Category: Safety

EpiPen Recall

EpiPen Recall

Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen, says it is recalling "select lots" of the device used to treat dangerous allergic reactions due to a defect that might render it "difficult to activate in an emergency." The pen-like device is used to help counteract potentially fatal reactions (anaphylactic shock) in people with ...

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Reducing Head Injuries in the NFL

Reducing Head Injuries in the NFL

The Super Bowl 51 match up between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots promises to be a tough four quarters on the field. But even with millions watching, there are bound to be incidents of concussion from one of the most dangerous sports. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your ...

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Hookah Hell

Hookah Hell

Have you heard about the latest social craze among millennials, Hookah bars? Maybe you've been to one and enjoyed a hookah yourself. But have you considered the health risks associated with the water pipes used to smoke flavored tobacco? Hookah smoke contains many of the same harmful toxins as cigarette smoke and ...

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What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

Do you know what to do if someone close to you has a seizure? Because about 1 out of 10 people will have a seizure, knowing what to do in an emergency can mean the difference between life and death. A seizure is a short change in normal brain activity. Seizures are the main sign of epilepsy. Some seizures can ...

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5 Grill Safety Tips

5 Grill Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial-official start of grilling and barbecue season in America. Here are 5 things you need to know. First and foremost, barbecue grills are designed for outdoor use, only. Never barbecue in your trailer, tent, house, garage, or any enclosed area because carbon monoxide may ...

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FDA Approves New Seizure Drug

FDA Approves New Seizure Drug

More than 60 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Briviact (brivaracetam) as an add-on treatment to other medications to treat partial onset seizures in patients age 16 years and older with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people ...

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8 Winter Storm Safety Tips

8 Winter Storm Safety Tips

The blizzard of 2016 has already claimed lives and damaged property in the northeast. And as hundreds are trapped inside a car due to impassable roads, being stranded requires clear thinking. First, pull off the highway. Turn on hazard lights and hang a distress flag from the radio antenna or window. You also want ...

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Christmas Tree Safety 2015

Christmas Tree Safety 2015

The holiday season is in full swing and along with the stress, there's plenty to get you hot. Don't let your Christmas tree ever be one of them. Did you know that Christmas trees alone result in more than 10 million dollars, annually, in property damage? These fires present real risk towards family, friends, and ...

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