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Some drugs have the potential for severe side effects

Just because you are prescribed a drug by your medical team doesn't mean you should take it before learning more about the potential side effects.

If you neglect to understand the side effects of the drug, you could be putting yourself in a dangerous situation.

Is it dangerous when your car is a lemon?

Of course no one wants to get a lemon when car shopping. This is a vehicle that just seems to have defect after defect. Even when you get it fixed, it just breaks down again. You can never seem to solve all of the issues.

Can buying a lemon actually be dangerous? Should you be worried about more than just the financial side of fixing the lemon?

There are many types of skull fracture

Any type of head or brain injury is one that requires immediate medical attention, as the steps you take upfront will have a lot to say about what happens in the future.

A skull fracture is one of the most serious types of head injury, as it can result in a variety of other medical ailments, such as bleeding on the brain.

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Is a recall really that important to pay attention to?

When consumers hear that an automobile has been recalled or that there is a recall on their vehicles, they need to do all they can to get those vehicles repaired or replaced. A recall is normally only issued when part of the vehicle isn't in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) requirements. If there is a safety-related defect inside the vehicle or its equipment, this will also lead to a recall.

Some defects are safety-related, and those are the most dangerous. Here are a few things to know about safety defects and some example.

Do these things to avoid a costly misdiagnosis

A medical misdiagnosis is a serious mistake that can and probably will impact you in many ways. With this in mind, it's imperative to take the steps necessary to prevent this from happening to you (or a loved one).

Here are a few things you can do to avoid a costly misdiagnosis:

  • Plan in advance: Before you enter an appointment with a medical professional, have a clear plan in place as to how things should proceed. For example, coming prepared with copies of all medical results is a great place to start.
  • Review your medical history: Sometimes a bit of history can go a long way in helping a doctor provide an accurate diagnosis the first time around. The more medical history you can share the better off you'll be.
  • Describe all your symptoms: Don't stop short when discussing your current condition with your doctor. You need to describe every symptom to ensure that your medical team is clear as to what you're facing.
  • Ask about the next steps: Don't let your doctor make a diagnosis and send you on your way. Instead, ask about what to expect next, such as any additional symptoms that call for a different course of action.

How will you approach these wrongful death questions?

When it comes to matters of wrongful death, there is a good chance you have more questions than answers. While this is common, it doesn't mean you should hold back from learning more.

Here are five important wrongful death questions you may have to answer at some point:

  • What happens if a person passes on before filing a personal injury lawsuit?
  • What are the primary differences between a criminal and civil case as it relates to wrongful death?
  • Is it possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit even if the deceased individual never held a steady job?
  • Is it possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit for pain and suffering?
  • Is it possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit for the death of an elderly individual or child?

Veterans Affairs to track faulty medical devices

Earlier this month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced their intention to set up a registry of former service members' implanted medical devices. The VA will manage the new database along with the assistance of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Defense. (DoD)

The expectation is that this registry will allow the VA to better track which service members and their family members have been implanted with these different devices and any potential benefits or safety concerns that may arise related to their use. They also hope that it will aid administrators in notifying them of potential recalls as well, a factor that will improve the quality of care that veterans and their families receive.

Road trip prep and safety are important

The weather is warm and kids are out of school, which means it's vacation season. July is by far the most popular month for traveling, with more than 50% of Americans choosing this month for their vacation. As you're gearing up for your next road trip, here are some important things to remember.

High temps increase dangers of leaving kids and pets in parked cars

As the hottest months of the summer approach, the dangers of leaving your children and pets in a parked car increase. In the United States alone, an average of 37 children die every year from being left in a hot car. Here's why you should never leave your children or pets in a parked car, even if it's just for a few minutes.

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