May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

Children and teens are just getting out of school, some with brand new drivers licenses in hand, which make summer months especially dangerous for teens on the road. The beginning of summer is when our nation’s teens are out celebrating the end of the school year, graduations, proms, parties and other events. With the increased […]

Harmful Ingredients in Baby Care Products

Baby care products are a multi-million dollar industry designed to entice you into believing you need all these products to keep your baby safe, healthy and smelling good. The truth is that your baby doesn’t need most of these products which are often laced with harmful chemicals that can do them more harm than good.  […]

Medicine Safety

While you often rely on your doctors, nurses and pharmacists to keep you safe when it comes to the medications you’re taking, you need to do your part too. Knowing some general rules for medicine safety can help keep you safe and make sure you don’t become the victim of a medication error. Making sure […]

Space Heater Safety

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International,  heating equipment is the second leading cause of  house fires in the United States, and the cause of 80% of home heating fire deaths.  In the chilly Northern Michigan winter, it can be tempting to use space heaters to keep our furnaces from working hard and driving up […]

Pharmacy Safety: Avoid Medication and Prescription Errors

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, medication errors cause an estimated 100,000 deaths and injure approximately 1.3 million people in the United States each year. With 43% of pharmacy errors resulting from patients receiving a drug with a sound-alike name, it’s clear that increased vigilance on the part of patients and pharmacists is […]