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Exactly how dangerous are Seattle drivers?

Statistically, Seattle does not have safe drivers. Whether that is because of poorly-maintained roads, decreased visibility or distraction, many people suffer. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, you may forget that you take people’s lives into your hands when you shift into gear. And in many cases, other drivers are not the...

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How can you avoid distracted driving?

Like many Washington residents, your life is busy and requires constant multitasking and often running from one place to another. While you try to maximize every minute, when you are behind the wheel of a car it is vital to maintain focus on the road and your surroundings at all times. This helps ensure...

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Erb’s palsy: causes, risk factors and treatment

As an expectant Washington mother, you may have heard that you should “expect the unexpected” when raising children, but when it comes to your delivery, itself, you are probably hoping for a smooth, predictable process. Unfortunately, though, some deliveries are far more difficult than others, and in some cases, difficult deliveries can lead to...

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New study reports medication errors cause more harm than you think

Every medical professional has a duty to provide the best possible care to each patient they see. Unfortunately, medical errors are still common in hospitals and care centers across the country.  According to NBC News, nearly one in ten patients suffer complications or severe injuries because of preventable medical errors. And NBC cites a...

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School buses deserve your full attention

The end of summer is an exciting time of year, as parents send their kids back to school. But along with the excitement of purchasing new clothes, the possibility of making new friends and worrying about inevitable scheduling changes, you might feel a little stressed out about how the school year will go. Mornings...

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Medical errors the nation’s third-most-common cause of death

When you feel unwell and are not sure why, you probably schedule a visit with your Washington doctor so he or she can determine the problem and tell you how you can fix it. Regrettably, though, today’s doctors and physicians are not immune to making mistakes, and there are numerous areas in which they...

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What’s a few more seconds worth?

Have you ever noticed how hurried drivers are? Not you, but others…right? Chances are, you know exactly how it is. You hit snooze too many times, grab your coffee and rush out the door, only to find I-5 at a standstill. You probably get upset about how nobody can drive or wonder why people...

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Lack of bike lanes increasing risk for cyclists

Many cyclists across the city protested the redesigning of Seattle’s 35th Avenue NE. They claim that the new design only leaves cyclists more vulnerable to serious accidents. And it seems those concerns are valid, especially after recent accidents that left a bicyclist seriously injured and a motorcyclist dead. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)...

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Make sure your child’s helmet is safe this summer

Most bicyclists are aware that they face serious risk in the event of a collision with a much larger vehicle. And that risk only increases if they do not wear a proper helmet to prevent a serious head injury. However, some recent reports regarding bicycle helmets reveal not only how important it is to...

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Jump parks are designed for your children’s safety…right?

Within the past decade, trampoline parks have gained popularity throughout the United States. The indoor play areas provide an opportunity for your children’s supervised physical activity outside of an organized sports program. However, while countless parents across the nation allow their kids to use jump time to burn off energy, or choose to bring...

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