Roller Coasters Can Be Fun and Safe if Guidelines Are Followed

By Janet Frank
Roller coasters are fun, but come with potential health risks for some riders

Local roller coaster fans got an extreme boost this summer with the July opening of Lagoon's Cannibal Mega Coaster. But everyone needs to remember the elements that make the ride so thrilling are the very same things that may cause serious health problems if riders don't follow posted guidelines.

Senior Safety: Fall by Former President George H.W. Bush Highlights Dangers for Seniors

By Jason M Carlton

Former President George H.W. Bush was recently hospitalized with a neck injury following a fall in his Maine home — and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he’s not alone. In 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among older adults were treated in emergency departments nationwide.