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Summer Safety Basics: Preventing Electric Shock Drowning

  • June 26, 2017

There could be a silent killer in the water this summer, and no, it isn’t a shark or alligator. It’s something you might never expect: electricity. Electric Shock Drowning Electricity in the water might seem like an odd idea. But electrically-charged objects are all over the place, from boats to metal docks or any nearby equipment, like generators. If an electric charge esc...

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Defensive Medicine: When Treatment Becomes Harmful

  • June 23, 2017

In some professions, like law or sports, being defensive can be a good thing. But in the medical field? It’s not as great. What is Defensive Medicine? Defensive medicine occurs when doctors or other healthcare professionals recommend tests, treatments, or procedures that are not necessarily the best option for a patient. They do this to protect themselves against medical malp...

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French Blogger Killed By Defective Whipped Cream Can

  • June 22, 2017

Is a dangerous product lurking in your home? Many recalls concern visible issues, like a dangerously tilted dresser or a food product with mold. But other times, a product’s defect isn’t visible at all. And that means that sometimes, the harm occurs before a consumer even realizes there’s an issue. This week’s death of a French lifestyle blogger highlights this scary re...

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Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s Warren Sapp Joins Quest To End CTE

  • June 22, 2017

Warren Sapp, a Hall of Fame football player and former defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is hoping to make his football legacy about more than awards and recognition. He recently announced his plans to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation when he dies. Sapp’s announcement contributes to the ever-growing discussion about the dangers of concussions ...

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The Autopsy Process: A Little Gross, But Very Important

  • June 21, 2017

Think about the key players in your favorite murder mystery or crime show. Along with dedicated cops, hardened FBI agents, or ruthless defense attorneys, there’s probably a coroner who makes an epic, plot twisting discovery after examining a victim’s body. While real life cases are not as dramatic as the ones in fiction, the examination is actually a very important part of...

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Tesla Crash Raises Questions About Self-Driving Liability

  • June 20, 2017

If a self-driving car crashes, who is liable? It sounds like the start of a bad joke or a philosophical query. But as self-driving cars become a reality, it is a question that needs to be addressed. In 2016, the first deadly self-driving car accident occurred in the United States, and it actually happened in Florida. The driver was behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S sedan when...

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