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Shelter Safety: Protecting Your Home

OCOKA is a military acronym that stands for Observation, Concealment, Obstacles, Key Terrain and Avenues of Approach. Those serious about protecting their families and homes during a potential martial law scenario will learn the methods and means behind this strategy. The following shelter safety tips will help get you started. Pay Attention to the Dog It’s not uncommon for the family to be sitting around watching TV when the dog suddenly starts growling and yipping. That’s because a dog’s sense of hearing is far superior to that of their human masters. Dr. Bruce Fogle, author of the “The Dog’s Mind,” says a dog’s ears can absorb sound waves at speeds upward of 40,000 cycles per seconds, or about...

Shelter Safety: Protecting Your Home
posted on: Oct 24, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

Four Companies that Help to Protect Us and Keep Us Safe...

As consumers, we rely on different types of businesses to provide us with products that will satisfy a variety of needs. For example, we can count on grocery stores and restaurants for food and beverages, and gas stations for fuel for our vehicles. We also work with companies that help to keep us safe and protected from various threats. The following four businesses offer security and safety-related products and services: ADT When it comes to home security, ADT is a one-stop alarm and monitoring shop. As the company website notes, ADT is the only security company in the country that has been providing 24/7/365 security and alarm monitoring services for over 100 years. While some home and business owners hire...

Four Companies that Help to Protect Us and Keep Us Safe
posted on: Sep 25, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

Concerns about crosswalk safety discussed following fatal accident...

On October 27th, two teen boys were hit by a car while trick-or-treating in Lower Allen Township. The two were crossing Carlisle Street in a crosswalk. One of the boys, 14 year-old Skylar Wenger, died from his injuries. Parents whose children use the same crosswalk to get to Highland Elementary School say they have expressed safety concerns for years. April Filer and other parents again discussed those concerns at a Lower Allen Township meeting Monday night. She worries that drivers don’t notice the crosswalk. "The crosswalk is not noticeable to traffic, it’s easily ignored because it’s not obvious the lines aren’t bright and white," she said. More...

posted on: Nov 16, 2011 | author: Staff writer

Computers Injure More Kids at Home

Even more striking, the study also noted that the number of computer-related injuries far exceeded the number of new computers brought into American homes. Computer ownership in U.S. households rose by 309 percent during the period, but computer injuries soared 732 percent. Since only 100 hospitals were covered in the study, the researchers believe that the increase in computer injuries may be larger if all hospitals in the country were covered. In terms of the larger picture, computer injuries are a very small proportion of the total emergency room visits in a year (115 million in 2006). The top causes for emergency room treatments are still gunshots and vehicular accidents. But though computer injuries may never get to...

posted on: Jun 12, 2009 | author: Staff writer

Are Bankruptcies Due To Medical Bills?...

The study looked at 2007 bankruptcy filings, which meant the bankruptcies occurred before the current economic downturn kicked in. The study is a follow-up on a 2001 study, which showed that medical problems led to 46.2% of all bankruptcies. The 2007 study found that more than 60% of all bankruptcies were driven by medical problems — which is a huge increase from 2001. Researchers at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Law School, and Ohio University examined a random sample of 2,314 bankruptcies filed across the country in 2007. This was the first-ever nationwide sample, since the 2001 study covered only 5 states. The researchers abstracted the court records and subsequently interviewed 1,032 of the filers. Bankruptcies were classified as...

posted on: Jun 4, 2009 | author: Staff writer

Parents Exploit Nebraska Law

Nebraska passed its safe haven law — which allows a person to leave a child at a hospital without being prosecuted for abandonment — in July. It was the last state in the country to enact such a law. Since then, at least 34 children have been abandoned, albeit legally, into the care of the state. The problem is that more than half of them — 20 at last count — are teenagers. This prompted state officials to consider amending the wording of the law. Only Nebraska does not have an age limit for children to be abandoned. The other 49 states accept only infants. The Nebraska law had a presumed age limitation of 3 days when it...

Parents Exploit Nebraska Law
posted on: Nov 16, 2008 | author: Staff writer

Pediatricians to Screen for Alcoholism?...

Pediatricians strive at a holistic treatment of their child patients. Even as they examine a child for health conditions, they have to be aware of the growing environment the child is surrounded with at home and elsewhere. This is part of their commitment to the health of the child. The CeASAR researchers, based at Children’s Boston Hospital, found that in addition to their objective to optimize child health, their practice leads them to have frequent interactions with the parents and enables them to develop close relationships with both the child and their family. This was seen as a unique opportunity for pediatricians to screen parents for alcohol use and, if necessary, recommend them to undergo more assessment and...

Pediatricians to Screen for Alcoholism?
posted on: Nov 9, 2008 | author: Staff writer

Is Diabetes A Problem in Your Family?

According to the CDC, new cases of type-2 diabetes diagnosed in the period 2005 to 2007 reached 9.1 per 1,000 people, which is almost double or 90 percent more than the 4.8 per 1,000 people recorded in the period 1995 to 1997. This sharp increase directly reflects the huge expansion in obesity incidence. Experts say obesity is one of the primary causes of elevated blood sugar levels, which lead to diabetes. Approximately 23.6 million adults and children (8 percent of the population) in the United States have diabetes. Yet, nearly 25 percent of them do not know they already have the disease. More than 90 percent of these people have type-2 diabetes. Diabetes incidence is highest in the...

Is Diabetes A Problem in Your Family?
posted on: Nov 2, 2008 | author: Staff writer

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