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10 critical texting and driving statistics

Sometimes you think it feels like laws don't even make a difference. Every time you drive to work, you see countless people texting while they're driving. Maybe you're even riding in your carpool with a driver who won't put the phone down.

To better understand the situation and the risks, here are a few critical texting and driving statistics:

Study claims medical mistakes take 251,000 lives annually

Medical mistakes may be more common than you ever realized. One study says that they lead to 251,000 deaths every year. That's not even counting all of the accidents that are not fatal.

To really show the scope of the problem, consider this: 251,000 fatal mistakes make medical malpractice the third-leading cause of death in the United States. It ranks ahead of accidents, Alzheimer's, strokes and respiratory disease.

How a dog bite attack can cause serious injury

Many people in New York do not realize how serious dog bites can be. Although it is rare for victims to experience serious injuries, they can and do happen. Some attacks result in minor scratches and bruises, and others are so serious that victims sustain broken bones, deep lacerations and other serious injuries that require medical attention. What's more is that many dog bite victims experience tremendous pain and suffering, huge medical bills and lost wages. 

Some injuries are so minor victims can resume their normal activities a few days after their attacks. Those who suffer serious injuries often face long recoveries, requiring medical intervention and rehabilitation. Here is a brief overview of injuries that stem from dog bite attacks. 

Driver gets a cab while car burns with passenger inside

A 23-year-old man was allegedly driving a 2007 Infiniti on the Gowanus Expressway when he crashed. The car burst into flames after the accident.

The driver was able to get out of his vehicle. He was injured and hailed a cab to get a ride to the hospital. While he was waving down the cab, though, his passenger was still in the car.

Driver gets murder charges after getting cab to leave fiery crash

A driver in New York made headlines when he was caught on video climbing into a cab with a car burning in the background. He'd been driving that car, which he'd just crashed. Moreover, his passenger was trapped in the vehicle. She passed away in the inferno.

The man, who is 23 years old, has finally been charged by the authorities. The charges he faces are for vehicular homicide and depraved indifference murder.

Six signs that it's time to find a new doctor

If you're worried about your doctor making a serious mistake, it's time to be proactive. Find a doctor that you trust. Limit your own risk by taking the initiative.

Below are a few signs that it may be time to look for a new medical professional, whether you need serious treatment or simple yearly checkups.

  1. Your personalities just don't click. You want someone inviting and thoughtful who you can talk to, for instance, but your doctor is always in a rush and wants to give you commands, rather than asking questions.
  2. You don't get enough information. You know that a lab test was ordered, for example, but not why it was ordered.
  3. The doctor rushes through everything. You know those in the medical profession tend to be busy, but you deserve a high level of care.
  4. Unprofessional behavior abounds in the office. You can never get in touch with the support staff, you leave messages for your doctor that never get through and they make mistakes like misplacing records or test results.
  5. Your doctor will never really listen to what you have to say. Everything feels one-sided, as he or she makes your choices for you.
  6. You're concerned about the doctor's competence. For example, maybe he or she has made small mistakes already. It's nothing big, but you're worried that the next error will be serious.

Construction's infamous fatal four, with examples

The construction industry is infamous for its accidents, and the so-called "Fatal Four" lead the way year after year. They're so prevalent that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has special programs just for safety training in these four areas.

So, what specific hazards do workers need to watch out for? They are:

Doctors get it wrong because symptoms aren't consistent

When you go to the doctor, you expect to tell him or her your symptoms and get an accurate diagnosis right away. Unfortunately, this rarely happens.

In reality, doctors often don't know what you have just by looking at your symptoms. They could apply to a lot of different things. Doctors will work backward, eliminating things until they think they have reached a solution.

Top 3 risks for bicyclists in New York City

Bicycling through New York City can be intimidating. With taxis, commercial vehicles and pedestrians clogging up the streets, biking in the city comes with unique risks. 

If you get into an accident on your bike, you could get a significant injury. Here are some of the most common hazards you will encounter while riding your bike in the city and tips for avoiding them.

Motorcycles lead to a disproportionate fatality rate

Wondering if riding a motorcycle is really more dangerous than driving a car? Some argue that it's not, with the proper gear and training, but the raw statistics tell a different story.

For example, a study carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted that motorcycle accident deaths account for about 5 percent of all of the fatalities that happen on America's highways in a given year.

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