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December 2016 Archives

Radiologists and elder abuse

While radiologists in Mississippi and throughout the country are capable of detecting possible child abuse cases, most of them have not been trained in detecting elder abuse. According to a study, a number of radiologists have stated they would like to receive this type of training.

Social media application blamed for high-speed crashes

The social media messaging application Snapchat has become extremely popular among millennials in Mississippi and across the nation because it allows users to modify their photographs and videos with innovative filters and effects. However, one of these filters has drawn condemnation from road safety advocates and leading law enforcement figures.

Republican lawmakers block trucking safety laws

Mississippi motorists may not be pleased to learn that safety rules to prevent tired truckers from driving on the highway was blocked by Republican lawmakers. The rules, which were put forth by the Obama administration, would have required truck drivers to take two nights off from work after each 75-hour work week.

The dangers of driving while sleepy in Mississippi

Most people are well aware of the dangers of driving while intoxicated or driving while distracted, but researchers have found that driving while very tired can also increase the risk of being in a crash. According to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, people who have slept for only five or six hours in a 24-hour time period are two times as likely to be in an accident as individuals who got at least seven hours of sleep.

How to spot signs of nursing home neglect

If your loved ones are dependent on the full-time care that comes from skilled nursing facilities, it is important to make sure they are receiving all the care that you and your family expect. Disabled people and the elderly are especially vulnerable to abuse, neglect and other forms of exploitation, and while nursing facilities are regulated, the nature of their work also means that sometimes it can be easy to miss signs that a facility is not holding up its end of the deal.

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