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Upcoming Summit Will Focus on Reducing North Carolina Bicycle Accidents

North Carolina officials are concerned over the state’s increasing number of collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles. The North Carolina Department of Transportation states 23 individuals lost their lives as a result of North Carolina bicycle accidents in 2012—the last year data was collected. That’s a 4.5 percent increase from the previous year’s total. To …

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Organizations Working To Reduce North Carolina Bicycle Accidents

The warm weather of summer combined with schools being out of session for vacation means more bicycles are on the road in North Carolina. Unfortunately, this higher volume of cyclists also means a potential increase in the number of North Carolina bicycle accidents that are recorded. In fact, the North Carolina Department of Transportation reports …

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iPad Helps Diagnose Concussions

If you think that iPads are just entertainment devices, you should read about St. Edward High School in Ohio athletic trainer Jason Cruickshank. He uses an iPad to help diagnose his student athlete concussions. Using the tablet with the C3 Logix concussion app, the coach has a baseline measure of all his athletes’ cognitive function, balance, …

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Cause for Caution with Dietary Supplements

“Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!” I can’t help but think of that famous line from the Mel Brooks movie Blazing Saddles when I read about the attitude of the dietary supplement industry. Although they might paraphrase it as “Regulation? We don’t want no stinkin’ regulation!” According to a recent article in The New …

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Most Dangerous Intersections in Raleigh

Each year, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) compiles a list of the most hazardous sections, intersections and bicycle-pedestrian intersections across the state’s highways and byways. The list takes into account a number of factors, chief among them the frequency of accidents and the injuries sustained, using data compiled over a five-year period. For the …

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Fire Hazard from Insect Repellant and Sunscreen Sprays

Okay, this makes sense, but I never thought of it before, and now my obsessive/compulsive mind won’t be able to let it go. The FDA has just released a warning about using certain sprays near an open flame, such as a burning grill, campfire, bonfire, candle, lighter, or even a cigarette. Many sprays contain flammable …

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