Did you know that prescription medication plays a major role in addiction and cause of death for adults in America? According to the CDC, prescription opioid sales almost quadrupled between 1999 and 2014. During the same time frame, the number of deaths related to prescription opioids grew by a similar amount. However, there was not […]
Tips for Safer Biking
Bicycling can be a great way to exercise, commute, or explore. Unfortunately, it can also be quite dangerous. That’s why it’s important to understand the rules of the road for cyclists and to exercise proper safety precautions by wearing a helmet as well as easily visible or reflective clothing. According to the National Safety Council, […]
Is Your Home Playground Equipment Safe?
When’s the last time you took a few moments to inspect your home playground equipment and the surrounding area? According to the National Program for Playground Safety, while the vast majority of playground injuries occur in public spaces such as parks and schools, nearly twenty percent occur on home playground equipment. Most playground injuries happen […]
Stroke: Warning Signs, Prevention, and What You Need to Know
May is American Stroke Month, so it’s a good time to review prevention tips as well as the warning signs of a stroke. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability. Each year nearly as many Americans have a stroke as have a heart attack, and more than 133,000 […]