By Colleen Van Horn RN, B.S.N., PHN, CCM The human brain is a muscle just like any other in our body. When this muscle begins to atrophy through a loss of mental stimulation, memories are fuzzier, sharpness is reduced and our abilities are somewhat dulled. Many experts say this precise decline leads many seniors into [...]
I agree with the letter to the editor “No smoking signage and enforcement needed at race concerts.” The writer is spot on regarding the lack of signage and enforcement. At last Friday’s race concerts, I watched several sheriff’s deputies stand in front of a group of smokers and do nothing. I guess they leave the no-smoking enforcement to the security hired by the fairgrounds. The security is far too sparse to be effective. Not only was there tobacco smoking, but marijuana as well. We should do more at these publicly-owned venues to strictly prohibit marijuana/tobacco smoking, especially if they are allowing all ages to attend.
Aug 15, 2013 | Posted in Letters
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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert At least 24 children have died this summer on account of heat stroke after being left inside hot vehicles. It goes without saying that hot cars pose a serious risk of injury to children and all parents are urged to immediately remove children from vehicles once completely [...]
By Colleen Van Horn RN, B.S.N., PHN, CCM Summer heat isn’t merely bothersome – it can actually be very deadly. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, hot weather is the #1 weather-related cause of death in the United States. Incredibly, squelching heat claims more lives than all other weather conditions combined including hurricanes, [...]
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Whiplash is likely to be sustained in a car accident mainly in part to the way seats are constructed and the commonality of rear-end car collisions. Whiplash is defined as a rapid snapping of a person’s head, resulting in the hyperextension of the neck. Muscles, tendons and [...]
By Colleen Van Horn RN, B.S.N., PHN, CCM Baby boomers make up a substantial portion of the U.S. population – nearly 80 million Americans, to be exact. Although some experts say that baby boomers may actually cause a decline in the U.S. economy due to reliance on government services and less spending, others have said [...]
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Our homes should be private sanctuaries of comfort, security and relaxation. But every year, more than 18,000 individuals in the United States die from home-related accidents – a sobering reminder to all Americans that homes are only safe with our efforts. When it comes to household safety, [...]
Both nationwide and local San Diego senior care organizations face worker shortages in the face of a growing elderly population.
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Car accidents in San Diego happen every single day. Whether it’s a fender-bender or a large scale collision, the truth is that our community is affected by crashes on a daily basis. Most people are cognizant of the fact that every time we head out on our [...]
More and more people are turning to home care services for seniors as an alternative to assisted living.