Most Headlights In New Cars Are Inadequate, Study Finds

November 30, 2018

Source: 4 WBZ, CBS Boston The majority of 2018 model cars are come with inadequate headlights and most “good-rated” headlights are optional or bundled to cost more money, a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found. “Consumers shouldn’t have to buy a fully loaded vehicle to get the headlights they need to […]

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7 Tips to Avoid a Thanksgiving Car Accident

November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving in Maryland and the rest of the United States is traditionally the heaviest travel period of the year. Not only do airports get crowded, but the roadways get pretty busy too as people hit the road to visit family and friends. If you plan on driving to reach your destination for Thanksgiving dinner this […]

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Less Than 4 Hours of Sleep? 15 Times More Likely to Cause a Car Collision

November 12, 2018

Not getting enough shut-eye each night can be detrimental to your health. It can also affect your ability to drive, according to a new report. Over the past several years, numerous studies and public health and safety campaigns have focused on reminding us just how dangerous driving while tired can be. Although fatigue and a […]

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Maryland Settles With Nursing Homes That Discharged Patients

November 9, 2018

Source: Washington Post, Savannah Williams and Brooks Dubose | AP ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The state of Maryland on Thursday announced a $2.2 million settlement in its suit against the owners of Neiswanger Management Services, a nursing home company that routinely discharged patients when their Medicare coverage ran out and they had no income for further care. Capital […]

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Halloween Safety Tips from Potter Burnett Law

October 15, 2018

We’ve all heard Halloween horror stories. What’s even scarier, however, is when stories like these involve you or a loved one. While this holiday can be a lot of fun for all ages, it’s important to make sure that you take a few simple precautions in order to mitigate potential safety risks. Unattended candles, dangerous […]

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Where to Find and Compare Nursing Home Ratings

October 15, 2018

Whether you’re looking for the right nursing home facility for a loved one or doing some more research into a nursing home a loved one is currently in, the process can become a struggle. On-site inspections conducted by official state health professionals, in order to assess compliance with federal standards of care, are the best […]

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Avoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands to Gruesome Deaths

October 15, 2018

No one tracks sepsis cases closely enough to know how often these severe infections turn fatal, but the toll is enormous. Source: by Fred Schulte, Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News and Joe Mahr, Chicago Tribune / Sep. 6, 2018 Shana Dorsey first caught sight of the purplish wound on her father’s lower back as he […]

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Calvert County Woman Dies When Truck Crosses Center Line

September 17, 2018

Source: Deb Belt, Patch National Staff A Calvert County woman died in a weekend Severna Park crash when a pickup crossed the center line and hit her car, police say. SEVERNA PARK, MD — A Calvert County woman died Saturday when the car she was driving has hit by a pickup truck that crossed the […]

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2 killed in another wrong-way crash on Route 50 in Annapolis

September 10, 2018

Source: Eye on Annapolis | Staff Maryland State Police are investigating a crash in which two people died early Sunday morning in Anne Arundel County. Shortly after 12:50 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Annapolis Barrack responded to eastbound U.S. Route 50 at Ridgely Avenue on a report of a two-vehicle crash. According to […]

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Driver Hits Odenton Woman Walking Dog

September 7, 2018

Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the driver who hit a woman and her dog, injuring both, Friday morning in Odenton. Source: By Deb Belt, Patch National Staff ODENTON, MD — Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the driver who hit a woman and her dog, injuring both, Friday morning in Odenton, and […]

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