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Tips for safe summer road trips

Most of us will spend at least some of the upcoming summer on a road trip, whether it's a weekend at the lake or a drive to Disney World. No one wants their vacation marred by a crash. We can't control what other drivers do, but there are steps we can all take to protect those in our vehicle.

Drivers beware: Countless Takata airbags remain unfixed

Automakers have recalled millions of motor vehicles over the last 10 years due to potentially deadly Takata airbags. These defective airbags have resulted in 22 deaths throughout the world in addition to countless injuries because they can explode -- even in minor accidents -- shooting metal shrapnel throughout the vehicles that the airbags are supposed to protect.

What should you do if you suffer an injury at an amusement park?

This summer, Mississippians will be headed to theme parks, fairs and carnivals, large and small. One of the key draws of these destinations is the rides. The most popular rides are often the ones that provide the biggest thrills. However, as scary as these rides may feel, we don't really want to be in danger when we're on them.

When are drivers most likely to be texting behind the wheel?

Does it seem like texting drivers are everywhere? Despite the known dangers of texting behind the wheel and the laws enacted to prevent it, too many people can't run a simple errand without keeping in touch with friends and family. The texting problem can be particularly bad when people are driving to and from work and perhaps stuck in traffic or trying to multi-task.

Consumer feedback can help hospitals reduce malpractice

Hospitals have access to more feedback from patients and family members than ever. Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) consumer satisfaction surveys are used by the federal government to help determine how much funding they get from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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