Plan for It: Holiday Fire Hazards

How safe is your home from fire hazards during the holidays? While the warm light from a fireplace or festive holiday candle can be comforting, it can also be dangerous if you are not careful. The holiday season can be the most dangerous time for fires and burns. To keep your family safe, refresh everyone on the following fire safety tips.
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How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver

If you or someone around you starts choking, you need to act fast. Choking happens when a foreign object gets stuck in the throat or windpipe. It only takes about four minutes with no oxygen for a choking victim to experience asphyxia, brain damage, or even death. Fortunately, with quick instinct and knowledge about live-saving techniques like the Heimlich maneuver, you can save lives.

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The Dangerous Impact of Concussions

Concussions are considered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and can impact the way your brain works. The effects of a TBI can last anywhere from a few days to the rest of your life. A mild TBI may cause a brief loss of consciousness, whereas a severe TBI may cause an extended period of unconsciousness and affect your thinking, senses, language, and emotions.Read More