Personal and Home Safety


Smart Tips for Safe Travel

Posted by Jane Farrell

Traveling can frazzle your brain. Between trying to remember if you locked the house or put your ID back into your wallet, thinking about personal safety in airport parking lots … Read More→

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How to Minimize Those Annoying Robocalls

Posted by Diane Blum

We’ve all experienced an increase in those annoying robocalls we get on both our landlines (wireline residential phones) and our cell phones. Robocalls are phone calls that contain prerecorded messages, … Read More→


5 Tips for Using Your Microwave Oven Safely

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

Did you know the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates microwave ovens? Microwave oven manufacturers must certify their products meet safety performance standards created and enforced by the FDA to … Read More→

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Tips for Avoiding Falls

Taking a tumble is no trivial matter for older adults, but falling happens to more than one-third of Americans over age 65 each year: According to the U.S. Centers for … Read More→

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Be Safe When Cleaning After Flooding

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

Flooding has ravaged multiple regions of the U.S., causing extensive damage. As the nation recovers from this flooding, Mayo Clinic Health System physicians have several health-related tips to keep in … Read More→


What You Should Know about Wildfire Safety

Posted by Jane Farrell

More than 45 million homes are now at risk for wildfires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Wildfires can be started by everything from a lightning strike to … Read More→


Don't Fall Victim to Identity Theft

Posted by thirdAGE thirdAGE

Someone in the United States just became the victim of identity theft, according to a recent report, which determined that 12.7 million consumers experienced identity fraud in 2014. With technology … Read More→