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Driving tips for what could be a tough Pennsylvania winter

More than a foot of snow fell in northwestern part of the state over the weekend, a rough and early start to winter in Pennsylvania. And with meteorologists predicting a snowy winter, drivers across the state should prepare for tricky driving conditions.

Icy road conditions and large snowfalls cause so many accidents every year it may seem impossible to avoid being in a wreck. But, by following these tips you can reduce your chances of being a winter driving statistic. 

What to do after a car accident on the job

Driving for work or owning a company vehicle certainly has its benefits. However, driving on the job also comes with great responsibility given the risk involved.

Car accidents are unfortunately part of being on the road. When you are involved in an accident in which another driver was at fault, you could need to file both a personal injury claim against the driver and a workers’ comp claim with your employer.

Fatal vehicle accidents spike in Midwest

Driving to work, to school, to get the kids, it always seems like everything is somewhere else and the only way to get there is in a vehicle. There is an element of risk when someone gets behind the wheel, though.

The risk of an accident is always present for a driver. From fender benders to catastrophic collisions, individuals not taking safety precautions while driving put themselves and those around them in danger. This is true nationwide of course, but recently the citizens of the Midwest, specifically in Minnesota, have seen several roadway tragedies.

Why you should talk to your teen about driving this week

It is the third week of October, which means it is National Teen Driver Safety Week. The United States Department of Transportation is campaigning for parents to talk to their teenagers about proper driving etiquette, as car crashes remain the leading cause for teen deaths in the nation.

Aside from this week remaining an annual tradition, it also serves as the perfect opportunity to prepare your child for the driving dangers that remain for the rest of the year. You should consider the following hazards your teen might have to face in the following months and think about how you want to make them aware of those problems.

Brain injuries are often more complex than the scans show

Traumatic brain injuries are among the most tragic outcomes of serious accidents. A severe injury can leave the victim institutionalized for life. Even milder brain injuries, however, can have far-reaching effects on all areas of life. And science is only beginning to make sense of the most complex organ in the human body.

In a recent Wall Street Journal essay, a neurologist explains how advances in medical technology are both a blessing and a bane when it comes to brain injuries. Imaging technologies such as CT scans allow us to diagnose and treat these injuries with more accuracy (and effectiveness) than ever before. But they don't provide the whole picture, which means they can lead doctors astray.

Are anesthesia mistakes a common problem in hospitals?

Any time you enter a hospital to undergo a procedure, there are risks involved. It is safe to say that most Pennsylvania residents are aware of some of these risks. However, the dangers associated with anesthesia errors often go overlooked. A big part of informing patients about their medical procedures involves talking about anesthesia as well as the procedure itself.

Just like surgeons, nurses and other members of a surgical team, the anesthesiologist has a huge responsibility to perform at or above established standards. When they fail to do so and a patient suffers injury, it could very well be a case of medical malpractice. In the interests of keeping you informed about medication risks and their associated legal remedies, here are three dangerous anesthesia errors all patients should know about.

How to avoid collisions with deer this hunting season

Fall isn't just the season for deer hunting; it's the season for deer-hitting, too. Traffic collisions with deer peak during October, November and December. These months coincide with the animals' mating season.

Drivers in Pennsylvania should be particularly cautious. In 2016, our state had the third-highest rate of collisions with deer nationwide, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It's not clear why.

What to do when you're the victim of a hit-and-run

It's a busy Monday morning, and you're already running late to work when you hit yet another red light. You stop; the car behind you doesn't. The next thing you know, you've skidded to a stop in the middle of the intersection, your airbag has exploded, there's shattered glass everywhere, and – worst of all – the vehicle that hit you is nowhere to be found.

Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime, but hit-and-runs still happen. If you're unfortunate enough to have been the victim, here are a few things you should do to protect yourself – and your rights – going forward:

Should my teen wait to get a license?

A teenager’s sweet sixteen is such a momentous event that MTV has an entire series devoted to airing a young person’s party celebrating the occasion. While most teens don’t experience such extravagance, all of them become eligible for one major milestone: a driver’s license.

You may remember that feeling yourself – freedom to go wherever you please, on your own schedule and with whomever you choose – and perhaps that’s what is most terrifying: you remember how you drove as a teen. This may give you the urge to convince them to hold off getting a license.

Netflix documentary shed lights on defective medical devices

It's not exactly binge-watching material, but next time you're browsing through Netflix, you might come across "The Bleeding Edge." The recently added documentary dives into the dark side of the medical industry. It explores loopholes companies apparently pass through when gaining FDA approval. Multiple women take the spotlight, sharing horrific stories about defective birth control devices as well as the pain, bleeding and even hysterectomies that resulted.

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