The day after the Newton High School prom turned tragic when a car full of teenagers went off the road and flipped over, injuring three of the occupants and killing one 17-year-old girl.
Here's a sobering statistic: About 38.4% of people will eventually develop cancer sometime in their life. The most common cancers are breast, lung, prostate, colon, rectum, skin and bladder -- although there are plenty of other contenders. All of them are potentially lethal.
Your spinal cord is actually a complex bundle of nerves that are protected by a myelin sheath and the vertebrae that line your back. Because those nerves go to different parts of your body, not all spinal injuries have the same effect.
Here's a sobering reality for our male readers — the National Cancer Institute says that you're far more likely to die from cancer than a woman.
Slips and falls account for a significant number of accidental injuries every year. Between icy sidewalks, torn carpets and badly lit stairwells, it's hardly surprising when you hear that someone has fallen and filed a claim over their injuries.
Much of the country has been dealing with subzero temperatures this winter. That's made it particularly treacherous to brave the outdoors. However, landlords sometimes leave their tenants to face an unnecessary risk: snow and ice covered walks that are almost impossible to traverse without falling.
Let's be clear about this: Seat belts really do save lives. You absolutely lower your risk of dying -- by almost 50 percent -- in a car accident by wearing one. By no means do you want to get in your car and leave your seat belt off because you are worried about getting injured by the seat belt.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American hospitals have made "significant progress" when it comes to preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
Are you wondering if you can get away with used tires on your car?
Janssen Pharmaceuticals is one of the biggest opioid manufacturers in the nation -- and New Jersey alleges that it was negligent in the way that it pushed its product on unsuspecting consumers. The state alleges that the company's marketing practices have vastly contributed to the nationwide problems involving prescription painkillers.