Safety

Tips for Safe Driving in Summer Storms

The storms that popped up in central North Carolina this weekend were a fast and ferocious reminder that rain can be as big a hazard as snow…especially if you are not prepared. Here are some things that weather and driving experts hope you’ll keep in mind. After all, summer is only half over. Check The …

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FDA Warns About Safety of Stolen Advair Inhalers

If you use Advair Diskus inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), check your medicine cabinet. Your inhaler may be unsafe. In 2009, some Advair Diskus inhalers were stolen from a distribution warehouse near Richmond, Virginia.  Now, they are starting to turn up in pharmacies. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

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Celebration for North Carolina's "Operation Firecracker"

North Carolina’s 2010 Operation Firecracker was successful…but is that a good thing, or a bad thing? Don’t get us wrong—we love this program. The “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” campaign set up sobriety checkpoints throughout North Carolina for the week leading up to the Fourth of July holiday. Officers look for drunk drivers …

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Cars Safer Thanks to Lawyers and Courts

Lawyer-bashing has become almost an automatic reflex for many people. We recognize that some folks will continue to disparage our profession… right up until the time they need us. That’s okay; we’ll be here. In the meantime, the American Association for Justice has a fantastic visual that describes 11 major ways that cars have become …

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Support for New Bill to Streamline Medicare Reimbursements

Imagine that you have been in a car wreck and are unable to work because of your injuries… or that you have ongoing hospital bills due to medical malpractice. You’ve done everything right. You took your case to court and won a settlement for your losses. How long do you think it might take to …

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Summer Safety Tip #5: Swimming Pool Drain Covers

Now that summer time is here and families are heading out to their local pools, there’s another aspect of pool safety that you need to know about. You have probably heard news stories about  children who have been caught on drains at the bottom of pools. Drains with old-fashioned, missing, broken, or faulty covers can …

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Horseback Riding Helps Those with Brain Injuries

In a report by News 14 Carolina, tiny Colfax, North Carolina (located about halfway between Winston-Salem and Greensboro) is home to a special program that pairs horses with people who have suffered brain injury. The non-profit Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center calls on different aspects of horsemanship to develop athleticism, memory, balance, and speech among people …

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Summer Safety Tip #4: Avoiding Head and Neck Injuries Around Pool and Surf

Most of us have fond memories of those “Hey, watch me dive” days from our childhood. I remember one summer when my cousin slipped while running around the edge of the pool and split his lip on the concrete… and another year when my teenage friend nearly drowned after body surfing in the dark. In hindsight, it is obvious that we were all pretty lucky that our injuries weren’t worse than that. Those memories just as easily could have been tragic.

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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