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How do rideshares contribute to accidents?

Ride-share services are invaluable to most people nowadays. Not only is it convenient for those who may not have another means of transportation, but it can aid in the fight against drunk driving. People have become more accustomed to calling for a rideshare after a night of drinking. According to the U.S. News, drunk...

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3 things to know about dog bite claims

Dogs are one of the most popular pets. People also often use them as guards to keep their property safe. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our Seattle dog bite injury lawyers know not every dog is friendly and not every owner is responsible. When you combine an aggressive dog with a bad owner,...

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4 Common Types of Surgical Errors

Surgical errors are one of the leading causes of death for patients in the United States. Medical errors are a serious public health problem and pose a substantial threat to patient safety. An “active error” occurs when a physician does something incorrectly in the operating room, thus creating a surgical mistake. Table of Contents 1. Surgery...

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What are the three types of distracted driving?

Distracted driving can happen in a variety of ways even though people often associate it with cell phones. Something as simple as having a conversation with a passenger can be distracted driving. Things you do every day without thinking about them can distract you while driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains...

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Is delayed cord clamping dangerous?

Usually, after the birth of a baby, the doctor quickly clamps the umbilical cord. However, there is also the option of waiting a little while to clamp the cord.  This option of delayed cord clamping, according to the American Pregnancy Association, can help increase the volume of a baby’s blood and the amount of iron...

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False positives in prostate cancer biopsies

Prostate cancer is a serious health concern, especially for older men. Getting a prostate exam can be intimidating for some, and having a biopsy to check for cancerous cells can be even more difficult. People in Washington State should know that liquid biopsies can sometimes return a false positive due to unrelated, noncancerous mutations....

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What causes road rage?

Almost every driver in Washington and other U.S. states has witnessed more than one incident of road rage. Whether because of running late for work, feeling out of control or being under a tremendous amount of stress, drivers can easily lose their tempers. Their detrimental behaviors often come with serious repercussions, both to themselves...

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Convolutional neural networks and misdiagnosis of melanoma

Patients in Washington and around the country want certainty when it comes to their cancer diagnoses. The idea that someone can misidentify a lesion is terribly scary for any patient. There can be serious health consequences when a doctor error happens. Understanding melanoma Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. It can...

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Self-driving cars will not be ending auto accidents anytime soon

Remember in the early 2010s, when automakers like Tesla were promising that their fully autonomous vehicles would be for sale in just a few years? It’s 2020, and so far, those promises have not come true. In a way, this is a good thing. Manufacturers have yet to perfect the technology necessary to make...

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What are the biggest dangers of dog bites?

In Washington, many residents have a pet dog. In fact, Washington ranks in the top 10 pet owning states. This means you have a high chance of running into a dog even if you do not own one yourself.  While this normally is not a problem, it can become one quickly if a dog...

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