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grip the road. By slowing down, you also give yourself more time to react if you or another car does start sliding. Follow Further : Along the same lines, you should increase the following distance you give to cars in front of you. A 6-second lag time is recommended to give you enough time to stop or safely maneuver your vehicle in case something unexpected happens up ahead. Remain Calm : Sliding on ice is often made worse by drivers overcorrecting or fruitlessly slamming on the brakes. Correcting a slide is possible, but it takes a cool head and the right technique.

vehicle. If your car uses front-wheel drive, steer into the skid and avoid braking or accelerating if you can. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, steer in the direction you want to go and slightly accelerate. If you’re using all-wheel drive, steer out of the skid and brake normally (pump brakes if you don’t have an anti- lock system).



How to Make Your Own Sauerkraut Inspired by NourishedKitchen.com

Know Your Car : The way you should respond to a slide depends on your

ingredients • 2 lbs cabbage • 4 tsp fine sea salt Equipment • Jar • Lid with airlock

Risk is a part of any surgery. This is something every patient has the right to be aware of before agreeing to a procedure so they can give informed consent. However, one risk patients never consent to is the negligence of their surgeon or care facility.

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Wrong patient

Wrong procedure Anesthesia mistakes

Nicking a nerve or artery Damaging internal organs Leaving a surgical instrument inside the body


• Something to weigh down cabbage, ideally made of a nonreactive material like glass

Causing an infection

Because all surgeries carry a degree of uncertainty, complications can occur even when care providers are doing their due diligence. These “assumed risks” aren’t considered to be the fault of health care professionals and don’t constitute grounds for a malpractice suit. However, if you experience complications well beyond what you were told to expect, medical negligence may be to blame. COMMON SURGICAL ERRORS Unless you’re a surgeon yourself, it might be hard to tell whether a complication was part of the assumed risk of your operation or whether a reasonable doctor could have prevented it. However, negligent care professionals are clearly responsible for some of these common mishaps:


These are very preventable errors and can be deeply damaging. They often stem from lack of communication, poor sanitation, cutting corners on rules, or other reckless behavior. No one wants to be on an operating table in these conditions, which is why medical malpractice suits exist. MALPRACTICE LAWS IN KANSAS CITY If you believe you have grounds for a malpractice claim, you’ll likely face an uphill legal battle, requiring the testimony of expert surgeons and proof you have suffered damages as a result of malpractice. This is where a team of expert Kansas City malpractice attorneys can make a difference. To find out if you have a case, give us a call at 816-268-1960 or 913-428-8220.

1. Remove outer leaves from cabbage. Slice very thinly. 2. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and salt. Let stand for 20 minutes. 3. Squeeze cabbage to release juices. Let the cabbage continue to soak and release juices for another 20 minutes. 4. Transfer to a jar and press down cabbage until completely submerged in its juices. Weigh down cabbage. 5. Seal jar with airlock. Let cabbage sit at room temperature and away from sunlight for one month. Once fermented, transfer to the fridge. Sauerkraut will keep for six months to one year.


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