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Blog Posts in June, 2018

  • How America Got Addicted to OxyContin

    Heath Ledger had just finished filming his Oscar-winning performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight when he was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles apartment in 2008. According to doctors, the 28-year-old film star died of acute intoxication from the combination of strong painkillers, including oxycodone—sold as OxyContin. Sadly, his story isn’t uncommon. Since 1999, 200,000 Americans have died ...
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  • How to Avoid an Accident with a Pedestrian and What to Do When It Happens

    Following a tragic pedestrian accident this is heard all too frequently, “the person seemed to come out of nowhere.” Though Wisconsin is not the worst place for pedestrian accidents, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there are over 2,000 pedestrians hit by cars every year in this state, with scores of these accidents resulting in fatalities. How Do You Avoid These Accidents? ...
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  • Distracted Boating - It's is a Thing...and it's Deadly

    Drivers don’t have a monopoly on distractions. Boaters have as many distractions, possibly more. They don’t have white lines to follow; however, they do have vessels approaching from all directions at all speeds, shifting sea and weather conditions, crowded harbors, passengers who move around – some while drinking adult beverages. High on the list of distractions are electronic devices. And just ...
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  • Watch Your Step. Pedestrian Deaths Are on the Rise Part II

    In our previous blog on this issue, you learned that the number of people being hit and killed by vehicles while walking has been shooting up over the past eight years. The odds are getting higher for you being a road casualty. In the next 24 hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 430 people on average will be in the emergency room for traffic-related injuries. How to Avoid These ...
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  • Watch Your Step. Pedestrian Deaths Are on the Rise

    Get out for a walk. That’s what are doctors are telling us to get healthier and to extend our lives. There is no doubt the benefits are enormous. However, here in Wisconsin and across the nation, stepping out into the street while taking that walk can in fact be very unhealthy. Lately, once you put yourself out in traffic you run an increasing risk of severe injury and, many times, death. The ...
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