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Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

All parents want to keep their children safe no matter how young or old they are.  When children mature into teenagers they are presented with new dangers, as parents it’s our job to stay informed so that we can encourage our children to make good decisions- especially behind the wheel. If you have a young -->

Labor Day: Safe Driving Tips

As Labor Day approaches, many are excited for the long weekend and celebrations with family and friends. Labor Day is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, so it is important to stay safe and plan ahead before you head out on the road. Here are some simple tips to follow before the -->

Stronger Efforts Needed to Protect Nurses from Violence

A qualitative study from the Emergency Nurses Association shows that culture change and training are needed to help prevent violence against nurses. The study involved 46 emergency department nurses who wrote about their experiences with violence in the workplace. The respondents described a culture in which hospital administrators, prosecutors and judges accepted violence against nurses -->

Winterize Your Home for the Next Storm

We’ve had quite a few heavy snowstorms this winter in the Hudson Valley Region. Prepare yourself for the inevitable storms that are approaching by following these simple safety tips: Prepare an Emergency Kit: Things to include in your kit are: rock salt to melt ice on walkways, sand to improve traction, snow shovels, heating fuel -->

Avoiding Injuries on the Slopes This Winter

Some of us enjoy skiing, snowboarding, or other fun activities on our local mountains this time of year. However, if proper precautions aren’t taken when having fun on wintery slopes, accidents are likely to occur and may even be fatal. Every ski season, an average of 40 fatal accidents take place on the slopes and -->

New Drivers vs. Experienced Drivers – Who is Most at Risk?

An inexperienced driver who reaches for their cellphone increases their risk for getting into a crash by more than 700%, according to an article in the New York Times. A study used accelerometers, cameras , global positioning devices and other sense to determine the driving habits of 42 inexperienced, newly licensed drivers ages 16 and -->

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Injury at Your 9-5 Job

When we think of work-related injuries, we usually associate them with construction site accidents and physical labor jobs. However, computer-related health injuries are a leading cause of workplace occupational hazards. While computer usage is very common among 9-5 desk jobs, it is important to protect yourself from serious injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Follow -->

The Most Dangerous Time to Drive

Driving can be an extremely dangerous in general. However, there are times when driving and being on the road can be more hazardous than others, according to the National Safety Commission. Check it out!: Saturdays According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Saturday is the most dangerous day of the week to be on -->

Two Commonly Used Crop Pesticides May Damage the Brains of Children & Unborn Babies

Two food crops pesticides may damage the brains of children and unborn babies, according to a safety watchdog alert. The suspect chemicals are used around the world on farms growing grapes, strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, tea and oranges. They are part of a new group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are also used in some flea -->

When is it Safe to Drive After Breaking a Bone?

Broken an bone? Wondering when it will be safe to drive again? It turns out there is no widely accepted return-to-driving timeline for patients who must wear casts, slings, neck collars or ankle boots. No matter what injury you are suffering from, glancing in the side mirrors, steering, braking, and other necessary driving abilities can -->