Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.read more
Scientists already predict Lyme disease to surge this year, but a viral tick “trick” could put people even more at risk.
The popular Facebook video advises dousing the parasites in peppermint oil, causing them to float up and away from the skin. “Death to ticks!!” the caption exclaims. Almost a half million viewers have since shared the post, recommending it to their friends and family.read more
Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks displays. But along with all the festivities are plenty of visits to emergency rooms – especially during July. In 2016, at least four people died and about 11,100 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. And while the majority of these incidents were due to amateurs attempting to use professional-grade, homemade or other illegal fireworks or explosives, thousands were from less...read more
A National Safety Council poll found teen drivers are largely aware of the risks associated with driving while distracted, with more than half reporting distraction by technology almost contributed to a crash or put themselves and others at risk.read more
April is distracted driving awareness month.
Pledge to be an attentive driver
Thousands have died in car crashes because drivers are distracted by cell phone conversations, emails, text messages and social media. Do not become a statistic. Here are some tips to keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel and your mind on the drive.read more
Driving Safety Tips for St. Patrick’s Day
Every year the middle of March brings a little bit of mayhem into everything — the NCAA tournament, spring fever and St. Patrick’s Day.read more