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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
Abuse against women and domestic violence are two issues very close to me and my life has been plagued with both since before I even entered this world. In order to prevent or end an abusive situation, we must first define abuse and its targets. If it hurts consistently, it’s abuse. Merriam-Webster defines abuse as, “to treat (a person or an animal) with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly.” Abuse can be physical, emotional, manipulative, or sexual. It can exist at any level of relationship: between parents/guardians and children, spouses or partners, employers and co-workers even friends.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a brave customer of ours decided to tell her story in hopes of helping others in a similar situation.
November celebrates several awareness months: Epilepsy, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Caregiver’s. As awareness is spread about each of these causes, take a moment to think, Is 9-1-1 Aware? If you had to dial 9-1-1: Are they aware of your medical condition? Are they aware that you may need a specific treatment plan? Are they aware […]
In addition to setting your clock backward for daylight saving time, remember to change your smoke alarm batteries and update your Smart911 Safety Profile. 1. Turn your clock backward 1 hour 2. Change your smoke alarm battery 3. Update your Safety Profile at www.smart911.com Nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths occurred in properties without working smoke […]
Did you know that suicide is in the top 10 causes of death in America? The rise in suicide rates over the past 30 years continues to confuse scientists and researchers. In 2014 alone, almost half a million people were hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries and more than 1 million adults reported having attempted suicide. Recent studies revealed that it is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. In 2014 over 40,000 Americans took their own lives and for every one suicide there are 25 attempts. In light of these staggering statistics, what can we do? The first step is trying to better understand the issue. The second is to know the resources available and be ready and willing to share them with those at risk