Distracted driving has been an issue that has created a lot of buzz over the last several years. It has caused police officers to find new ways to crack down on it, legislators both federally and locally to institute laws to curb it, and family and friends have been encouraging each other not to do it.
Mistakes happen within any profession, but people entering healthcare settings in Pennsylvania face risks that most industries would consider unacceptable. A survey of people with serious health problems revealed that 25 percent of them had experienced harm from significant medical errors. Healthcare mistakes have been identified as an ongoing and lethal problem within the medical industry. Researchers estimate that medical errors form the third leading cause of death nationwide. One study in 2016 concluded that over 250,000 preventable patient deaths occurred every year.
Americans love the holiday season. No one spends more time, money and effort on making sure that the times together with family and friends are special for everyone. Part of our efforts to make each holiday memorable involves travel - trips to see those we care about most.
While experts recommend getting seven to nine hours of sleep every night, one in three adult drivers in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. sleep fewer than seven hours. The result is drowsy driving, a factor in an estimated 7 percent of all motor vehicle accidents, including 16 percent of all fatal crashes.