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Keven Moore: Throwing a Fourth of July party is fun — but fireworks bring plenty of safety hazards

Is it just me, or does it seem like the fireworks season has begun much sooner than the July 4 holiday? Not one to be a fireworks snob who has been known to partake in such celebration over the years, going way back to my pre-teen days, but I have been listening to fireworks go off every night for the last two weeks. One night last week at 11:30 p.m., I was awakened by fireworks going off in a nearby...

Melissa Martin: Summer is a time for children to have fun — and we need to be sure they are safe

Summer is a season for running in the yard, swimming, and playing in a tree house. But for some children summer becomes a dangerous or deadly season. Lawn Mower Safety Data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that when visits to doctors’ offices and clinics are included, more than 17,000 children and teens are treated for lawn mower injuries each year, according to the American...

Eye Health: New toys from Santa? Here are a few eye safety tips every parent should know

By Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   Is your house filled with new toys after Christmas? As a mom of two young sons, my living room is a combination of guns, balls, cars and Legos. While all of these are fun and can keep kids occupied for hours, some toys pose a serious risk for eye injuries.   Aerosol string is one of several toys that can cause eye injuries. (Photo from AllAboutVision.com) According...

Keven Moore on Insurance: It’s the most wonderful – and dangerous – time of year!

Christmas is certainly one of the most enjoyable times of year. And we spend lots of time getting ready for holiday fun, making sure our home is full of that Christmas spirit inside and out.   But with all the family gatherings and festivities, it is very easy to forget about the potential dangers that the holidays can bring to your home.   National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (From Wikimedia...

Holiday decorating can be hazardous to your health; thousands are injured every year

Special to KyForward   Falling from a ladder or stepping on broken ornaments may be funny in holiday movies, but in real life, these and similar mishaps result in visits to the emergency room for thousands of consumers each year.   The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide during November...