Did you know that Iowa has been ranked as the state “with the fourth-highest child car crash fatality rate compared to the U.S. child fatality rate [Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen]? With car crashes already serving as one of the leading factors that cause injury and death, it appears children in Iowa are more susceptible to sustaining a fatal injury when involved in a collision. One of the reasons why this statistic exists is because of Iowa’s current law, says Pam Hoogerwerf who is the director of the Injury Prevention and Community Outreach at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. [Read more…] about Are Improperly Used Car Seats to Blame for the Increased Child Fatality Rate in Iowa?
Lip augmentation procedures have always been a popular procedure to get done seeing that they are affordable and less invasive than most cosmetic procedures. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons stated that in 2015 “a record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000.” Now, as appealing as lip injections and fillers might appear, you should know that no matter how quick and easy the procedure might seem, there are always risks associated with getting your body enhanced. [Read more…] about 29-Year-Old Undergoes Multiple Surgeries After Beautician Injected Lip Filler into an Artery
If you’re thinking about treating yourself or a loved one to a cosmetic procedure they have been wanting to get done this holiday season, there are a few things you need to be aware of before settling on a cosmetic surgeon. The fact is, although many of the cosmetic procedures that people get done today are non-invasive, there is always risk involved and you want to be sure the physician who are you entrusting to do it is the right surgeon for the job. Therefore, to help you with your search for a qualified and licensed cosmetic surgeon, below are a few tips to keep in mind provided on behalf of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. [Read more…] about Tips for Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon
There are many traffic laws that drivers in the state of Iowa must follow that are geared toward keeping anyone who occupies the roadway safe. One important law that motorists must obey is the move over or slow down law. When you see a vehicle that is pulled off to the shoulder of the road, it is likely they are experiencing car trouble or had an emergency. This means there is a good chance that one or more occupants may be required to get out of the vehicle to check to see what is wrong or attempt to fix a flat tire. That is why you are required to either move your vehicle over a lane or at least slow down so that you decrease the chances of engaging in an accident with that vehicle. [Read more…] about What is Iowa’s Move Over Law and the Penalties for Violating it?
Drivers are always encouraged to maintain a safe speed and as well as abide by the speed limits that are set as a speeding driver can increase the chances of causing a major wreck. Did you know that speeding was a factor in 9,557 of the 35,092 traffic fatalities that were reported in 2015 [Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration]? With that said, danger also lurks when drivers operate their vehicles at a slow pace too. If you aren’t sure why a slow driver would be considered unsafe, below we highlight some instances when driving too slow can actually be dangerous. [Read more…] about Top Reasons Why Driving Too Slow Could Cause You to Engage in an Accident
After putting your body through a surgical procedure, it is likely you are going to experience some symptoms afterward that are all a part of the healing process. The fact is, no matter how minimal the procedure might appear to be, you can expect your body to react to it as though it went through a procedure that was more invasive. Now, although it is common to experience multiple symptoms following surgery, there are times when you should visit your doctor who can re-evaluate your condition to determine if something more is wrong or if what your feeling is just a part of the recovery process. [Read more…] about What Are Some Common Complications After Surgery?