Burn Awareness Week is February 4 through 10, 2018. Nearly a HALF MILLION people experienced a burn in 2016. That led to almost 40,000 hospital admissions and 3,275 deaths (Source:American Burn Association). With winter in full force, this is a time to be aware of situations that result in burns, and learn how to prevent them. […]

Sledding is one of those quintessential wintertime activities that can bring back a flood of happy childhood memories. One of the delights of being a parent is sharing those happy memories with children whether it is a snowy mid-winter afternoon or a sunny spring day. The American Academy of Pediatrics (Healthychildren.org) has some helpful tips […]

Late last month, I headed out for an evening meeting at 6 p.m. The sunset was gorgeous. It was bittersweet to think that at that time in September, we still had an hour of daylight left. With the change of the clocks and shortening of days, sunset is earlier and sunrise is later. It’s important […]

Today, like every day, more than 3,400 people will lose their lives on the world’s roads. Many of them are young men and women at the start of their adult lives. Almost half of all road traffic deaths are among pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is […]

More than 65 percent of senior adults who come into the emergency room are seen for injuries they sustained at home, usually due to a fall. As vision and balance decline with age, the risk of falls increases for older people in the home. Falls Prevention: Making a Home Safe Let’s learn how to make our […]

It’s Fire Prevention Awareness this October. It’s a great time to review common hazards and tips. For more information please watch our video. Fire Hazard #1: Outlets Full of Cords Our Concern: There is an outlet overloaded with cords near the radiator and long curtains. Suggestions: Power bars with surge protectors are a good alternative […]

The third week of September is Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week. Car crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for children. These deaths and injuries can be prevented by use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Parents and caregivers are sometimes confused. Questions range from “what seat should I buy before I […]