Health

Winter weather can be treacherous. Snowstorms can look beautiful but can have devastating effects. Make sure your family is ready for a snowstorm with these simple tips:

Keep an eye on the forecast: make sure you know what the weather looks like for the week ahead. Do you have plans that need to be cancelled? Is there a “winter storm warning” scheduled for tomorrow?

Asbestos is a natural fibrous material that can have devastating effects on workers if proper precautions aren’t taken. Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of diseases, including asbestosis, a chronic lung disease resulting from prolonged exposure to asbestos dust; lung cancer and other cancers; and mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer than affects the lining of the lungs or abdominal cavity.

Dog in winter cap and shoes

Winter is near! Here are seven safety tips to help you prepare for and stay safe during colder temperatures:

1. Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm.

2. Bring the pets indoors!

3. Avoid frozen pipes – run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent them from freezing. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night to help avoid freezing pipes.

4. Do not use a stove or oven to heat your home.

Walmart

Black Friday is no longer on just Friday, according to Walmart. The world’s largest retailers says it will display discounted items such as TVs, tablets, toys, and other products over a five-day period at the end of this month and into the beginning of December.

The reason behind this longer the retailer stretching out the deals beyond Black Friday is that many more shoppers are using their smartphones to compare prices. 

While there is plenty of safety advice on the Internet, these nine suggestions seem to ne not well known, even though they may be highly beneficial hen applied:

1. Keep Your Car Keys on Your Night Table: If your car key-fob contains a panic alert button and your car is in range of your bedroom, a simple press of the button can keep your family safe by scaring off intruders.

Older American with fall risk

As Americans age and people live longer with bad health conditions, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious, sometimes fatal, injuries is soaring. So the retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing home are attempting to balance safety and their resident’s desire to live independently.

The more you know and expect from the ER, the safer and healthier you will be. Here are 10 things you should know about the ER:

1. Treatment is not first come, first-served: Something like a ruptured spleen will take precedence over a twisted ankle. A ruptured spleen, and the like, are life-or-death situations and must be addressed immediately. This treatment method is for your safety.

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