According to an article published by Consumer Reports, hospitals and emergency departments see four to five times more hand injuries during the month of October than usual. The most common hand accidents and injuries are related to pumpkin carving. For many, carving pumpkins is an annual tradition. However, pumpkins can be slippery, tough and difficult to work with...let alone create a design on. This Halloween,... Read Article
Fire Prevention Week serves as a reminder to have an escape plan, practice fire drills and make sure all family members know what to do in the event of a fire. If a fire breaks out in your home, you may only have a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. We’ve compiled some tips from the National Fire Protection Association... Read Article
Halloween can be a difficult holiday for families managing food allergies. Many popular Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with food allergies to consume. Enter the Teal Pumpkin Project. The project started in 2014 by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization, with the goal of increasing awareness for and inclusion of children with life-threatening food allergies. According to FARE, one in 13 children... Read Article
There’s a new way to trick-or-treat that’s been gaining momentum in communities over the past few years. It’s called Trunk-or-Treat. Specific organizations or businesses partner with one another to offer a less-spooky alternative to the typical nighttime trick-or-treating Halloween event. It’s great for younger children and offers a shorter, friendlier Halloween experience. All you need is a large parking lot, participating vehicles decorated for Halloween,... Read Article
Following a severe weather event or natural disaster, victims are focused on rebuilding their lives, homes and trying to get back to “normal.” For many, this could take weeks, months or even years. Unfortunately, there are other ways victims (in the storm area or out) can be affected after a natural disaster, too. Individuals – fraudsters – will turn up and try to take advantage... Read Article
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