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Why Are Falls So Dangerous for Children?

It is a simple fact of life that children fall. They slip, they trip, they tumble, and they hit the ground. Most of the time they get back up and go back to playing or whatever they were doing without another thought. Sometimes they may need a cuddle from a parent or caregiver, and to…

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When the Dog Bites, Children Suffer Serious Injuries

Dogs have a reputation as being man’s best friend, and while that is often true, the same may not always be true of the relationship between dogs and children. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites every year in the United States. Of those, the Humane…

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Could the HALT Drunk Driving Act Stop People from Driving Drunk?

Congresswoman Debbie Dingall (D) from Michigan has introduced a bill to Congress, requiring that all vehicle manufacturers install alcohol monitoring equipment by September 30, 2024. Representative Dingall introduced this legislation in honor of the Abbas family, all five of whom died in a drunk driving crash in January 2019. The Abbas family was driving through…

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What Are My Rights as an Uber or Lyft Passenger?

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are increasingly prevalent in South Carolina and across the country. Ease of use, on-demand availability, and convenience have made these services explode in popularity ever since Uber was founded in 2009. The rapid growth of this industry has also caused a slew of legal issues, as courts and legislators…

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Vitamin E Acetate and Vaping Illness: The Connection

The dangers of vaping and vaping illness have been all over the news (and our blog) during the past few months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and hundreds of hospitals across the nation, have been working nonstop to try and find a reason for a mystery lung illness causing some of the…

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Keeping Students Safe in an Era of School Shootings

In 2012, an armed gunman killed 20 students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Since then, countless pieces have been published – by doctors, by teachers, by government officials, by advocates – about the causes of mass shootings, and the “best” way to stop them. While these debates rage on, another…

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