November 2017 Archives

Congressman pushes bill to reduce prostate cancer misdiagnoses

Each year, many men in Ohio and across the U.S. are misdiagnosed with prostate cancer due to false positive biopsy results. Because of this, an Indiana congressman is sponsoring a bill that could reduce the problem.

Why call an attorney to the scene of a truck accident?

For drivers who travel along the roads and highways around the Columbus metro area, large commercial trucks are a common sight and sharing the road with these hulking machines is simply a routine part of driving. Often, drivers forget just how dangerous these enormous vehicles are and the devastation they can cause if they collide with smaller vehicles.

Study examines ADHD, medication and car accidents

Some Ohio drivers that have ADHD might be less likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident if they take medication. This was one of the findings of a study published in "JAMA Psychiatry." The study involved 2.3 million people who had ADHD and were older than 18. Nearly 84 percent had been prescribed one or more medications for ADHD. Researchers found that drivers that had ADHD were more likely to have a motor vehicle accident. However, men with ADHD that took medication were 38 percent less likely to have an accident, and women were 42 percent less likely. Overall, the study estimated that there could have been as many as 22 percent fewer accidents if drivers took their ADHD medication.

Safety strategies to avoid animal collisions

Fall and winter mean shorter daylight hours, which increases the chances of Ohio drivers running into the state's abundant wildlife. Deer, especially, are very active during the fall mating season. They tend to be on the move between dusk and dawn when drivers have difficulty seeing them. Because motor vehicle crashes with large animals can produce thousands of dollars in damage, drivers need to exercise caution during the darker months.

Study finds doctors misdiagnosing Type 3c diabetes

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the most common types of diabetes mellitus diagnosed by health care providers. However, Ohio readers may be interested in learning that doctors often misdiagnose a lesser-known third form of the disease, according to a new study. The research was published in the journal 'Diabetes Care."

This is what makes other drivers dangerous

Every year it seems like manufacturers are making progress when it comes to improving safety standards in automobiles. In addition, lawmakers are passing legislation, such as bans on texting and driving, that also keep drivers and passengers safe while on the road. Unfortunately, new safety features and laws do not always do the trick.

Tired truckers could increase the chance of a semi crash

Commercial trucks, like eighteen-wheelers and semitrucks, pose a substantial threat to other drivers on the road. These days, there are more commercial trucks on the road than there were in decades past, and the rate of accidents involving these vehicles is on the rise. Many times, these crashes result in catastrophic injuries or even death for the people in the smaller vehicle involved in the accident.

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