| May 1, 2012
| 4:23 PM
The statewide texting and driving ban has been in effect for slightly more than two months. During that time, I've almost been hit twice by drivers who were talking and driving. One time I was in the cross walk with my kid and two dogs, trying to get...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:36 PM
California workplace safety officials have fined Coalinga State Hospital more than $20,000, alleging in part that the psychiatric facility – which mainly treats sex offenders deemed too dangerous for community release -- failed to keep staff safe...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Always focus on core strength
Train for total body fitness not just sport specific muscle groups
Rest and recovery are key to growth and injury prevention
Always factor in flexibility and mobility exercises in your training routine...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Remote-control cars, a memory game and video-game controllers served Tuesday as tools to educate motorists about the perils of distracted driving.
Communities That Care joined Franklin County (Pa.) Drug & Alcohol and the Rotary Club of Waynesboro to host...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella conducts monthly Running Clinics at The Wellness Center at City Hospital.
Cucuzzella is distance runner, physician and founder of Freedom's Run and the new Two Rivers Heritage Half Marathon. He conducts running clinics to promote...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Dr. Nikhil Verma
Rush University Medical Center
1611 West Harrison Street
Dr. Verma's Injury Prevention Recommendations for Girls Fast Pitch Softball:
No more than 120 pitches in one game, on one day or...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:28 AM
It doesn’t take long for a curious toddler to climb onto a dresser drawer or a bookcase -- sometimes with tragic consequences.
Forty children are taken to the emergency room daily in the U.S. with injuries due to a heavy piece of furniture...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:52 PM
The most persistent holiday health myths are based on kernels of truth. Here are often-repeated adages and why they're off the mark.
Myth 1: You gain massive weight during holidays.
Between Thanksgiving's turkey, heaps of holiday cookies and weeks of...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:25 PM
It's a little know fact that January 1st is the deadliest day of the year for people out on the streets.
A 2005 article in the Injury Prevention Journal said 58% of those New Year's Day pedestrian deaths have had high blood alcohol concentrations....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Most New Year’s Eve revelers know it’s dangerous to drink and drive, but now there’s new evidence that it’s also dangerous to drink and walk.
A trauma surgeon at Loyola University Health System in Maywood released data this...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 9:47 PM
In 1998, Jerome Mack's best friend was killed in a grain bin accident.
He had entered the top of a nearly full bin to break up a crust of corn interfering with grain flow. The kernels were stuck and not discharging out the bottom of the bin. He...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:58 AM
The three most common ski and snowboard injuries:
It is estimated that 40% of skiers wear helmets -- that's not many! A proper-fitting helmet is key.
Thumb fractures (skiers) / Wrist fractures (snowboarders)
To avoid thumb...