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December 2018 Archives

Car accident injuries can be reduced with external airbags

Testing conducted in the airbag industry in 2018 shows that injuries in car accidents can be reduced by up to 40 percent with the use of external airbags. In Nevada, accidents account for thousands of serious injuries per year, and safety authorities are constantly looking for new solutions. External airbags, which are designed to serve as an additional crumple zone, could prove to be a major safety improvement if implemented in new car manufacturing.

Enlarged left atrium linked to vascular brain injuries

Anyone in Nevada with a brain injury is likely to benefit from early treatment. One way to increase the odds of providing the right treatment as quickly as possible is to develop a better understanding of the nature of brain injuries. This is why researchers have been looking at enlargement of the left atrium, referred to as left atrial diameter, or LAD. The atrium is part of the ventricular system in the brain. What researchers found was a link to vascular brain injuries.

Key safety measures while riding an escalator

Nevada residents may not think much of getting on and off an escalator. However, doing so in an improper manner could result in a serious injury. Parents who have children accompanying them on an escalator should hold their hand and make sure that they stand instead of sit on the steps. It is also not a good idea to bring a wheelchair or other item with wheels on the escalator.

Small business owners need to be aware of dangerous conditions

Business owners in Nevada and around the country have an obligation to provide a safe experience for their customers. If someone trips over a torn carpet or slips on a wet floor, the business owner or operator is generally responsible for damages that an injured victim incurs. A business owner or operator may also be negligent if someone tripped on a cracked sidewalk or was hurt because of a pothole in the parking lot.

Tips for safe winter driving

Nevada drivers who will face snow and ice in the winter will want to keep the following safety tips in mind. Staying safe on the road begins with preparation. They can have a mechanic check the components, such as the ignition, brakes, spark plugs and battery. A mechanic could also check antifreeze levels, check tires for wear and bring them to the right pressure.

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