1. Whiplash? What to Do After a Car Accident

    Whiplash is a common and very painful injury that is often suffered in rear-end collisions and other car accidents. At least 3 million whiplash injuries are reported each year, and approximately 20 percent of rear-end collision victims suffer neck injuries. In general, whiplash occurs when tissues in the neck are damaged after being “whipped” backwards and forwards by a sudden change in motion…Read More

  2. Could New Automotive Technologies Reduce Distracted Driving?

    General Motors has announced plans to install a new "eye-and head-tracking technology" in 500,000 new vehicles over the next three to five years, Autoblog recently reported. This could mark the beginning of a new era in which cars monitor their drivers to help prevent distracted driving accidents. Through the use of cameras, real-time images will be captured and used, in conjunction with pre-progr…Read More

  3. How to Find a Safe Ride Home in Fort Collins

    Spending a night out on the town with friends can be a lot of fun – until the evening is over and you realize you may have had a little too much to drink. At this point you may wonder how you are going to get home safely. You don't want to get behind the wheel of your own vehicle, nor do you want to ride with someone else who’s been drinking. Driving while drunk (or even slightly tipsy) could …Read More

  4. Do Cell Phone Bans Prevent Distracted Driving Crashes?

    While some states have implemented cell phone bans use behind the wheel to reduce the number of distracted driving crashes, new evidence indicates that the laws might not work. Autoblog recently reported on research that revealed cell phone bans have very little impact on the number of traffic accidents. In fact, researchers found that since California put its handheld cell phone ban in place, the…Read More

  5. Medical Treatment: What You Do After a Crash Can Affect Your Future

    Being involved in a car accident is often a very painful and traumatic experience. One moment you are driving down the road and then suddenly – probably without warning – your car is hit by another vehicle. The initial shock of the accident may leave you feeling dazed at the very least, even if there is no initial indication that you suffered a significant injury. But this doesn't mean you wer…Read More

  6. Colorado Experiences ‘Epidemic’ of Hit-and-Run Crashes

    Colorado has seen an “epidemic” of hit-and-run crashes, according to a recent report by 9News Denver and Rocky Mountain PBS's I-News. Reports indicate that there have been 132 hit-and-run fatalities in Colorado since 2008. This averages out to two people losing their lives each month in car accidents in which the at-fault driver fled the scene. The cities of Denver, Aurora and Lakewood experie…Read More

  7. 8 Tips for Staying Safe While Skiing Colorado’s Slopes

    Skiing is a very popular—and potentially very dangerous winter sport. Even the most experienced skiers are still at risk of suffering cuts, scrapes, broken bones and other serious injuries in a fall or other type of ski-related accident. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are far too common among skiers. Approximately 14 percent of adults and 22 percent of children injured in skiing and snowboarding…Read More

  8. National Event Set to Raise Awareness of TBI in Winter Sports

    January 2015 is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. Sponsored by The Johnny O Foundation for Alzheimer's, Dementia and TBI Awareness, this national event is set to raise awareness of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in winter sports. The Brain Trauma Foundation reports that TBI is the leading cause of death and disability in individuals between the ages of 1 and 44. Sports…Read More

  9. National Patient Safety Board Could Prevent Deaths from Medical Errors, Advocate Says

    Despite recent improvements in medical care and tracking, hospital and medical errors still lead to as many as 400,000 deaths each year. A recent government report noted that hospital-acquired conditions have dropped 17 percent between 2011 and 2013, saving as many as 50,000 lives. However, medical errors remain the third leading cause of death in the United States – which means that more work r…Read More

  10. AAA Study Finds Senior Drivers Support Tougher Driving Rules

    A recent study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) found that U.S. drivers ages 65 and up are more likely to disapprove of unsafe driving behaviors and to support tougher driving rules and penalties for drivers who break the law. Eighty to 90 percent of the senior drivers surveyed favored tougher driving rules and laws even when those laws would restrict their own driving behavior. Accord…Read More