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Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips Posted on Nov 25

Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is almost here and across the country, Americans are gearing up for one of the most spectacular feasts of the year.  Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings family and friends together to share good food, conversation, and laughter. In the midst of all this   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips

National Teens “Don’t Text and Drive” Week Posted on Nov 14

National Teens “Don’t Text and Drive” Week

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, and texting while driving increases the risk of getting into a crash by 23 times compared to those who don’t text and drive. The CDC reports that nationally in 2011, 3,331 people died   …Continue Reading National Teens “Don’t Text and Drive” Week

14 Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween Posted on Oct 28

14 Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time of year for both children and adults alike. Whether you plan to get decked out in an elaborate costume and attend a haunted bash, take the kids trick-or-treating, or stay home and hand out goodies to all the ghosts   …Continue Reading 14 Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Staying Safe in the Cyber World Posted on Oct 24

Staying Safe in the Cyber World

This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Each October, in response to constantly evolving technology and the personal safety and security threats the adoption of new tools may pose, the Department of Homeland Security sponsors a campaign to engage the   …Continue Reading Staying Safe in the Cyber World

4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It Posted on Oct 22

4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It

October 20-26 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, during which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the dangers of lead and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. While lead exposure has serious health implications, it is entirely preventable. The federal   …Continue Reading 4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Break Free from the Abuse Posted on Oct 17

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Break Free from the Abuse

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The nation’s response has come a long way in recent years; what was once viewed as a private family matter with little or no police intervention is now recognized as an issue of national concern. This year’s presidential   …Continue Reading Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Break Free from the Abuse

5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer Posted on Oct 15

5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Every year in October, millions of Americans come together, clad in pink, to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and increase awareness of one of the most common forms of cancer among women. Breast cancer is treatable when detected early and the goal of this   …Continue Reading 5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Teen Driver Safety – Taking the Wheel Posted on Oct 10

Teen Driver Safety – Taking the Wheel

Getting to drive a car is something most teens can’t wait to do. It’s an exciting milestone in one’s life and often seen as a social right of passage among peers. But along with the independence that comes with a driver’s license comes significant responsibility   …Continue Reading Teen Driver Safety – Taking the Wheel

Fire Prevention Tips to Keep You & Your Family Safe Posted on Oct 8

Fire Prevention Tips to Keep You & Your Family Safe

Every year since 1922, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, we observe National Fire Prevention Week on the Sunday-through-Saturday period in which October 9th falls. This week-long observance reminds the public about the importance of fire prevention, and is the longest running   …Continue Reading Fire Prevention Tips to Keep You & Your Family Safe

Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying Posted on Sep 24

Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying

Bullying among children and teens has been a prominent issue in schools and neighborhoods for decades but not fully understood or recognized as a critical issue until more recent years. Bullying is a growing problem in the U.S. that has escalated, in some cases, to   …Continue Reading Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying