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Safety And Prevention

Not Your Average D.A.R.E Talk

School is back in session across college campuses in Florida and with the increase of popular synthetic drugs such as fentanyl and fake pills, parents should educate their college student on how to protect themselves.   This talk with your college student is more than the old-school D.A.R.E talks held…

6 Tips to Keep Your Children Poison Free for Back to School

In just a few weeks, school buses will crowd the roadways again. Back-to-school shopping is already underway and families are preparing for a major shift in their daily household routines. “The pandemic and social media pressures have changed the back-to-school American ritual,” said Dawn Sollee, PharmD, a University of Florida associate professor and director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center – Jacksonville. “However, with some planning, good conversations with your children and simple poison proofing, everyone can get the school year off to a terrific and safe start.

Safely Celebrate the Fourth of July

Fireworks are a fun way to recognize the Fourth of July holiday, but safety protocols need to be a priority for all those who decide to use them. Learn how to prevent injuries with these tips.

Cooking Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

One of the most delicious holidays of the year can unfortunately result in accidents or injuries. Though Thanksgiving is a busy time with plenty of family and friends causing us to multitask between cooking and visiting, a few simple reminders can keep preventable accidents at bay.

Managing Asthma and Respiratory Emergencies

Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood, affecting nearly 7 million children nationwide. An emergency medicine physician shares how this condition can be managed and when emergency care would be needed.

Safely Celebrate the Fourth of July

Fireworks are a fun way to recognize the Fourth of July holiday, but safety protocols need to be a priority for all those who decide to use them. Learn how to prevent injuries with these tips.

Avoid Distracted Driving: Stay Aware and Alert

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which serves as a reminder about the importance of staying mindful behind the wheel. Know the risks and tips for preventing accidents on the road.