Stroke

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What is A Stroke?  A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that […]

Winter Weather Safety

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On average, weather-related vehicle crashes kill 6,253 people and injure more than 480,000 each year, according to the Department of Transportation. Most of these accidents occur when the roadways are wet, snowy or icy. When the weather takes a turn for the worse this winter, take precautions if you have to be out on the […]

Heart Attack

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What is a heart attack? Your heart muscle needs oxygen to survive. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely (View an animation of blood flow). This happens because coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood flow can slowly become narrow […]

Back to School Safety

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Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road     School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It’s never more important for drivers to slow […]

Move Over!

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Virginia’s traffic laws are similar to those in other states:  Buckle up Obey speed limits Drive alcohol- and drug-free Share the road Avoid distractions Don’t text and drive Virginia has two laws to keep vehicles moving safely and smoothly around traffic incidents – Move Over and Move It. Virginia’s ‘Move Over’ Law Virginia law (§ […]