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Is Your Food Safe?---How to Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illness

The Food and Drug Administration is hard at work. The first half of this month has already had 3 recalls of nuts tainted with Salmonella and 2 recalls of pet food due to Listeria contamination.1 These recalls follow the highly publicized multistate Listeria outbreak from affected Blue Bell ice cream products which resulted in 10 hospitalizations and 3 deaths.2 While the FDA catches many issues before they are widespread, you may still be at risk. How do you know if you are one of the unlucky few who are affected, and what do you do next?

Is it Time to Hang-Up the Keys?--What to Do About Elderly Related Traffic Accidents

Maybe...but perhaps not for the reason you think. In Greenfield, IL, an elderly driver blew through a shed with his SUV, flew into the air after hitting a tree stump, and landed in a home's kitchen.1 In Wisconsin, another elderly driver managed to hit 9 vehicles in a grocery store parking lot, all on camera.2 In Michigan, a third elderly driver reversed out of a CVS pharmacy drive-through, and landed in a neighboring pool after plowing through a wooden fence.3 These sensational stories from the past few months are examples of a perennial favorite of the nightly news cycle-the dangerous and/or deadly incompetent elderly driver.

A Bill to Protect the Elderly From Abuse and Neglect: Cameras in Illinois Nursing Homes

Contusions, bedsores, broken hips---all signs of nursing home neglect or abuse that can be caught earlier or even prevented with protective-care cameras. Last week, the Illinois legislature sent Governor Rauner a bill aimed at getting cameras in the rooms of every nursing home resident who wants one. Illinois has more than 860 nursing homes with more than 76,000 residents.1 If the governor passes the bill (HB2462), each of those residents can be better protected.

How to Stay Safe While Using Fireworks This Fourth of July

Summer is in full force with Fourth of July this weekend and we are all excited to celebrate our Independence Day with parades, barbeques, and family gatherings. However, there is one thing that defines the Fourth of July in everyone's mind-fireworks. While we all enjoy the vibrant colors, the inspiring displays and the way they light up the night sky, fireworks-if used carelessly-can turn a fun experience into a tragic event.
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