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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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Washington laws about personal injury recovery

Catastrophic injuries create staggering financial costs, from lost wages to medical bills. Washington allows individuals to file a lawsuit after injuries caused by third-party negligence. Washington has established these laws to guide personal injury claims. Individuals who disagree with the results of an insurance settlement can seek remedy through the court system. Fault determination...

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What are the dangers of vacuum-assisted birth?

A vacuum-assisted birth uses a special tool that helps to pull the baby from the womb. The Mayo Clinic explains the decision to use the vacuum often occurs when you are in active labor and there is an issue with the baby making it through the birth canal. Often, the reasons a doctor may...

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Is drowsy driving a form of distraction?

Washington drivers like you understand that distracted driving behaviors pose risks to everyone. But did you know that certain forms of distracted driving can happen without you knowing about it? Or even doing anything to distract yourself?  Drowsy driving falls under this category. There is nothing you are doing in particular that will distract...

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