Jet Ski Accidents Can Be Deadly

In the summer of 2020, there was a tragic accident that resulted in the death of a Mid-south man and his 6-year-old daughter. The driving mother and wife are distraught after what was supposed to be a fun day out on the water. Witnesses say that the father and daughter were on a personal watercraft…

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Deception No More: The Secret of the Placebo Effect

You may have heard of the placebo effect when it comes to medication. Essentially, it is a trick of the mind. The theory was that if you did not know that you were taking a sugar pill instead of a prescribed medication, then the pill would “cure” whatever ailment you have. It causes you to…

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The Untold Story of Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

Traumatic brain injuries are usually presented as the result of car crashes or falls. While these are among the most common cause of TBIs, they are not the only ones. A recent article published in Scientific American looked at three underrepresented groups of TBI victims: domestic abuse victims, athletes, and soldiers. Today, we want to…

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Firefighters Face Increased Risk of Exposure to “Forever Chemicals”

Firefighters put their lives on the line to save everyday Americans from fires, no matter how dangerous the structures are. Aside for the risk of burns and suffocation, firefighters also risk exposure to deadly toxins. Some of these “forever chemicals” can cause long-term damage to firefighters’ bodies. Forever chemicals are poly-fluoroalkyl substances. These chemicals can…

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Acute Cardiac Syndrome (ACS) Is Often Misdiagnosed More in Women Than Men

A recent study which was presented to the European Society of Cardiology Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress revealed that chest pain in women is more frequently misdiagnosed than chest pain in men. Heart attacks and heart disorders have generally been thought of as male diseases. Women who present symptoms of heart disorders are often: Not diagnosed…

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What Are the Dangers Associated with Rollover Accidents?

Cars, sport utility vehicles, crossover utility vehicles, jeeps, all-terrain vehicles, and many types of trucks have one thing in common – they’re all susceptible to rollover accidents. Rollovers occur due to physical forces which cause the vehicle to fall to the side or flip over onto the roof of the car. Rollover accidents are often…

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