According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 12,500 people are treated in emergency rooms for holiday related injuries each year. A few precautions can help you make it through the season safe and sound.Read More
Think of all the places your financial information is stored online—credit card numbers on shopping sites and apps, bank information used for online bill pay, cards stored in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay. Is your list racking up quickly?
These days, many of us never actually see our physical money. We swipe, scan, and autopay. And while convenient, it comes with risks. Hackers are always lurking.
Shopping for babies and toddlers during the holiday season can bring adults a lot of joy. Just remember that not all options are appropriate for the tiniest kids on your list.Read More
Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).Read More
As a child, I was an easy mark for playground torments: smart, insufferably rule-abiding, decidedly unpretty. The tormenter I remember most distinctly was not my first bully, nor my last, but his attacks would turn the others into footnotes.
He was in my class for years; his mom was my softball coach, driving me to and from practice when my single mother could not.Read More
Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.Read More
The Gurnee Police Department has shared this information to help make individuals more aware of information they need immediately during a phone call to them, especially during in-progress emergencies.Read More
Here are 4 tips to protect your data from being shared on Facebook.
Everyone’s favorite social media site is currently the subject of hot debate, and we’re here to keep you grounded amidst the madness. First, let’s talk about what happened. Back in 2014, a quiz made the rounds on Facebook. 270,000 users took the quiz, which harvested data not just about them, but also their friends. As a result, the quiz aggregated the private info of 50 million Facebook users. All that data was then allegedly sold to the Trump presidential campaign.Read More
Important Safety Tips for Bicyclists
Always Ride with Traffic and Follow the Rules of the Road
Don't Ride on the Sidewalk
Be Predictable and Visible
Watch for Turning TrafficRead More
Preventing Falls at Home
Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some are disabled. Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook but easy to fix.
Be Ready for the Unexpected with an Emergency Supply Kit.
Through its Ready Campaign, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security educates and empowers Americans to take some simple steps to prepare for and respond to potential emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Ready asks individuals to do three key things: get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, and be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.
All Americans should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs. Following is a listing of some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include. However, it is important that individuals review this list and consider where they live and the unique needs of their family in order to create an emergency supply kit that will meet these needs. Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time.
Work-related injuries and deaths may be more common than you think—particularly among men.
For many office workers, a bad day at work may involve unnecessary meetings, a flood of emails and hectic deadlines. However, for others—particularly those who work in some of the more dangerous industries such as construction, agriculture or manufacturing—a bad day on the job might include a workplace accident that can be debilitating or even fatal.
School tragedies such as the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida affect us all. Here are some helpful resources to help in dealing with the trauma.Read More
Children are at greater risk for frostbite than adults are. Because of their greater surface area children lose heat from their skin more rapidly than adults do. Parents can help prevent frostbite by dressing their child(ren) in layers and covering all body parts from exposure to the cold by wearing hats, scarves, and mittens.Read More
The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. Make sure you know who's knocking at your digital door with these tips for protecting your personal information.
Think before you click!Read More
The Lake County Sheriff's Office, Walgreens and several local police departments have prescription drug disposal boxes to take back your old, outdated or unused prescription drugs.
Find out what items are accepted and a disposal location near you.Read More