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August 2019 Archives

Study finds technology, attitude effective in safety gains

A study by the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence indicates that trucking companies can improve performance by prioritizing safety. Management strategies and the implementation of advanced safety technologies can greatly improve the safety of trucks operating in Kentucky and across the country, according to the study. The research was a joint effort by the NSTSCE, the National Safety Council, state trucking organizations, and commercial insurer Travelers. All of the fleets studied experienced fewer crashes and less severe crashes, along with better safety scores.

Kentucky travelers are endangered by cellphone addicts

How often do you use your cellphone? Chances are, you know someone who has a serious cellphone addiction. Hopefully, it's not you. Someone you live with, work with or travel with might be addicted to his or her cellphone. Not only can this cause great disruption in a person's life, if someone feeds his or her addiction while driving, it places everyone nearby at risk for serious, if not fatal, injury.

One car model is both the safest and most likely to crash

A new report contains both good news and bad news for Kentucky drivers who own a Subaru Crosstrek. The good news is that the fuel-efficient, affordable model is one of the safest cars on the road. However, the bad news is that it is also the most crashed vehicle in the United States.

Vasculitis can be easy to misdiagnose

Medical professionals in Kentucky and throughout the country could be misdiagnosing patients with vasculitis. This is because there are many signs that mimic the symptoms of this condition, and treating patients for vasculitis when they don't actually have it could lead to negative consequences. It is not uncommon for an individual to present with what looks like vasculitis only to have cholesterol emboli or endocarditis instead.

Steps to take after a medical misdiagnosis

Around 12 million people in Kentucky and across the U.S. are misdiagnosed by doctors every year. In fact, some 20% of all serious medical conditions are mistaken for something else. This is the reason for requesting a second, third or even fourth opinion. When misdiagnoses occur and cause harm, then the time may come for a malpractice claim.

Study reveals three most misdiagnosed medical conditions

Misdiagnoses and delayed diagnoses are behind more than 100,000 cases of permanent disability or death every year in the U.S. A study from Johns Hopkins University shows that three conditions in particular are frequently linked to diagnostic errors. Kentucky residents should know that the "Big Three," as researchers label them, are cancer, vascular events and infection.

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