It’s hard to believe that after all we have learned about the dangers of Asbestos, that we are still finding out that hard working Americans are still being exposed to the extremely dangerous fibers everyday while on the job.
Sadly, a Franklin County man died Saturday after being run over by a tractor trailer on Route 220. Reports indicate that motorcyclist,Carl Edward Pence, 35, hit a deer and had been separated from his motorcycle when struck by the semi-truck. After striking the man, the tractor-trailer driver, Kevin Blackburn, continued to drive another 8 miles before pulling over for authorities in Boones Mill. He has been charged with felony hit and run. The motorcyclist died shortly after the accident at an area hospital.
I’m excited about today because I will be visiting with some terrific fourth and fifth graders at Lincoln Terrace Elementary School. During our visit, the students will learn about their brains and the reasons why they need to protect their brains by wearing a helmet every time they ride a bike or a scooter. Each child in the fourth and fifth grade will receive a helmet at the end of the program.
Do you smoke e-Cigarettes?
If you do, hold onto to your hat, because recent reports of exploding e-Cigarettes are causing users to think twice about the safety of this device.
What is a Push Button Start?
In recent years, car makers have begun to make the switch to new ignition designs that include keyless ignitions like the one pictured below. Auto manufacturers tout the convenience of the push button keyless ignition option for drivers as it does not require the driver to fumble with getting a set of keys out of a purse or a pocket. The car merely needs to be able to detect that the keyfob is present somewhere in the vehicle for the driver to be able to operate the car.
Spring is a wonderful and exciting time to live in the Roanoke Valley. While many enjoy the all four seasons year- round, the fun seems to really ramp up for the outdoor enthusiast when the weather turns just a bit warmer. To celebrate this warm air and the luxury of being outside without a parka, there are several planned events this month that all who live here should be aware.
What is “Walk Like MADD”?
Next month in Roanoke’s Fallon Park, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) will host “Walk Like MADD” to honor victims of drunk driving accidents and to raise funds in an effort to end Drunk Driving once and for all.
Rear-end auto accidents are estimated to occur every 17 seconds in the United States. Most often injuries from these types of car crashes are neck strains and sprains.
If you guessed the incidence of gas tank fires…. unfortunately, you’re right. Some say that history is destined to repeat itself and it looks like this year may be the year that DaimlerChrysler publicly admits that there is problem and actually fixes millions of Jeep Libertys and Jeep Grand Cherokees on the road today.
If you’re diabetic, you’ve probably acquired a new vocabulary since you’re diagnosis. You’ve learned words like; glucose, Metformin, Actos, blood sugar, insulin, and lactic acidosis. You more than likely spend your days seeking the perfect balance with your diet, exercise and medications. It can feel like a full-time job just to take care of yourself. But you do it, you take the medications, you monitor your diet, you check your blood sugar, you go for a walk- every day- because your life depends on it. You know what will happen to your body if your blood sugar gets too high. You will become very sick, possibly fall into a coma, maybe die.