Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and while awareness about traumatic brain injuries has risen in the past few years due to an increasing amount of scrutiny in the media and professional sports, it should be noted that brain injury victims are not just limited to athletes. Many soldiers also suffer traumatic brain injuries as […]

Teaching Your Kids How to Avoid Being Bitten by a Dog

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites each year, and at least half of them are children. The majority of dog bites to children are preventable. Kids have a tendency to do things that dogs find threatening or painful, even when they don’t mean […]

Preventing Nursing Home Bed Sores in Nursing Home Residents

Choosing to place a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. Making sure that your loved one is well taken care of is your highest priority and delegating that responsibility to others is hard. So, you choose the nursing home carefully and try to take into account all possibilities. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect […]

What’s in Your Cabinet – Are You Paying Attention to Drug Recalls?

How would you know if a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in your medicine cabinet was recalled today? Will your pharmacist call and tell you? Are you subscribed to any mailing lists that announce drug recalls? Do you regularly check recall lists for all of the medications and supplements in your home? Or, do you […]

A Wee Dram to Ward Off the Winter Chill

The term dram is a Scottish euphemism for a shot of whisky. Ergo, dram shop laws apply to businesses which serve alcohol. You have probably heard at least one story about a bar getting sued after a patron injured or killed someone in a drunk driving accident, and you may be wondering how that works and what […]

Pet Safety Tips for Your Holiday Bundles of Joy

If you are one of those lucky pet parents who received or adopted a puppy or kitten for Christmas, you are well aware that they are now getting to “that age” where all bets are off and it’s time to go crazy. For you, this is both a very fun and very frustrating period. For […]

Black Ice Accidents

Invisible and deadly, black ice is one of the worst hazards drivers can encounter. It is a thin sheet of ice with virtually no air bubbles, so it is completely transparent. Black ice typically looks like damp or dry asphalt, and that is the deception. Drivers see it and think that the road is perfectly […]

Football Safety: Party Safety Tips

Super Bowl parties are going to be bigger than ever this year. Whether you are planning to host a few friends or a big blow-out, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to keep yourself and your guests safe. Prepare Your Home Do a quick check of your property looking for […]

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 […]