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Water Quality Problems in South Carolina City

Most of us have heard about the water quality crisis in Flint, Michigan, but this is not a unique problem to Flint. “Many communities across the country are struggling with aging pipes and a lack of money to fix them.” (The State Newspaper). Did you know that there is a similar issue right in our Read More

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Do You Know What’s in Your Dietary Supplement?

If you think that only natural ingredients are in your dietary supplement, take a look at this study published in JAMA Network Open on October 12, 2018. Can you really trust what’s on that label? During the last decade, over 700 warnings have been issued by U.S. health officials in regards to the sale of Read More

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Winter Holiday Safety Tips

The winter holidays should be a beautiful, enjoyable time of year with family and friends. Safety plays a big role in making sure no one ends up in the hospital or worse. Here are some safety tips to remember that will ensure “a holiday to remember” for the RIGHT reasons: Traveling The roads are extremely Read More

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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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