Cruise Passengers Sick with Norovirus

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Vacationers were looking forward to a luxurious Royal Caribbean cruise this past week, but the ship has pulled back into its Port Everglades, Florida harbor with more than 100 sickened passengers that have a severe stomach illness. ABC News reports that the illness has been diagnosed as norovirus. The Royal Caribbean vessel took an 11-night…

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It’s Golf Cart Accident Season

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The weather is just about as perfect as it can get for people who like to golf. Golf courses throughout Georgia are enjoying their busy season as duffers of all ages hit the links. While a pulled shoulder or a back ache can be a common injury associated with golf, very few people think about…

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Memorial Day Fatalities: 15 in Georgia

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In the 78 hours of Memorial Day travel time, the Georgia State Police reported 15 fatal traffic accidents around the state in 2012. The figure, down from 19 fatalities in 2011, tracks fatal accidents that happened between 6 p.m. on the Friday before Memorial Day and 11:59 p.m. on Memorial Day. The number could have…

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RV Accidents Rise on Holiday Weekend

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It may not be the biggest revelation ever, but you might find it interesting to know that more accidents with RVs occur on Memorial Weekend than any other weekend. There are some common sense issues that come into play with this bit of news: Memorial Weekend is the kick-off ot the summer. If you own…

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Tips for Boating Safety from GA Department of Natural Resources

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Peak boating season in Georgia runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and this year the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has partnered with TEAM Georgia, an organization devoted to sober driving initiatives, to encourage boating safety on the waterways this summer. The State of Georgia has established a variety of regulations for its boaters…

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At Ski Resorts, Injuries are Your Responsibility

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With spring break ski trips on many people’s minds this month, it’s important to remember that, when you go skiing, it’s “at your own risk.” The purchase of a lift ticket at ski resorts throughout North America includes your agreement that you are skiing at your own risk and that any accident you have on…

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Property Owners May Be Responsible for Pool Injuries

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are ten drowning deaths in America every day. In Georgia, clear guidelines establish pool property owner liability. If there is a pool on your property, there are several things you should do to prevent pool-related injuries. The most important thing any swimming pool property owner must do…

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It’s National Playground Safety Week

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This week has been National Playground Safety Week, so as we head into the weekend, we think it’s appropriate to share some information about playground safety. The National Program for Playground Safety(NPPS) sponsors efforts to reduce the number of playground injuries. It’s a great idea, because more than 200,000 kids are seen in emergency rooms every…

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