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  • Tennessee police on the lookout for drunk drivers New Year's Eve

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 31, 2012

    Drunk driving puts every other driver and pedestrian out on the roadways directly in harm's way. This is why law enforcement in Tennessee will be conducting increased enforcement to get drunk drivers off of the roadways for the four days leading up to New Year's Day. For while most equate partying with New Year's Eve, the truth is that many also go out drinking the days and evenings leading up to ...
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  • Items left behind a serious surgical error

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 29, 2012

    Every year across the country about 2,000 patients end up having materials left behind inside of them after a surgery. Often times it can take weeks, months or even years for the materials to be discovered, which can lead to complications and another necessary surgery in order to take out whatever was left behind by the original surgical team. Over the past several years, surgical errors where ...
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  • Are crash test dummies representative of average Americans?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 21, 2012

    It's safe to assume most Tennessee residents have seen the videos on the news of the crash test dummies that are used to test the safety of vehicles. These dummies are meant to give an idea of what the human body's response would be in different car accident scenarios. However, while these dummies certainly do have an important purpose, some safety experts are concerned that the size and shape of ...
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  • Study: Alcohol plays major role in fatal wrong-way accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 19, 2012

    Wrong-way collisions are dangerous, especially on highways and interstates where vehicles are closing in on each other at a high rate of speed. Due to the deadly nature of these types of accidents, which claim hundreds of lives per year, the National Transportation Safety Board recently met to address the problem and try and come up with a solution. The NTSB reviewed a study that included 1,566 ...
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  • Children's toys pose risk of eye injuries

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 14, 2012

    Every year there are more than 250,000 children who are treated in the emergency room due to toy-related injuries. More than half of these injuries are to their faces and heads. This is why the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning parents to think about what toys are on this year's wish list before just buying them. Quite often parents incorrectly assume that if something is on the ...
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