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Can using a rideshare service keep you safer on the road?

Rideshare services are increasingly popular, especially in cities. They allow you to pay a fee to get a ride. These services have been around long enough now to assess how they impact the safety on the roads. The Insurance Journal explains a study now shows rideshare services help to decrease DUI incidents and other...

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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.How...

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5 Tips for sharing the road with motorcyclists

There are more than 227,000 motorcycle registrations in the state of Washington. Despite this high number, many motorists know little about ways to safely share the road with motorcyclists.According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, motorcycles make up four percent of all registered vehicles in the state, but account for 17 percent of traffic...

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Misdiagnosis is a serious possibility – and a major concern

When a disease or condition is accurately diagnosed, a patient can get the most effective treatment possible. Unfortunately, misdiagnosis continues to present major obstacles for both medical professionals and patients. New research by the Mayo Clinic revealed that over 20 percent of patients who sought a second opinion about a medical condition had been misdiagnosed...

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Tips for dealing with aggressive drivers

Anyone who has been behind the wheel of a motor vehicle knows that aggressive drivers are everywhere. Unfortunately, road rage can be a very dangerous thing.According to the Traffic Safety, aggressive driving contributes to over half of all traffic fatalities.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as operating a motor vehicle...

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How many miles are driven in the U.S. every year?

The United States is the third largest country in the world by square miles. It also has the largest road network in the world, with 4 million miles of roads throughout the country.Considering the vastness of our roadway system – and how much our roads are used – there are obvious issues that arise.According...

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