Scarring from a Burn

Scarring depends on the severity of the burn. Most first degree burns will hardly leave a scar, while some 2nd degree burns will leave a small one. When you get into 3rd degree burns and beyond, you can be sure that there will be scarring, the degree of scarring will depend on just how deep […]

Nursing Home Fire Safety

  When choosing a nursing home, or if you want to learn more about the quality of the nursing home where a loved one already resides, one of the basic steps is to check it out on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website. Unfortunately, at this time fire safety inspection data are not available. If you […]

Tobacco Kills: Why are People Still Smoking?

With the numbers, and the ad campaigns, telling us that smoking is deadly, many non-smokers wonder why people still smoke. Many don’t even bother wondering. They make assumptions and rush to judgement. If we really want people to stop, and to prevent non-smokers from starting, then we have to throw out the assumptions and look […]

Are Your Candles Poisoning You?

Whether you enjoy the ambience, are dipping your toes in aromatherapy, or just want to cover up bad odors in your home, you need to know that paraffin candles are not the way to go. Paraffin produces toxic chemicals when burned, even if you are using unscented candles. Some wicks contain lead. Artificial and synthetic […]

Zombie Awareness Month: Basic Zombie Safety Tips

In celebration of Zombie Awareness Month, we bring you some basic safety tips for preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Gather Your Emergency Supplies Prepare for a complete breakdown of services. You’ll need supplies for sheltering in place as well as a kit for evacuation. Supplies you will need include: Fully stocked fist aid kit. Don’t […]

Space Heater Fires

Space heaters are deceptively dangerous products – so much so that the National Fire Protection Association estimates that about a third of house fires in the United States each year are caused by portable space heaters. Space heater fires commonly result in death or serious injury because they are particularly likely to occur late at […]

Complications from Burn Injuries

By Victoria Ipri – Staff Writer More than one million burn injuries are treated each year in the United States. Many of the victims are children. Sometimes, these injuries lead to disfigurement or death, not to mention the overwhelming expenses related to medical treatment of severe burns, and other financial and emotional consequences. Burn injuries […]

Preventing Scald Injuries at Home

By Victoria Ipri – Staff Writer This week is National Burn Awareness Week. Each year, more than 500,000 people in the United States and Canada receive medical treatment for burn injuries. Approximately 50 percent of these burn injuries are scalds, a burn caused by hot liquid or steam. At highest risk are children, the elderly, […]

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, […]