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September 5, 2018

More than 3 million youth participate in soccer every year, with many injuries occurring. Most injuries are sprains and strains. Head injuries are a significant part of the game too.

  • Before the game, walk the field to determine that it is free of rocks, glass, stick...

September 3, 2018

Every year over a million students in high school and youth participate in playing football.   Of all the sports discussed in this blog, football has a highest potential for causing injuries. Therefore, it is of particular importance to know how to participate in a saf...

August 19, 2018

My son competed in the national triathlon championship last week where about 5000 athletes participated in the age group event. All of these athletes were good enough to be eligible to compete. As we were watching however, we saw that many participants stopped and need...

July 27, 2018

  • Develop a mindset that your dog is similar to an infant.

  • Strive to dog proof your home.

  • Keep your trash sealed in plastic or metal bins/baskets, not bags. You want to keep the garbage smell, and the ability to get at the garbage away from your dog. Dogs c...

July 20, 2018

                 In America, there are about 4.5 million dog bites each year. If you are bitten, first protect yourself from additional bites, wash the wound with soap and water. If the skin is broken, check with your health care provider about getting stitches and get...

July 11, 2018

In 2016, there were 4,463 recorded boating accidents with 2,903 reported injuries and 701 deaths.  Most boaters are amateur captains and only drive their boat a few times per year, compared with driving their car many times per day. Most rules for driving a boat are si...

July 10, 2018

Being overheated can be deadly.  It's easy to become overheated and yet, it's easy to protect yourself. Sometimes the heat slowly affects you and you say, "I'll be okay, I'll keep doing what I am doing and rest later", then all of a sudden, you're sick.  

The three...

July 3, 2018

Fireworks are made of gun powder, a powerful and hot force.  If used  incorrectly, they can cause severe injury and even death.

Some simple tips can make using fireworks a fun and safe event.

  • Remember that in the excitement of using fireworks, it's easy to forge...

June 17, 2018

Three areas of concern for swimming in surf are:

1.  Being pulled out away from the shore by water action.

An “undertow” is water rushing out to the “sea” along the bottom while waves are coming in above the undertow.  If you are being pulled out, let the water take you...

June 16, 2018

Lakes, ponds and rivers are inviting places to swim, especially for young people. Dangers of these            swimming areas can include a number of unknowns.

Depth

Location of submerged objects

Clarity of the water

Bottom types

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