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Should Colorado Cyclists Be Allowed to Roll Through Stop Signs?

There was a recent public debate over whether the Colorado General Assembly should pass Senate Bill 93 (SB 93). The bill would have allowed cyclists to roll through stop signs at a reasonable speed while yielding to vehicles and pedestrians. Cyclists could also treat red lights like stop signs. Proponents and opponents of the legislation presented their arguments before the bill died in the transportation committee. However, the debate between the two groups did show that Coloradoans have vastly different views on how to prevent bicycle accidents involving vehicles. Cyclists in support of SB 93 claimed it would help prevent accidents. They argued that taking too long to merge into traffic or to cross an intersection increases the risk of a collision. Supporters also cited studies supporting their views. According to research conducted by the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, Idaho reduced bicycle accidents involving vehicles by…
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Can This Federal Law Speed Up Your Personal Injury Case?

Medical records are an extremely important part of any personal injury case because they help assess the amount of damages plaintiffs may receive. However, pulling records for these cases, was until recently, a time-consuming and expensive process. Much to the displeasure of attorneys and their clients, it could take several months and cost thousands of dollars to secure stacks of medical records. This process became simplified and less expensive once the requirements of the HITECH Act went into effect. The HITECH Act, which was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARR Act) of 2009, gave funding for new health information technologies to hospitals across the country. One of the major goals of this legislation was to make it easier for hospitals to access your medical records. Hospitals that accepted this funding are bound by the HITECH Act. Amendments to the HITECH Act in 2013 allow patients (or their…
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Study Finds Reason Soccer Players Should Never Head the Ball

Football is commonly associated with sports-related concussions. However, it may be time for football to stop hogging the attention. Soccer also poses a concussion risk. New research published in medical journal Neurology claims soccer players who head the ball have a threefold risk of suffering concussions. The study analyzed 222 amateur soccer players who participated in the sport for at least six months during the year. Participants were given a survey asking how many times they headed the ball, and the number of other impacts they suffered within a two-week period. Researchers then separated the participants into four groups depending on their answers. Group one had participants who reported heading the ball only five times during this two-week period. Those in group four reported heading the ball 125 times on average. Researchers compared these groups to assess whether heading the ball can increase the risk of a concussion. According to…
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