How Can I Keep My Kids Safe at the Pool?

Summer is in full swing, and temperatures are high. One of the most fun ways to cool off with the family is swimming in a pool, whether public or the one in your own backyard. A classic summertime activity, it is unfortunately also a dangerous one if the correct precautions and safety measures are not…

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What You Should Know About Summertime Bike Accidents

The summer months typically see a rise in traffic accidents. North Alabama and other parts of the country often see a spike in drunk driving accidents during holiday weekends, and an increase in motorists taking road trips also means an increase in crashes. Tourists in Huntsville and Decatur who aren’t familiar with local roadways also…

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What Types of Accidents Are Caused by Drunk Drivers?

Despite it being one of the first lessons we learn about driving, there are still countless people out there getting behind the wheel of a car when they have had some drinks. Not only does this put the drunk driver in danger, but also pedestrians, passengers, and others out on the road. It’s tragic when…

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FDA Orders Juul Products Off the Market; Appeals Court Pauses Ban

On June 23, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered e-cigarette company Juul to stop advertising, distributing, and remove their products from the market, including devices and pods. The FDA states they made this move after determining Juul’s pre-market applications included “insufficient and conflicting” data regarding their device’s safety. However, an appeals court granted…

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Are Autonomous Trucks Safe?

Vehicle technology advances every day, and with that comes new ways to make our lives more accessible. It also comes with unknown risks. Recent discussion about new driver technology revolves around whether autonomous trucks are safe. Alabamians are still adjusting to seeing self-driving cars on the roads. Now they must wonder if trucks and other…

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Federal Minimum Staffing Requirements for Nursing Homes in the Works

Staffing concerns continue to plague nursing homes in Huntsville and throughout North Alabama. Now the President has presented staffing requirements for nursing homes. Some regulations currently exist, but the bills use vague language, not solving nursing home understaffing issues. Essentially, nursing homes must have enough staff for residents to live their best lives. There is…

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