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Pools are a great way to enjoy some recreation and get low-impact exercise. If you don’t have your own pool in your Hollywood or South Florida home, you may be able to use a public pool. Public pools in recreation centers, condo buildings and other public spaces, however, come with their own risks.

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Here’s how to avoid injuries when using Hollywood and South Florida public pools this summer:

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Those who take care of the elderly in homes or Hollywood and South Florida nursing homes can face a number of risks and injuries. At-home caregivers need support and need to be aware of the risks of their job. Those risks include:

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Flaxman Law Group would like to extend warm wishes for a safe and happy July 4 to all our readers and clients, as well as their families. To make this July 4 holiday fun and safe for everyone, we would like to also remind all our readers and clients of these safety tips:

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Truck drivers in Florida are on the roads at all hours of the night and day as they make deliveries to businesses and organizations across the region. Unfortunately, a varied schedule which takes drivers on the roads at all hours comes with some risks. The early morning hours are among the times when truck and traffic accidents in Hollywood and Florida are most likely.

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There are many factors which make morning hours especially dangerous for driving and truck accidents:

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Ageism is a form of bias based on age and unfortunately the elderly often bear the brunt of this prejudice. Unfortunately, some people assume the elderly get easily lost or confused and this bias can be very dangerous in a nursing home setting. In some cases, it can even be used to hide Hollywood nursing home abuse and negligence.

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Ageism and bias can show up in many ways:

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Children are not just injured in Hollywood and Florida car accidents. Even when a car is not moving, it can pose a serious danger for a child. For example, about 37 children die, on average, due to being forgotten in a car. Even on an overcast day, the heat inside a car can reach very hot temperatures very quickly, especially in Florida.

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All parents believe they would not forget their child in a car, but as a Pulitzer-award winning journalist has uncovered through an investigative report, virtually all parents are capable of forgetting a child in a car. According to psychologists, the phenomenon is not caused by bar parenting but rather by distraction. When parents have a routine and then one day the routine is broken (by a later start, someone else dropping the kids off, or a different route, for example), this is when a tragedy can happen.

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Mental health has an impact on driver safety. While there are no statistics to determine how many Hollywood and Florida truck accidents can be linked to mental disorders or mental distress, researchers agree that depression and other mental conditions can and do compromise road safety. Mental illness can lead to changes in sleep patterns and overall health, for example, which can in turn affect focus. Some conditions, such as dementia, can lead to confusion and cognitive difficulties which can make driving difficult.

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Truck drivers and trucking companies are increasingly recognizing this problem and pursuing solutions. There are many things truck drivers can and do try to improve their mental health:

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Prolonged sun exposure and sunburns can increase the risk of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer prevention is important and it begins with limited exposure to the sun. Even one serious sunburn before adulthood and can be enough to increase your likelihood of getting this disease, so carefully monitoring UV exposure is important.

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May is skin cancer awareness month, so this is a good month to review safety precautions when it comes to the sun. This is especially important in Hollywood, Miami, and all of southern Florida, where the sun’s rays are especially intense and where more residents and visitors spend a lot of time outdoors.

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When nursing home abuse occurs in Hollywood or Florida and affects your family, of course your first worry is the safety and well-being of your loved one. However, at this difficult time, it is also important to consider the financial impact of the abuse, since you will need financial resources to truly help your family member.

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The cost of nursing home abuse may be much higher than many people think. Nursing home abuse costs can include:

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