain can create serious problems. According to the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), 2.5 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year.…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

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The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) provides 90 percent of the knees’ stability. Without it, walking and standing up are not possible. The ACL is incredibly strong, but it can be severed by a direct impact, such as in a premises slip and fall, or absorbing too heavy of a load, such as a skier landing…

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Spinal Cord Damage in South Carolina

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Spinal cord damage is one of the most difficult, heart-wrenching injuries that anyone can suffer. Whether the cause was an auto collision, sports injury, car collision with a pedestrian or cyclist, work-related accident, or a slip and fall, the results are equally tragic. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center at UAB, 12,500…

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