Rideshare services can be a convenient way to save you time and money when traveling. With so many Uber and Lyft drivers available, it’s a go-to call for people who need quick transportation. Passengers take for granted though that their driver will get them to their destination safely. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries still happen. So…

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Viruses, quarantines, masks, and more. It’s difficult to navigate during a pandemic and going to the hospital is no exception. Using telehealth services and staying home when ill are not options during an emergency event. Thankfully, there are precautions you can take to remain safe when seeking emergency medical care for yourself or a loved…

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Not every business or service has the option of issuing a snow day for winter weather. Employees will continue to work, and customers will continue to visit through cold temperatures, snowy skies, and blowing winds. It’s up to employers to keep everyone safe from winter accidents, injuries, and even death. According to the National Safety…

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If you call Iowa home, you know that the weather here can change in a matter of minutes. One moment you’re driving under sunny blue skies and the next you’re trying to keep your car on the road in the wind and rain. Even seasoned drivers can be caught off guard by foul weather conditions.…

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Sending your children back to school is looking much different this year thanks to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends schools open up this fall to in-person learning. However, the traditional open houses might be canceled, class sizes could be smaller, and the school supply list will likely include additional health and…

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As people yearn to get of their homes to exercise during the Covid pandemic, and with the arrival of warmer weather, more cyclists are taking to our roads. Cycling makes for great exercise and is also popular for commuting. Unfortunately, cycling accidents can lead to serious injury or even death. According to the National Highway…

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Teenagers look forward to the day they can drive on their own. It’s a mark of independence, but it’s also one of great responsibility. Talking with your teen about the dangers of texting and driving is critical to keeping not only them safe, but everyone they encounter on the roadways. You can start by discussing…

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Doctors prescribe medications to cure illnesses and to keep people healthy. Unfortunately, there are risks when taking any medication. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are more than one million emergency hospital visits each year in the United States due to using medications (Source: CDC.gov). It’s important to apply safety standards whenever you…

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Medical advocates play a crucial role in helping loved ones during a hospital stay. Advocates serve as objective listeners and information seekers. It’s important that advocates are present during rounds to speak with the doctors each day. As the person who knows your loved one best, you provide the background knowledge medical professionals need to…

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