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Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Maternal Deaths in America?

The United States is grappling with a severe crisis of maternal mortality, having the highest rate of maternal deaths among developed countries. This issue is more prevalent for Black women, who experience significantly higher rates of maternal mortality. Although there has been a recent decline in maternal deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic, over 80%...

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How To Protect Yourself from Harmful UV Rays

Why UV Safety Matters Did you know that a single severe sunburn in childhood can double your chances of developing melanoma later in life? Since July is UV Safety Awareness Month, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the dangers of UV radiation as we enjoy the warmer days outside. Understanding UV Radiation...

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Ohio Fireworks Rules Update: What You Need to Know

As of July 3, 2022, Ohio has updated its Fire Code rules on consumer fireworks. Here’s a simple guide to help you understand the new regulations and stay safe. Who Can Use Fireworks in Ohio? 1.4G Fireworks: These are consumer fireworks, like firecrackers, bottle rockets, and roman candles. Age Limit: Only those 18 and...

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Summer Campfire Safety Tips

Summertime is perfect for gathering around a campfire, roasting marshmallows, and enjoying quality time with family and friends under the starry sky. However, without proper precautions, a cozy evening can quickly turn hazardous—just like what happened to me and my family last summer. We had our campfire a little too close to the cabin...

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What Happens if Luggage Injures Me in a Car Accident?

By William J. Price Let’s consider this scenario: say a group of four people is traveling in a midsize car. The trunk is packed with luggage, but they need extra space, so a small makeup kit is placed on the back window shelf. During their trip, they get rear-ended by a truck. Due to...

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9 Tips for Preventing Heat Stroke

Heat is one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1,220 people are killed by extreme heat each year. Emergency room visits for heat-related conditions such as heat stroke and dehydration spike significantly during heatwaves. By following these tips,...

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3M FAULTY EARPLUGS UPDATE: Over 250,000 Veterans to Receive Payments as Part of Settlement

Recently, 3M announced a $6 billion settlement for the Combat Arms Earplug litigation, benefiting over 250,000 veterans. This settlement covers over 99% of the claimants who alleged the company’s faulty military-grade earplugs caused hearing damage. These earplugs were initially manufactured by Aearo Technologies before 3M acquired the company in 2008 and were distributed from...

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Boat Safety Tips For Ohioans: How To Protect Yourself on the Water

Boating is a favorite pastime for many in Ohio, offering a chance to relax and enjoy the state’s beautiful lakes and rivers. However, like all water activities, it comes with risks. In this blog post, we’ll examine boating fatalities in Ohio over the past five years, using data from the Ohio Department of Natural...

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Crucial Safety Tips for National Water Safety Month

As summer approaches, more people head to pools, lakes, and beaches to enjoy water activities. While these activities can be fun and relaxing, they also come with risks. May is National Water Safety Month, a month to remind us of the importance of water safety and how to prevent injuries. How Common Are Water-Related...

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Protecting Your Pets and Kids During Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, families are gearing up for outdoor gatherings, BBQs, and more to honor the holiday. While it’s a time for remembrance and celebration, it’s important to prioritize the safety of our most vulnerable family members – our pets and kids. In this blog post, we’ll discuss essential safety tips to ensure a fun...

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