How To Prevent Common Gym Injuries

Today’s fitness clubs, cycle studios, Pilates classes and yoga centers (to name a few) have become our modern day gymnasiums.  Molding our bodies into shape, they serve as a refuge from the stress of our daily lives.  However, they can also be minefields filled with dead weights, one-ton workout machines, pulleys, steel wires, wet floors [...]

Happy 241st Birthday America!!!

Sunny blue sky, warm summer breeze, American flags waving outside buildings and homes, family and friends getting together for picnics and barbecues, patriotic music, games, parades and the most impressive fireworks.  This is Independence Day! An evening of lighting up the sky and dazzling spectators with amazing fireworks.  However, the same explosive power that awes [...]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

In honor of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual Dog Bite Prevention Week, I wanted to share some helpful resources on dog bite prevention. Dog-bite injuries are at epidemic levels – almost 5 million per year across the country – and local animal control agencies simply cannot keep up with this level of activity. I’ve [...]

Airbag Recall Alert: Is Your Car Safe?

Takata airbags installed in millions of U.S. vehicles across over 30 brands are now subject to a massive recall. Affected vehicles may contain defective, potentially deadly airbag inflators. Last month, a 17-year-old from Texas died in a low-speed collision when the Takata airbag inflator inside the steering wheel exploded and launched shrapnel straight at her. [...]

The Danger of Unlicensed Dogs in Thousand Oaks

A couple of months ago, residents experienced a “crack-down” on unlicensed dogs in Thousand Oaks. This search was prompted by the fear of safety within the community. Residents and Officials  were concerned that many unlicensed dogs were not current on their rabies shots, something licensing would reveal. According to the Thousand Oaks Acorn, “The Thousand [...]

Unlicensed Drivers: Know the Facts

According to a study released by the AAA Foundation of Public Safety, one in every five fatal crashes in the United States involves an unlicensed driver. Annually, about 8,400 deaths on average are caused by drivers without a license. According to the study, 28% of these drivers without a license have received three prior suspensions or revocations. [...]

National Highway Traffic Safety: Labor Day

In the past ten years, the decrease in traffic accident deaths can be attributed to the increase of seatbelt usage, reduction of impaired driving, improvement of airbags, and implementation of electronic stability control.  However, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been 35,092 people involved in traffic [...]

Recall Notice: McDonald’s Step-It Wristbands

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is a current recall on McDonald’s Step-It wristbands, which have been distributed in Happy Meals. These colorful wristbands, as part of McDonald’s health conscious movement, were intended to help kids count steps and stay active. These colorful wristbands light up whenever there is movement. McDonalds has [...]

Scooter-Related Accidents: How to Prevent Serious Injuries

According to a nationwide study by Children’s Hospital, there have been 3.2 million children admitted to the emergency room due to toy-related accidents, with many of these accidents related to foot-powered scooters [A]. There has been a recent increase in scooter-usage due to the popular new lightweight scooters. Common injuries that occur from scooter usage [...]

Local News: Vehicle Burglaries in Thousand Oaks

The City of Thousand Oaks has been experiencing an increasing amount of vehicle burglaries. Most of these vehicle burglaries are known as “car hopping,” where a thief robs unlocked vehicles. According to the Thousand Oaks Police Department, there were 69 reported vehicle burglaries in July [A]. During the summer, there is an increase in vehicle [...]