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Winter Weather Driving Tips

Dec 22, 2017 - Blog by

According to the Federal Highway Administration, 24% of all weather-related accidents occur on snowy or icy pavement. Out of those crashes, over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 are injured. This doesn’t even include the number of those who are killed or injured during snowfall. With winter weather now affecting many in the U.S., it is extremely important to remember safe driving habits while traveling through snow and ice. Here are our top 10 winter driving tips: Drive slowly. Take your time while driving in snowy/icy weather conditions. Make sure that your windshield wiper fluid is filled completely and keep an extra gallon in your car. You can go through a lot of fluid during a snowy commute. Keep moving while going up […]

Diabetes Awareness: National Diabetes Month

Nov 20, 2017 - Blog by

November is National Diabetes Month. During this time, we want to bring awareness to the condition that affects 9.4% of the U.S. population. Diabetes causes the body to either not produce insulin or to not use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that enables the body to use sugar for energy, or store it for future use. When insulin levels are not being used properly, energy levels are effected and long-term health complications can occur. This can include heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and in some cases; death. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 causes the body to not produce insulin and only accounts for about 5% of those diagnosed. Type 2 is more common and causes the […]

The Opioid Crisis: A Public Health Emergency

Nov 6, 2017 - Blog by

Recently, the opioid crisis made headlines when the President declared it a public health emergency. This epidemic is a major concern, but what does it mean and why is it happening? Let’s start with the basics. First, what is an opioid? An opioid is a type of drug that includes illegal substances such as heroin and opium. Synthetic opioids are legal and often prescribed to treat severe and chronic pain. Prescription opioids include: Demerol Fentanyl Hydrocodone (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin) Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo) Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose) Morphine (Astramorph, Avinza, Kadin, MS Contend, Ora-Morph, Roxanol) Oxycodone (Encode, OxyContin, Percocet, Roxicet) Opioids disrupt pain signals in the brain which can make these drugs highly addictive. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2015, an estimated […]

Halloween Safety Tips from 1-800-LAW-FIRM

Oct 31, 2017 - Blog by

Halloween is one day that many children look forward to every year. Who doesn’t love to dress up for one night and collect pounds of your favorite candy? Although trick-or-treating is extremely fun and should be carefree, there are still safety precautions that should be taken. Check out our top 10 Halloween safety tips below: While trick-or-treating, always stay on sidewalks while walking from home to home  Always remember to look both ways when crossing the street Carry a flashlight with you to ensure a safe and well-lit commute Younger children should always be accompanied by a parent or adult If driving through a neighborhood, drive slowly and be very alert. Children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween […]

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