Preventing and Dealing With Drowning Accidents

It’s a tragic affair to lose a loved one to accidental drowning. The sad fact is it’s a relatively common cause of death, not just in the US but around the world. Given the widespread nature of this issue, it’s important to take the proper precautions to protect you and your loved ones. And if […]

Top Injuries that Happen During Summer Vacations

Make your summer fun last by avoiding these common summer vacation injuries. Food Poisoning Whether you’re trying new foods in exotic locations, or packing your own for a road trip or camping, don’t get so caught up in relaxing and having fun that you ruin your good times with food poisoning. When visiting strange places, […]

Cruise Ship Risks

When you think of the risk of drowning on a cruise ship, you probably envision being thrown overboard on rough seas, the ship sinking, or some other dramatic scene involving the ocean, its vastness, and the power of Mother Nature. You picture the kind of nightmarish event they make movies about. What you may not […]

Top 5 Most Dangerous Accidents of 2015

2015 was a dangerous year for many around the world. We’ve rounded up the most dangerous accidents of 2015 to highlight some of the situations you may want to avoid in the future. Mecca Hajj Stampede On September 24, 2015, more than 2,200 pilgrims were killed in a stampede during the Hajj in Mina, Mecca, […]

Why More Adults can mean a Higher Risk of Child Drowning

Most parents believe that they are educated on drowning risks, responsible, and capable of protecting their children. Sadly, drowning and near-drowning are very common because parents do not fully realize how quickly and easily it happens. Even the best parents. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) drowning is the second […]

Mayday! How Calling for Help Can Cost You a Quarter Million

Even if you’re not a pilot or mariner, you probably know the international distress call, “Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!” What you may not know is that making a false distress call can cost you big bucks and land you in prison. What’s far more shocking than the penalties, is how common fake distress calls are because, […]

Brain Injury: What is a Diffuse Axonal Injury?

Diffuse axonal injury DAI is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can occur without a blow to the head. It is the most common type of severe TBI, and it can be very difficult to detect with standard medical imaging. DAI is the result of the brain moving violently inside the skull, in […]

Brain Injury: Returning Headaches A Serious Signal

Traumatic brain injury is a serious public health problem but knowing a few facts can help protect yourself and your family. Possibly the most important thing that you need to know is that symptoms of a life-threatening brain injury can be delayed. The symptoms may not show up for hours or days after injury, then […]

Boating Safety Tips

Boating accidents can turn deadly very quickly, even if the initial problem is minor. Unexpected weather conditions, boat malfunction, and numerous other issues can create a boating emergency. These basic boating safety tips can help you enjoy the water safely. Always wear your life jacket, even if you are a good swimmer. Make sure each […]