Before the 1950s, a spinal cord injury was almost the same as a death sentence. There was little likelihood that people survived and recovered mobility from severe spinal damage. However, modern science makes full recovery possible.
It is a simple reality that when social attitudes and norms change the reaction on the law front tends to lag. The result is that certain issues can suddenly stand out in stark relief. The move in Alaska and many other states to allow recreational use of marijuana may stand as one example.
If you’re new to parenthood, you probably have a lot to learn. You have to figure out how to baby-proof your home, get your baby on a regular sleep schedule—and all the while attempt to maintain your own life.
If you get into a car accident, one of the first things you'll probably do is try to figure out whether you're injured. The mental checklist might go something like, "Am I in pain? Is anything bleeding? Have I lost feeling anywhere in my body?" If the answer to these is no, you might assume that you are fine.
After becoming legal in Alaska in 2017, rideshare programs are quickly increasing in popularity throughout the state. As more people rely on rideshare options after a night at the bar or when they need a ride to work, accidents become a larger concern. Fortunately, Uber’s driver tracking system might lead to increased safety on roads. It could also mean heightened accountability on the driver’s part for unsafe driving practices.