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Seemingly simple fireworks, such as these sparklers, can cause a serious burn injury

Burn Injury FAQ – Staying Safe this Fourth of July

According to the CDC, more than 1.1 million burn injuries occur each year for which people seek medical care. The Fourth of July is the busiest day for emergency responders called upon to treat burns…

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Marcus Fernandez visits Tampa Bay Morning Blend to discuss Teen Driving Safety and helpful apps.

Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend: Applications for your Teen Driver

When your teen driver first gets behind the wheel, it can be nerve-wracking. Today's teens face a number of in-vehicle distractions. When combined with a feeling of over-confidence, the results can be deadly.Kinney, Fernandez &…

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Could Your Landlord Be Responsible for Your Burn Injury?

National Burn Awareness Week offers an opportunity to take a look at the cause of more than 486,000 people seeking medical treatment last year. Injuries associated with burns can be devastating. The physical and psychological…

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Safe Celebrations: Tips for a Responsible New Year’s Eve Party

New Year's Eve is a when family and friends get together for a celebration. If the celebration is at your home this year, your first priority when planning it must be to ensure the safety…

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7 Surprising Ways You Could Be Liable for an Accident

Knowing whether you could be held liable for someone's injuries is usually pretty easy. Driving while distracted and not watching the road are pretty obvious examples of liability. Allowing your dog to roam the neighborhood,…

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Teen Driving Apps that Reinforce Safe Habits

Many of us remember the excitement and newfound freedom that came with driving our first car. Maybe that’s why as parents we immediately become fearful when our kids begin to drive. Afterall, it wasn’t that…

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The Rise of Trampoline Accidents and How to Stay Safe

Trampolines have been a common sight in backyards throughout Florida for decades. The risk of suffering a trampoline accident injury has been a concern for as long as the devices have been a part of…

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Motorcycle Safety Tips To Make Sure You Are Road Ready

Taking your motorcycle out for a spin is a fun way to spend the day on the road. Motorcycles can be enjoyable, but risky too. As a motorcyclist, you have your own set of responsibilities…

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Sports Injuries: What to do if your child is hurt

Soon after the first school bell rings, you will hear the familiar sound of coaches’ whistles coming from the courts and fields of our schools. 30 million children and teens participate in organized sports. While…

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No Lifeguard on Duty: Tips for Swimming Pool Safety

The sun is shining, the weather is perfect, and the pool is ready for guests. But as a homeowner, are you? Before you or your guests dive in, it's important to make sure that your…

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From Trail to Traffic: Road Cycling Safety

Many people never graduate to fully fledged cyclist because they’re too nervous about cycling on the road. Concerned with cycling safety, they prefer to stick to the sidewalk or trail for their journey, seeing these…

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Superfoods that Fight Stress

Stress. That word alone can make your pulse quicken and palms sweat, and adding a major stress-inducing event like an accident can send you reeling faster than you can say, “chocolate cake.” Turning to comfort…

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Fry Right: Turkey Frying Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again... Thanksgiving! For many that means organizing the shopping lists, determining which family member is bringing what item to dinner, or debating if Aunt Betty’s pumpkin pie really is better…

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