Articles by Staff

Distracted Walkers Becoming More Hazardous

by Staff | February 26th, 2016

We’ve all seen it and probably even done it ourselves. Walking down the street, in a mall, through a hotel, while looking down at our phones, checking texts, emails, maps, whatever, and suddenly we walk right into something, a person, a door, a hole. Distracted walkers are most common among millennials aged 18 to 34, […]

Can’t Remember What The Doctor Said? New Technology Will Help.

by Staff | December 8th, 2015

Research and probably personal experience shows that patients don’t absorb much of the medical information they receive from their physicians and are often mistaken about what happened during the visit.  A 2003 paper in Britain’s Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine found that patients “immediately” forget 40% to 80% of what is told to them during […]

It’s Risky To Use Prescription Drugs For Non-Approved Use

by Staff | November 30th, 2015

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine study, released this month, suggests that doctors should take greater care in prescribing medications to treat conditions for which the medication was neither intended nor approved by the FDA. 12% of drugs prescribed by doctors are prescribed for uses other than those approved by the […]

The Sharing Economy – Who Insures It?

by Staff | November 19th, 2015

The sharing economy is an economic and cultural phenomenon. Ride sharing, house sharing. We now share our labor and our property with complete strangers at an ever increasing rate. This phenomenon has evolved so quickly that there is little by way of regulation, which includes having insurance coverage. When you rent a ride or rent […]

Massive Fraud Settlement In For-Profit College Industry – But Students Will Have To Pay Back The Loans!

by Staff | November 17th, 2015

Since the early 1990s, federal law has prohibited bonuses or other forms of reward that incentivizes employees of for-profit colleges to sign up unqualified students. The reason for the law was the fear that such incentives would cause recruiters to pressure applicants to enroll, mislead about the nature of the educational program and the likelihood […]

Access to the Courthouse – Not Anymore

by Staff | November 2nd, 2015

Over the last few years, almost every agreement you have entered into for a cell phone, Internet service, credit cards, mortgage, nursing home, home purchase or online sale, contains an “arbitration clause.” This means that if you have a dispute over the agreement, the product or service, you are barred from going to a court […]

Operating Rooms – Where Medication Errors Occur 50% Of The Time.

by Staff | October 29th, 2015

About half of all surgeries involve a medication error or unintended drug side effect, according to a study done at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the world’s most prestigious medical centers. More than one third of the errors caused injury to the patient. The researchers observed 277 procedures performed at Mass General and found there […]

Sleeping Air Traffic Controllers

by Staff | August 14th, 2015

Just this week the FAA posted a study showing that the work schedules of air traffic controllers lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the flying public. The study, authored in December, 2012, was kept secret by the FAA for years. It was only until the Associated Press made […]

Driver Fatigue Cited In Tracy Morgan Crash

by Staff | August 12th, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board cited driver fatigue as a cause of the road tragedy that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan. The driver of the WalMart truck had been awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash and had driven overnight to WalMart’s distribution center before heading out on the delivery that led […]

Car Insurance Rates Unrelated to Driving History

by Staff | August 3rd, 2015

The price of car insurance has very little to do with your driving record and more to do with your socioeconomic circumstances, according to a huge two year study conducted by Consumer Reports which appears in its September edition. The study, which analyzed more than 2 billion price quotes from more than 700 companies across […]