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The first sign of preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication, is often a rise in blood pressure. An important part of prenatal care is monitoring your blood pressure because high blood pressure can happen slowly, or it may come on fast.

It is considered abnormal if your doctor documents your blood pressure at 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher on two separate occasions, four or more hours apart.

Preeclampsia usually happens after the 20th week of pregnancy in women who previously had normal blood pressure. It can also happen earlier in the pregnancy or following delivery.

The most effective preeclampsia treatment is the delivery of your child. This usually prevents the disease from advancing. Nevertheless, it can still take a period of time for you to recover from preeclampsia following childbirth. …

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Because of the widespread use of mobile devices, texting while driving continues to cause injury and the loss of life. An increasing amount of traffic accidents are tied to distracted driving.

Distracted driving includes activities that take the driver’s attention from the road: talking to passengers; changing settings on the stereo or navigation system; eating; texting; or talking on a cell phone.

Texting While Driving Takes Attention from the Road

Non-driving activities performed while driving, especially texting, will increase the risk for a serious crash. A texting and driving accident can result in the injury or death of not only the driver, but vehicle occupants, cyclists, and pedestrians.

When drivers take their eyes off the road to respond to a text, their reaction time slows dramatically and significantly increases the likelihood of a crash. …

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Chiropractic techniques are powerful. A 2018 study found 77% of patients rated their care as “very effective,” making it an inexpensive yet efficient alternative to prescriptions or risky treatments.

Almost everyone can enjoy the benefits chiropractors provide, and some of the advantages may surprise you.

1. Reduces Aches and Pains

Almost everyone who visits a chiropractor comes away relieved, as evidenced by the marked effectiveness of the 2018 study. However, there are reasons for reduced pain.

One of a chiropractor’s tasks is to “straighten” the spine, which involves spinal manipulation therapy. This therapy aligns spinal joints, which provides temporary and immediate relief.

Individuals experiencing pain in the lower back, neck, hip and more can benefit from a single session. …

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Your Body and Alcohol

Ingesting large amounts of alcohol over a short duration can lead to alcohol poisoning, a severe health condition that takes six lives every day in the US.

Understanding what causes alcohol poisoning, who is at risk and the symptoms associated with it can help decrease the number of injuries and deaths associated with these preventable circumstances. Here are five things to know.

1. Most Mortalities Occur in Middle-Aged Populations

Did you know most of the alcohol consumption in underage drinkers involves binge drinking? Surprisingly, this population does not experience high rates of mortality as another: the middle-aged population.

Those between 35 and 64 are most likely to die from alcohol poisoning, and fatalities occur most frequently in non-Hispanic men. …

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The historic rejection rate of veteran claims for disability benefits reached as high as 85% for veterans of World War 1. Today, the denial rate is much lower — it hovers in the 30% range — but over half of those claims are denied in error, and many claims are unfairly delayed for a wide range of reasons, as we will see below.

The VA Disability System

The Department of Veterans Affairs, also known as the VA, is responsible for handling service-related disability claims for veterans. …

If you apply for disability through Social Security, but you’re denied the first time you apply, don’t be discouraged. You’re not alone, and a lot of deserving applicants don’t have their worthy claims immediately recognized. You need to advocate for yourself to get the support you’ve earned through years of hard work.

There are few things more difficult than being stuck at home, unable to work as you’ve used to, with your disability left unrecognized. You might have insufficient or missing evidence in your application or the Social Security Administration might even have overlooked something you included in your file!

The important thing is that you don’t give up. …

It is not legal for a motorcycle to split lanes when driving on Texas roadways. Texas Statutes Transportation Code § 545.060 states: “An operator on a roadway divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic shall drive as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane.” This includes motorcyclists.

What Is Lane Splitting?

Lane splitting is when a motorcyclist drives alongside, or between, lanes of cars and trucks in traffic. It often occurs when traffic is slow-moving or stopped.

Other terms sometimes used for lane splitting and similar practices include:

  • Stripe-riding or white lining — This specifically refers to a motorcyclist driving between two lanes, riding the motorcycle on the dividing line. …

The first thing to do after a car accident is to take a deep breath and check the scene around you. Collect your thoughts and evaluate your condition: Do you have injuries? Can you exit your car safely? Move your car to the side of the road to avoid accidents with other traffic. Turn off your engine and stay calm.

Take the following additional steps following a minor car accident to preserve your right to compensation for damages and protect yourself from any potential claims of liability.

Gather Information About the Accident Scene

Gather as much information as you can at the scene. Use your cellphone camera to photograph the cars involved and the location of the accident. Photograph and record any damage to your car. You should also sketch out the accident scene and the positions of the vehicles involved. …

In general, to maintain a vehicle registration in Florida, a motorist must carry the following:

  • $10,000 in personal injury protection, also known as PIP
  • $10,000 in property damage liability, also known as PDL

PIP can be used to pay up to 80% of your medical bills and up to 60% of lost wages that you incur as a result of an accident, up to the limit outlined by your policy. Details on PIP can be found with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, an office that was set up by the Florida Legislature in 2003.

Unfortunately, in many cases, $10,000 in PIP bodily injury liability coverage will not be enough to cover the costs incurred by you, your family members, and others involved in an accident. Furthermore, since $10,000 in PIP cover is the minimum required by the state, that is what most people carry, but the question remains: how much coverage is enough? …

An affidavit is a printed or written statement of facts often used in court cases or other legal proceedings. Although documents to support the statement do not need to be attached to an affidavit, some form of documentation may be required to prove the identity of the signer.

According to the National Notary Association, acceptable forms of identification in Pennsylvania include:

  • A driver’s license.
  • A passport.
  • A state, county or local government identification card or other government-issued identification with a signature or photo if deemed acceptable by the certifying official.

Forms of identification that are NOT acceptable for certification include:

  • A social security card. …

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Mitchell Collins

I’m a freelance journalist and writer with a special interest in law and business. Check out my website for more content: www.mitchelltcollins.com

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