Blog Posts in November, 2013

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  • Multiple approaches to preventing diagnostic errors

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 29, 2013

    When it comes to a medical diagnosis, most Tennessee residents simply put blind faith in their doctors. Truly believing these trained professionals know what they are doing, many fail to search out second opinions or even question what their doctors have to say. However, given the fact thousands of people are injured or killed every year due to medical errors, more has to be done when it comes to ...
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  • Study uses protein to determine seriousness of a concussion

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 27, 2013

    Last week we posted about how the decline in youth football enrollment may be attributed to an increased fear over brain injuries. Basically, with more news stories related to claims of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy being tied to taking hits to the head in football, many parents may be hesitant to allow their children to sign up for a sport with such perceived dangers. In talking about brain ...
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  • Many car accidents expected over Thanksgiving weekend

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 27, 2013

    If you are a Nashville resident who will head out of town after work today, you are not the only one. AAA has estimated that about 43.4 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend, and about 90 percent of travelers will do so by car. This makes the Thanksgiving holiday travel period - Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - one of the busiest travel times of the year. ...
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  • Survey: Older drivers failing to resist smartphone temptations

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 22, 2013

    While many people may like to think that texting while driving -- or using a smartphone and driving -- are only distractions for young people, the truth is that all age groups are becoming more and more distracted by their phones. And, while the focus used to mainly be on texting or talking while driving, now surfing the web, using social media and responding to emails are all driving distractions ...
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  • Is the decline in youth football tied to fear of brain injuries?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 20, 2013

    In the past, most parents did not think twice before signing their children up to play football. However, in recent years, there has been a decline in enrollment. And while some say this is due to the economy and more of a focus on specializing in just one sport, others think the decline is due to more attention being paid to the potential for injuries . Pop Warner is the largest youth football ...
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  • Swerving to avoid deer could lead to accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 16, 2013

    Deer are unpredictable creatures. It is commonplace for a deer to run out in front of a car, or even run halfway into the road, but then stop and stare right in the middle. Given this unpredictable nature, it should come as no surprise that there are fatalities and injuries every single year on Tennessee roadways that are caused by deer. According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, ...
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  • Truck driver falls asleep, overturns truck on State Highway 840

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 15, 2013

    State Highway 840, referred to by many as just Highway 840, is a highway around Nashville, Tennessee. Those in the area know this is a highway frequently used by local passenger vehicle drivers and truck drivers. Recently, there have been a number of trucking accidents along or near Interstate 840. For example, late last month, a tractor-trailer overturned on State Route 840 around 2:15 a.m. The ...
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  • Officials accused of missing warning signs prior to accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 13, 2013

    Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board said that in the past year there have been a total of four accidents, involving buses and trucks, were federal officials had either ignored or missed warning signs of issues prior to the crashes. With this being said, one has to wonder if these accidents could have been prevented if federal officials had recognized or reacted to these warning ...
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  • Web searches could help find dangerous drug interactions quicker

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 6, 2013

    Sometimes after taking a medication, a patient may feel a bit off. In some cases, this may be due to an unknown drug interaction. However, while Tennessee residents should alert their doctors right away whenever there is a perceived negative reaction to a medication, many also first go online to see if they can figure it out on their own. It turns out, those using the Web to try and figure out ...
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  • Fatal Tennessee bus crash may have resulted from blown tire

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 3, 2013

    A Tennessee accident that occurred in early October on I-40 resulted in eight people dying and a number of other individuals being critically injured. Preliminary investigation suggests that the accident occurred because of a blown tire on a bus carrying a group of church members home. After the front tire of the bus blew, the bus driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median ...
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