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Woman putting chains on tire in snow

Navigating in Icy Conditions

December 29, 2017

Whether you are a new driver or have been driving for decades, traveling through snow or driving on ice covered roads is an extremely dangerous feat. Here are some precautionary steps to ensure that you arrive at your destination as safely as possible.
Grandfather smiling and laughing with grandchildren on Christmas Day

Grandpa's Coming to Town: Elderly Injury Prevention

December 15, 2017

Seeing your parents as anything less than invincible can be difficult. As loved ones grow older, certain hazards become more prevalent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2.8 million adults over the age of 65 are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries every year.
Girl with Seasonal Affective Disorder looking out winter window

Depression During the Holidays

December 01, 2017

Every winter, a common myth surfaces stating that suicide rates increase during the holidays. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this notion is not only false but also hinders suicide prevention.1 In addition, this rumor takes away attention from a real issue that occurs during this time of year: seasonal affective disorder.
Infographic that lists the different symptoms that require emergency medical attention

When Does the Flu or Pneumonia Require an ER Visit?

November 30, 2017

As winter approaches, flu and pneumonia cases will begin to escalate. Due to the similar causes and symptoms, it can often be difficult to differentiate between the two illnesses. If a severe condition is not treated correctly, you may suffer complications down the road. So, when do these illnesses warrant a trip to the ER?
Woman preparing healthy Thanksgiving dish

Managing Diabetes During Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is almost here. Your friends and family are gathered and enjoying a delicious turkey. When dessert time rolls around, everyone happily grabs a slice of pumpkin pie or peach cobbler. Instead, you cautiously eye each plate. Living with diabetes, you know the struggle of enjoying Thanksgiving and other holidays celebrated with lavish meals.
Child Dressed as Doctor for Halloween

Avoiding a Trick or Treat Emergency this Halloween

October 12, 2017

While your little ones are busy figuring out their costume, you’re probably worried about how to keep them safe this Halloween. We’ve put together a few safety tips to help you and your family avoid a trip to the hospital this October.
Preventing back to school injuries - kid playing soccer

Back-to-School Sports Injury Prevention

September 26, 2017

School is in session, sports are in full swing and cooler temperatures make the outdoors prime for play. While we encourage healthy exercise, many of our young ones may be at risk for activity-related injuries this season. Nearly 9 million children are treated for unintentional injuries in hospital emergency departments each year.1 These 6 steps will help prevent injuries in your active children.
Two women with bikes practicing self-care

5 Tips to Practice Self-Care

September 26, 2017

Most people experience stress in life, whether it is related to positive events, such as being nervous about starting a new job, or negative events, such as recovering after a natural disaster. Stress is not always a bad thing. When a deadline is coming up, it can sometimes help you focus on the task at hand. Other times, when stress is prolonged, interferes with your daily activities, or makes you feel like you have lost all control, it can be harmful to your health. It is easy to prioritize work projects and taking care of your families and friends, but it is just as important to take care of ourselves.
Woman with Cold

5 Easy Tips to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

September 05, 2017

Cold and flu season is right around the corner so check out our five easy tips to reduce your chances of getting sick.
Close up of woman's shoulder as she applies sun screen on her skin

How to Avoid a Trip to the Emergency Room this Summer

August 08, 2017

What does a perfect summer look like to you? A trip to the beach with the kids, finally having time to work out, or just spending more time with your friends and family? Summer can be some of the most fun-filled months of the year; however, no one wants to end up in the emergency room during the summer, so it is important to keep in mind these summer safety tips. As temperatures climb in these late summer months, it is even more important to protect yourself and your family.
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