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cyber safety

Did you know 143 million Americans had their secure information (SSN#, DOB, name, and address) compromised by the Equifax security breach? And hackers were able to access the username, DOB, and email address for 3 billion Yahoo users. With the threat of data breaches becoming increasingly prevalent and cyber Monday in full swing, keep the following cyber safety tips in mind:

Consider utilizing an identity theft protection service that specializes in:

Mother with children

For some the divorce process is amiable and ultimately liberating, but for others the process can profoundly affect almost all aspects of daily life. Here are five surprising ways divorce can affect health and safety:

Anxiety

EpiPens

The EpiPen auto-injector is one of the most widely used allergen-symptom control devices in the United States. EpiPens are used to treat allergic reactions, including life-threatening anaphylaxis.

On March 31st the Food Drug Administration alerted consumers of a nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. devices distributed between Dec. 17 2015 and July 1 2016.

Shopping safety tips

Are you braving the mall this year on Black Friday? Here are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle accident with a crazed shopper:

1) Plan your day and your route the night before. This way you can print out coupons prior to leaving (instead of in the car!) and contemplate the best route to take to avoid heavy traffic areas.

2) Plug in your route into your navigation before you start driving.

Free blood testing

State officials are offering Newburgh’s 28,000 residents free blood testing in a response to the PFOS contamination. PFOS is a chemical linked to cancer and other serious health issues. In May 2016 the city of Newburgh declared a state of emergency after it was discovered the city’s water source no longer met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s PFOS limit. 

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