News tagged with distractions

Can Twitter make you fitter?

On a recent Saturday, Pat Wagner knew she should have been getting ready for boxing class. The 60-year-old Carrollton resident spent the last five years cutting her weight in half, dropping 150 pounds and adopting an entirely ...

Aug 20, 2013
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Lawn mower injuries often caused by distraction

(HealthDay)—Each summer, lawn mower accidents send countless numbers of people to the emergency room. Mishaps often involve serious injuries to the fingers, hands and feet. Often caused by a moment's distraction, ...

May 26, 2013
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Holding drivers' attention

Each day, an average of nine people are killed in the United States and more than 1,000 injured by drivers doing something other than driving.

May 21, 2013
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Many parents multi-task while driving kids

Many parents are putting their precious cargo at risk while driving, according to survey results that will be presented May 5 and 6 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.

May 06, 2013
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Driving with the dog not a good idea for seniors

Senior drivers who always take a pet in the car are at increased risk for being involved in a motor vehicle collision, said University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers. In a study published in Accident An ...

May 03, 2013
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