If you live in the state of New York or travel through the area regularly, you know that the roadways can be extremely crowded and dangerous.
Seatbelt use has steadily risen over the years. The good news is that currently 92 percent of daytime drivers in New York, and their passengers, wear seatbelts. The bad news is that this rate decreases at night, when accidents are more likely.
Pregnancy is a time of hopeful expectation and planning. Most expectant parents take great steps to ensure the health of both mother and child. From prenatal vitamins and doctor visits to special diets and low-impact exercises, there are many options. Unfortunately, one bad decision by a medical professional can undo all of your hard work. Some doctors may choose to administer the drug Cytotec (also called misoprostol) during labor. In many cases, there is no issue with this medication. In other cases, the drug can prove fatal to healthy mothers and their healthy unborn children.
It is estimated that as much as 10 percent of the elder population experiences abuse in some form. The horrifying consequences of elder abuse can lead to significant injuries. Several state and federal laws have been enacted to help curb elder abuse. Unfortunately, the problem remains widespread.