Safety Tips

Children playing with toys

The last thing we want as parents is to provide our kids with toys or games that could hurt their health but unfortunately some trusted brands have stocked store shelves with items that look innocent but are actually quite dangerous. 

Every year the Public Interest Research Group Education Fund produces “Trouble in Toyland,” a report that warns consumers of good that should potentially be avoided. 

While some are home cleaning and recovering from the turkey and stuffing others are getting ready to rush the stores, prepared to tackle crowds of shoppers, endure lines that don’t seem to end, and safely enter and exit what was once known as a parking lot but seems more like an obstacle course.

Stay injury free during your shopping by keeping these tips in mind:

Teens with cell phones

Believe it or not there are some benefits to your teen having their cell phone glued to their hands. The apps below have the potential to help your family communicate better, protect them while their own, and teach them things they may not have learned otherwise. 

What is Dry Drowning?

Dry drowning is when a small amount of water is ingested, either from the nose or mouth. The water causes a spasm in the airway, causing the airway to close. Dry drowning typically occurs relatively shortly after exiting the water.

What is Secondary Drowning?

A new study suggests what you think you know about drowning could be wrong. Many expect a drowning scene to be quite dramatic, screaming, flailing, splashing, clear indicators that something is wrong and help is required.

Fox 9 investigators conducted an experiment which found the opposite to be true, often times when a child is drowning; the whole ordeal takes place without a sound.

The word “Tornado” invokes fear in most of us. Just this week the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for multiple Hudson Valley counties, including Dutchess and Ulster counties.

It is important to understand the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning.

A watch indicates tornados are possible and near the watch area. In the event of a watch, discuss emergency plans, and make sure you have supplies prepared and a safe room in mind.