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Sharing the road safely with a big truck

A lot of drivers are nervous about sharing the highway with a big rig -- and not without good reason! Any accident with a large truck is potentially lethal.

There are some things you can do to make it easier on yourself when you're traveling down a road with a large truck.

3 ways motorcyclists can boost visibility on the road

Car accidents happen every day in the state of Ohio and cause injuries, property damage and sometimes even death. Of accidents that include fatalities, many involve motorcycles. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 157 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in 2017. How can motorcyclists stay safe on the road and prevent such tragic accidents from taking place?

Many of these accidents are preventable and happen because motorcycles are simply less visible on the road than a truck or a car might be. To prevent accidents, then, motorcyclists should try to be as visible as possible. There are a few ways to accomplish this, including the following tips:

2 nursing home employees sentenced to jail over patient's death

Somewhere during the night of Jan. 6, 2017, an elderly woman with dementia slipped out of her Ohio nursing home and froze to death.

When the three women who were in charge of patient care that night -- one a nurse and the other two aides -- discovered what had happened to the 76-year-old, they promptly falsified their records to show that they'd performed bed checks at 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. and found her safe and sound. Evidence would later show that she had left the building shortly after midnight. The temperature outside that night was below zero.

Finding the right nursing home for your loved one

Moving a parent or other loved one into a nursing home is often emotionally difficult -- and the problems that many nursing homes have with substandard care and inadequate staffing don't make it any easier.

In order to make sure that your loved one is in a nursing home where he or she will be happy and healthy, the most important thing that you can do is to visit the facilities you are considering in person (maybe more than once).

How to avoid the appearance of workers' compensation fraud

It's estimated that, at most, only two percent of all workers' compensation claims involve some kind of fraud.

However, insurance companies often view every claim as if it is potentially suspicious. Workers can protect themselves from unnecessary scrutiny by knowing the signs that insurance investigators believe indicate fraud and knowing what to do instead.

Yes, you can get workers' compensation when you work from home

While America's not at the stage (yet) where every office job can be done entirely from home, more and more workers are performing their jobs out of home offices at least part of the time.

If you're one of them, don't be fooled into believing that you don't qualify for workers' compensation when you're injured on the job. Here's what every work-at-home employee needs to know about workers' comp benefits and their rights:

Protect yourself from medication errors in the hospital

Medication errors are a common problem, whether you end up taking the wrong drug or too much of the right drug.

Unfortunately, you can't afford to relax your guard against medication errors even when you're in the hospital. To guard against dangerous or fatal drug errors, take a proactive approach. The following suggestions can help you avoid many potential medication errors.

What are the long-term effects of a premature delivery?

A normal pregnancy lasts about 38 to 40 weeks -- when it's full term. In some cases, however, a baby may be born too soon -- and that may result in physical and cognitive challenges that last well into adulthood.

A premature delivery is any birth that occurs prior to 37 weeks of gestation. The earlier the birth, the more severe the consequences to the baby.

5 innovations to help you enjoy a safer motorcycle ride

From what you ride to what you wear, safety is of prime importance when you take your motorcycle for a spin. Here are five of the latest innovations designed to give you a safer, more enjoyable ride.

1. Airbags as wearing apparel

Ways to increase motorcycle visibility

Summer and fall are great times to take your motorcycle on the road. At the same time, it is important to pay attention to safety and think about ways to avoid some common risks motorcyclists face.

Among the top reasons motorcyclists end up in a crash is their low visibility. Drivers behind the wheels of cars, trucks and vans simply fail to notice the relatively small motorcycle, often with disastrous results. Increasing your visibility can let other drivers know of your presence and help avoid collisions.

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