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Summer Safety #3: Some Drugs and Heat Don't Mix!

Every medication has potential side effects and risks, but some drugs can make summer heat downright dangerous. Certain classes of medications affect the body’s ability to regulate its internal temperature. Some medications, such as anticholinergic, inhibit perspiration so the body can’t cool itself off. Diuretics cause the body to eliminate water through urination, but that …

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Summer Safety #2: Avoid Auto Wreck Risk

Summer safety week at HensonFuerst continues today with tips for the road that could help you to avoid a breakdown or an accident. We know that heat can affect the way our bodies run, but it also poses a danger for your car.  High heat is “a real car killer,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Martha …

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Are You Ready for Phone-Free Driving?

According to the News & Observer Road Worrier, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would reward states with millions of dollars in grants if they outlaw all phoning and texting while driving. The bill is called H.R. 3994: Distracted Driving Prevention Act of 2009. (You can read the bill itself here: Distracted Driving …

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Fayetteville Student Scores Big with Bicycle Safety Video

Promoting safety starts with good communication, a little creativity, and a video camera. Terrell Grice, a junior at Douglas Byrd High School, proved just that when he won the HensonFuerst Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest, which challenged area teens to produce videos about cycling safety. “I wanted to show how commonly used excuses for …

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Inherent Unfairness of "Contributory Negligence"

If you are ever in a car wreck, there are three things we all expect to happen: That law enforcement and emergency services will arrive on the scene quickly; That you will receive the medical care you need to recover as fully as possible; and That the justice system will treat you fairly when it …

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HensonFuerst Cycling Team Saddles Up to Cure Diabetes

Diabetes is colorblind and ageless. Anyone at any time can be affected by this disease. In fact, more than 23 million Americans are living with diabetes, which is nearly 2.5 times North Carolina’s population. But unless you’ve experienced the effects of this disease firsthand, it’s nearly impossible to truly understand its devastating nature. To aid …

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