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Fireworks explode over the skyline to celebrate New Year's Eve in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Have a Blast This 4th of July: Safety Tips & More

Download a printable version of this blog post. Each year, emergency departments in the United States treat approximately 7,000 patients for injuries caused by fireworks.  Injuries from fireworks can range from burns to more serious medical problems like cuts and amputations. In severe cases, consequences from fireworks use can result in death. Protect yourself and your family by […]

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Helmet Safety

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), only 11 percent of children involved in bicycle accidents wear a helmet. And according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), …an estimated 33 million children ride bicycles for nearly 10 billion hours each year. Unfortunately, an average of 384 children die annually from bicycle […]

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Rock the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathoners, help us help you run your very best race by consulting these resources. Marathon Preparation  – Advice on hydration, eating and what to wear before, during and after the race Do Shoes Make a Difference for Athletics? Don’t Forgo the Stretch – To stretch or not to stretch.  The answers vary depending […]

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Pedestrian Safety – Even After Dark

December 21 marked the winter solstice, or the shortest day of the year.  Short days mean it gets dark very early.  Since all of the children are out of school on holiday break, it is more important than ever to be diligent when driving through neighborhoods after it gets dark.  This is especially true on […]

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