Accidental Medication Poisoning in Children on the Rise

Nearly 1 million children under the age of 5 are exposed to potentially poisonous medications and household chemicals every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And more than 60,000 young children end up in the emergency room each year from wrongly ingesting medications.

It’s not only parents who need to be aware of the risks;


Which of these Health Lies do You Believe?

Separating fact from fiction can be difficult, especially when it comes to information about your health. Cutting through the Internet clutter and opinions from friends to uncover the truth is key to keeping the mind and body well.

Dr. Jennifer Johnson, naturopathic doctor at Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine, offers her expert insight into five of the most common health myths.


Most Americans are Overpaying and Underinsured

If you own a home, vacation property, boat, art or other valuables, you likely understand the importance of insurance. What you might not know is there’s a good chance you’re overpaying for that insurance, and furthermore, it’s likely not providing the coverage you really need.

Most financially successful people who insure their assets with carriers geared primarily for the average U.S.


5 Tips to Survive Spring Allergies

Spring is upon us, and if you have seasonal allergies, you may be less excited about that than most. After all, what fun is finally freeing your face from that scarf if you’re just going to bury it in a tissue? It’s no fun at all, but allergies don’t have to make you miserable.

“The key to surviving spring allergies is knowing what triggers your symptoms,” said allergist James Sublett,


Keep Tabs on Your Teen Drivers with these Devices

Many parents worry when their teens start to drive. Distracted driving, inexperience and simple carelessness are all reasons for parents to be concerned. The added distraction of a cellphone and all its available functions bring even more reasons to worry.


While it would be great if parents could keep a watchful eye every time a teenager is behind the wheel,


22% of Americans Would Opt for Higher Taxes for Free Healthcare


Two-thirds of millennials expect to receive a tax refund this year, more than any other age group, Bankrate.com reports. The likelihood of receiving a tax refund decreases with age: just 35 percent of people age 50 and older anticipate getting money back from the government.

Although experts generally frown upon receiving a tax refund because it amounts to an interest-free loan to the government,


Time to Spring Clean Your Insurance Policies

 Spring may be the time of year for cleaning, but it is also a great time to review your insurance coverage. As your life changes, so do your insurance needs, says the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Instead of dusting around the corners of your insurance policies this year, take the time to ask yourself the following:



Insurers Pay $2 Billion in Storm Claims Every Year

Few things universally touch and impact everyone like the weather does. Regardless of where you live or what you do, the weather influences your day-to-day activities. In fact, approximately 90 percent of all U.S. adults consume weather information on a weekly basis, with most people checking the weather forecast at least once per day, according to a Weather Enthusiast study.


Is Your Business Covered for Tornado Damage?

When a tornado strikes, the economic and insurance repercussions can be costly. From 1994 to 2013, tornadoes accounted for 37.2 percent of insured catastrophe losses (Property Claim Services) – $10.3 billion in losses were reported in 2013 alone (Munich Re).


According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), standard homeowners and business insurance policies cover wind damage,


Protect Your Child from these Window-Related Incidents

More than 3,300 injuries occur each year as a direct result of window hazards at home, according to a recent Safe Kids Worldwide Report. If you’re a homeowner, it’s important to remain vigilant when it comes to protecting you and your loved ones, especially if you have children.

Stay safe from window-related incidents with these tips from leading door and window manufacturer Pella:

• Move furniture that children can climb on,