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June 2017 Archives

Has marijuana use contributed to fatal motor vehicle accidents?

Nearly everyone already knows that Colorado is one of three states that permit the recreational use marijuana. In the time since the legalization of recreational marijuana use, accidents, likely including some fatal motor vehicle accidents, have risen approximately 3 percent. A recent study appears to show a causal link between the two variables.

Teens and serious or fatal motor vehicle accidents

Colorado parents often experience anxiety, pride and trepidation when their teens begin to drive. Teenagers' inexperience behind the wheel, potential distractions and other factors make them vulnerable to serious or fatal motor vehicle accidents. It turns out that teens are easily distracted while driving. In fact, in 2014, approximately 10 percent of all fatal crashes involving a teenage driver also involved a distraction, according to government data.

Baby powder products pose threat to women

Although baby powder has been a product on the market for decades, its potential danger has only been recognized in the last 15 years or so. While the scientific community remains divided on some of the specifics, there is a growing amount of research that indicates some uses of baby powder increase the risk of certain kinds of cancer.

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