June 2020 Recall Update

product recalls

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 […]

June 2020 Legal News Update

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.  New Jersey Nursing Home Where 78 Died of Coronavirus Facing Two Lawsuits A nursing home in Sussex County, New Jersey, where 78 people have died is facing a second lawsuit. The families […]

Avoiding the Issues Caused by Increased Screen Time

screen time

Shutdowns and government recommendations have drastically changed the way most of us are living our lives. Working from home, homeschooling your children, and trying to stay connected to loved ones has led to a drastic increase in screen time for many people. Increases of 30% sound drastic until you hear that some users have increased […]

Tips for Working from Home

work from home

In an effort to “flatten the curve” many people are now working from home. In addition to people having to complete their regular work duties many are also homeschooling their children in the wake of the coronavirus. With added distractions people are finding working from home to be quite difficult. Here are a few tips […]

Delay in Diagnosis of Cancer: A Far Too Common Medical Error

medical diagnosis malpractice

By: Sheila Hiestand Medical errors account for over 250,000 deaths per year according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States.  BMJ 2016;353:i2139, MA Makaray, M. Daniel (03 May 2016).  Unfortunately, many of these deaths are caused by a delay in diagnosis of cancers.  This article […]

Prison Medical Care

As state budgets continue to shrink, prison costs continue to rise.  Especially in places like Kentucky where an incredibly high percentage of the population is incarcerated.  Depending on which study you read, Kentucky consistently ranks in the top ten in incarceration rates per capita.  As reported by WFPL, as of August this year, the state’s […]

January ’20 Recall Update

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 […]

Defrosting, Defogging & Winter Visibility

defrosting winter driving

It’s important to be able to fully see out of each of your windows before beginning to drive anywhere. Leaving ice or fog on your windows can lead to additional blind spots and increasing the risk of an accident. Along with decreased visibility there’s also the possibility of snow and ice falling off your vehicle […]

Creating a Fire Plan

An estimated 358,500 home fires occur every year resulting in thousands of deaths.  While all fires cannot be prevented, injury and death may be avoided by creating a fire plan. Choose an outside meeting place This should be safe distance from your home. This meeting place should be agreed upon and marked in the fire […]

October ’19 Charity Event Spotlight

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 […]