It's bad enough to be sick in the winter when the weather is uncooperative, but to be ill in the summertime when you really want to be out enjoying the sunshine seems especially unfair. Yes, illness can strike at any time, and sometimes its source is the thing you least expect.
Little League and Soccer Teams are Filling Up
Now that spring and summer sports are in full swing, many of us will be spending a great deal of time at the sports park - playing, coaching, or cheering our favorite player. For some, the ballfield becomes a second home, where it seems they spend most of their free time. If you've got a little leaguer or soccer star, you know the sports park like the back of your hand - where the shady spots are, how much the food costs at the concession stand, and the best parking spot - but you may not give a second thought to the safety and security of the property.
Bicycle Helmets Provide Safety in Close Calls
Imagine you're enjoying a leisurely bike ride one afternoon, when a pickup truck passes so closely by you that its mirror strikes your upper arm. The impact causes you to wobble but isn't strong enough to knock you off your bike, and the truck drives away. Though you're left with a nasty bruise, you're otherwise unhurt.
Every year, thousands of people are injured, disabled, or killed in auto accidents due to unsafe road conditions. We all know the dangers associated with wet or icy pavement, but sometimes accidents happen on a clear, dry day for a surprising reason: the design of the road itself.