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What to know about motor vehicle accidents

No one wants to face the possibility of a motor vehicle accident; however, for many adults, a simple drive home can turn into a drastic nightmare. A motor vehicle accident may include a collision that involves two cars, but pedestrians and cyclists are also at risk when it comes to using the roads.

X-ray developments designed to reduce errors, improve quality

Many people in New York expect to receive an X-ray when they have a potential broken bone or other problems. However, there has been a number of developments in X-ray technology that could substantially change the experience for many patients. X-rays were originally discovered at the end of the 19th century, and since that time, they have been used to see inside the human body, examine luggage contents at airports and even monitor buildings.

Drowsiness: its effect on drivers and its symptoms

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the police report an estimated 100,000 drowsy driving crashes every year in New York and across the U.S. However, a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that the actual number of drowsy driving crashes may be triple that. In other words, drowsiness is a danger to drivers that often goes unrealized and unreported.

Crash risk goes up for teen drivers once they are licensed

Teen drivers in New York as well as their parents may be surprised by the results of a study conducted by the National Institutes for Health and Virginia Tech University. Researchers analyzed the behavior of 90 teen drivers and measured their risk for crashes and near-misses with other vehicles. That risk was eight times higher in the first three months that teens spent driving alone than in the previous three months they spent with parental supervision.

Teen drivers are undeniable roadway hazards

If you live in New York and spend time traveling the state’s roadways, you may have personal experience sharing the road with teen drivers. While doing so is an inevitable part of driving, it also poses clear risks. While, through no fault of their own, teen drivers lack experience, many teens also engage in dangerous driving behaviors behind the wheel, and when inexperience and poor decision-making come together, the results can prove deadly.

New technique can detect subtle breast cancer lesions

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in women worldwide. In recent years, doctors in New York and across the U.S. have become quite adept at detecting many forms of the disease. However, some breast tumors have characteristics that make them more difficult to diagnose.

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