Year: 2013

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The holidays bring about unexpected activity for pets and their owners, especially for those who travel with dogs or visit homes with dogs. Extra activity can make pets anxious. In the past, we’ve talked about what you can do if you, your child or someone you know has been bitten

The Centers for Disease Controls estimates that nearly 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, and that 885,000 of those have injuries severe enough to warrant an emergency room visit. Still, sadly, some of these bites and attacks are fatal. The situation becomes even more sad when children

When we think of Thanksgiving and family gatherings, we rarely think of injuries and accidents. But the holidays do bring about a time of year where injuries and accidents of various kinds tend to rear their heads. With everything from kitchen injuries, to traffic accidents, to accidents that happen in

When we think of holiday shopping, we think of discovering that perfect gift for someone special, bell ringers in front of the store, shoppers bundled up to weather the cold, and wishing good cheer to passers-by. We rarely think of what might happen if we’re not paying attention while shopping,

Elder care brings about changes for all involved from rearranging a house or living situation, to altering schedules, to less time away from little ones who need attention, to frayed nerves and more. Whether the elder is in your home or at a facility known for elder care, fuses are

According to the new website www.stoptextsstopwrecks.org “five seconds is the average time your eyes are of the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field.” Five seconds is a lifetime when a life or death situation presents itself, yet

Bullying has been around for hundreds of years, generally in the form of verbal taunting and physical injury at schoolyards, playgrounds and work environments. While many eventually outgrow bullying as personalities mature, there are still some bullies that take to stalking and bullying online. We see this more often among

Fall and winter mark the start of cold and flu season which is never a fun time for anyone. We invest in multiple boxes of Kleenex, and purchase extra bottles of cough and cold medicine, along with the medication to help us sleep through the night. Along with the average

We see utility workers on the streets in cities and towns all over the United States. They take their lives in their hands on a daily basis, particularly when conditions become hazardous due to an emergency blackout or brownout, sudden changes in the weather, or a natural disaster like a

The fall season is often a reminder for many families to check their smoke detectors, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. With extra company in the house and festive activities taking place in the home, you’ll want your haven to be safe for the holidays by preparing for (and preventing)