Top 10 Summer Survival Tips for Chicago Pedestrians and Motorists

Warm sunny days and cool evenings entice motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to get out and about during summer in Chicago, but the increase in activity can result in injuries and deaths if people aren’t careful. These tips can help residents and Chicagoland visitors stay safe whether they’re enjoying the weather on foot, riding a bike, […]

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How to Make it Out of the Hospital Alive

Following a few simple steps can lower hospital costs, reduce health complications, and prevent medical emergencies that may be fatal. Getting Out of the Hospital Alive Good medical care is essential for good health. Choosing the right hospital and doctor can have a big impact on the outcome of a person’s overall health and well-being. […]

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Who Is Most Likely to Drown

Male adults, children and teens, and people with water-related jobs have the highest risk of drowning. The Risks of Drowning Drowning injuries accounted for more than nine percent of global fatalities in 2015 with an estimated total of 360,000 deaths. Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death around the world. More than […]

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These Four Things Will Send 50 Kids an Hour to the ER this Summer

Bicycles, scooters, skates, and skateboards send 50 kids to hospital emergency departments with serious injuries every hour during the summer. Summer Dangers for Kids When school lets out for summer, millions of kids head outdoors for activities with friends and family. Popular outdoor activities include riding bicycles, scooters, skates, and skateboards. Although these sports provide […]

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How Many Car Accidents Will You Have?

Over the course of a long driving history, usually 50 to 60 years, an average driver is likely to be involved in at least three to four car accidents. Most accidents do not result in fatalities, but injuries and property damages are likely. What are the Odds of a Car Accident? According to the National […]

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Medical Malpractice: Are Doctors Gaming the System?

Many doctors who are disciplined for violations, lose their medical license, or are sued for medical malpractice continue to practice medicine by moving to a different state. Doctors Who Game the System When doctors receive serious disciplinary actions from state medical boards, they may be banned from practicing medicine in the state where the actions […]

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School’s Out: 5 Start-of-Summer Injuries that Send Kids to the ER

Once school is out for the summer, thousands of children are sent to hospital emergency rooms and doctors’ offices each year due to outdoor recreational injuries. Summertime activities pose a variety of injury risks to kids of all ages. Summertime Accidents and Injuries Hot weather and summer activities contribute to many serious accidents and injuries […]

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Summer Jobs Put Teens at Risk

Teenagers who work summer jobs face a variety of injury risks from lack of experience, climate conditions, falls, burns, and overexertion. Summer Job Risks for Teens Summer jobs offer teenagers opportunities to take on responsibilities, learn new skills, and earn money. However, they create increased injury risks for teens who have little or no job […]

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Did You Use 3M Combat Earplugs in the Military? You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Military veterans who used defective 3M dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs that were issued between 2003 and 2015 and suffered hearing loss or tinnitus may be eligible to recover compensation. Hundreds of veterans are currently pursuing lawsuits against 3M which acquired the original maker of the earplugs, Aearo Technologies, in 2008. At the time of the acquisition, […]

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