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  • Making the Most of Parks and Recreation Month

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 21-Jul-2015

    July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and that means it’s the ideal time to head out and enjoy all Mother Nature has to offer - and where better than your local parks? Established in 1985, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the special celebration of parks of all sizes. Before you head out to your local park, take a moment to review some safety tips and some facts about ...
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  • 6 Surprising Swimming Pool Dangers

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 17-Jul-2015

    Each day in the U.S., about 10 people die as a result of drowning, the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in the U.S. The problem is biggest among the very young, but people of all ages can become unintentional drowning victims, especially if they aren’t aware of the risks. To better help people understand the risks of drowning, the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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  • What Every Patient Should Know About "Number Needed to Treat"

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 16-Jul-2015

    Most drug advertisements today include a lot of superficial information touting the benefits of medications, including statistics that can make treatments look fantastic and benign. While the statistics these drug makers cite may be accurate, they’re almost always only telling part of the story. One of the numbers used in assessing the effectiveness of a drug is the "number needed to treat," ...
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  • Independence Day Weekend Driving Dangers Linger After the Holiday

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 16-Jul-2015

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Independence Day weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year for DUI driving and for auto accidents in general. Hopefully, you kept yourself and family safe during Independence Day weekend. However, even though America's 239th birthday has come and gone, road related dangers remain. Here are some tips to keep fresh ...
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  • Understanding the Difference Between Absolute Risk and Relative Risk

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 15-Jul-2015

    Turn on the television at just about any time of the day or night, and chances are pretty good that within the first 30 minutes, you will see a commercial promoting a drug. That’s because pharmaceuticals are big business, and the pharmaceutical companies know the best way to make money is to make sure consumers know what their drugs can do. There’s nothing wrong with advertising in ...
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  • Fireworks Accident Prevention Tips

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 15-Jul-2015

    Just because Independence Day — one of the most exciting and thrilling days of the year - is over does not mean that families and teens are no longer at risk of fireworks-related hazards and injuries. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, "In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 reported fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires, and ...
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