Category: Safety Tips

How to stay safe while raking leaves

  Fall foliage is in full swing and your yard may be beckoning you to rake up the leaves. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, raking leaves or using other garden tools results in more than 76,000 injuries per year. Just like any physical activity, raking leaves can take a toll on your…
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Protect your kids from substance abuse

  As we move into the season of school breaks and holiday parties, there’s more opportunity for teens to be tempted by drugs and alcohol. The fact is, drinking alcohol during adolescence can damage the parts of the brain responsible for decision-making, self-control, memory, and learning–and the effects can be long-term. What’s more, the younger…
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How to stay out of the ER over the holidays

  Holidays are meant to be spent with family and friends, not in the waiting area of an emergency room. Here are some simple tips for avoiding common holiday medical emergencies: Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your child in the car using a child…
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Summer road trip safety tips

  You’ve made the reservations for your family vacation spot, stocked up on healthy road trip snacks, and even signed up for a roadside assistance plan. But your preparation for a safe journey isn’t complete until you follow these important measures: Take your car for a tune-up. Check that the tires are properly inflated, hoses…
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