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What would you do if your property were flooded? Are you prepared? Even if you feel you live in a community with a low risk of flooding, remember that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Since floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters, it pays to be prepared. 1. Build an emergency […]

Jan 6, 2017

February is American Heart Month. Roughly 325,000 people die annually of coronary attack before they even get to a hospital. Learn the heart attack warning signs to recognize in yourself and others. It could save a life. 1. Chest Discomfort: A sensation in the center of the chest that feels like pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain. This […]

Jan 6, 2017
National Poison Prevention Week is March 19-25, 2017.  This annual awareness event is nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.  If you ever have to call 9-1-1 in the event of a poisoning, your Smart911 Safety Profile can relay important information to 9-1-1 call takers and first responders. Poisoning Statistics: [...]
Jan 4, 2017

  What if your child goes missing? According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the first three hours are the most critical when trying to locate a missing child. When a child is reported missing it can take an hour or more just to distribute a current photo to law enforcement officers […]

Jan 4, 2017

Instead of a New Year’s resolution that will be a distant memory come January 30th, pick easy and simple resolution that will keep you and your family safe this year. 1. Be sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors work. A working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in afire in half. Test and change […]

Dec 31, 2016

I have not taken to reading one new book a month or frequenting the gym five times a week. I admit I have let many a New Year’s resolutions fail and have barely made it passed January 15th, but this year is different. This year I am making five New Year’s resolutions to improve my […]

Dec 29, 2016

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and is the cause of AIDS. It is danger to individuals living with it because it weakens a person’s immune system. HIV destroys important cells the body uses to fight infections and diseases. Currently more than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV and 1 in 8 of them are completely unware of it, which puts them at risk of unknowingly sharing it with others. It is important to take the right precautions when living with HIV like open communication with life partners and medical workers to reduce risk of those around contracting it.

Dec 15, 2016

As you celebrate the holiday season with your friends and family, avoid these 6 holiday hazards to keep your friends and family safe. 1. Don’t stand on chairs, desks or other furniture. Always use a proper step stool or ladder. 2. Don’t place mistletoe, holly berries, Jerusalem cherry and other poisonous plants within reach of […]

Nov 16, 2016

Around half of all children with cerebral palsy also have epilepsy. Both cerebral palsy and epilepsy are neurological disorders that often coincide with one another. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, epilepsy encompasses a “spectrum of brain disorders” in which the pattern of normal neuronal activity is disrupted

Nov 15, 2016
Managing and Preparing for Every Circumstance Diabetes is a serious disease with no cure. However, there are many ways people can manage it to minimize its impact on their lifestyle. Over 29 million Americans have diabetes and 1 out of every 4 is completely unaware they have it. There are three types of diabetes: Type 1: [...]
Nov 15, 2016