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Dog bites can be serious no matter what the breed

There is a lot of momentum to get certain breeds of dogs banned from cities and communities because they are perceived as being vicious and prone to biting. Typically, it is pit bulls and other bully breeds that get the worst of the rap for being overly aggressive.

That is not unwarranted, however, as one statistic cites pit bulls as responsible for 26 dog bite fatalities in 2018, or 72% of all attacks by all breeds. But those same statistics also cite a chihuahua that was responsible for a death that same year.

Spring kicks off the cycling season; drivers, take heed

With the end of winter precipitation and the warmer, sunnier weather of the spring comes the impulse to get back out on your bike and hit the streets. You probably realize that your biking skills are going to be a little rusty, even if you were hitting the stationary bike throughout the winter.

However, once you've spent a few minutes regaining your balance and re-familiarizing yourself with the controls on your bike, you will no doubt be maneuvering around as expertly as you were last summer.

Missed sepsis can lead to death or serious injury

Sepsis is a life-threatening reaction to an infection. It requires immediate medical attention to address the issues and prevent the possibilities of organ failure and tissue damage that can lead to severe health complications or death.

When a person has an untreated infection, or one that is resistant to antibiotics, they can develop sepsis. This condition often comes on quickly and worsens rapidly, so medical professionals must ensure they're vigilant in watching for signs of sepsis in patients who have infections.

Physical activity can benefit spinal cord injury patients

A person who suffers from a spinal cord injury faces a lot of life changes. One thing that they shouldn't assume is that they have to live a sedentary life. Even when you have a spinal cord injury, you can get active. This can benefit you in many areas of your life.

Sometimes, people will think that they can't do much because of their limitations. This is not the case, so you should find ways to enjoy physical activities to reap the benefits, some of which include:

Boost your safety during a hospitalization

Going the hospital for medical care shouldn't be something that requires you to protect yourself. However, you do need to take steps to boost your chance of leaving the hospital in better shape than you were in when you were admitted.

There are many things that can happen while you are in the hospital that can lead to problems. One thing to remember is that you deserve to receive care that at least meets the current standard of care for your situation. When you don't, you might opt to pursue a claim for medical malpractice.

Misdiagnosis and wrong prescription medications harm children

School sports are an awarding way for young kids to stay physically healthy and to also learn skills such as teamwork, leadership, responsibility and communication. Unfortunately, they also expose your kids to injuries such as bruised knees or mild concussions.

A quick visit to the doctor can easily fix these injuries, but what if your daughter or son isn't the same after their medications? A nurse or doctor's negligence can turn a minor injury into life-altering or chronic symptoms.

Minor to serious injuries can occur in car wrecks

The force of a car wreck can cause significant damage. This is true of the property that's involved, as well as the humans who occupy the vehicle. When you are in a car that's struck by another vehicle, you are at risk of suffering injuries. These can vary greatly from minor cuts and scrapes to catastrophic spinal cord injuries.

One of the most important things to remember when you are involved in a crash is that you should seek out medical care even if you don't think that there is anything serious going on. It is possible that some injuries are hidden, so you must do what you can to try to prevent them from worsening.

Important points to know about personal injury settlements

People who suffer injuries due to the negligence of another party often choose to seek compensation. This is done through filing a lawsuit in the civil court system, but it doesn't automatically mean that they will have to go through a trial. Many personal injury claims are settled out of court before the trial date.

Some people tend to choose to try to settle because it is likely faster and less costly than going through a trial. In some cases, the settlement occurs prior to a lawsuit being filed. Since there are time limits associated with these cases, you must ensure that you are acting swiftly.

Hospital employees must prioritize patient safety

When you go to the hospital for medical care, you don't expect that the workers are going to do things to make your condition worse. While most medical professionals do their job duties properly, there are sometimes errors that lead to great patient harm. In these cases, patients might have intensive medical care and related impacts.

It isn't a patient's duty to ensure that employees do what they are supposed to do. It is acceptable for patients to speak up if they notice anything amiss, and this can help to keep them safe while they get care. No hospital employees should ever get upset when someone speaks up to help them avoid a costly error.

Fall poses distinct driving hazards

While northwestern Georgia does not experience the dramatic seasonal changes of some of the more northern states, autumn is a time of exquisite beauty in our state.

But that beauty can belie some dangerous hazards for Carrollton motorists. Let's explore some of the autumn driving hazards that you might face in our neck of the woods.

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