Blog Posts in October, 2015

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  • The odds of dying in a car crash in Tennessee

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 19, 2015

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motor vehicle deaths have declined drastically in the past three years. This has been part of an overall decline since 1985 that has occurred largely because of improvements in car safety. However, it is still one of the most common causes of death in the United States. In 2013, there were 33,804 motor vehicle deaths out of 2.6 million ...
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  • There are benefits to early breast cancer detection

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 13, 2015

    Due to the claims made by popular media, many Tennessee women may not believe that early detection of breast cancer is important. However, a recently-published study indicates that women are more likely to survive longer if their breast cancer is diagnosed earlier than later. The study utilized data that was taken from 1999 to 2005 from around 174,000 Dutch women. The popular view regarding breast ...
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  • Book seeks to improve nontechnical surgery skills

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 8, 2015

    Tennessee residents may be aware that surgical errors often happen for nontechnical reasons such as poor communication, failures of leadership or a lack of teamwork. These errors, known as "never events" because they are never supposed to happen, actually happen to about 6 percent of hospital patients in relation to surgery and may include surgery on the wrong site, errors with drugs and leaving ...
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