Year: 2014

Highways, airports and train stations will be packed with travelers this holiday season, with millions of Americans visiting relatives and friends. The days leading up to Christmas, as people rush to complete their holiday shopping and reach their destinations, can be more dangerous on the roadways, according to study by…

North Carolina has been active in encouraging nursing homes to curb the use of antipsychotic drugs to sedate nursing home patients. Still, too many nursing homes load elderly dementia patients with antipsychotics rather than hire adequate staff to care for the patients. Antipsychotic drugs are approved to treat people with…

Recent news reports about North Carolina’s law against texting while driving indicate that the law has had little effect on curbing distracted driving in the Tar Heel State.  Distracted drivers remain a serious threat on North Carolina highways. Reports by TV stations in the Triangle, Triad and Charlotte areas quoting…

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others, according to the Autism Society. Approximately 3.5 million Americans have autism and it affects people in different ways and in varying…

We want our children to be healthy, active and to learn teamwork and gain physical abilities through participating in sports programs. The issue of head injuries in football has gained attention in recent years, with reports about permanent brain injuries to NFL players who have suffered many concussions during their…

Just a few years ago, youth football players wore marks on their helmets as badges of honor. Those smears of paint from other teams showed they’d been making tackles and knocking heads. Concerns about football players of all ages sustaining concussions and the potential for head injuries have changed perceptions…

The weather is supposed to be great this weekend. It may be a little cloudy, but the chance of rain is minimal and it should be in the mid 60’s across North Carolina. For the almost quarter of a million folks in the Tar Heel State who have registered motorcycles,…

On March 31st, 2014, General Motors recalled 1.3 million vehicles due to a power steering problem. Listed below are the years, makes and models of the recalled vehicles: Chevrolet Malibu: All from model year 2004 and 2005, and some from model year 2006, 2008 and 2009. Chevrolet Malibu Maxx. All…