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August 2015 Archives

Trucking accidents and wrong-way drivers

Florida motorists may want to learn more about the dangers associated with wrong-way collisions involving both passenger and commercial vehicles, as reported on by the National Transportation Safety Board. In 1990, the NTSB performed a study to evaluate the number of fatally injured truckers for drug and alcohol abuse. Results of the research compelled the agency to recommend that federal and state authorities increase toxicological collections after accidents and require all truckers who have been in fatal commercial collisions to submit to testing.

Technology to fight driver fatigue

Driver fatigue has been conclusively linked to many motor vehicle accidents in Florida and around the country. Although there have been consistent attempts to fashion a legislative solution to this issue over the years, the real answer may be technological. There have been several recent innovations that may reduce the incidence of fatigued driving and its unfortunate consequences.

New brain-controlled device could help Florida patients

For most people, proper communication between the brain and other muscles in the body makes moving easy. However, if that connection is severed, it can be difficult if not impossible to use some or all parts of the body. New developments in brain-controlled devices may enable a patient with such an injury to regain some or all motor function.

New rule aimed at protecting Florida nursing home residents

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a new rule proposal on July 16, 2015, that would increase standards for long-term care providers. It would be the first such rule proposal since 1991, and in that time, the number of nursing home residents on Medicare and Medicaid has tripled.

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