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Don't fight a rip current: Try to go with the flow

Most people who get trapped in a rip current have something going for them: They probably already know how to swim. In order to get far enough out into the ocean to have a rip current overtake you, it's usually necessary to be a swimmer — otherwise, you never should have gotten into the ocean in the first place.

Implanted defibrillators are not always safe

An "implantable defibrillator" sounds like a great idea. It's an electronic device that a surgeon implants in your body to help you overcome the problems associated with life-threatening kinds of cardiac arrhythmia (also known as irregular heartbeat). As the heart goes out of rhythm, the defibrillator gives the heart a mild shock to reset the rhythm back to normal.

Don't get in a boat on vacation with someone who's drinking

Many people travel to Hawaii to enjoy the warm weather, sun and tropical setting. For a significant number of people, vacation also involves alcohol. You may enjoy cocktails on the beach, mimosas at the resort's brunch or cold beers after a long, active afternoon hike. There's nothing wrong with unwinding with a few drinks, or even a few too many, as long as you have someone sober to transport you places.

Advice for preventing medical malpractice

When you go to your doctor for treatment regarding a medical condition, the last thing you want is to become the victim of medical malpractice. Unfortunately, though, numerous Americans go home from their doctors far worse off than they were to begin with.

How do I prove loss of consortium?

Maybe your spouse is suffering in the hospital after a serious car crash. Maybe your spouse is at home and permanently disabled after a catastrophic slip-and-fall event. Regardless of the situations, if your spouse was seriously hurt in an accident due to no fault of his or her own, your spouse probably isn't the only one who's suffering.

4 motorcycle safety tips for bikers in Hawaii

Motorcyclists face risks and dangers every time they take to the Honolulu roads, but considering the beautiful Hawaiian vistas and the sea in your hair, perhaps these risks are worth it. That's not to say that you shouldn't do everything in your power to minimize those risks.

Tricks and tips to stay safe while surfing

Surfing is a pretty safe sport for those who are strong swimmers and experienced wave riders. However, numerous vacationers come to Hawaii every year with the idea of learning the sport, and these surf ""newbies"" may be in danger of getting hurt.

Determining fault after a birth injury

Sometimes birth injuries happen naturally, due to genetic reasons or situations out of your medical provider's control. In other cases, birth injuries occur as the direct result of avoidable negligence.

Dos & don’ts of choosing a safe water sports operator: Part 1

Part of vacationing in Hawaii involves spending time on the water. Whether you are planning to do some deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, water skiing, or taking a kayaking tour around the island, it is important to choose a tour operator you can trust. How can you tell if a water sports tour company is safe? Fortunately, there are several things you can do to pre-check a tour operator before booking.