Extreme Skiing Mixed with Extreme Conditions Warrant Extreme Preparedness. According to the National Ski Patrol, the growing interest in free skiing and riding is pushing more skiers and snowboarders to venture outside of ski area boundaries in search of perfect powder. However beautiful the back country may be, those pristine slopes come with multiple risks, and one of the most significant is the risk of avalanche.
Can you catch this invisible killer? Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. Cooking and heating are the most common causes of Carbon Monoxide poisoning at home. Installing Carbon Monoxide detectors throughout your home is the best way to prevent poisoning from this silent killer.
Storms are becoming more frequent as winter weather sets in, so it is time to ensure your car, truck or SUV is ready for driving as conditions change for the season.
Tires are a critical part of safe winter driving. Tire tread should be at least 1/8 inch deep. You can check your tires using a quarter - insert the quarter into the tread with George Washington's head pointed toward the center of the tire. If you can see the top of his head, your tires will not provide enough traction should be replaced.
Holiday travel tips for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias
Traveling over the holiday season is stressful enough under ideal circumstances, but for 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's (including 69,000 in Colorado) and their families, this can be a particularly challenging time.
While the symptoms of this progressive brain disease can sometimes make travel more difficult, it doesn't mean families can't travel with a loved one with dementia and participate in holiday festivities.
Holiday lighting and decorations contribute to the splendor of the season but they can also significantly increase the risk of fires and electrical injuries if not used safely. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) has put together a comprehensive list of holiday lighting and decoration safety tips and resources. You can view the complete list at www.esfi.org.
Whenever winter weather arrives, remember this simple message: Get to where you need to be before the weather gets bad! In other words, stay off the roads when it snows!
Flu prevention starts with you. The Centers for Disease Control says "Take 3" Actions to fight the flu. Taking the time to take care of yourself and your loved ones is not complicated but can greatly impact your health and those within your community.
Take time to get a flu vaccine.
Throughout the year, we've read stories about how more than half of American have less than $1,000 saved to use in an emergency. Chances are you are among those people, and there is hope to make a change.
With the holiday season under way, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams asks Coloradans to give generously to their favorite charities but also to give wisely.