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. One insurance company provided 7 ways to avoid distracted driving: Turn off your phone – don’t be afraid to power off your phone while on the road….

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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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March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 13th, 2017

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, contributing to approximately 30% of all injury deaths. Whether one suffers from a brain injury due to a workplace accident, car crash, fall, sports-related injury or any situation, the consequences can be devastating and life altering. March…

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Daylight Savings Time is Here Be Sure to Spring Forward!

March 10th, 2017

At 2:00 am this Sunday, daylight savings time begins! Don’t forget to move your clocks forward an hour as we enter into Spring! This jump forward also puts us behind an hour in sleep resulting in an increase of drowsy drivers on the roads. Also, resetting the clock is always a good time to replace…

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March 9th, 2017

Your rights are in jeopardy! Congress is currently working on passing new laws that would take away important rights as an American citizen. Please take action immediately to protect the rights you currently have. Each year thousands of patients die in hospitals, medical facilities and nursing homes due to preventable medical mistakes. As patients, we…

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