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Concussions/Spring Sport Safety

Every year families attend Spring Sports Meetings, parents get physical forms and waivers signed so their children can participate in athletics. One of the waivers required is material on Concussions. According to the Sports Concussion Institute, the adult brain is a three pound organ that basically floats inside the skull. It’s surrounded by cerebral spinal […]

Winter Ice Brings Slippery Surfaces to Wisconsin

It’s winter in Wisconsin again.  The time of year when heating bills are on the rise.  Unfortunately, injuries from slip and falls on ice are also on the rise.  With winter comes freezing rain, snow and ice.  These winter conditions can create major hazards for pedestrians.  It is important for business owners and homeowners alike […]

Dog Bite Claims on the Rise

Children Are Most Often the Victims We all love our dogs and they are many times our closest companions and considered one of the family. But any dog can be territorial and unpredictable when it feels threatened or when defending puppies, owners or food. “Our dog has never bitten anyone before” is a common refrain […]

Milwaukee Nursing Homes to Pay $38M for Substandard Care, But Not to Residents They Harmed

A recent story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel disclosed that Extendicare Health Services Inc., which owns a chain of nursing homes in Milwaukee, has reached a $38 million settlement for substandard and unnecessary care given to residents between 2007 and 2013. However, none of that money is earmarked for the patients who suffered; the bulk […]

Bicycle Safety

According to AAA, nearly 96 percent of bicycle deaths result from crashes with motor vehicles. The staggering number of those that result in a brain or head trauma is alarmingly high. The scariest part is that they generally happen within five blocks of their home. The best way to minimize the chance of injury is to […]

Driving in Construction Zones

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: There are only two seasons in Wisconsin, winter and construction. We are now well into the season of construction, and I know I for one am exhausted. Commutes are longer due to lane and ramp closures on the highway. Roads that were once two-way have become one-way and you’re […]

Lower Gas Prices Could Make for Safer Winter Driving

Across the country, gasoline prices have been falling, and economists predict that trend may last throughout the winter of 2014-2015. This means that most Wisconsin residents will have some extra cash for holiday shopping, but it may also mean they’ll be safer on the roads this winter. According to the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles, […]

UN-ASSISTED LIVING? HELP WITH FINDING QUALITY CARE AT ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES

Assisted living has become a big business in Wisconsin and the United States, and it’s going to get even bigger. Today, there are 750,000-plus elderly people living in more than 30,000 assisted-living facilities across the country.  These numbers are expected to grow significantly as the baby boom generation continues to age. According to the Administration […]

Wisconsin to Increase Speed Limit on Interstate and Highways

Driving over the speed limit is something just about all of us do, and we don’t even think twice when we do it. It seems pretty normal to drive 5 to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. A common excuse we tell ourselves is, “I’m just keeping up with traffic. Everyone else is […]

Hands-Free Technology in Your Car: Helpful or Harmful?

Do you have technology in your car that allows you to make calls, text, or even write messages without using your hands? Have you ever used that technology while you were driving? Thought you were being safe while you did it?  Well, turns out, even with all that, you may have been headed down a […]