Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year and is loved by children and adults alike. Even with the thrill of dressing up, the candy, and the scary pranks, it is important to be aware of the dangers of Halloween.
As students head back to in-person learning, it’s important to remember how to keep young pedestrians safe. Here are a few ways that drivers can better share the road with children and keep them safe this school year.
As the state of Illinois begins to open up, children across the state are spending more time outdoors, riding bicycles, enjoying better weather, staring at their phones while walking aimlessly, and hanging out with friends. Kids doing what kids do. Paying little attention to cars, traffic, and adults. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay closer attention to their driving.
It’s back-to-school time for children in Chicago and across Illinois. But, this fall, back to school is different than ever before. Due to the pandemic, most schools will remain closed, and “distance learning” will be the standard for most school-aged children. Students of grammar school, high school, and even college age will be learning online … Continue reading “Adapting Driving for Remote Learners”
As Spring rolls into Summer, weather heats up and many of us enjoy the breeze and spray from boating on lakes, harbors, and rivers throughout Chicagoland. Time on the water can be great family fun – but accidents can happen. Sadly, boating accidents are not uncommon and can result in severe injuries. A wave can jolt a passenger out of … Continue reading “Summer Boating Safety.”
We never think of our driveways as danger zones. But driveways can be very dangerous – particularly for small children. Every year, thousands of children are seriously injured because the driver backing up didn’t see them. Back-over tragedies change the lives of…
As Spring rolls into Summer, it’s time to reach for your bathing suit, sunscreen, and flip flops and head for the water to cool-off. Swimming is a great activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. Backyard swimming pools, pubic pools,
You may have heard about the recent study where CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) was found in 99% of the deceased NFL players who donated their bodies to research. CTE is a neurodegenerative brain disease that causes memory loss, confusion, depression, anxiety, suicidal behavior, and a multitude of other clinical symptoms. Contact sports are some of … Continue reading “Sports Related Brain Injuries”
Brain Damage Causes and Symptoms in Children With summer sports in full swing, children are increasing their risk of all kinds of injuries. Finding out that your child has brain damage is not an experience most parents want to have. However, it is important for parents to be cognizant of brain damage and head trauma causes … Continue reading “Brain Damage Causes and Symptoms in Children”
The dangers of distracted driving are well documented. While distracted driving has been around a long time, the cellphone has created a serious situation that must be managed. Distraction from cellphones is a particular problem for teens. Almost every young adult is texting while driving. The average text takes 4-seconds to read, and sending requires … Continue reading “Reduce Distracted Driving By Teens”