According to the CDC, Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the first 30 years of American's lives. The most effective way to prevent death, and our best defense in a car crash is to wear our seat belts. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016, seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,668 lives. Though many Americans understand why wearing a seat belt is critical (in fact, seat belt use is actually on the rise), and it is against the law to not wear your seat belt, nearly 27.5 million people still don't wear them. Here are the top 5 things (according to the NHTSA) that you should know about wearing a seat belt:
As summer approaches and we begin to plan our warm weather adventures, don't forget the bug spray! Though not big in size, ticks are one of the most dangerous insects to human beings because of the harmful diseases they can transmit.
With February being American Heart Month, it serves as a reminder of the facts of heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, killing 614,348 people in 2014.