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How to Stay Safe if your Home is Near a Wild Fire

With fire season in full swing, it is important to always have a plan should one occur in your area. Here are some tips for keeping safe during a wildfire, as well as help protect you and your house as best you can.   Before a Wildfire: -If you see a wildfire, always call 9-1-1. Don’t assume someone already has. -Always have a disaster kit ready as well as an emergency evacuation plan, and make sure everyone in the household knows it as well.   Before The Fire Approaches Your House: -Evacuate your pets or anyone with medical or physical limitations and the youngest immediately. -Wear protective clothing, i.e. clothes that aren’t extremely flammable such as polyester or screen-printed shirts. …

6 Tips to Deal with Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of year again, when we reset our clocks and try to readjust to the time change associated with Daylight Saving Time (DST). Some of us breeze through the change seamlessly, yet others feel out of sorts for days. If you have trouble dealing with this sudden disruption in your routine, it is for good reason. Even though your brain knows that the time on the clock has changed, your body’s internal clock does not. In the fall, when you’ve gained an hour of sleep, you might not feel tired, but you may get cranky when you have to wait an extra hour before your lunch break or when it feels like work should have ended an hour …

Have a Safe, Happy, and Healthy Halloween

Parents watch this video to get helpful tips on how to keep your kids safe and healthy this Halloween.

Winter Safety

Snow, ice and the winter landscape can be beautiful. Unfortunately, it can also be harsh, unforgiving and downright dangerous. However, according to Dr. David Tillitt, there are some simple things we can do to protect ourselves this and every winter.