Distractions contribute to pedestrian deaths, injuries

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“I didn’t see them!” That’s usually the first thing someone says when they’ve been involved in a vehicle-pedestrian crash. The latest statistical year shows that 5,977 pedestrians were killed in U.S. traffic crashes – one every 1.5 hours, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration figures. In addition, 129,000 pedestrians were treated for non-fatal crash-related injuries. While these figures remained about steady compared with the prior year, the numbers are still alarming.

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Household substances put parents of teens on alert

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We all know about the importance of limiting teen access to alcohol, prescription medications and similar substances around the house. However, some teenagers are finding ways to abuse products commonly found at home or easily purchased in the community.

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Household substances put parents of teens on alert

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We all know about the importance of limiting teen access to alcohol, prescription medications and similar substances around the house. However, some teenagers are finding ways to abuse products commonly found at home or easily purchased in the community.

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Slider crime: Protect yourself from thieves

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It’s not entertainment on a slide, a sport on ice or even a small hamburger. Slider crime is much more dangerous and is sweeping the country, particularly in urban cities.

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Earthquake: Tips to protect your family

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If you live near a fault line, you likely are no stranger to tremors or other earthquake activity. Preparation may be an ongoing process for your family.

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Poison prevention: Safety tips for parents and caregivers

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More than 2 million people – about half of them under age 6 – swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance each year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Be prepared in case of an accidental poisoning.

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Don’t underestimate the risks of pressure washers

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Pressure washers are a quick way to clean the dirt and grime from siding, driveways, decks, patios, lawn furniture and other items. But while results may look great, users should beware: Pressure washers are deceptively dangerous.

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Prevent falls: Help seniors live healthier lives

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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.

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