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Holiday Celebrations with COVID-19

Holiday celebrations with covid

What will your holiday celebrations be like this year? Will you be traveling somewhere? Will you celebrate in person or via Zoom? Indoors or out?

With COVID-19, this year’s celebrations may look and feel just a bit different. Be sure to take some of these safety precautions as you prepare for the holidays.

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New Missouri Motorcycle Helmet Law

New Motorcycle Helmet Law

Did you know that Missouri has eased its motorcycle helmet law?

The new helmet law, which took effect on August 28, 2020, now only requires those under the age of 26, or older than 26 if driving with a permit, to wear a helmet when riding in or driving a motorcycle.

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Driving: Are You Out of Practice?

Out of practice driving

Have you taken a break from driving? Maybe its coronavirus-related. Or, it could be due to a medical condition, age, or many other factors. Suffice it to say, a break has been taken, but now it is time to get back on the road.

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Watch Out for that Delivery Truck

Delivery Truck

Online shopping has become a way of life. Delivery of goods, which now includes groceries, fast food, prescriptions and more, saves us from risking possible COVID-19 exposure. The delivery truck experience is contactless, convenient and allows us to social distance.

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When Enough is Enough at the Bar

Visibly Intoxicated person at Bar

Getting together with friends, co-workers and family at a restaurant, bar or tavern can be fun, especially during the holidays or other special times. What may not be so fun is when someone drinks too much, thus becoming visibly intoxicated.

This can be an awkward situation for not only the inebriated person and their party but for the bartender as well.

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Choosing Safe Toys: The Right Toys at the Right Age

Choosing Safe toys

The holidays are almost upon us and, like many, you may have in hand one or more children’s wish lists. But before you start buying gifts, check those lists to know whether what they want is safe and age-appropriate.

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Avoiding Common Winter Injuries

Snow Shoveling Winter Injuries

Winter is here. Time to enjoy the season and keep those winter injuries to a minimum. The more you know, the better prepared you will be.

The most common winter accidents that lead to injury include:

  • Slips and falls on ice
  • Muscle strains from shoveling snow
  • Accidents while playing winter sports

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Concussion-Sensing Football Helmets

concussion sensing football helmets

Football is a popular but dangerous sport. Players suffer many different types of injuries, from minor sprains to broken bones and more serious conditions including concussions and football-related traumatic brain injuries. Player safety is a major concern at all levels of the game, from high school to college to professional leagues.

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How to Share the Road with Motorcycles

Sharing road with motorcycles

Summer and early fall are some of the best times of the year to rev up your motorcycle and hit the open road. But with those great riding temperatures, comes an increase in road congestion and a greater number of accidents for both four and two-wheeled vehicles.

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Keeping Children Safe In and Around Cars

Preventing Injuries to Kids

Every hour, nearly 150 children between ages 0 and 19 are treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes. More children ages 5 to 19 die from crash-related injuries than from any other type of injury.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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