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November 2016 Archives

Deer-vehicle collisions common this time of year

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is warning drivers to take extra precautions to avoid deer-vehicle collisions. White-tailed deer are more active and visible on the roadways this time of year, as the temperatures get colder, the days get shorter and rutting season begins.

Why should you try to avoid hospitals over the holidays?

Many of our readers have probably heard that it's best to avoid going to the hospital, if you can, during the holiday season. Many people decide to get elective surgery done in the latter weeks of the year while they have time off and before their insurance deductibles kick in for the new year.

Mississippi has among the weakest teen driving laws in the U.S.

The number of Mississippi teens involved in fatal vehicle crashes has been increasing. In 2015, over 100 young drivers (ages 15 to 20) were killed on our roads. That was an increase of 36 percent over the previous year's total of 76. In Mississippi, teens can get a learner's permit at just 15.

Study: Hospital staff should be encouraged to report errors

It's understandable that medical professionals may be hesitant to report errors for fear of disciplinary action by their employers, as well as potential liability. However, a study by St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital found that by reporting so-called patient safety events, hospital staff can improve patient care and safety in the future.

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