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December 2019 Archives

AAA study highlights the limitations of hi-tech safety systems

Dealer showrooms in Montana and around the country are filled with cars that boast an impressive array of safety features, but some of the most advanced automobile technology could actually be contributing to accidents according to a study conducted recently by the American Automobile Association and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The association's Foundation for Traffic Safety wanted to find out how adaptive cruise control and lane departure assist systems influenced driver behavior, so researchers watched videos of people behind the wheels of cars such as the Honda Accord, Tesla Model S and Acura MDX.

Hidradenitis suppurativa: an often misdiagnosed skin disease

Montana residents should be aware that there is a little-known skin condition called hidradenitis suppurativa, and it's the subject of many misdiagnoses and delayed diagnoses. A July 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology published the results of a survey where 64% of HS patients said they had to visit five or more physicians before being formally diagnosed with it. Some had to wait over a decade for the correct diagnosis.


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