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Advice and recommendations while driving at night, during rush hour and around those impaired. more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

In February, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Carried by mosquitoes, the disease has been spreading quickly through the Americas. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Although October is the only month officially designated for the promotion of breast cancer awareness, it’s important to remain vigilant about the disease’s symptoms, risk factors and preventative measures year-round — especially for women over 40. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Fever, headache, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, nausea — if these symptoms hit, you may have been bitten by the flu bug. more

Nov 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

According to the National Safety Council the U.S. is on pace for its deadliest driving year since 2007. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

One-half of all recreational boating fatalities happen in calm water. These fatalities occur close to shore and are caused by drowning. Also, in most cases, life jackets are stowed on board but not worn. more

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Approximately 45 percent of American homeowners will put themselves and their communities at risk by failing to call 811 before digging, according to Colonial Pipeline Co.’s recent survey.  According ... more

Jun 1, 2015 5:00 AM

According to the National Safety Council’s fact book, “Injury Facts 2014,” choking is the eighth leading cause of unintentional injury deaths. Foods are responsible for most choking incidents. Choking... more

May 1, 2015 5:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

While February is considered the month to show your significant other how much you love him/her with cards, flowers or chocolates, it is also the month to check up on your own heart health. February i... more

Feb 1, 2015 6:00 AM

Ever wonder why your eyes feel like they have sand in them? If you have dry, itchy eyes that improve when you blink, the culprit may not be allergies or sinus problems. Instead, you could have dry eye... more

Dec 1, 2014 6:00 AM

Cyber crime is a hot-button issue across the globe right now. Hackers have access to advanced technology that makes it easier to commit the crimes, and they do not discriminate as to whom they attack.... more

Nov 1, 2014 5:00 AM

While household products and medicines are part of our everyday lives, it is important to be educated on ways in which to safely protect you and your family from being poisoned from the same products ... more

Oct 1, 2014 5:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Energy drinks and caffeine are often a part of everyone’s daily lives. Recently, energy drinks have come under heavy criticism for having adverse health effects, which include heart rhythm problems, i... more

Sep 1, 2014 5:00 AM

Lightning is a reoccurring phenomenon that often interferes with outdoor activities. You are not safe anywhere outside when lightning strikes. Run to a safe building or vehicle when you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe dark, threatening clouds overhead. Stay inside until 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder. Do not shelter under trees. more

Aug 1, 2014 5:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Hurricane season just began and it’s important to be ready. Follow these hurricane safety tips to prepare for a coming storm. more

Jun 1, 2014 5:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental