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.

Tragic 1-88 crash

On Sunday, January 22 a tragic 1-88 crash resulted in three fatalities. According to officials a sedan crossed a median on 1-88 near exit 25A. The sedan struck a small SUV carrying a Schenectady family. Two of the five family members (the mother and father) died upon impact. Their three children were injured and transported to Albany Medical Center. The driver of the sedan was also transported Albany Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries. 

A community is mourning the death of a young teacher from the Minisink Valley school department. Authorities were called to the scene of a crash on Route 6 in Slate Hill, NY on Thursday, January 28th. 

According to police the driver was unable to maneuver around a turn and struck a tree. Temperatures were low enough to cause frost that morning however authorities have yet to release any additional details regarding the details of the crash.