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What are the three types of distracted driving?

Distracted driving can happen in a variety of ways even though people often associate it with cell phones. Something as simple as having a conversation with a passenger can be distracted driving.  Things you do every day without thinking about them can distract you while driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains...

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Is delayed cord clamping dangerous?

Usually, after the birth of a baby, the doctor quickly clamps the umbilical cord. However, there is also the option of waiting a little while to clamp the cord.  This option of delayed cord clamping, according to the American Pregnancy Association, can help increase the volume of a baby’s blood and the amount of iron...

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False positives in prostate cancer biopsies

Prostate cancer is a serious health concern, especially for older men. Getting a prostate exam can be intimidating for some, and having a biopsy to check for cancerous cells can be even more difficult. People in Washington State should know that liquid biopsies can sometimes return a false positive due to unrelated, noncancerous mutations....

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What causes road rage?

Almost every driver in Washington and other U.S. states has witnessed more than one incident of road rage. Whether because of running late for work, feeling out of control or being under a tremendous amount of stress, drivers can easily lose their tempers. Their detrimental behaviors often come with serious repercussions, both to themselves...

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Convolutional neural networks and misdiagnosis of melanoma

Patients in Washington and around the country want certainty when it comes to their cancer diagnoses. The idea that someone can misidentify a lesion is terribly scary for any patient. There can be serious health consequences when a doctor error happens. Understanding melanoma Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. It can...

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Self-driving cars will not be ending auto accidents anytime soon

Remember in the early 2010s, when automakers like Tesla were promising that their fully autonomous vehicles would be for sale in just a few years? It’s 2020, and so far, those promises have not come true. In a way, this is a good thing. Manufacturers have yet to perfect the technology necessary to make...

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What are the biggest dangers of dog bites?

In Washington, many residents have a pet dog. In fact, Washington ranks in the top 10 pet owning states. This means you have a high chance of running into a dog even if you do not own one yourself.  While this normally is not a problem, it can become one quickly if a dog...

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What strategies can you use to prevent medication errors?

When you go to a hospital in Washington, you expect to receive great medical care. Unfortunately, you could become a victim of a medication error if you do not advocate for your own health and ask the right questions.  If you have an upcoming visit to a health care facility, or if you take...

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The myriad consequences of a traffic accident

Car accidents are bad news all the way around. They cause property damage and bodily injury and of course a number of fatalities every year on Washington roads. Other negative consequences include financial impacts that last for years and years. The impact on insurance rates A Forbes article reveals how some accidents can cause...

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What is Erb’s palsy?

Washington parents like you expect the best care when you are dealing with matters of childbirth. After all, maternal care has come a long way. In the United States, there are hardly any fatalities related to childbirth. Even birthing injuries have been drastically lowered. But this does not mean there are no risks at...

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