Month: February 2015

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The Risks of Taking Children on a Cruise

For many families with young children, taking a cruise seems like an attractive option for their next vacation. And cruise ship vacations do indeed offer many youngster-friendly perks, often  featuring both onshore and onboard child care excursions,  kids clubs,  and  sweeping buffets that can satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Yes, cruise ships can be a treasure trove of fun activities for young passengers, with pools, water slides, game rooms, and more.
However, before deciding to take your young children on a cruise, it’s important to understand the risks. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common cruise ship risks for young passengers.
Health concerns. In a heavily populated confined space like a cruise ship, disease and illnesses such as the flu and norovirus can spread very quickly.…

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Staying Safe on the Field: Tips to Prevent Kids Sport Injuries

For many parents, the hard work, talents, achievements of their young children arreat sources of pride. There’s few greater joys for a family than seeing their young one perform in a violin concert, act in a play, or careen down a soccer field.
The sports field is a great place for a growing child or teen to shine while learning valuable lessons about teamwork, dedication, and fitness. But while parents should encourage their child’s interest in sports, they should also be aware of the associated risks for youth injury.
As youth sports become more competitive, the rate of serious and fatal sports-related injuries continues to rise. According to recent research released by Safe Kids Worldwide, well over 3,000 youths are sent to the emergency room for sports injury every day.…

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Category: Auto Accidents

Older Cars Lead to More Auto Accidents

As a driver, you’re probably aware of the many factors that can contribute to the risk of getting into an accident when you get behind the wheel. Having a little too much to drink. Driving on wet roads. Texting.
Here’s another safety consideration to take into account—the age of your car. According to recent research from the NHTSA, the older your car, the greater the likelihood is that you’ll be involved in a fatal accident while driving it.
The study found that drivers are 71% more likely to die in a car crash if they are driving a car that is 18 years or older. This is an alarming statistic, particularly when you consider how often inexperienced teenage drivers are placed behind the wheel of less-expensive used cars.…

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