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Truck Driver Safety Can Be Compromised by Serious Health Issues

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We’ve all seen 18-wheelers drift onto the shoulder and wondered what was going on in the cab. Was the driver looking at a map? A phone? Eating? Lighting a cigarette? Drowsy? Truck drivers get tired driving long stretches of highway for hours on end, and there’s no doubt exhaustion is a real danger. Linked… Read More »

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Common Injuries from Rear-End Car Wrecks

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Your whole world can change in literally the blink of an eye. It takes just a split second for a fender bender to occur, and even if the accident seems minor, your injuries might not be. For example, a car traveling at just five miles per hour can cause whiplash upon impact, leading to… Read More »

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Boating Accidents and Injuries

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Featuring over 7,500 miles of coastline and many well-known waterways such as the Mississippi River, the Sabine River, the Toledo Bend Reservoir, the Red River, the Atchafalaya Basin, and Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana is bursting with opportunities to spend time on the water. Here in Sportsman’s Paradise, boats are widely used for fishing and wildlife… Read More »

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Drowsy Driving: Using Technology to Combat the Risk

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When you’re tired, getting behind the wheel can be a very dangerous proposition. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that sleepiness and driver fatigue account for approximately 100,000 crashes and over 70,000 injuries each year. The 2015 figures attribute 824 deaths to drowsy driving, although the actual number is believed to be… Read More »

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Drinking, Driving and Teens: They don’t mix

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For drivers aged 16-19 in the United States, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute (IIHSHLDI) reports the fatal crash rate is three times as high as it is for drivers 20 years old and older. In 2015 alone, 2,715 teenagers died in accidents. The reasons are apparent. Teens most often… Read More »

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Motor Vehicle Accidents are a Threat to Public Health

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People deserve to live and work in a safe society, but the reality is that many communities are quite hazardous. There are many common threats to public health, including pollution, gun violence, availability of illegal drugs, and more. In fact, the first full week of April has been designated National Public Health Week (NPHW)… Read More »

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Speed Limiters on Trucks: Good or Bad?

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We all want there to be fewer accidents on the road. While the goal is simple, the way to achieve it is far more complicated. Many ideas revolve around speed. Research done at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that 33,000 deaths that occurred between 1993 and 2013 were caused by increases in… Read More »

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Safe Summer Tips

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Summertime in Louisiana means a lot of things. It means no school, longer days, and lazy boat rides on the weekends. For the children, it is an opportunity to make the most out of their free time, shake off the winter cobwebs, and stretch their legs out after sitting behind a desk for most… Read More »

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Military Personnel Can Suffer Personal Injuries

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Vernon Parish derives its name from President George Washington’s beloved home, Mt. Vernon. Given his lengthy military service, it seems fitting that Vernon Parish is home to the fifth-largest military installation in the country. Covering almost 200,000 acres, Fort Polk was one of the Army’s major World War II training camps and is currently… Read More »

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Major Pharmacy Chains Missing Dangerous Drug Combinations

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Know what people are doing a lot of these days? Taking prescription drugs. In fact, the number of people who take five or more has doubled since 1994. We are all familiar with the long, fast-talking bit at the end of drug commercials and the fine print at the bottom of their magazine ads… Read More »

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