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New Recommendations for Keeping Kids Safe in Cars

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new recommendations about the best ways to keep children safe in vehicles. The kids may not like the changes, but the goal is fewer injuries in the event of a crash. The policy statement was published in an online article of the medical journal Pediatrics. For maximum safety, …

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Woman killed in Asheville auto accident when ejected from vehicle

March 17, 2011 A woman was killed in an Asheville auto accident when her vehicle crashed on Leicester Highway, the Newark Advocate reports. The vehicle struck a guardrail and flipped in the Asheville auto accident. A passenger who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt during the Asheville auto accident was ejected from the vehicle. The truck landed …

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One More Reason Why a Dog May Be Your Best Friend

Sell the treadmill…turn the stationary bike into a drying rack for laundry:  Scientific research shows that a dog may be the best piece of exercise equipment you can have. According to an article in The New York Times, recent research puts numbers on the canine effect. In one study published in the Journal of Physical …

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Doctors Could Do More to Protect Patients' Safety

In a special online publication by the British Medical Journal Quality & Safety, researchers report the results of a poll of doctors in the United States and Great Britain about various aspects of professional behavior. The results are surprising, and not all in a good way. The following are the answers given by the U.S. …

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Carjacking suspects knock down power lines in North Carolina auto accident

March 10, 2011 A North Carolina auto accident resulted in power lines being knocked down, blocking traffic in both directions on Interstate 40. Traffic on Interstate 40 was closed for a few hours after the North Carolina auto accident. According to law enforcement officials, two people assaulted someone and carjacked the person’s vehicle. The suspects …

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Want to Thwart Teen Texting? There's an App For That!

Texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina, not to mention dangerous. Consider these statistics:   Drivers talking on a cellphone are 4 times more likely to cause a crash than other drivers… but drivers TEXTING while driving are 23 times more likely to crash. Nearly everyone understands the risks. One of the AAA Foundation for …

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North Carolina's Top 10 Consumer Complaints

North Carolina’s consumer protection division fields questions and complaints about virtually any topic of interest to residents across the state. If you can buy it or use it in the state of North Carolina, the consumer protection division gets feedback about it. In total, the office received 21,879 complaints during 2010. That’s about 85 complaints each …

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