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3 important safety tips for motorcyclists

The summer season is drawing to a close, but you still have plenty of opportunities to enjoy your motorcycle. You cannot resist going out for a ride with the clear skies and dry roads. This may seem like the ideal time to hop on your bike and get the most out of it before the rain and snow come around, but that is not exactly the case.

Study finds doctor burnout to blame for many medical errors

New York residents who have experienced complications from medical errors may be interested to learn that according to a national survey, some of those errors could be a result of burnout. The survey asked approximately 6,700 physicians who worked in clinics and hospitals about workplace burnout, medical errors and workplace safety.

Traffic fatalities exceeded 40,000 in 2017

New York motorists may be concerned to learn that there were approximately 40,100 traffic-related deaths in 2017, according to preliminary figures from the National Safety Council. It is the second year in a row that motor vehicle accidents claimed more than 40,000 lives in the U.S. In 2016, 40,327 people were killed on American roadways.

Studies show that reducing distracted driving is still a priority

Many drivers in New York become distracted by the new technology out there, including not only smartphones but also infotainment systems and automated features like Tesla's Autopilot. Data from Agero, a provider of roadside assistance systems, suggests that drivers between the age of 17 and 22 are especially prone to distraction: they use their smartphones a full 12 percent of their time behind the wheel.

Some doctors are not prepared to diagnose diseases in women

The medical education provided to physicians and nurses in New York often fails to address gender-based differences in symptoms and disease. A 2016 survey of medical students revealed that less than half, 43.1 percent, received instruction about gender differences in medicine. The author of the study said that medical research and education still strongly focus on managing disease in males. Three-quarters of animal testing studies only involve male animals.

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