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Know Your Rights On The Road In Pennsylvania

PA Supreme Court Case Anyone who drives a work vehicle fro their job, that may include police officers, detectives, fire fighters, and over-the-road truck drivers, should be aware of the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Rush vs. Erie Insurance Exchange, 308 A. 3d 780, so that they can protect their rights if they are […]

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Pedestrian deaths increased in 2018

Pennsylvania residents might be interested to know that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, released its latest traffic crash data on Oct. 22. The report contained both encouraging and discouraging news. According to the NHTSA data, approximately 36,560 people lost their lives in U.S. traffic accidents in 2018, which is around 2.4% less than

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Questions you may have after an accident on a construction site

Construction sites can be dangerous places to work. In addition to the demanding nature of physical labor, you also have to consider hazards related to moving vehicles, heavy equipment, power tools, working from heights and much more. It is not surprising that many of the men and women who work in these environments suffer injuries

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NPH versus Alzheimer’s: misdiagnosis is not uncommon

In Pennsylvania and across the United States, a condition known as normal pressure hydrocephalus, or NPH, closely mimics Alzheimer’s disease and other types of conditions, including Parkinson’s disease. However, unlike Alzheimer’s disease, NPH is a treatable condition. It is estimated that approximately 700,000 people in the United States have NPH, yet many of these individuals

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Automated safety features: benefits for drivers

General Motors has revealed the benefits of automated safety features in a study that it conducted with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. While the study is about GM vehicles, the results should interest all drivers in Pennsylvania. Advanced driver assistance systems, despite their cost, can reduce the number of crashes, including lane-change crashes,

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Lowering the likelihood of errors in radiology

Radiologists in Pennsylvania, as elsewhere, often suffer from long shifts and an excessive workload. When radiologists read an image, a cognitive bias may lead them to only look for those things they were trained to look for. All of these can contribute to missed diagnoses and other errors. Missed diagnoses resulting from a false-positive reading

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Is the scaffolding you are on really safe?

Nearly every Pennsylvania construction worker will spend at least some time on scaffolding during his or her career. You may trust that it is constructed properly and adheres to regulations, safety standards and requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — at the very least. Unfortunately, OSHA’s third most common citation involves improper scaffolding.

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