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Symptoms of a drug reaction

It doesn't matter if you're taking an over-the-counter or prescription medication, nothing changes the fact that you need to be extremely careful about what you put into your body.

It's easy to assume that anything your doctor recommends will bring more good to your life than harm, but this is not always the case. There is a chance you could have a drug reaction (also known as a drug allergy), thus resulting in another health concern.

Four reasons you should go to the doctor after a car accident

Even a minor car accident can be scary. Adrenaline is pumping and your car may have damage. Most importantly, you could be injured. So, what's next? If you've been in a car accident, you shouldn't hesitate to go to a doctor as soon as possible. Here's why.

Pedestrians can do these things to help avoid a fatal accident

As a pedestrian, you hope that you never have a close call with a vehicle. This alone is enough to scare you out of your mind.

Unfortunately, many people are struck by a motor vehicle every year, often resulting in a serious injury or death.

250,000 annual deaths linked to medical mistakes

A recent study has linked 250,000 annual deaths to medical mistakes and errors. It's a stunning number, much higher than many people assume.

In fact, if you look at the official list from the Centers for Disease Control, the only things that rank higher than medical mistakes are cancer and heart disease. Both of them result in about 600,000 annual fatalities. Though the gap between them and medical mistakes is fairly large, that still puts these avoidable errors at third overall.

A concussion is a serious injury that requires medical help

There is never a good time to suffer a blow to the head, as this can result in serious injury, such as a concussion.

There are many types of accidents that can result in a concussion, including but not limited to a motor vehicle crash or slip and fall.

A mom points to Tamiflu as having led her son to commit suicide

The aunt and uncle of 16-year-old Indiana teen boy join masses of other parents in questioning just how safe Tamiflu, the go-to drug for treating symptoms of the flu, is for minor patients.

They allege that their son only decided to take the drug in hopes that he'd able to recover much more quickly from the potentially deadly virus. He was prescribed the drug on a Thursday and immediately took it in the car as soon as he picked it up from the pharmacy that same day.

My Uber or Lyft driver got in an auto accident, what should I do?

Chances are you've probably taken a ride with a ridesharing company, such as Uber or Lyft. Ridesharing is a nice alternative to asking your friends for a ride and can be incredibly convenient if you're planning a night out. While these companies provide a valuable service, what happens when you're in a rideshare vehicle and your driver gets in an accident?

How to deal with a hit and run accident

After a car accident, most drivers usually pull over to the shoulder and exchange insurance with one another. We've covered what to do immediately following a normal accident, but what if the other driver runs from the scene?

What are the primary causes of distracted driving?

In an overall sense, it's easy to understand the risks associated with distracted driving. Even so, some people make the mistake of losing focus when they're behind the wheel.

There are many things that can result in distracted driving, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Daydreaming. Your mind begins to wander as you travel down the road, causing you to pay less attention to the task at hand.
  • Cellphone use. From texting to talking, there are many forms of cellphone use that can distract you.
  • Outside events, objects or people. A common example of this is staring at an accident on the shoulder of the road, as opposed to worrying about controlling your vehicle.
  • Conversing with passengers. It can be difficult to remain focused with other people in your vehicle, especially if they want to talk.
  • Reaching for something in your vehicle. Many accidents occur as drivers attempt to reach for something while driving, such as that piece of fruit that slipped under your seat.
  • Adjusting vehicle controls. From the radio station to the GPS, making adjustments when your car is in motion is a big no-no.
  • Eating or drinking. It's easy to believe you can save time by eating a meal or drinking a beverage in your car, but the practice also increases the likelihood of an accident.

DePuy hip replacement defect: Are you a victim?

If you opt for any type of hip replacement surgery, you expect to feel better after the procedure. Sure, there is a recovery period, but as the days go by, you hope to regain the level of health you've been expecting.

Unfortunately, the DePuy hip replacement could have the opposite effect on your life. Rather than feel better after the surgery, you may realize that something is very wrong.

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