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HOW TO SAFELY DISPOSE OF MEDICATION

By Justin Haagen on Jun 09, 2021

Unwanted, unused or expired medications can become a major safety issue due to accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose. They can also harm the environment if they are not properly disposed.

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CPR AND AED AWARENESS WEEK

By Justin Haagen on Jun 02, 2021

National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7) spotlights how lives can be saved if more people know how to perform CPR and use an AED.

About 70% of heart-attack related deaths occur before the person reaches the hospital. Therefore, the combination of calling 911, early CPR and early AED use give the best chance of survival for cardiac arrest victims.

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ASTHMA AND ALLERGY AWARENESS MONTH

By Justin Haagen on May 20, 2021

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), May is peak season for people with asthma and allergies. With more than 65 million Americans affected by asthma and allergies, it’s likely you or someone you love is managing one or both of these conditions.

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BEST PRACTICES FOR CALLING 911

By Justin Haagen on Apr 15, 2021

An estimated 240 million calls are made to 911 each year in the United States. 911 dispatchers and call takers are trained to provide assistance for all types of situations. But there are certain steps you can take to help inform the call taker of the emergency and ensure help arrives as fast as possible.

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FIRE EMERGENCIES: OLDER ADULTS ARE AT INCREASED RISK

By Justin Haagen on Mar 31, 2021

A fire department in the U.S. responds to a fire event every 24 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Although anyone can experience a fire, older adults are especially vulnerable.

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Safety Matters when Spring Cleaning

By Justin Haagen on Mar 16, 2021 in Simple Life-Saving Skills

Spring cleaning is usually associated with clearing out closets, cleaning up the yard and giving your home a nice deep clean. But there are many important safety measures that people often overlook throughout the year.

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5 simple steps to improve your heart health

5 simple steps to improve your heart health
By Justin Haagen on Mar 08, 2021

There are many factors that play a role in your risk for heart disease. For example, health conditions like hypertension and diabetes are major risk factors. But so are your lifestyle, your age and your family history.

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Epinephrine Auto Injector Use

By Justin Haagen on Mar 02, 2021

A recent study reported that only 16% of epinephrine auto-injector users are using them correctly. Proper safety training is essential.

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HOW TO USE AN AED

By Justin Haagen on Feb 23, 2021

Automated external defibrillators, otherwise known as AEDs can help save lives during sudden cardiac arrest with the proper CPR and AED training.

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COVID 19 UPDATE

By Justin Haagen on Oct 12, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

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