Today, it's more common to see a cellphone in the hands of a teenager than not. But it isn't just teens who enjoy the fun and usefulness of cellphones and smart phones; adults of all ages take advantage of the opportunity to get connected with family, friends and associates at any time they wish with modern phone technology. While amazing, these phones can also be deadly if used at the wrong time. For this reason, texting and driving has been banned in the state, says the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
It's often taken for granted that patients get adequate medical care when they visit the hospital, especially for a serious injury or illness. However, this is not often the case. Medical errors are more common in hospitals and doctor's offices in Pennsylvania and across the country than people may think, accounting for up to 440,000 patient deaths a year from preventable medical mistakes.
When a surgical instrument is left behind inside a patient's operating site, it can cause infection, disabilities and death.
Parents should understand Pennsylvania's laws when it comes to attractive nuisances, or conditions that could attract and harm children.
Pedestrian accidents may result in serious injuries or death for walkers or runners, but there are things they can do to help ensure their safety.
Massachusetts ranked 22 out of 51 among all states and the District of Columbia for its handling of drunk drivers in a recent study.
Pennsylvania residents should know how serious drunk driving is. In Bucks County alone, 77 people died in DUI accidents between 2011 and 2015.