Grilling season is here, and with all the social distancing that 2020 has brought us, consumers are eager to do more home cooking at their backyard grills. Unfortunately, each summer season also brings numerous home fires and burn injuries associated with outdoor grilling activities.
It is hard to deny that fireworks during Independence Day are as American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie! For many people, celebrating our country’s independence includes setting off fireworks on and around the Fourth of July. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing cancellations of some organized fireworks displays, more people will be motivated to set off their own fireworks at home. While a spectacular fireworks display is both impressive and entertaining, remember that fireworks are explosives best left in the hands of professionals.
You know how important it is to be treated by physicians you trust in a facility you choose. Yet many people, when faced with an accident or illness while traveling, find themselves stuck in a hospital far from home – at the mercy of health or travel insurance companies in determining the “acceptability” of a facility and the “medical necessity” of a transfer home.
As Americans age, seniors are especially at risk of being injured by a fall. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Falls should not be considered a normal, expected result of aging. Nevertheless, they can be serious and costly for older adults.