July 2016 Archive

Traumatic brain injury
Did Blows to the Head Cause Brain Damage in WWE Wrestlers?

The former wrestlers, who include "Mr. Wonderful" and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, say they developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy—more commonly known as CTE—from their time wrestling in the WWE.

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Snyder's Riders: Join for Free (And Get a Chance to Win Prizes)

Snyder's Riders is free to join, and the sign-up process only takes a few minutes of your time.

Distracted Driving
Could Textalyzers Help Combat Distracted Driving?

A recently proposed bill by New York state lawmakers would require all drivers involved in a collision resulting in injury, damage, or death to surrender their mobile device to police to be scanned by a new piece of technology called a "textalyzer."

Aging and Driving
How to Talk About Aging and Driving

If you are an aging driver - or if your loved one is an aging driver - you probably have lots of questions about how to handle this stage of life. When should someone stop driving? What are the transportation alternatives? We have answers to those questions and more.

Defective Seatbacks
Defective Seatbacks: Is the Backseat Really Safe?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the safest place to put your child is in the backseat.

Charlie LaVallee
A Bridge for the Community: Meet Charlie LaVallee

As a young boy growing up in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Charlie LaVallee watched his grandfather work tirelessly to run their small, family-owned business, Kunst Bakery.

Fatal work injuries are down in Pennsylvania.
Fatal Work Injuries Down in PA, Bucking National Trend

Of Pennsylvania's 175 fatal workplace accidents that occurred in 2014, a whopping 60 percent were related to two categories—transportation injuries and those suffered as a result of a worker having contact with equipment.

Pokemon Go!
Beware: Pokemon Go May Lead to Embarassing Injuries

According to news reports, the ways in which users are "wiping out" while playing Pokemon Go are almost as varied as the 151 styles of Pokemon you can capture in it. We know: We've seen our staffers and other folks in the U.S. Steel Building walking—heads down—all while staring into their cell phone screens. Needless to say, we've even witnessed some close calls.

save on car insurance
Easy Ways to Save on Car Insurance

Car insurance is one of those things that people sometimes complain about paying for – until they actually need to use it. Those complaints likely got louder in quite a few households over the past several months because recent data shows that car insurance premiums have risen about 6.6% from year to year. The good news is that there are ways to save on car insurance without sacrificing great coverage.

Car Accident
Report: Pittsburgh, Philly Drivers Among Least Safe in U.S.

Allstate Insurance's 2016 America's Best Drivers Report ranked Philadelphia and Pittsburgh among the worst cities in the United States when it comes to safe driving.

Workaholics
Take Fatigue Seriously This National Workaholics Day

July 5 is the day after late-night fireworks, campfires, and the celebration of our nation’s independence. It is also National Workaholics Day.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled OVer
Avoid a DUI This Fourth of July

Drive sober or get pulled over this Fourth of July weekend, when police will be conducting extra patrols and checkpoints—all to help prevent DUI-related crashes.