Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect Is On The Rise

When the time comes when our loved ones can no longer take care of themselves, our only choice may be to put them in a nursing home or long-term care facility. We would expect that nursing home staff would do their best to care for our family members in a competent...

Dangers of Deep Frying Turkeys

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and that can only mean one thing: deep-fried turkeys. While most people cook their Thanksgiving turkeys in the oven, more and more people are cooking their birds by deep frying them. In 2016, it is estimated that 44 million turkeys...

How Do Power Lines Cause Fires?

How Power Lines Cause Fires When a wildfire starts, people often assume that it is caused by a human. While humans do cause many fires - either accidentally by throwing a cigarette butt or on purpose, as is the case in arson - sometimes there are other causes. One...

Dog Bite Statistics And Injuries

It is difficult to know exactly if and when a dog is going to bite someone in a certain situation. This is often determined by the dog's breed and background. If a dog has bitten before, it will almost certainly bite again. Socialization is crucial, especially during...

Aerial Firefighting & Northern California Fires

The recent Northern California fires were able to reach full containment, thanks to California's aerial firefighting program. Forty-three people died in the fires which destroyed an estimated 8700 structures in Santa Rosa, Calistoga and beyond. The Santa Rosa Fire...

North Bay Wildfires By the Numbers

The California wine country fires started burning on October 8, 2017, but the impact will be felt for years to come. The Sonoma County area has faced multiple wildfires, with Santa Rosa being most affected. These six fires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres....

10 of the Best Cycling States in the U.S.

If you're an avid rider looking to celebrate, you'll want to know where your state ranks on the list. States such as Kansas, Kentucky and Alabama ranked at the bottom of the list and still have a long way to go to becoming bicyclist-friendly, but who ranked at the top...