How Icicles Can Be Surprisingly Dangerous

As if the snow and cold have not been enough to deal with this winter, another danger now hangs over our heads: the large icicles that have formed on many homes and buildings. This winter’s heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures have created dramatic icicles and massive ice dams on many rooftops. Now with temperatures growing warmer, these frozen … Read More

Special ER on Wheels Can Help You Survive a Stroke

Nearly 2 million brain cells are lost for every minute that passes when you are having a stroke. This makes time is a critical element in stroke treatment. How quickly treatment begins can impact how well you recover. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or bursts. There are two types of … Read More

Use This Emergency First-Aid Kit Checklist to Be Prepared

You can’t predict when a natural disaster like a hurricane or blizzard will strike. What you can do is prepare for it in case it does. Having the right medical supplies, basic items and an emergency plan to coordinate with family members will help make dealing with damage from a severe storm a little more … Read More

5 Best Ways to Deal With Stress During a Crisis

Contributor: Jane Ehrman, MEd Health Educator with the Center for Lifestyle Medicine Whether you face problems at work, troubles with your loved ones, or issues at school with your children, they all share something in common: stress. When we are faced with a crisis, no matter whether it’s related to family, health, finances, work or a … Read More

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Tragedy

Violence, including shootings, terrorism or natural disasters, can overwhelm any of us — and can be especially troubling for kids. Children struggle, as we do, to make sense of it all. Talking to your kids about tragedies can be difficult, but it’s important. Children have limited life experience, and talking to them can help them … Read More