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What are some winter safety tips for driving on the PA turnpike?

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a well-traveled road. As such, it is prone to many accidents throughout the year. While accidents may happen anytime, it is winter that poses the highest risk to you as you drive on this road. Heavy traffic and bad road conditions add up to serious hazards that make it difficult to drive. There are some things you can do to help keep yourself safer while traveling this route.

The misdiagnosis of breast cancer

Misdiagnosis if one of the deadliest forms of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, as it often results in lack of treatment or inadequate treatment. Misdiagnosis, especially when breast cancer is involved, can result in the need for costlier and more extensive medical care, advancement of the disease and even death.

Signs a surgeon left something inside a patient's body

Most surgeries end perfectly with no complications to the patient. However, every year, stories crop up of surgeons leaving foreign objects inside a patient's body. One of the most well-publicized cases of this happening occurred this year when a woman discovered a surgeon left two surgical sponges inside her body. She realized she had an issue when she noticed abnormal stomach bloating.

Heart attacks often go undiagnosed in women

If you are like most people in Pennsylvania, you might automatically think about chest pain, especially on the left side of the body, when you think about a symptom of a heart attack. This is certainly a common thing for a person having a heart attack to experience but it is far from the only symptom. In fact, women, in particular, are likely to experience symptoms other than or in addition to chest pain when having a heart attack.

Serious truck crash closes freeway

Every state in the nation, including Pennsylvania, has clear laws governing traffic flow and operation of vehicles. In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has additional rules and guidelines that govern the operation of commercial motor vehicles by those with commercial driving licenses. These rules are intended to ensure that truckers and others who operate large commercial vehicles do so safely and responsibly.

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