Hit by the delivery driver

This time of year seeing a UPS or Fed Ex truck on the road is a common occurrence.  Driver’s delivering packages this time of year are often under a lot of pressure. UPS expects to deliver 630 million packages between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. During the holiday season delivery drivers will …

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‘Tis the season for holiday decorating injuries

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but also ‘tis the season for emergency room visits to surge due to holiday decorating injuries. More than 15,000 individuals “decking the halls” find themselves in the ER during the month of December according to estimates by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), …

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Death of Attorney General Janet Reno

Janet Reno, our first female Attorney General, has died at age 78 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. While serving as Florida’s State Attorney in Miami, she was nominated by Bill Clinton, and served under his presidency for almost eight years.She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1995, but she didn’t let …

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Ivan the Gorilla

The bronze tribute immortalizing Ivan the Gorilla has finally been unveiled at the Point Defiance zoo. Many younger people probably do not know of Ivan and his role in Tacoma’s rich history, but he left a giant footprint in our city. He is much deserving of the statue built in …

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Halloween Safety part 4: Pet Safety

Today’s blog will complete my Halloween Safety series. When planning a safe holiday for children, it’s easy to forget our four legged friends. Halloween poses some serious threats to a pet’s mental and physical health. Here are pet safety tips to keep furry friends from harm during the haunting season. …

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Halloween Safety Part Three: Pedestrian Accidents

Halloween night is a big day for emergency room staff. Many ER visits are due to  injuries resulting from car vs. pedestrian accidents. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be hit by a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other day …

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Halloween Safety Part Two: Trick-or-Treating

If you read my last blog, you’ll know that Halloween is one of the top holidays for emergency room visits. Wednesday I talked about costume safety. Today I talk about safety while Trick-or-Treating. Younger children should always be accompanied by an adult while trick-or-treating.  If you’re children are old enough …

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