Calling 911 From Your Cellphone? Don't Assume They'll Know Exactly Where You Are
Chances are, if you call 911, it will be from a cellphone -- but the system was built for landlines, and is still catching up to the smartphone era. Sure, Google Maps and Uber know just where you're calling from, but when you make the most important call of all -- to 911 -- the dispatcher may not.
Chest Pain Is Top Item On Nation's $80 Billion ER Care Bill, Study Finds
A new analysis finds that emergency care costs about $80 billion a year, and chest pain is the most expensive diagnosis, amounting to nearly $5 billion of that care. So now that we see that prodigious price tag, what is to be done?
After A Death, Crackdown On Drowsy Teen Drivers Led To Fewer Crashes, Study Finds
The results are striking: Among junior operators (ages 16-17), the overall rate of car accidents fell by 18.6 percent, the rate of night crashes decreased by almost 29 percent, and there was an almost 40 percent decrease in car crashes resulting in a fatal or incapacitating injury, researchers report.