From the monthly archives: June 2011

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How to Get Insurance Coverage for Long-Term Travel

Written by on 6/28/2011 5:20 PM . It has 0 Comments.

While most of us think of being away from home, for a vacation or family visit, as being a week or two at most, travel is a long term affair for others. That may be because you're taking an extended break or perhaps traveling outside the US on a church-based mission. But whatever the purpose, the longer you’re away the more you run the risk of a mishap, and while some people choose not to take out travel insurance for regular US trips, coverage for longer trips especially abroad is essential. The nature of this type of travel is usually quite different to a regular vacation. For example, you might be visiting multiple destinations, planning numerous "adventure" sports activities, or, in some cases, visiting areas where there are increased risks to health or personal safety. The good news is that it's possible to put together comprehensive insurance that fits your needs, including coverage for up to 12 months, health care for the particular countries you plan to visit and even specialist term life insur ...

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Hands-On For Home Safety

Written by on 6/21/2011 5:45 PM . It has 0 Comments.

Preventing home injuries, including falls, fires/burns and poisoning, should be something that's upper-most in our minds all the time, but the subject has an extra focus this month because June is National Home Safety Month. Organized by the Home Safety Council, the aim is to educate and motivate families, especially children, under the banner of Hands on Home Safety. The Council has created stacks of ready-made resources to share with family and friends, co-workers and others to encourage them to take a hands-on approach to make their homes safer. They include copy-ready newsletter articles, brochures dealing both with home safety and disaster preparedness, a series of lesson plans such as weekly reader program, a curriculum kit for elementary school classroom and a falls prevention program for older adult activity centers. Every year, home-related injuries cause nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits. Says the Council: "There are many simple things you can do to help save lives and prevent in ...

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Safety Tips for Two Wheels

Written by on 6/13/2011 5:07 PM . It has 5 Comments.

No doubt about it: Hitting the open road, or even a dirt track, on two pedal-powered wheels is good for your heart… and great for your soul, especially now the weather is warming up. But it's not so good for your well-being if you fail to follow some commonsense safety and security rules, both when you're riding and when you park your bicycle. Latest figures suggest the number of bicycle accidents and fatalities is falling but the numbers are still high – around 50,000 and 600 respectively. And the number of thefts is not falling at all – about 1.5 million of them are stolen every year, according to the FBI. But a few simple measures could cut the accident rate further and really slash that theft figure. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the following 10 Smart Routes To Bicycle Safety: Protect your head. Wear a helmet. Make sure your bicycle is adjusted properly. Always check brakes before riding. Ensure you can see clearly and be seen ...

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