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May 2017 Archives

How to handle a car crash

Drivers across Maryland try to be careful and pay attention when they are out on the road, so when a car crash happens it can be very scary and sudden to them. This shock may prevent people from acting in their own best interests after a car accident, so it is smart to have a plan to follow in case of an emergency. Start by taking a moment to breath and check for any injuries.

Dangers teens should know about during graduation season

Graduation season is just around the corner. In the coming weeks, high school seniors across the region will celebrate their accomplishments. While they have good reason to do so, these parties may involve alcohol. With that, teens and their parents should continue to have detailed conversations about drinking and driving, especially at this time of year.  

Latency part of distracted driving danger

Like their counterparts around the nation, Maryland residents have been hearing more and more about how and why distracted driving is so dangerous in the past few years. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, one element that makes the use of electronic devices so risky for drivers is referred to as latency.

Brain injury basics

Understanding the different types of brain injuries that can happen is important for Maryland residents. These injuries include a broad range of causes and effects and can happen anytime, anywhere. The Brain Injury Association of America explains that these injuries may be acquired such as with a birth injury but they may also be traumatic such as those that result from accidents

Proposed bill suspends coaches in concussion cases

With concussions and head injuries from sports and the troubling aftereffects being prominently in the news, Maryland has responded with a proposed law to protect high school athletes from harm. As WTOP reports, under the current laws, young athletes who have a possible head injury or concussion must not be able to play until they have been examined and cleared with a note from a doctor. The proposed bill would give the authority to suspend a high school coach who does not follow the law and knowingly allows a player with a suspected concussion back in a game.

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