5 Safe Driving Tips to Avoid Auto Accidents During Thanksgiving Road Trips

In just a few days, tens of thousands of Virginians will hit the road and make long-distance road trips to visit extended family for Thanksgiving. After all, Turkey day is the holiday most associated with travel. While auto accidents are a risk any time you get behind the wheel, the increased amount of traffic on the road beginning the day before Thanksgiving coupled with the fact that many people consume alcohol on this holiday, makes car crashes more likely. To help you best prepare for your upcoming holiday road-tripping, we’ve put together this list of road safety tips to avoid auto accidents during Thanksgiving. 1. Don’t Drink and Drive According to the US Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving is one of the deadliest holidays because of the increased number of people driving while under the influence of alcohol. In fact, from 2013 to 2017, more than 800 people died from alcohol-related auto accidents over the Thanksgiving [...]

By |2020-11-24T04:02:30+00:00November 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Study Shows Concussions are Common in More Youth Sports Than Previously Thought

Millions of American kids and teenagers play youth sports, either through school or a youth sports league. Many parents of kids and teens who play football are well aware of the risks for concussion, which is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs after a blow to the head, or fall during which one hits his or her head. But a new study from the Henry Ford Health System has found that a wide variety of youth sports can cause concussions. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a head injury that occurs after a blow to the head, or after someone falls and hits his or her head. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), concussions can cause: Loss of consciousness Headaches, or a feeling of pressure in the head Nausea or vomiting, including repeated vomiting Balance problems Dizziness Double or blurred vision Sensitivity to noise and/or lights A feeling of [...]

By |2020-11-24T04:25:35+00:00November 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|