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3 common types of rafting injuries

One of the most fun things to do in Alaska is going on a whitewater rafting trip. This recreational activity is often exhilarating and heart-pounding. While it may make for an enjoyable adventure, it can also be dangerous.

3 top causes of small plane crashes in Alaska

Alaska is a great place to go flightseeing. You may take a ride on a seaplane or bush-plane to enjoy the breathtaking views of Anchorage and beyond. While taking an air tour of Alaska may be an exhilarating and unforgettable experience, it may also be dangerous.

When product liability ruins your Alaska vacation

Going on a vacation is a time for leaving behind your cares and relaxing from all that causes worry and pain. Unfortunately, worry and pain can follow you on your travels. No matter where you are in the world, you run the risk of getting in an accident and sustaining an injury.

Top causes of helicopter accidents

Taking a helicopter tour in Alaska is an exhilarating way to take in the beautiful views of the valleys, backcountry and glaciers. Unfortunately, these flightseeing tours do not always end with a sense of fulfillment and a collection of pictures to post online. Sometimes, they end in tragic accidents. 

A quick guide to recreational accidents and injuries

Anchorage is a great place to enjoy nature. With plenty of hiking, kayaking, skiing and snowboarding opportunities, you can have a lot of fun here. Unfortunately, sometimes these recreational activities result in injuries, turning a day outdoors into a hospital trip.

3 essential winter driving tips for first-time snow drivers

If this is your first winter in Anchorage after moving from a place where it does not snow, you may have some trouble navigating the roads. The slippery roads and reduced visibility that come with winter can give you some difficulties when you are simply trying to drive around. 

How does marijuana use affect driving ability?

While the dangers associated with drinking and driving are well documented and have been for some time, Alaska and several other states’ relatively recent legalization of recreational marijuana is raising new questions. Just how much does the use of marijuana impact one’s ability to drive, for example, and how much does that person's decision to use before getting behind the wheel endanger you and everyone else on the roadway?

Alaska’s CFIT plane crash problem

Riding in small planes is a way of life for many who live in Alaska, but your chances of crashing and suffering injury or death as a result are higher in a small plane than it is in a larger, commercial aircraft. While the number of small plane crashes across the state has declined somewhat in recent years, officials within the National Transportation Safety Board feel the number of small plane accidents still occurring in the state is far too high.

Answers to top 3 questions about rafting in Alaska

Rafting in Alaska is an exhilarating and breathtaking experience. The rivers are often fast, deep and cold, but they give you a unique way to take in the gorgeous views. However, if you do not prepare, you could end up in a dangerous situation and suffer a serious injury

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