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Prevent injuries with proper motorcycle riding gear

Louisiana summers are beastly hot and humid, which can make it seem like a good idea to wear as few clothes as possible during the hottest months of the year. But that is never a good idea when you are riding a motorcycle.

Motorcycle riding gear is designed to protect vulnerable areas of your body if you crash. While a helmet might be the most important item, it is certainly not the only protection that riders should wear.

Weight loss products may cause deadly harm

Anyone who has tried to lose weight and failed miserably understands that there are no quick fixes to getting healthy and dropping pounds. It requires cutting back on your caloric intake while increasing your activity level.

However, American consumers are bombarded with commercials for weight loss products, supplements and other fads that are promoted to help them lose more weight faster. While many of these products have any real impact on a person's weight, it is also possible that the bottle of tablets you bought to shrink your waistline contains ingredients that could land you in the hospital.

Does your teen have big rig safety driving savvy?

If you have a 15- or 16-year-old child, chances are they are hounding you to get a learner's permit or a driver's license. This rite of passage that gives teens their cherished mobility comes with a huge dose of responsibility behind the wheel.

Baton Rouge sees a huge amount of daily commercial traffic, both on the 1-10 corridor and on surface streets, so part of all teens' driving education should focus on safely sharing the roads with these big rig behemoths. Statistics indicate that drivers age 17 to 24 are at higher risk of wrecking. Almost 70 percent of crashes between 18-wheelers and passenger vehicles are the fault of the driver of the smaller car.

Your loved one's bedsores may be caused by negligence

One of the hardest things to do is admit a parent or other loved one into a nursing home. But due to work and family commitments, it may be the only viable solution to ensure that your beloved family member's health and everyday needs are being met.

Once the decision is made, however, it can be especially disconcerting to discover that bedsores have developed and are festering on your loved one's body.

July 4th weekend brings increased law enforcement

The Louisiana state police and local sheriff's deputies and police departments have already begun amplifying their presence on the roads in anticipation of the July 4th holiday.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is now in full swing. From July 2 - 6, Louisiana law enforcement officers will be out in force patrolling the roads for drunk and impaired drivers who are a hazard to themselves and everyone they encounter on the roads. Grants from the federal government that were apportioned by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission will go to pay the officers overtime for their efforts.

West Bank amputee sues JeffCare, doctor and others

A Jefferson Parish man filed suit against a local doctor after undergoing an amputation below his knee.

The man, a diabetic, sought treatment from Marrero's Jeffcare-West Jefferson in January of last year. His chief complaint was discomfort and pain in his foot, and reported that he informed the physician that he had diabetes. She recommended he seek treatment from a wound care doctor and allegedly told the man his pain was insignificant.

Do you know the facts about seat belts?

It is a proven fact that seat belts save lives. Many lives are lost unnecessarily each year due to improper use of seat belts or foregoing using the safety devices entirely. The African-American community is at high risk of injuries and deaths for failing to use seat belts.

Test your seat belt savvy with the following questions about safety belt usage.

The link between cancer and talcum powder

A substance that was once considered ubiquitous and innocuous is now allegedly a deadly risk factor for mesothelioma, ovarian cancer and gynecological tumors. The product is talcum powder, used on everyone from grandmothers to infants.

But repeated exposure to talc, which is being described as similar to asbestos fibers, may cause granulomatose nodules to form in the lungs. This can cause a fibrosis known as talcosis.

Iota woman dies at scene of motorcycle wreck

An Iota woman who was the passenger on the back of a motorcycle lost her life last week when a car collided with the motorcycle at an intersection.

The accident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m., near Eunice at the intersection of State Route 95 and U.S. 190 east. According to the Louisiana State Police, the 38-year-old woman was riding on back of a motorcycle driven by a 51-year-old Eunice man.

Is my driving anxiety related to my car accident?

If you have been injured in an accident, sometimes your injuries go deeper than simply the physical level. A violent accident can lead to future driving anxieties that can hamper daily activities and reduce the quality of your life significantly. Below are some tips to rid your mind of worries and get yourself back behind the wheel.

-- Deep breathing exercises. Taking the time each day to do deep breathing while clearing your mind of all negative images can lower your stress level. As stress raises our risk of anxiety, depression and even deadly strokes, it is time well spent.

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