A Tragic NYS Thruway Crash Takes the Life of a Woman

June 16th, 2017

A 45-year-old Rochester resident was struck and killed by a freightliner box truck. Her car was hit in the rear and then struck several other vehicles causing a 5-car pileup. State Police are still investigating.  One might consider this a freak occurrence, but unfortunately crashes like this happen all too often. To read the full…

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Remember Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice This Memorial Day Weekend

May 25th, 2017

Summer officially begins with the Memorial Day Weekend.  Enjoy time at the beach, at the pool, at barbeques with friends and family but do not forget those who gave their lives to a thankful Nation.  Remember those who perished in all of the wars since the founding of this great nation.  Think of a veteran…

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Who Would Believe Where the Safest Car Seat is Located?

May 25th, 2017

Remember as a kid getting stuck in the middle seat in the back of the car? You were cramped. Maybe as a teenager you wanted to sit “shot gun.” Maybe you were pressured to sit in the middle seat. Researchers at the University of Buffalo studied fatalities and crashes in relation to seat location. It…

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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is May

May 23rd, 2017

Soaking up the sun and feeling the cool spring air as you accelerate on the open road on your motorcycle, can make any day a memorable one.  As we see more cyclists on the road remember – safety is always paramount.  Operating a motorcycle, whether a “chopper” or a motor scooter, takes a different skill…

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Common Baby Products Can Result in Injuries to Infants

May 22nd, 2017

Babies get injured every eight minutes from using nursery products. More than 66,000 kids under three end up in emergency rooms annually. Why? Because of accidents involving “nursery products” e.g baby walkers, bouncers and changing tables. The most common injuries occur with baby carriers (20%) followed by cribs/mattresses (19%) and strollers (17%). 81% of injuries…

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What is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman?

May 19th, 2017

The first Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program was established in 1972, shortly after in 1978 the Older Americans Act (OAA) was put in place. The act required all states to establish an Ombudsman program that was a local community program utilizing volunteers. So what is a long-term ombudsman? A long-term care ombudsman is an advocate for…

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Steer Clear from Distractions on the Road with these Safety Tips

April 14th, 2017

Distracted driving and texting while driving is a deadly problem. Although laws are in place making it illegal to text and drive, millions still admit to doing it. Throughout April the National Safety Council brings awareness to distracted driving. One insurance company provided 7 ways to avoid distracted driving: Turn off your phone – don’t…

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Hyundai is Recalling Over 978,000 Vehicles Due to Defective Seat Belts

April 7th, 2017

Auto manufacturer Hyundai is recalling approximately 978,000 vehicles that may contain a dangerous safety defect. The recall concerns the front seat belts detaching in a crash and failing to hold occupants in place during a crash. According to Hyundai, the defective seatbelt mechanism could cause the front car safety belts to release during a collision….

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

March 27th, 2017

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness month and a reminder to help contribute to this serious disease that affects over 700,000 children & adults in the United States. Standing, breathing, bladder and bowel control, eating and talking are some of the simplest of movements all of which can be effected by cerebral…

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Coca Cola on the Rocks

March 22nd, 2017

A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Coca Cola. The lawsuit claims that Coca Cola is as bad as tobacco and that the company should be held responsible for endangering people’s health. The lawsuit was brought by The Praxis Project and is against the American Beverage Association (ABA) and Coca Cola. Praxis is…

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