Mayo Clinic Head-to-Toe Health Tips

On August 18, 2016

Safety and First Aid Preventing Adult Falls at home Falling is one of the most common causes of loss of independence among older adults- but you can take many steps to prevent falls. Use this checklist to take a fall-prevention inventory where you live: All rooms Keep electrical cords and […] Read More

Top Health Concerns on the Job

On August 12, 2016

From scienceblogs.com : In a new national survey, about one in every four U.S. workers rates their workplace as just “fair” or “poor” in providing a healthy working environment. And employees in low-paying jobs typically report worse working conditions than those in higher -paying jobs – in fact, nearly half […] Read More

Construction Workers’ Alert

On August 6, 2016

From constructionequipement.com: The deadly fact is this: Nearly 40 per cent of all deaths in the construction industry are the result of a preventable fall. Yet, some employers continue to ignore the dangers and put their workers at risk of a debilitating or fatal fall. A three-building apartment complex construction […] Read More

Truck Driving is Dangerous Business

On July 31, 2016

When you think of the most dangerous jobs, tractor-trailer driver may not come to mind. But the data shows these workers are more likely to be hurt on the job than most others. When you think of dangerous jobs, what comes to your mind? Police Officers, firefighters and construction workers […] Read More

How Often Are Pool Accidents Deadly? [Infographic]

On July 21, 2016

Far too often pool accidents have catastrophic, if not deadly, outcomes, according to some of the latest findings from authorities at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Revealing more about the nature and frequency of these accidents, the infographic below presents the most common causes and outcomes of pool accidents […] Read More

Are You Shopping for an Attorney?

On July 11, 2016

How reliable are those online and offline resources? Can you believe attorney reviews online? Any more than you can gain meaningful support for a lawyer’s ability from a billboard, TV commercial, and/or placard on the side of a bus? Big and bold ads are not enough to select the right […] Read More

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Caused by Semi-Truck Colliding with Motorcyclist

On July 7, 2016

“Morning Sentinel – a Mt. Vernon man died Sunday in a fatal automobile accident involving a motorcycle and a semi truck. Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks confirmed that Donald C. Hopkins, 45, of Mt. Vernon, was pronounced dead on scene. Mt. Vernon Police Chief Chris Deichman said the Mt. […] Read More

Four Union Tradesmen Injured at Herrin Hospital

On July 2, 2016

“Four construction workers were injured in an accident Thursday morning at Herrin Hospital while working on a masonry wall. A news release from Jared Hites, project director for McCarthy Building Companies, said a section of exterior construction scaffolding collapsed at the site of a surgical expansion project at the hospital. […] Read More

Senior Alert: Watch Where you Walk – Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise

On June 30, 2016

Pedestrian deaths surged by 10 percent in 2015, according to estimates based on state traffic data. That is of special concern to older walkers: the death rate for those ages 70 and older is 1 ½ times the rate for younger pedestrians, previous studies have found. Part of that has […] Read More

Improved Protections for All Investors: It’s About Time

On June 25, 2016

Changes target financial adviser conflicts of interest and require all advisors to adhere to a “fiduciary standard,” the legal term for putting customers’ interests first and above all else. Brokers and other professionals had previously had to make sure that their recommendations were “suitable,” a much lower standard that allowed […] Read More