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6 Tips for Avoiding Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

It’s the dead of winter in Canada, and for some of us, the thought of dealing with the cold, harsh, snowy conditions is enough to keep us inside as much as possible. For many of course, this isn’t possible — braving the icy roads, driveways [...]

Medical Malpractice Claims: An Uphill Battle in Canada

We entrust doctors and health care workers with our health, sometimes our lives, on a daily basis. We have faith that these professionals will undertake the right decisions and actions for us and our families, keeping us from harm.  Unfortunately, the medical profession is a [...]

4 New Spinal Cord Injury Treatments Offer Hope

The causes can vary, as can the effects on the body, and the treatments needed. But one thing that never changes, is that a serious spinal cord injury will have a traumatic effect on its victim and their family.  According to The Praxis Institute (formerly [...]

Distracted Pedestrians At Risk for Serious Injuries

You’ve no doubt seen it: Someone crosses a busy Toronto street with their head down, hands busily texting or swiping away on their smartphone. Call them “distracted walkers”, “smartphone zombies”, or, the scientific term, “inattentive blindness”. But no matter the label, it’s clear that not [...]

CONCUSSION RATES AND RESEARCH ON THE RISE

A study in the summer of 2019 revealed the highest concussion rate ever reported in Ontario -- 1.3 million concussions diagnosed between 2008 and 2016. That’s DOUBLE the rate originally thought.  Other results include the frightening statistic that children under the age of five experienced [...]

WINTER TIRES GAINING TRACTION IN ONTARIO

So you’re thinking about heading to the skating rink. It’s unlikely you’ll choose the traction of summer sandals to wear on the ice. And yet 31% of Ontarians still insist on winter driving with the automobile equivalent of flip flops: Regular or all-season tires.  The [...]

HALLOWEEN SAFETY: THE SCARY TRUTH

It’s October, which means children’s thoughts will soon turn to goblins, ghosts and other ghastly gear as they ready their costumes for Halloween. But Fright Night is fraught with all sorts of scary statistics every parent should know about.   A survey sponsored by Safe [...]

BIKE LANES: REDUCING DEATHS, BUT STILL MANY RISKS

If you’ve driven the streets of Toronto in the last few years, you’ve no doubt noticed the ever-increasing proliferation of bike lanes on city streets.  Bicycling to work has many benefits, too many to list… But let’s give it a try:  Fitness: Cardiovascular exercise, lowers [...]