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6 most common birth injuries

Sometimes, during the birth process, a baby can suffer an injury or trauma. In some cases, the harm is unavoidable but, in others, the injuries are due to doctor negligence. In addition, birth injuries can range from mild to severe and have life-long consequences. Birth trauma can happen when the birth process is difficult, the child is above average in size, or the baby is in a less than optimal position.

Top 5 types of car accidents

Car accidents happen every day and for many reasons. You may have even already been involved in an accident while driving through Waterloo on your daily commute. While experience behind the wheel will help you avoid accidents, so will knowing what kinds of accidents are most common and how you can avoid them.

3 ways to protect yourself on a motorcycle

Motorcycle crashes can be devastating, particularly if there is a larger motor vehicle involved. It only takes a momentary mistake by another driver for an accident to happen. People may fail to notice your motorcycle and merge or turn into your lane. While the people in the vehicle aren't very likely to get hurt, you could get thrown from your motorcycle or even run over by a vehicle.

Medical mistakes can end up costing patients significantly

When you seek out medical care, typically you place a lot of trust in your doctor and nurses. You trust their decisions, their knowledge and their experience. Unfortunately, medical professionals make mistakes, just like everyone else. Sometimes, they're small with minimal negative impact. Other times, what seems like a minor mistake can have catastrophic results for the patient involved.

The looming threat of a commercial vehicle accident

Driving comes with an acceptance of some risk. You know when you get into a vehicle, either as the driver or the passenger, that there's always the potential for an accident. Someone could run a stop sign or a red light. An issue with the vehicle could cause an accident. Sometimes even inclement weather could contribute to a crash.

Iowa does not rank well in terms of safety

Midwestern values, a solid educational system and the strength of the health care system in Iowa are often included as reasons why people enjoy the Hawkeye State. US News ranks Iowa as the sixth best state to live based upon an evaluation of more than 60 different metrics. CNN recently ranked Iowa in the top for among the states for raising children.

Safety declines during the hot summer. Stay safe.

The National Safety Council and many other organizations observe National Safety Month during June. This year, the NSC is asking Americans to focus on summer safety concerns. The council says that the summer months see a spike in preventable deaths each year, with fatal accidents peaking during the months of July and August.

Six important steps to take after a car accident

Car accidents occur without any real warning. In the blink of an eye, many people across Iowa suffer serious injuries in wrecks. The experience is traumatic and the scene in the immediate aftermath is often chaotic. Because nobody plans on being in a crash, most people do not know what to do after being in a wreck. For that reason, we have compiled a short (and non-exhaustive) list of the top 6 things to do after an accident.

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