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February 2018 Archives

Cellulitis: what it is, and how to avoid its misdiagnosis

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection affecting the skin and tissue; it often develops on the face, neck, and lower leg. Its symptoms, which include red, swollen skin that's warm to the touch, are common to other conditions and are especially similar to pseudocellulitis. This frequently leads to misdiagnoses of cellulitis. Those in Kentucky who have suffered from this condition should know about a new study that's aiming for more accurate diagnoses.

Debate over regulations for trucking safety on the road

For many Kentucky drivers, the thought of an accident with a large tractor-trailer truck is one of the most frightening possibilities on the roadway. The mass and weight of these large trucks means that a crash involving them can be deadly or lead to severe personal injuries. As truck drivers spend lengthy shifts behind the wheel, often driving at highway speeds during late-night hours, the threat posed to highway safety due to drowsy drivers can be significant. Because of this danger, a number of ongoing debates concern the best way to regulate drivers' hours of work in order to protect people from dangerous truck crashes.

JAMA study shows rise in car crashes on April 20

Recreational marijuana use has been legalized in nine states and Washington, D.C. While the people of Kentucky may not have to worry as much about drivers operating under the influence of recreational marijuana, they need to know that marijuana-related crashes are apparently increasing in most U.S. states. This is especially true during the April 20 holiday that marijuana users have proclaimed and celebrated since the early '90s.

Open fracture may leave you closed off from your normal life

Though you may have always considered yourself a safe driver and believed that your cautious actions had helped prevent you from suffering harm, you may have recently found yourself involved in a serious accident. The accident was no fault of your own, but you still ended up with injuries that could have a considerable impact on your life. Now you may wonder how to seek compensation and justice for the injuries and other damages suffered.

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