Each year, thousands of people suffer burn injuries from various accidents. While some burns are minor, others can be quite sever, causing permanent disfiguration, organ damage and death. Learning the types of burns and how to treat them can help during an accident or emergency situation.
There’s broken glass on the asphalt; the light of emergency vehicles flickers in the darkness. A baby cries in the crumpled car next to you as cars crawl past the accident, and drivers turn their heads to steal a glance of the scene. You grab your insurance card from the glovebox along with your driver’s […]
Texting while driving is a dangerous activity that causes 1.6 million auto accidents every year. The best prevention is education. Here are some national statistics surrounding texting and driving. Texting and driving kills nine Americans a day Ninety-eight percent of adults know texting while driving is dangerous Forty-nine percent admit doing it anyway Thirty-three percent […]
You’ve heard of natural herbal remedies promising to heal your ailments. Unfortunately, just because manufacturers label their products as “all natural” doesn’t mean they’re safe. The Dietary Supplement Health Education Act categorizes herbal remedies as dietary supplements instead of drugs. Because of this, herbal remedies are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). […]
Car accidents happen every minute of every day in the US. There’s no avoiding them. Too often, these accidents result in serious injuries and loss of life.
The holidays are fun and exciting, but they can also be hectic. There are gifts to buy, decorations to put up, and food to prepare. These things are stressful enough when you’re celebrating at home, but they can be more stressful if you plan to take your holiday celebration on the road. We know how […]
Winter is here and that means it’s time to think about winterizing your home. North Carolina has many diverse landscapes. While those near the coast may not see much snow, those in the mountains surely can. Most winterizing tasks you can do yourself, though you may need the help of a professional for some. Winterizing […]
Over the course of 20 years, North Carolina’s Booze It and Lose It campaign has taken over 1.5 million drunk drivers off our roads. Unfortunately, over 8,000 North Carolinians have still lost their lives to drunk drivers in that time. The best way to prevent DUIs in our state and around the country is by […]
Nursing home abuse can come in many different forms. That’s why it’s important that you watch for these common signs of abuse and neglect. Nursing home abuse and neglect is not just limited to physical abuse. It can also include emotional abuse such as yelling at a resident or bullying them.
You never know when a disaster could happen. They can destroy belongings, decimate homes, and take lives. Being prepared can help you and your family be safe and avoid catastrophic injuries. Here are some tips for supplies you should have on hand and what to do in several different disaster scenarios.