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October 2018 Archives

Decoding Halloween driving dangers

AAA has a few warnings for San Francisco partygoers who are out on Halloween night. There are often a few spooks that can be found on the road during Halloween, and they're usually in the form of drunk drivers. The hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. are considered the most dangerous times to be on the road on Halloween night. National statistics reveal that about 44 percent of accidents that occur during this time period involve someone who has been drinking and driving.

Cellphone use leads to distracted driving crashes

Distracted driving is a serious problem in America. It causes hundreds of accidents, all of which could be avoided. Literally thousands of people have been killed in crashes where individuals were using their cellphones. That's not even considering the situations where people were using other devices, eating behind the wheel or becoming distracted in additional ways.

Mental illness and discrimination at work

Almost one in every five adults in the United States experiences a form of mental illness in a given year, according to information from the National Alliance on Mental Health. Unfortunately, some of these individuals face discrimination from California employers.

Abilify is a drug that helps some and seriously hurts others

Medications intended to treat mental health and emotional issues have come a long way in recent years. While there were once only a few options available to those struggling with emotional or mental health issues, there are now a large number of options available. Many of these medications can offer benefits to patients struggling with issues ranging from depression or anxiety to psychosis.

Nursing home understaffing linked to neglect

California readers may be concerned to learn that many nursing homes across the United States are understaffed, according to an investigation by the New York Times and Kaiser Health News. Worse, the staff shortages could be leading to the neglect of patients staying at the facilities.

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