Heart Attack and Stroke: Symptoms & Helping a Victim

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Heart attack and stroke are life-and-death emergencies—every second counts. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense; but most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Sometimes, people are not sure what is wrong and wait too long before getting help. Learning the signs can help save a life. Continue reading

Rip Current Awareness Week

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Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from the shore and can occur at any beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Rip currents are especially dangerous for weak or non-swimmers; however, given the right circumstances, it’s possible for one to pull strong swimmers further from the shoreline. Continue reading

College Bound

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Most parents can agree: it’s not easy sending your child off to college. The truth is, it’s not easy for the students either. It wasn’t that long ago that my parents were moving me into my freshman dorm—it was a quick process full of high emotions and multiple goodbye hugs. Not to mention, there was so much to unpack and adjust to almost immediately. Yet, each year got a little easier—you quickly learn from the previous years what works and what doesn’t. If you’re moving your child into a new dorm for the first time, there are a few tips to help get you started. Continue reading