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Brain Injury: Recognizing a ‘Hidden Disability’

June 22, 2011 – 1:38 pm One Comment
Brain Injury: Recognizing a ‘Hidden Disability’

Each year, millions of people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from falls, motor vehicle traffic crashes, collisions with moving or stationary objects, and assaults. The Centers for Disease Control and …

ESC: An Essential Safety Choice

June 22, 2011 – 1:29 pm Comments Off
ESC: An Essential Safety Choice

Every automobile in America should be equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a feature that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates would save between 5,000 to 10,000 lives and prevent up to 250,000 …

How to Buy A Safe Vehicle

June 22, 2011 – 1:24 pm One Comment
How to Buy A Safe Vehicle

It’s time to buy a new car, truck or mini-van. What can you do to make sure the vehicle you buy for yourself, your spouse or a teenage son or daughter is safe? How can …

Practical Safety Tips About Hearing Protection

June 22, 2011 – 1:15 pm One Comment
Practical Safety Tips About Hearing Protection

It is said that Helen Keller, who was born deaf and blind, was once asked which of her senses she would want most if possible to restore, and she replied, “Give me my hearing.” As …

Topamax: Headache Relief and Heartache

June 22, 2011 – 1:09 pm Comments Off
Topamax: Headache Relief and Heartache

The day a woman turns into a mom-to-be is filled with emotions of all shapes and sizes. There is surprise, elation, excitement, anticipation, anxiety, worry, and fear. For expectant mothers, the world can be a …

The Serious Side of Amusement Rides: 10 Tips to Stay Safe

June 22, 2011 – 12:57 pm Comments Off
The Serious Side of Amusement Rides: 10 Tips to Stay Safe

A 3-year-old boy died of massive head injuries on April 2, 2011, after falling off a children’s roller coaster in Illinois. The child was seated with his twin brother near the front of a roller …

Be Prepared: Understand Pool Safety to Ensure More Fun in the Sun

June 22, 2011 – 12:52 pm Comments Off

A dip in a cool swimming pool on a hot summer day brings refreshment and fun to kids and adults alike. This time of year, kids can’t resist asking, on a nearly daily basis, “When …

Is Your Child ‘Home Alone Ready’ This Summer Season?

June 22, 2011 – 12:49 pm Comments Off
Is Your Child ‘Home Alone Ready’ This Summer Season?

Knowing when your child is ready to be left at home for extended periods of time is a tough call.  With summer break here, a growing number of working parents will leave their older children …

Know the Hidden Dangers in Hot Tubs

June 22, 2011 – 12:43 pm One Comment
Know the Hidden Dangers in Hot Tubs

Imagine this: you finally arrive at your dream vacation spot in sunny Florida. You get to the hotel, check-in, and begin a few weeks of fun. After visiting the theme parks, you decide to sit …

Avoiding & Escaping Rip Currents

June 22, 2011 – 12:14 pm Comments Off
Avoiding & Escaping Rip Currents

At the beach in Cape Canaveral, Florida, 19-year-old Josh Scurlock looks out at the water. The larger-than-normal waves look rough but not too rough, so he and a friend venture out into the water. A …