sleep deprivation

Many of us have experienced bouts of forgetfulness at one point or another, but a sudden lack of recollection can be troubling and even dangerous. The same goes for trouble with vision/focus/perception. These symptoms, which mirror the effects of alcohol, are often caused by sleep deprivation.

A UCLA study found that sleep deprivation may actually disturb brain function, causing mental lapses and issues with visual perception.

Uber distracted driving

Uber drivers are dependent upon the Uber app to inform them where a passenger is, where they want to go and what the fare will be. They are notified by a ping on their phone along with additional information as to where the pick-up will be. During the ride, the Uber driver may use the phone for directions, or to pick up other passengers. In other words, an Uber driver spends a lot of time looking at, and being distracted by, their phone.

woman cooking

Asbestos, one of the most recognized toxic chemicals used in the U.S. and abroad, kills an estimated 13,500-16,000 Americans each year*. Although Asbestos is known to cause an array of health issues, including lung cancer, asbestosis, asbestos pleural disease, and mesothelioma, but surprisingly the number of imported goods containing asbestos has actually increased in recent years. 

ski accident

The feeling of skiing down a mountain on a beautiful, sunny day in the Albany area is one of the best things to do in the winter. However, falling and being seriously injured happens all the time in this kind of sport. If you become seriously injured while at a ski resort, your legal rights are dependent upon how your injury occurred.

Lightening

We are all, consciously or subconsciously, afraid of something. While some people have very specific, individualized fears, there are some events and/or things that are known to invoke fear and/or anxiety amongst the masses. Each year the National Safety Council puts together a chart, ‘Odds of Dying’, which outlines your odds of dying based on cause. Below are common fears, along with your chance of dying as a result of that item/event.