Traffic Laws Have a Direct Impact on Road Safety

Traffic Laws Have a Direct Impact on Road Safety

One of the cornerstones of civilized society, laws keep anarchy in check by establishing guidelines for what people can and cannot do. Outlining acceptable behavior contributes to a cohesive society and promotes public welfare. Legislation is a key player in traffic safety, yet a recent report reveals that more than 375 laws are needed across the U.S. in order to address the country’s piecemeal safety agenda. Published by the...
Can a TBI Cause Dementia?

Can a TBI Cause Dementia?

The brain is a fascinating structure, the complexities of which science continues to explore. “The boss of the body,” it’s the control center for thinking, emotions, perception, learning, language, remembering, and more. Damage to this essential organ can result in an assortment of physical and psychological problems. When a sudden bump, blow, or jolt to the head disrupts the brain’s functions, it is defined by the Centers for Disease...
Workplace Injuries Cost Businesses More Than $1 Billion a Week

Workplace Injuries Cost Businesses More Than $1 Billion a Week

The nugget of wisdom from Benjamin Franklin that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is applicable to a wide range of situations. When it comes to the workplace, there’s little doubt that investing more effort upfront would be a worthwhile and less expensive option for employers. The Liberty Mutual Research Institute recently concluded that serious, nonfatal workplace injuries annually amount to $59.87 billion in workers’...
Concussions Can Affect Driving Performance Even After Symptoms are Gone

Concussions Can Affect Driving Performance Even After Symptoms are Gone

The prevalence and consequences of concussions in professional American football have been all over the news in recent months. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed, alleging that the NFL knew about the risks of repeated concussions but hid that knowledge in order to get players back on the field faster. Currently, a settlement has been approved that could result in the NFL paying $1 billion over 65 years. Athletes...
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

If you have good vision, it’s likely you take your eyes for granted. Unless it’s compromised in some way, most of us don’t spend much time thinking about how amazing sight is. The human eye can distinguish between approximately 10 million colors, for example. It can also detect depth, as well as variations in light. These fascinating organs are also incredibly vulnerable, as evidenced by the body’s reflexive defensive...