Personal cancer vaccines and immunotherapy: 3 things to know

Immunotherapy uses substances that stimulate the immune system to prevent or treat cancer and other diseases. It is an emerging field bringing signs of hope for cancer patients and their families. One form of immunotherapy involves the use of personalized cancer vaccines (PCVs). As, researchers are seeking to use these PCVs as an effective way

What are Tennessee’s penalties for 2nd and 3rd DUI offenses?

Tennessee has some of the toughest DUI laws in the U.S., and that means that people convicted of a second or third DUI offense face some serious penalties. As we discussed earlier on this blog, a first-time DUI conviction results in mandatory jail time, fines, loss of license for a year, and other penalties. The penalties only

Ups and downs of home trampolines

Family trampolines are popular across Tennessee. Drive around any neighborhood in the Chattanooga area, and you’ll likely see them dotting yards on both sides of the street. Regardless of the size, trampolines have one thing in common: they are dangerous, especially for children. Private trampolines are responsible for nearly 100,000 ER visits each year. Injuries

False sense of security? Autopilot not as fail-proof as you think

Imagine traveling from California to New York without ever having to touch the steering wheel or acceleration pedal. Self-driving vehicles could one day make that possible, but currently, they aren’t safe enough to operate freely on the roads. Advocates of self-driving vehicles argue they have the potential to be safer than human drivers, but we’re

Reminder: It’s illegal to operate a boat under the influence

Did you know that alcohol is more intoxicating on the water than on land? According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the marine environment, along with sun, wind, spray, engine noise, vibration and rocking motion all contribute to accelerate impairment. They also cause fatigue, which increases the detriments to coordination, judgment and reaction time that alcohol

Judge finds driver’s license revocation law unconstitutional

Up until recently, Tennessee drivers with unpaid court costs often faced having their driver’s licenses revoked. By taking away the ability to drive, individuals faced substantial economic disadvantages, affecting their ability to work and engage in ordinary lawful activities and many were unable to get their licenses back. If that wasn’t bad enough, drivers often

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