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August 2017 Archives

IIHS research shows that anti-collision systems work

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) indicates that collision avoidance systems are helping to prevent accidents in New Jersey and throughout the U.S. These safety mechanisms are designed to prevent drivers from drifting into other cars or obstructions.

Whiplash: Causes, symptoms and complications

A whiplash injury occurs when your head suddenly moves backward and forward with force. This causes the muscles and ligaments in your neck to extend beyond the normal range of motion. Whiplash can happen for various reasons, and sometimes symptoms may not show up for several days or weeks. 

Study shows problems with safety reporting

Injury reporting at sustainable organizations in New Jersey and around the country is deficient, according to a report. Companies use many different report formats, terms, definitions and data collection and reporting methodologies, making it difficult for researchers to obtain an accurate picture of workplace safety.

Creating advance directives for end-of-life medical care

As you begin the estate planning process, you might be concerned about end-of-life care. What happens if you become seriously injured, terminally ill or enter later stages of dementia? This can be a scary thought, as you would not be able to make decisions about your own health care.

A new electronic gadget hopes to waken weary drivers.

While driving under the influence and distracted driving remain hazards on the country's highways, the problem of driving while tired occurs far too often. According to some estimates, falling asleep while behind the wheel causes 6,000 deaths annually in the US. Though the trucking industry has strict standards regulating the maximum time a driver can operate at a given time, there is no regulation in Ocean, NJ, for other drivers, including the normal car or SUV driver.

3 questions to consider when choosing a health care proxy

Who will make your medical decisions for you if you ever become unable to make them yourself? This may be a question you want to avoid, but creating a health care directive before you face a serious emergency or illness ensures the following of your wishes. Appointing a health care representative can give you and your family peace of mind if such an unfortunate event should occur.

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