Many would think that summertime would be the highest time for deaths on the highways nationally. Indeed, it is one of the most dangerous times of the year, due to the large numbers of people traveling to vacation destinations.  It also makes sense that weekends are deadlier than weekdays due to several factors, such as…

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It’s hard to believe that precautionary news about a simple aspirin a day has been published. Aspirin has always been thought to be a ‘wonder drug,’ effective for so many maladies. And for most people, it’s probably just fine. What’s alarming is that for decades, a daily low-dose of aspirin has been widely considered a…

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When it seemed like winter would never end, we’re suddenly now in the summer season. While this is such a wonderful time of year for so many reasons – picnics, the kids playing summer sports, the beach, cook-outs and so much more, we’re also in the most dangerous time of year for cycling, both on…

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Yes, walk.  We’ve heard for many years now that texting and driving can be deadly.  Now take a moment to notice how many people are using their phones while walking and not paying any attention to their surroundings. Most states have now outlawed texting and driving in some form or another.  More and more states are going a…

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It’s the time of year for costumes, sweets, and tricks and treats. While Halloween offers plenty of make-believe fun, it also brings real safety risks, as children dart across dark streets with their minds more on candy than on cars. Kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on…

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During September, The American Academy of Pediatrics strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems. The academy’s advice was published in its medical journal, Pediatrics.   This report echoes past warnings from the Food and Drug Administration  about using codeine for kids’ coughs…

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The kids are excited. Another school year has gone by, and many children are off to summer camp. There is vital information to keep in mind regarding summer camps.  You want to make the experience a happy and safe one and provide a source of fond, life-long summer memories – and make it worry-free for you. First,…

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On a rainy day you carry an umbrella for protection.  However, every day you should carry another kind of umbrella — an umbrella insurance policy, for a more serious type of protection. There are basically two reasons to have umbrella insurance. First, it’s necessary to protect you against liability.   A few examples: If you are a landlord…

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