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October 2015 Archives

Coaches may prevent concussions in high school football

Every high school football coach in New York should be concerned first and foremost with the health and safety of the players. A lack of adequate information and training about how to recognize a concussion could mean the difference between life and death for a young player. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, any teen who suffers a concussion sustains damage to brain cells, which are torn and stretched, causing chemical changes. This can happen when a player receives a blow to the head, but the brain can also twist or bounce inside the skull and sustain damage during a blow to the body.

Study evaluates safety of trucker hours of service regulations

As the trucking industry expands to meet the rise in demand of the improved economy, large trucks make up more and more of the vehicles on the roadways in New York. The New York Times has recently suggested federal lawmakers are not doing enough to protect motorists from the hazards of large trucks. Truck driver fatigue, in particular, continues to be a growing problem, and yet the laws that limit how many hours each week a truck driver can be on the road may be increasing, rather than decreasing.

Bicycle safety on the streets of New York City

Even though they have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers, cyclists are particularly vulnerable on the streets of New York. The New York City Department of Transportation is proactive in working toward bicycle accident prevention, promoting awareness and offering free safety helmets and fittings. However, there are many ways that a rider can reduce the risks of a collision.

Advocacy group grades U.S. nursing homes by state

In New York, when a person is no longer able to perform daily tasks or self-care due to health issues, a nursing home may be the only option. Choosing the facility can be one of life's more difficult decisions because the quality of care can make such a difference in whether a person is treated with dignity and respect. Families for Better Care, an advocacy group for nursing home residents, is focused on improving the conditions in nursing home facilities across the nation by analyzing data and providing grades for each state.

Tips for preventing all sorts of child injuries in everyday life

Children are learning, growing and full of energy, so they are often at a higher risk for injury than many parents would like. Some of the top risks include things like falls, drownings, accidental poisonings, injuries from fires and car accidents. To keep kids safe in New York, there are a few tips parents should remember:

Cuomo: Major funding to reduce New York City car accident rate

New York is slated to be a major recipient of federal highway grants in the upcoming year, thanks to the efforts of Governor Cuomo and transportation experts throughout the state. The funding is designed to support programs that would reduce the number of New York City car accidents. More than $32 million will be allocated into the state's coffers, with more than 500 separate initiatives receiving funding through this annual budget decision.

7 tips that help keep medical mistakes from happening

For Medicare patients, it's been shown that the odds of a medical error are fairly high--about one out of every seven patients will experience one. These are overall numbers for the United States, but they still show that patients in New York must be aware and they must be careful. These tips may help:

Diabetes: Not an excuse for causing deadly truck accidents

Did you know that federal rules about commercial vehicle operation have loosened to include more diabetic drivers? In years past, people with insulin-dependent diabetes were prevented from obtaining commercial drivers licenses for interstate transport. Now, however, new rules have opened the commercial driving field for Type 1 diabetics and other similar drivers. Although statistics are not very comprehensive with regards to whether diabetic drivers cause many New York City truck accidents, the potential for danger certainly exists. Drivers who suffer from certain health conditions such as insulin-dependent diabetes may lose focus, become disoriented and cause accidents because of low blood sugar or other critical situations.

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Big Apple | Pothole & Sidewalk Protection Committee
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