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Keep kids safe around home fireplaces; prevent accidental burns with these safety tips

By Sherri Hannan University of Kentucky Healthcare Fire can be friend or foe. We often think about fire as it relates to warmth thereby making it our friend during those long winter months. As the cold temperatures arrive, fire used to heat our homes may be a daily occurrence. When we use fire as heat source, we have to mindful of how dangerous it can be and take the appropriate actions to keep everyone...

Keven Moore: Consumer fireworks bring risks — devastating burns, fires, and even death

Each Fourth of July, thousands of people — most often children and teens — are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks — devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. When it came to fireworks, growing up I used to think the cool dads and entrepreneurial young men in my neighborhood were the members of the...