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Roundabouts can reduce fatal accidents by up to 90%

Accidents at intersections claimed the lives of more than 10,000 road users in in 2018 according to the Federal Highway Administration, which is why many local authorities in Georgia and around the country are replacing traditional stop signs and traffic signals with roundabouts. Cars entering a roundabout reduce speed and travel in the same direction as other vehicles, and studies suggest this can reduce fatal accidents by up to 90%.

Two dresser models recalled for stability issues

Georgia residents need to check if they own a dresser from either Ridgewood Industries, also known as Ameriwood Home, or E&E because the two companies have issued a recall. The former is recalling one million of its Belmont four-drawer dressers, which were sold between April 2013 and September 2019 at Kmart and Sears. The latter is recalling 1,800 of its Ink+Ivy Renu three-drawer dressers.

Why does perinatal asphyxia occur?

All pregnant women hope for a smooth birthing process prior to the arrival of a healthy baby boy or girl. Unfortunately, complications do occur, some of which can have a severe impact. Perinatal asphyxia is one such complication that occurs when a baby doesn't receive enough oxygen. Swift medical treatment is crucial in this case, as explained by Healthline

What is fibroadenoma?

Even with advanced medical technology, misdiagnosis happens all the time. When it comes to breast cancer, a misdiagnosis can delay life-saving treatment and negatively impact a patient's prognosis. Being aware of common conditions that mimic breast cancer can help patients get proper medical treatment while also offering some peace of mind. For instance, a fibroadenoma is a type of non-cancerous tumor that feels similar to breast cancer. BreastCancer.org offers the following information. 

Patient found in freezer, child loses toe: 46 claims of abuse investigated at mental health facility

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating a total of 46 claims of patient abuse and neglect at a Georgia psychiatric hospital, one week after Channel 2 Action News first reported the complaints.

Recall of blood pressure medications expanded for 5th time due to possible cancer risk

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials said a recall for medication used to treat high blood pressure has been expanded for a fifth time after trace amounts of a possible cancer-causing substance were detected...The substance, called N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid or NMBA, is a "probable human carcinogen," according to the FDA. Read the full article here.

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