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Advance directive vs. dnr?

But aren’t they the same? Actually a DNR and an Advance Directive are two very different things. The acronym DNR stands for “do not resuscitate,” and it is an order written by a physician or other medical professional to indicate that the patient should not receive CPR if his or her heart stops or he

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Carbon monoxide – The silent killer

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide. CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside

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Homeowner Wildfire tips

Roughly 60,000 wildfires burn 8 million acres in the U.S. each year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). While the total number of wildfires has gone down about 25% since a decade ago, they’re more destructive and deadly than ever. How can I stay informed about wildfires? Wildfires feed on vegetation; hot, dry conditions increase the risk and

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Did you know?

Raisins are toxic to dogs! Keep them away from your furry friends. Be the good statistic. Should I Worry if My Dog Ate One Raisin?  The toxic number of raisins is unknown, and it doesn’t affect all dogs the same. Based on known cases of grape toxicity in dogs, even one or a few grapes

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It’s getting hot in here!

Extreme heat is the most deadly weather-related hazard. The CDC notes that more than 600 people in the United States die every year of heat-related causes. Even when death doesn’t occur, excessively high temperatures cause discomfort and may result in fainting and illness. These high temperatures are not getting any better, either. Temperature records were set

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April Showers bring…flooding!

There are many home disasters to be familiar with and prepare for. Each type entails different protocols, and we have broken down common types below. Some areas are prone to frequent flooding. Even a flash flood, which occurs in less than six hours, can lead to devastation. Plan ahead with these steps. Do you have

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