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Car Accidents and Child Car Seat Requirements

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States. 35% of children under the age of 12 who were killed in a car accident were not buckled up in any way. More than 121,000 were injured. Many of these injuries and deaths can be prevented with the proper use of seat belts, car seats, or booster seats.

What to do after a dog bite?

There are a lot of great dogs all over West Virginia; the majority of canines are wonderful, affectionate pets, and many people adore dogs. Sadly, loving dogs won't protect you from an attack. The sad fact is that some people do not make good pet owners, and not only do their dogs suffer the consequences, but so may you when an improperly trained or unrestrained, aggressive animal attacks.

In the unfortunate event that a dog does bite you, you may feel angry, frightened, panicked or any combination thereof. In such an upsetting situation, it can be difficult to know what to do next. It's important to keep in mind that even a seemingly minor bite can cause serious problems if not treated correctly.

Concussions in Student Athletes

With school being back in session for students of all ages, fall sports are in full swing. Sport-related concussions will be on the rise over the next couple of months. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (or TBI). Concussions are typically caused by a direct blow to the head or neck. There are over 300,000 sports-related concussions in the United States each year with female athletes being more prone than male athletes so suffer from a concussion. Although females tend to get more concussions, they also tend to have a quicker recovery time than males.

Nursing Home Abuse: Would you recognize the signs?

When family members get older, sometimes it can be hard to give them the proper care at home leading to the tough decision moving them to a nursing home or senior living facility. Not being able to care for a family member can be hard, but it can be worse if you learn of mistreatment while they are being cared for.

Avoiding Debt with College Student Credit Cards

College students are heading back to campus to start their new semester of school. While attending college, students should try to develop positive credit habits. After graduation, student loans will start requiring payment. Having positive credit habits can help get these loans paid off and kept in control.

September is National Preparedness Month!

We've all heard "Disasters don't plan ahead. You Can" and with the recent hurricanes hitting the United States, now, more than ever is a time to make sure you and your family are prepared for a natural disaster. Everyone should take action this month to prepare for when a disaster strikes.

In the News: Labor Day Safety

This weekend is the last weekend of summer for most Americans. Many will hit the road to take one last trip during the long weekend. With more people on the road, safety becomes even more important to drivers. The National Safety Council estimates over 400 people will be killed and another 48,000+ will be seriously injured this weekend.

In the News: Labor Day History

The Labor Day holiday developed in the late 19th century by an organized labor movement in New York City. The Central Labor Union in New York City celebrated the first Labor Day holiday on September 5, 1882. The union urged other organizations to do the same to celebrate a "workingmen's holiday". It gives workers a day of rest and celebrates their contribution to the American economy. Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887. In 1894, Labor Day became a celebrated holiday in 30 states. Later that year, President Grover Cleveland established Labor Day as a federal holiday after the events of the Pullman Strike.

Recovering from a flood: Safety concerns and flood insurance

Many homes and businesses are still recovering from the recent flooding in Marion County. Precautions should be taken for the safety and health hazards that come with flooded areas. Homeowners also need to review their insurance policies to see when or even they cover natural disasters, such as flooding.

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