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bike helmet safety

Each year around 800 bicyclists are killed and 500,000 are hospitalized across America. More than 75% of those deaths involve injury to the head and face. However, wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 85%. In order to reach this high percentage of protection the helmet must fit properly and be well maintained. Proper Fit If…

legal news

Legal news affects our everyday lives, whether we notice it or not. Here’s a summary of a few of this month’s major cases. Bayer Seeks Reversal of $2 Billion Roundup Verdict Bayer is asking for the reversal of a $2 billion verdict in a lawsuit over the company’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer. The lawsuit was filed by a couple who…

cataract elderly health

With 24 million Americans suffering from cataracts, it is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States and the leading cause of blindness in the world. What are cataracts? Cataract is a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively foggy and opaque, resulting in blurred vision. There are three types of cataracts: Subcapsular –…

At McCoy, Hiestand & Smith we value the health and safety of everyone in our community. Sometimes regardless of how careful we are the products we buy aren’t as safe as we had hoped. Products are recalled every day and it’s important to stay up to date on those recalls in order to keep you and your loved ones safe….

charity events

There are wonderful charities throughout Kentucky working to help people from all walks of life. Whether through acts of service, participation or simply a financial contribution these charities need YOUR help! Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to decide which charity to donate to, so we will be compiling a list every month of fun upcoming charity events to help guide…

swimming

Swimming is a staple summer activity for people of all ages. There have been several headlines recently of young children drowning under their parent’s supervision but it’s important to remember that anyone can drown in any body of water. Here are some tips to ensure safe swimming: Never swim alone Watch for currents, waves, and underwater obstructions if swimming in…

5.8 Million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and while many people know that it affects your memory many don’t know the warning signs of the disease. Below are the seven most important signs pointing to Alzheimer’s. Memory loss People with Alzheimer’s generally remember things from years ago but have issue with remembering recent things like what they did the…

motorcycle helmet

Motorcycles can be a fun mode of transportation but offer no protection for their motorists, presenting the great need to wear a helmet. Helmets are about 67% effective in preventing brain injuries and about 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths. Just picking up a helmet and wearing it won’t ensure safety, but choosing the right helmet will decrease the margin…

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