5 summer safety tips to help protect your family

by MichaelWilliamson on August 10, 2017

1. Water awareness

Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death in children from ages 1-14 in the United States? Even with gates surrounding pool areas, lifeguards on duty, and the protective eyes of parents, it still isn’t enough to stop drowning completely. Below are some tips to assist with the prevention of drowning:

  • Begin swimming lessons with a professional instructor at an early age
  • Ensure the swimmer’s skills match the body of water
  • Make sure all safety rules are known and practiced
  • Learn CPR and other emergency protocols

2. Fun, but safe, in the sun

Summer is here, along with the bright sun and lots of outdoor activities. The sun rays beaming down can cause serious risks like sunburn, heat exhaustion, and even skin cancer. 65-90% of skin cancer is due to UV rays. Your children’s skin is a lot more sensitive and just a few sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer. It is important to use a minimum of SPF 15 sunblock and reapply every 2-3 hours, keep shaded, and wear sunglasses.

3. Travel checklist

Summer vacation season is here, meaning more families are taking road trips to amazing vacation destinations. Before long drives you should remember to always equip your vehicle with roadside emergency supplies, inspect all fluid levels, belts, tire tread, and air pressure to ensure safe travel. Here are some tips to help your trip run smoothly:

  • Buckle up
  • Request that passengers, not the driver, operate mobile devices if needed
  • Stay alert and aware of other driver’s blind spots, especially large trucks
  • On long trips, take breaks to stretch and move around

4. Keeping cool

With these hot summer days we are more susceptible to suffering from heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. It is important to try and stay inside in air conditioning but if you need to go outside remember to drink extra water, and wear lightweight clothing that breathes well. Some of the most common symptoms of heat exhaustion are:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramps
  • Profuse sweating

For more information visit CDC.

5. Don’t get bit

Did you know that Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vectorborne illness in the United States? During the spring and summertime ticks carrying Lyme disease are more likely to feed on people. In most cases, people are being infected by the bites of the immature ticks, nymphs, which are less than 2 millimeters in length. A good way to protect yourself is through the use of repellents which will either prevent them from coming near you, or kill them before they get a chance to bite. For more information review this helpful Lyme disease toolkit.

Join together on World Hepatitis Day

by MichaelWilliamson on July 28, 2017

Each summer, the World Health Organization commemorates World Hepatitis Day on July 28 to spread awareness and understanding of the disease and its impact. Hepatitis is one of the world’s leading causes of death, and there are 325 million people living with the disease. That is why it is important for the world to join together and take action to eliminate hepatitis.

Resources and educational information for individuals

According to the CDC, approximately 75% of people living with hepatitis are not aware or do not have symptoms of an infection. That includes 3 million baby boomers who are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Without knowledge of the infection, it could develop into fatal liver disease. Knowing your status is the first step. Quest Diagnostics provides resources such as test reminders, educational videos, and information on blood tests that can help determine status.

Hepatitis testing for life insurance

The CDC has found infections are increasing rapidly among young people because of the rise in opioid misuse. That, in addition to the prevalence of hepatitis C among baby boomers, is why it is important for life insurers to consider hepatitis screening for applicants of all ages. ExamOne offers a screening for the antibody of viral liver disease. Presence of the antibody indicates the presence of either a current or past hepatitis C infection. Learn more about ExamOne’s hepatitis C screening for life insurance companies.

Determine risk and raise awareness

The good news is that events like World Hepatitis Day bring more awareness to the issues and help more people become aware of their risk and screening options. Quest Diagnostics offers a short quiz to help individuals determine their risk of hepatitis C. In addition, ExamOne’s Strategic Account Representatives can help life insurance clients evaluate options for hepatitis C testing for individuals applying for life insurance.

Gain peace of mind on National Insurance Day

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Screenings can save lives

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Welcoming busy applicants with choice and convenience

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More options = happier applicants!

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Make prevention a priority

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This June, we’re committed to raising awareness about men’s health. Many serious health conditions can be prevented or detected early with regular checkups. Below are some of the regular screenings recommended for men1: High blood cholesterol – Regular testing is recommended for men over 35. High blood cholesterol increases chances for heart disease, stroke, and poor […]

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Committed to protecting the life we’re building

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When my husband and I became engaged, all the usual planning questions began racing through my head. What venue should we choose? What kind of flowers do I want? And – most importantly – how many cake flavors can I have? We also made dates to sit down and talk through our current financial situation […]

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Stress Awareness Month

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