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The dangers of sharing the road with millennials

Millennial drivers receive a lot of flak related to texting, drinking, driving and otherwise making dangerous moves behind the wheel, but how much of the criticism they receive is actually warranted? According to USA Today, millennials are, in fact, engaging in many dangerous and distracted driving behaviors at far higher rates than those in other age groups, so you may be wise to be wary of sharing the road with them.

The high cost of workplace hearing loss

If you work in the construction or automotive industries, or in any other field where loud noises are commonplace, you should know that your profession places you at risk of suffering from what has now become America’s most common workplace injury: hearing loss.

Can you see that stop sign?

Do you envision a car hitting another car after hearing the phrase "car accident"? Many people do. Perhaps it was dark and one of the drivers was sleepy or had too much to drink.

Who should you alert in an instance of nursing home abuse?

Learning that a loved one has suffered abuse in a nursing home is a nightmare nobody wants to experience. It is unfortunately true, however, that many elderly residents are victims of negligence and other forms of abuse. There are many physical, behavioral and mental symptoms that may indicate this is occurring, but once the issue comes to light, you might be wondering who exactly to go to. 

Is your loved one being threatened in a nursing home?

Going to live in a nursing home can be a scary time in anyone's life, whether the choice was theirs or something family members wanted them to do. The fear stems from many things, one of which is the loss of independence. It goes further than not being able to drive places and cook your own meals because, often, it means acknowledging mental and physical frailties, or the possibility they will occur soon.

Local high school student dies in bicycle accident

A senior year high school student died of serious injuries after an accident on May 22 in Beaver County. The teen was riding his bicycle and got struck by a car. This tragic event has sent shockwaves throughout the local community and a solemn reminder of the risks associated with riding your bike on the road.

Watch out for these causes of car accidents

You likely associate auto accidents with collisions between two or more moving vehicles. While these may be the most common occurrences, they are not the only ones. There are other sources of auto accidents to be aware of not only to avoid them, but also to recognize when you have a personal injury lawsuit.

3 common causes of injuries in young retail workers

If you are in your 20s and work in retail, you might find your job mundane. Despite the fact retail work can be boring at times, did you know that you are at a serious risk for a workplace injury? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23,000 retail workers between the ages of 16 and 24 miss work after sustaining an injury on the job.

Understanding the statute of limitations after your accident

In the case of a car accident, most individuals are able to quickly recognize any injuries or pains that they sustain, either in the moment or within a few hours. However, in some cases, such as bruising under the skin, internal bleeding or other non-topical injuries, it may not be so easily noticeable.

Why slip-and-fall accidents are more common among seniors

As an older American, you face unique hazards each day that may place you at a higher risk of a slip-and-fall accident than the rest of the general population. Falls are so common among older people, in fact, that AgingCare.com reports they are the primary cause of injuries, deaths and hospital trips among seniors.

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