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CT seeks to beef up bicycle and pedestrian safety in 2021

Lawmakers are looking at 2021 as a year to make roads safer for pedestrians and bicycle riders after looking back at a deadly year. According to NBC Connecticut, at least 52 pedestrians and six cyclists died in Connecticut after getting hit by cars in 2021. In an effort to reduce these accidents, Connecticut lawmaker Rep. Roland...

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Vaping linked to higher respiratory disease risk in large U.S. study

Young adults face a dramatic increase in the risk of respiratory diseases when they use electronic cigarettes, commonly known as vaping, according to a major U.S. study. Researchers found they are more likely to develop asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and suffer other serious health issues. The study, “Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With...

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How much does it cost to hire an attorney to handle my personal injury case?

Did you sustain an injury because of someone else's negligent or reckless actions? If so, you may be able to pursue damages through a personal injury claim. One concern our clients often have involves the cost of hiring an attorney and whether or not they can afford it. You may have sustained: Broken bones Traumatic...

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SUVs, trucks culprits in pedestrian fatalities

SUVs, pickup trucks and minivans comprised more than two-thirds of all new vehicle sales in the United States in 2019. In addition to posing environmental issues, the vehicles are increasing the risk of pedestrian fatalities. Because of their weight and size, they: Convey more impact during a collision with a vulnerable pedestrian or cyclist Are...

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Report finds efforts to prevent children from vaping are failing

The FDA made a big splash in January 2020 when it announced measures designed to stem an epidemic of vaping among youths. In particular, the FDA instituted a ban on flavored e-cigarettes designed to appeal to teens. Unfortunately, a nine-month investigation by the Hearst Television National Investigative Unit found government efforts are falling far short...

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Sleep disorders and drowsy driving accidents

Drowsy driving was responsible for nearly 800 traffic fatalities and about 91,000 collisions across the U.S. in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The primary factors that can lead to drowsy driving include: Working overnight shifts or rotating shifts Driving for long periods of time (this is common with commercial truck drivers...

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