Archive For The “safety” Category

Tips to Avoid Love Scams

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Tips to Avoid Love Scams

    Be a Tease: Keep the details close to the heart. Profiles should tease, not disclose everything. Don’t provide personally identifiable information to a prospective dating match until there is an established level of familiarity and trust. This includes your hometown, home addresses, work specifics, phone numbers, educational background and information about children via…

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From the FDA: you really can overdose on candy.

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From the FDA: you really can overdose on candy.

As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy—or, more precisely, black licorice. Days before the biggest candy eating holiday of the year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) encourages moderation if you enjoy snacking on the old fashioned favorite.   So, if you’re getting your stash ready for Halloween, here’s some advice from…

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Tips to help avoid binge eating on Halloween candy this year

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Tips to help avoid binge eating on Halloween candy this year

Halloween can be an especially trying time for those with eating disorders or disordered eating patterns. There is the constant temptation of candy everywhere – at school, work, and for purchase right in front of you in the grocery or drug store.   Parents who struggle with disordered eating can be particularly tempted when they…

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10-Simple Steps to a Safe Halloween Pool Party

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10-Simple Steps to a Safe Halloween Pool Party

For many families, Halloween is a chance to hold a fun pool party with a few spooky twists. Kids can dive for orange glow sticks, race around floating pumpkins or see who can collect the most skeleton bones!   No matter what games you play, parents need to make sure their little goblins are safe…

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Tips on cures for September stress

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Tips on cures for September stress

You are Not a Bear Just because the summer is over does not mean it is time to hibernate. Spend as much time as you can outdoors. It also reduces rumination and has a calming effect on the body and mind. If possible, walk your child to school.  Walking to school has been shown to…

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Advice From The FTC: Hurricane Harvey

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Advice From The  FTC:  Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has devastated much of Southeastern Texas. Once the rain and floodwaters recede, it’ll be time to take stock and develop a recovery plan. The process may seem overwhelming. Here are a few tips and links to resources to help make the task less burdensome. Contact your insurance company. Ask what the next steps…

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Free back-to-school physicals for uninsured children & Mammograms for women in Orlando!

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Free back-to-school physicals for uninsured children & Mammograms for women in Orlando!

Back-to-school physicals are a summertime ritual for school-aged children and their families. But, for the estimated 27,000 children in Orange and Seminole counties who are uninsured, this annual rite of passage can be out of reach. For the fourth consecutive year, Shepherd’s Hope in partnership with Nemours Children’s Health System, is offering free back-to-school physicals and other medical…

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5 Ways to Stay Safe While Jogging

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5 Ways to Stay Safe While Jogging

Below are five tips to keep you safe on your runs .   1) Know Your Route.  Being familiar with your route will help you identify abnormalities or deviations in what should be expected.  Every environment, and every person, has what is known as a baseline of what is normal noise and behavior.  Note any changes,…

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Nail Care Product Safety from the FDA

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Nail Care Product Safety from the FDA

Manicures and pedicures can be pretty. The cosmetic products used, like nail polish and nail polish removers, also must be safe—and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm563407.htm The FDA also regulates the devices used to dry (or “cure”) artificial nails or gel nail polish as electronic products because they emit radiation….

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BBQ Food Safety – Tips to Prevent Food Illness

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BBQ Food Safety – Tips to Prevent Food Illness

The Fourth of July is almost here and that means parades, fireworks and outdoor cooking! Whether its barbeque, grilling or picnics nearly 80% of Americans will be hosting or attending some type of outdoor cookout. However, while grilling outdoors all day long is one of the best parts of Fourth of July parties, the warm…

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