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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Driving a vehicle can become routine, especially if you take the same route to work or school every day. You don’t even have to think about putting on your seatbelt anymore because it’s become as automatic as starting your engine. Of course, you know speeding can be dangerous and driving impaired can be deadly, but…

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According to the World Health Organization, people are statistically safer flying in an airplane or working for nuclear industries than going to the hospital. How can this be? The WHO reports that the risk of dying in an airplane accident is estimated at 1 in 3 million, but the risk of dying due to a…

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Real Talk About Distracted Driving Over the past decade, cell phone usage has skyrocketed and with that new distraction came an increase in vehicle crashes. When you think of “distracted driving” you’re probably picturing teenagers chewing bubble gum, making eye contact through the rear-view mirror while talking to friends in the back seat, reading and…

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The time just after you have been injured can be confusing and stressful. If you’re like others, you’re left with a lot of questions … and a lot of fears as well. Fears about injuries, your finances, and what the future holds are understandable concerns. It might feel like you’re alone in this with no…

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