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Drowsy Driving Comparable to Drunk Driving

The holidays are quickly approaching, and there will be many travelers on the roads, many driving after a long day at work. Some will be driving after getting virtually no sleep. Our busy lives can make the roads a dangerous place, especially when so many are on the roads. Fatigue can be caused by many Read More

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Social Security Benefits on the Rise

  October’s release of inflation data from the Bureau of labor Statistics (BLS) was the last piece of the puzzle needed to determine the 2019 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). For this reason, October is always an incredibly pivotal month for Social Security beneficiaries. Social Security benefits account for at least half of the monthly Read More

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Lawmakers to Form Investigative Panel after Patients Being Transported Drowned in Florence Floodwaters

Horry County Deputies Stephen Flood and Joshua Bishop were fired more than a month after two mental health patients drowned in a County van that was steered into Florence floodwaters. State lawmakers have vowed to launch an investigation on their own as to how this could have happened. Nicolette Green, 43, and Wendy Newton, 45 Read More

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Infant Walkers Cause More Than 9,000 Injuries in the US Every Year

Despite all the warnings of the hazards of baby walkers, thousands of babies still end up with walker-related injuries each year. Changes in safety standards have resulted in a sharp decrease in the number of babies injured by infant walkers. “In 1997, a voluntary safety standard required the base of baby walkers to be wider Read More

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Make Your Halloween Spooktacular

                              Halloween can be an exciting time for families, especially children. Carnivals, trick-or-treating, parties, and haunted houses can all make for a spooktacular Halloween; but moms and dads need to be very cautious when it comes to Halloween safety. Here are some scary statistics that parents need to pay attention to: Each year, only Read More

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Important Safety Tips for Buying Gifts for Children

The holiday season is just around the corner. Children start thinking about what they want from Santa, as parents begin considering how much money they will have to spend, and how best to spend that money on their kids, to give them the most wonderful, magical Christmas. Safety should be a top priority when parents Read More

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On-the-Job Motor Vehicle Accidents Up, Smartphone Usage Possibly Linked

                     New technology has cars steering themselves, braking automatically, warning drivers of other cars nearby, and helping the driver maintain safe following distances. Despite safety improvements, and this cutting-edge technology, motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s) in the United States are on the rise. Although Workers’ Compensation (WC) claims have declined overall (due to workplace automation, robotics Read More

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Why Didn’t You Evacuate?

Living near the coast can be wonderful, with the beach so close by, and all the summer-related activities. It can also be a huge headache during hurricane season, especially when evacuation orders are issued. Government officials did just that, days before Florence, a then-Category 4 Hurricane was projected to hit the South Carolina/North Carolina coast. Read More

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Five Careers That Put You at the Highest Risk for Cancer

Some jobs put you at a higher health risk, like fighting fires, chasing bad guys, or construction work. Then there are jobs that put you at equal risk (possibly even higher), with “more hidden but equally sinister side effects.” (15 Jobs That Put You at a Higher Risk of Cancer) Increased safety regulations over the Read More

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Warning of Social Security and Medicare Fraud Issued by SSA

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is warning seniors for the fourth time this year about fraudulent communications targeting their Social Security and Medicare benefits. “In the old days, a con man would be good-looking, suave, well-dressed, well-spoken and presented themselves real well. Those days are gone because it’s not necessary. The people committing these crimes Read More

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