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August 2017 Archives

Crash avoidance systems in new cars cut accident rates

Until recently, drivers in Pennsylvania had only their eyes to rely on when checking blind spots during lane changes. However, crash avoidance technology now supports motorists with warnings about objects if they forget to look or fail to see another vehicle. Automatic warning systems that detect drifting out of a lane or objects in a blind spot have cut down on some accidents, according to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Treatment options for squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer for Pennsylvania patients. It tends to stay on the top layer of skin for long periods of time, but will eventually invade deeper tissues if left untreated. In rare cases, the disease may spread to other organs of the body, placing a patient's life in danger.

Detecting paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer

Pennsylvania doctors can diagnose cancer of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinus in different ways. They can also conduct tests to determine if the cancer has spread to other parts of the patient's body. A biopsy is used to determine if cancer is a in a specific area of the body. It entails obtaining a small amount of tissue to have it examined in a laboratory. Biopsies can be used for a majority of cancers, but other means may be recommended if it is impossible to perform the procedure.

Shock device for drowsy drivers

Even though drowsy driving may not have the same reputation as drunk driving, it can be just as deadly. The Centers for Disease Control report that drowsy drivers in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country are responsible for up to 6,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents every year.

Fat-shaming by doctors

Many Pennsylvanians who struggle with their weight may face fat-shaming. Unfortunately, this negative behavior often occurs in doctors' offices. This type of biased treatment may have harmful effects on their mental and physical well-being.

Trucks recalled due to engine fuel pump problems

Some Pennsylvania residents may be affected by a recall that involves commercial truck engines. A fuel pump problem in Cummins ISX15 engines has led to a recall of more than 1,700 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. The faulty fuel pumps could cause engine stalling, which in turn could increase the risk of accidents.