Smartphones are only getting smarter. With each software update comes a variety of new apps designed to make your life easier – but those installations should come with warning signs.
Smartphones are a known cause of traffic accidents, with more and more drivers reporting being distracted by texts and calls while on the road. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 424,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013 – a 10 percent increase in just two years. What’s more, 3,154 people died.
When patients visit doctors, it is usually to discuss or diagnose a condition they know almost nothing about – such as pain that won’t go away or a cough they just can’t shake. Patients expect their physicians to have all the answers, but doctors are people, and they make mistakes just like anyone else.
Riding a motorcycle is both a thrilling and convenient way to commute. The excitement of riding, lower gas costs and cheaper maintenance are attractive to young riders; however, motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer injuries in a crash than passenger vehicle occupants.
Boating is a thrilling way to enjoy the summer sun, but it comes with inherent dangers. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, boaters are at risk of impact trauma, cardiac arrest, drowning, hypothermia and other hazards.
Construction has a reputation for being the most dangerous industry in the United States – and for good reason. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, there were 4,679 fatalities on construction sites in 2014 alone.