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June 2018 Archives

Drunk driving, fireworks make July 4th a deadly holiday

Iowa residents will want to know what risks to look out for on the Fourth of July so that they can celebrate the holiday safely and responsibly. Esurance and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety both state that July 4th is the single worst day for fatal car crashes, so drivers should be extra careful.

12 reasons dogs bite

Dogs typically bite for a reason. It may feel like it happens suddenly and without warning, but that could be because the reason was not obvious to a person, even if it was to the dog.

Drugged driving and the limitations of drug testing

Though alcohol-impaired driving saw a slight decline between 2006 and 2016, that same time period has seen a 16 percent increase in fatally injured drugged drivers. This is according to a new report that Iowa residents should know more about. The study, which was conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association, found that 44 percent of fatally injured drivers in 2016 tested positive for drugs. About 51 percent of those drivers had two or more drugs in their system.

Development in the treatment for pancreatic cancer

Iowa residents who are suffering from pancreatic cancer may be interested to know that if their cancer does not spread to other parts of their body, they are more likely to live longer while maintaining a four-drug regimen than taking a single cancer medication. This is according to researchers who presented their findings at an American Society of Clinical Oncology conference.

FMCSA analyzes 2016 data on Fatal truck crashes

The number of fatal crashes involving large trucks and passenger vehicles appears to be on the rise. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has just released a data drill-down report on the fatal large-truck crashes that occurred in 2016, finding a 3 percent increase from the year before. Drivers in Iowa will want to know what the most common factors were.

Despite being treatable, broken bones present serious challenges

In the wake of a serious motor vehicle accident, you may feel lucky to only have relatively minor injuries. If you didn't hurt your head or spine, that can be a positive outcome in a major crash. Broken bones, after all, typically only require a cast, rest and some physical therapy for rehabilitation. Even severely broken bones and compound fractures that require surgery usually heal well with proper medical care.

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