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Most of us want to be fit and to enjoy a healthy weight. There are many products on the market which promise to help us achieve these goals. While many of them have been carefully tested, some may be ineffective or even dangerous. Each year, people in Hollywood and across South Florida are seriously injured by fitness products, services and diet aids.

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There many ways you can be injured by a fitness product or diet item:

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If you’re cleaning your Homestead or South Florida home at this time of year, you want to get your home sparkling but you’ll also want to clean safely. While cleaning is generally a safe activity, it can lead to chemical burns from harsh detergents, trip and fall accidents, and other types of injuries.

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To stay safe and prevent these types of injuries, follow these safety tips:

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Spring break and spring travel plans are a big part of the fun for college students and even for those not attending school. If you will be taking part in any spring break festivities or traveling, there are several things you will want to do to stay safe in Miami or at your destination:

1) Travel with friends. Avoid going to events, spring break festivities or on vacation alone. You will have more fun if you go with people you know and you will stay safer.

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For football fans in Hollywood, Miami, Homestead and other parts of Florida, Super Bowl weekend means food, cheering, and parties. However, you will  also want to take steps to ensure your Super Bowl weekend is safe as well as fun.

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Many Super Bowl fans don’t even consider food safety. However, foodborne illness can quickly put a stop to your enjoyment of the game and can leave you seriously ill. Each year, thousands of Americans die due to foodborne illness, and many more require hospitalization. Foodborne illness can happen at any time, and this weekend is a good time to review the basics of preventing illness so you can prevent this common personal injury. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting a campaign to encourage food safety.

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Severe storms, heavy winds and rain, and even tornadoes are not uncommon Florida. Severe weather can have a significant impact on homeowners and residents. Catastrophic weather can cause fallen power lines, damage to homes and businesses, car accidents and other types of personal injury in Homestead and across South Florida.

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If you live in Homestead or visiting Florida, knowing how to stay safe in extreme weather is an important part of your safety plan. Here are the tips that will help you stay safe:

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In Homestead and in other communities, power outages happen for any number of reasons. Technical problems, overuse, and even bad storms can knock out the power for minutes or hours. Do you know what to do to stay safe when the power goes out?

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You can start by following these tips:

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In Hollywood and across South Florida, homeowners may not choose to have a fireplace because it gets too cold, but fireplaces and wood stoves are still an option for homeowners who want to add light and an attractive feature to their homes. There’s few things as cozy as curling up in front of a stove or fireplace.

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However, fireplaces and stoves, while beautiful, do pose a burn and fire hazard. To stay safe and cozy, you will want to:

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This past holiday season, VR headsets were a popular gift choice. These gadgets sold well across the country and many Homestead and Florida homes now have a headset. VR headsets allow users to play virtual reality video games or to workout in a VR environment.

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Unfortunately, VR can also lead to injury. So far, minor injuries have been reported with the headsets, but the potential exists for more serious injury. If you are trying out VR, here are a few tips to stay safe:

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The New Year always brings with it many opportunities.  Both during the first days of the year and in the upcoming twelve months, we all have the ability to make positive changes in our lives and communities. One of the things we can do to help ourselves and our loved ones is to take steps to avoid personal injury.

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There are several ways that you can take steps to avoid injury in Homestead during New Year celebrations and beyond:

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Many people in Hollywood and South Florida decide to set fitness goals as part of their New Year’s resolutions. Taking part in a new sport or activity can be a fun way to enjoy better heath and some adventure.

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If you want to get more active and fit in 2017, you’ll want to take sports safety into consideration. Sports injuries in Hollywood or your community can not only sideline you from your fitness goals, but they can cause you significant pain for months to come.

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